Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

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SkyBar at Millbank Tower
Réveillon at SUSHISAMBA
Aqua Shard
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party

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London saw more than its fair share of drama and fireworks in 2014 and is all set to see out the spectacular year with an almighty bang! Setting the London skyline alight is the Mayor's firework display, which will be ticketed for the first time this year. Tickets are £10 and you'd be hard pushed to find a grander scene anywhere in the world as the Thames, Big Ben and the London Eye become engulfed in colour and light. Here's our guide to some of the best places to enjoy the New Year's Eve Fireworks in London.

Many of the venues recommended below are now fully booked. Today we are constantly updating this page with the latest availability. The following venues still have space/tickets available:

Reveillon at Sushisamba, Duck and Waffle, Skybar at Millbank Tower and A Vintage New Year's Eve Party at the Royal Festival Hall

New Year's Eve Fireworks Map

Check out the LondonTown.com map of Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London.


Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment and South Bank

Buy a ticket in advance to ensure you get the best view of the London Mayor's fireworks.

Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JR

Tube: Westminster Station


This event is now sold out.

As long as you're willing to pay the £10 for a ticket, a concept introduced for the first time this year, Westminster Bridge and Victoria Embankment are the prime spots to see the London Mayor's spectacular New Year's Eve Fireworks display. Victoria Embankment runs from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge providing some of the best views of the Thames. This makes it a brilliant location to stand along the riverside before Big Ben strikes midnight as Embankment, Waterloo Bridge and Temple are situated along its lengthy strip. Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall, also making it an ideal spot. Ticketed areas are located on Westminster Bridge, on the north embankment between Westminster and Waterloo bridges, and on the Southbank behind the London Eye. Be sure to buy them in advance online and travel to via public transport as central London will be heavily congested with traffic coming in from all corners of the city.


Cannon Street

See in the New Year by taking in London's firework display from Cannon Street.

Cannon Street, City, London, EC4N 6AP

Tube: Cannon Street Station, Bank Station, Mansion House Station, Monument Station


There is still availability for this event. No ticket is required.
Avoid the £10 charge and ensure you secure yourself a great spot to watch all of the fireworks set off at midnight on the 1 January 2015 by watching on from Cannon Street. In the midst of St Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House and Bank, Cannon Street is outside of the ticketed area but still a great central riverside location to enjoy the city scenery as London is set alight once again to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year. It also means that you avoid the crowds in nearby London Bridge, giving you more of a chance to catch glimpses of the sparkly spectacle. Arriving to Cannon Street before 8pm is highly advisable though as in recent years the station was promptly shut after 8 and with the introduction of tickets this year the spot could be even more popular.


Aqua Shard

Enjoy a five-course meal, live music and a spectacular view of the fireworks.

Level 31, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9RL

Tube: London Bridge Station


This event is now sold out.
Found on level 31 of The Shard and offering a 270 degree view of London, Aqua Shard is an obvious choice to enjoy the famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Removing the street of crowds from the equation, guests will be invited to enjoy a five-course dinner created by head chef Anthony Garlando, protégé of acclaimed multi-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. Dishes include grilled native lobster gratinated with verbena hollandaise, cured pork loin with roasted cauliflower and wagyu sirloin with smoked parsley and potato puree. Desserts are just as indulgent with white chocolate and truffle parfait with salted caramel, spiced biscuit and pumpkin ice cream among the options. There will also be a live swing band, a spectacular view of the fireworks at midnight and top DJs until 3.30am. Dinner tickets cost £395, which include the five-course meal, half a bottle of champagne and entertainment, while bar tickets are £95.


Réveillon at SUSHISAMBA

The high-flying restaurant hosts a tradition Brazilian Réveillon party.

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, City, London, EC2N 4AY

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate Station


There is low availability for this event. Tickets can be booked on 020 3640 7310.
Bring in 2015 with a traditional Réveillon party at SUSHISAMBA. A Brazilian tradition that pays homage to Yemenja, the Brazilian goddess of the sea, Réveillon sees white-clad revellers place candlelit offerings afloat on the waters. SUSHISAMBA will recreate this with a champagne reception, samba dancers, batucada drummers, DJs and festive canapés, including Kuromitsu Glazed Pork Belly Wraps, SUSHISAMBA's signature El Topo roll and Chilli Chocolate Macaroon. Housed on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, the restaurant is also perfectly placed to witness spectacular firework displays taking place across the city. Tickets to the party cost £150 per person while a premier dinner experience costing £250 per person is also available. Further to the party, champagne reception and canapés, this will also include a special tasting menu that features dishes such as Ox Cheek Gyoza, Black Cod Anticucho and Chocolate Banana Cake.


Duck and Waffle

Admire the city from the 40th floor of London's second tallest skyscraper.

