5 Reasons to Spend New Year’s in London

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New Year’s is the perfect excuse to celebrate – as well as providing everyone with a great excuse to hold a massive party, it’s also the perfect time to reset and feel refreshed and excited about the future. If the past year has felt a little heavy going and challenging, then brighten up the coming year with a joyful start in the city.

London is one of the most exciting and thrilling places to welcome in the new year, with plenty to enjoy and discover. Read on to find out why it’s the perfect time to make the most of Special Offers on London Hotels and book a New Year’s break in the capital.

You can look forward to spectacular fireworks

London undoubtedly has some of the most epic New Year fireworks displays each year, with incredible views of the show along the river Thames. Each year, the city’s major icons, such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge are lit up in style, with immense shows of colour and sound. While you can enjoy them live on the screen, there’s something special about getting to experience them first hand, as well as the chance to soak up the incredible atmosphere you feel in the city at that time.

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To get a front row view of the New Year fireworks, you’ll need to get a ticket ahead of time. These often book up fast, but don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on one. If you’re staying at The Piccadilly Hotel Londonyou’ll still be able to get to a spot in the city where you can catch a decent view of the fireworks above, including Primrose Hill, where you can catch spectacular views across the city and its skies, or the Southbank Centre, where you can see the stellar show from the balcony.

Best of all, all public transport, including the Tube and buses, run for free from 11.45pm to 4.30am on New Year’s Day, making sure that it’s easy to travel across the city after the fireworks show, whether you’re planning to go to bed, or head on towards more celebrations.

There are a huge variety of celebrations to choose from

There’s more to New Year’s in London than just an impressive fireworks display – in fact, there’s something for every taste, whether you love to dance the night away, or prefer something a little more laidback.

Step back in time with a Jazz Age-era party at the Candlelight Club, complete with the 1920s inspired dress code, or enjoy an animal-themed party extravaganza at the Natural History Museum. If you just prefer to hit the dance floor, then head to Somerset House, where you’ll have live DJs, a live band and a full house choir providing plenty of celebratory tunes.

And if you prefer to take it easy and stay in on New Year’s, why not celebrate a little earlier, with some charming Afternoon Tea London Deals to enjoy a sumptuous, celebratory treat?

You can dress up in style

For those who love an excuse for a new outfit, New Year’s in London is the perfect event. You’ll find plenty of great parties and celebrations across the city, which often feature a fancy dress code, or invite you to get your dust down your finest outfit.


If your wardrobe is feeling a little lacklustre, then get down to the city ahead of time for a quick shopping spree. You’ll find plenty of choices to sharpen up your fashion sense, from beautifully designed evening wear and tailoring for more formal events, to all kinds of vintage sparkling delights, in London’s many great vintage and markets.

For fashion inspiration, make your way to the busy shopping streets of Oxford Street or Regent Street, where you can find top brands and designer boutiques to choose your perfect party outfit from. Just make sure you leave plenty of time to make it to the party.

It’s a memorable night out

A night out in London is always a memorable experience, but the electric ambience of New Year’s in the capital makes it a truly special event. Whether you’re heading out to the river to catch the fireworks or plan to celebrate in your own way, it’s hard not to feel the buzz in the city.

Whatever you get up to as you ring the New Year in, you’re sure to make some fantastic memories and feel positive about the year to come. With so much to experience and do, there’s no such thing as a boring night in, during New Year’s in London.

The party doesn’t stop the day after

Celebrating the New Year in London doesn’t end at the stroke of midnight. Whether you’re planning to get cosy in bed after the night’s festivities or continue partying in style, the fun will carry on into the start of January.

Ease into 2020 with some delicious brunch offers at restaurants in the West End London where you can soften the impact of the night’s indulgences. Choose from bottomless Prosecco brunches to keep the bubbles flowing, or soak up a potential hangover with a sizeable classic English Breakfast.

If you’d rather start your New Year with a healthy kick, you’ll also find plenty of options to choose from. Swap alcohol for a nutrient-packed juice or smoothie and start the year as you intend to continue, with a bracing New Year’s Day run in Hyde Park. The annual event features both a 3K fun run and a more challenging 10k run, and everyone from age eight and above can enter, making it a lovely family-friendly activity.

If you still have some energy left in you, finish off the celebrations with London’s New Year’s Day Parade. It starts in the West End, close to the Piccadilly Hotel Londonwith plenty of colourful floats and fantastic live music. Look out for samba dancers, Chinese dragons, marching brass bands and more, as well as delicious street food from local sellers.