40th Floor, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Tube: Amersham Station


There is low availability for this event. Call 020 3640 7310 to check availability.
Countdown to 2015 in the highest restaurant in England, allowing you to party the night away and enjoy spectacular views of any firework displays across the capital. Perched on the 40th floor of Heron Tower (previously the tallest building in London until that pesky Shard came along and trumped it by 80 metres), the Duck and Waffle restaurant opened in 2012 and has remained open 24/7 since. The food is modern European - expect to see things like spicy ox cheek doughnuts - and they like to keep things fairly laid back. If you're looking for a really special way to welcome in the New Year then this is it, if your pockets are deep enough that is. Tickets start at £125 per person and the evening offers entertainment by DJs Leo Bedford and Will Weaver and headliner Speakeasy.


New Year's Eve Boat Parties

Give 2014 a spectacular send off and set sail on a New Year's Eve party boat.

Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU

Tube: Embankment Underground Station, Charing Cross Station


These events are now sold out.
Forget a night on the tiles and go for a night on the Thames this New Year's Eve with one of the many boat parties setting sail in London. There aren't many better spots to say farewell to the year than bobbing along the River Thames, so toast the New Year in style whilst the bells ring and fireworks light up the London skyline. Options include the Pukka Up New Year's Eve London the Dutch Master & Hurlingham boat party, setting sail from North Greenwich Pier and sailing up to Westminster to watch the fireworks in a prime location. City Cruises meanwhile offer a number of NYE Dinner Cruise options, with a four-course meal, champagne and live music.



See London's glittering lights from one of central London's tallest buildings.

101-103 New Oxford Street, 101-103 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC1A 1DD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station


This event is now sold out.
Occupying three of the Centre Point building's top floors, Paramount's event space offers a spectacular 360-degree bird's eye view of the heart of London. Come New Year's Eve you will be in superb position to watch on as London's skyline is set alight by the New Year celebrations. The venue is reminiscent of the grand Hollywood age of the 1940s and New Year's Eve is a black tie event at this venue. The kitchen is run by Head Chef Krzysztof Zachwieja, who cooks up some exquisitely presented Modern European cuisine, while the copper bar is custom made by Tom Dixon. For the modest entry price of £250 you will be treated to champagne and canapés upon arrival, a full five-course meal, unlimited drinks until midnight, and an exclusive use of the breathtaking viewing gallery for the New Year's Eve fireworks.


SkyBar at Millbank Tower

A whole night event at London's most glamorous bar

21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4QP

Tube: Pimlico Station


There is still availability for this event. Tickets can be booked on 020 7592 7618.
Another contender for highest viewing platform on the riverside, the Sky Bar is one of four venues located at the top of London's iconic Millbank Tower (the others being  Altitude 360°, Skyloft, the River Room & P.O.M. Restaurant & Bar) and is a suitably glitzy and glamorous venue for a New Year's Eve Soiree. This New Year's Eve party will be a party bonanza that offers the ultimate view of London's world famous fireworks display from the London Eye. For £285 guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail, unlimited dishes from a host of food stalls, champagne, DJs, live performers and, for those who can last through the night, a luxury breakfast served at 5am.


A Vintage New Year's Eve Party

Enjoy the famous fireworks from an exclusive terrace overlooking the Thames.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station


Dates: 31st December 2014


There is still availability for this event. Tickets can be booked on 020 7960 4200. The dining option is no longer available.
Following two sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. Party like it's 1923 at the Southbank this New Year's with a Vintage Party like no other. Curated by Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE (founders of Red or Dead) and the rest of the Vintage Team the night will be an old school affair filled with live music, period cocktails and pop-up clubs. Celebrate the end of 2014 with 1930s and '40s entertainment in The Torch Club, 1950s rock and roll and a Soul Casino. Plus, a vintage hair and beauty salon, a photo studio and booth and NYE Fireworks. Standard party tickets are £117.50 and you can also chose to add a three-course meal at £75.00 before heading to the party.


New Year at Le Pain Quotidien

Feast on a French dinner and then enjoy the fireworks with a personal bottle of Prosecco.

Le Pain Quotidien, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station


Dates: 31st December 2014


This event is now sold out.
Add a French touch to your New Year celebrations this year at the Royal Festival Hall branch of Le Pain Quotidien. Providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fireworks without the crowds, the riverside restaurant is serving up a French dinner before inviting guests to enjoy the display from a riverside view. Diners will be able to choose from dishes such as salmon tartine, winter spiced cauliflower soup, festive pie, tartiflette with confit duck leg and mince pie with whipped cream. At midnight each guest will also be given a personal mini bottle of organic Prosecco to toast in the New Year and enjoy while watching the firework display.

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