Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

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From Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge to glamorous sky-high parties, there are plenty of ways to find amazing views of the world famous London New Year's Eve fireworks.

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Victoria Embankment, South Bank, Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge

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

London Eye , Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Embankment Underground Station , Westminster Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017

 

The annual New Year's Eve Fireworks display, launched from the foot of the London Eye and from rafts on the Thames, is visible from most of central London: the basic rule is that if you can see the London Eye, you'll be able to see the show. They cram enough firepower for an hour-long display into ten explosive minutes, lighting up the sky for miles around. The best views are from Victoria Embankment, the South Bank, and Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Hungerford Bridge is closed after 8pm and there's also no entry to Westminster Bridge after this time. Watched by half a million people, in 2014 the organisers introduced ticketing for 100,000 in order to prevent overcrowding. Go to www.london.gov.uk for full details.

 
 
 

Cannon Street, Tower Bridge and Parliament Hill

There are also a number of non-ticketed areas where you can enjoy the fireworks from.

Cannon Street, City, London, EC4N 6AP

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

 
 

Avoid the 10 charge and ensure you secure yourself a great spot to watch all of the fireworks set off at midnight this New Year's Eve by watching on from Cannon  Street. In the midst of St Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House and Bank, it's just 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. Further options include Tower Bridge, which is found just round the bend from ticketed areas, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge, both of which are prime spots but could get busy. A further option is Parliament Hill, which will offer a distant view but have the advantage of being less crowded and boasting views of other displays across the capital. Where ever you choose to watch the display from, be sure to arrive early, be prepared to get squished and keep in mind that Cannon Street tube station may well be closed from 8pm. 

 
 
 

Aqua Shard

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 31st December 2016

 

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, champagne, live music and a DJ from midnight. Dinner tickets cost 395, which include the five-course meal, half a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and entertainment, while bar tickets are 150 and include a glass of champagne on arrival and entertainment until 3.30am. 

 
 
 

Sky Bar New Year's Eve Party

This glamorous party will offer spectacular views of the fireworks display.

Sky Bar, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 

Dates: 31st December 2016

 

Sky Bar, located atop the iconic Millbank Tower, is hosting an extravagant New Year's Eve Party again this year, inviting Londoners to see in 2017 while enjoying fantastic views across central London. Guests will be treated to a bellini cocktail on arrival and will also be able to enjoy complimentary food from a number of food stalls serving Spanish tapas, Jamaican jerk, all American and traditional British dishes. There will be outstanding views of the world famous firework display from the London Eye at midnight - to be enjoyed with a glass of champagne included in the ticket price - and a DJ will bring the dance floor to life until the early hours. The standard and VIP tickets also include a luxury champagne breakfast with smoked salmon and caviar served from 5am.

 
 
 

A Vintage New Year's Eve Party

Enjoy the fireworks from a private terrace.

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

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 31st December 2016

 

Following four 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. The huge party sees the Royal Festival Hall transformed into five floors of set-dressed entertainment including seven pop-up vintage nightclubs, stylish dining, a hair and beauty salon, photo studios and a private terrace overlooking London's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Entertainment will come from The Torch Club, The Moonshyne Runners, The Flames of Rhythm and Mark & Hoc, and The Tiki Bar will present colourful cocktails and samba. It's a hell of a way to see in 2017.

 
 
 
 

Pukka Up New Year's Eve Boat Party

Get a front row seat of the fireworks at this boat party.

North Greenwich Pier (formerly QEII Pier), Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0PE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 31st December 2016

 

Renowned for their Ibiza boat parties, Pukka Up a re coming to London this New Year's Eve to send off 2016 in style. The Pukka Up New Year's Eve Boat Party offers a front row seat to the world-famous fireworks as well as an evening of huge house tracks from 2016 and the latest sounds for 2017. Guests will be greeted with a bubbly reception and will be able to buy Cava bottles all night, before making their way to an after party at The Qube Project. VIP options are available, with access to the VIP area, private DJ and a bottle of Cava upon arrival.

 
 
 

New Year's Eve Reveillon

The restaurant boasts great views across London, meaning you can enjoy a number of the firework displays.

SushiSamba, Heron Tower, 38th Floor, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

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Dates: 31st December 2016

 

SushiSamba once again celebrates New Year's Eve with a traditional Rveillon party this year. Paying homage to Yemenja, the Brazilian goddess of the sea, Rveillon is held every year in Brazil and sees white-clad revellers place candlelit offerings afloat on the water. SUSHISAMBA will recreate this with live entertainment, DJs, samba dancers and an all-white dress code. Guests can choose from a number of packages, from early and late dinners, which all include a welcome cocktail, canapes and a special sharing menu, to the celebration ticket, which includes entry to the party, a welcome cocktail and canapes. With the restaurant boasting fantastic views across the London skyline, you'll no doubt be able to enjoy numerous firework displays at midnight but there is no direct view of the London Eye display - this will be shown on screens in the restaurant at midnight.

 
 
 

The Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle, Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2HR

Tube: Embankment Underground Station , Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 31st December 2016

 

For an unbeatable and uncrowded view of the New Year's Eve Fireworks, book a ticket to the Tattershall Castle on 31st December. Floating on the Thames just across from the London Eye, the boat is known for its impressive views and is often packed with post-work drinkers throughout the summer. Taking advantage of the prime spot, it's hosting a special party to see in 2017. Guests will be able to sip on champagne as well as enjoy food, live bands, DJs and, of course, the spectacular fireworks display.

 
 
 

Hutong

The Chinese restaurant serves a five-course feast followed by a view of the fireworks.

33rd Floor, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London, SE1 2TH

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 

Providing 'the ultimate view of the Mayor of London's fireworks', Hutong is the perfect spot to spend New Year's Eve. The restaurant will be serving a five-course northern Chinese menu of sharing dishes, along with half a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne. There will be entertainment during dinner and after guests will be able to enjoy the fireworks and join the party on Level 31 in Aqua Shard, where a DJ will play until the early hours. Alternatively, guests can opt to stay at the table for after-dinner drinks. Dinner tickets are 345 and bar tickets are 120, which include a glass of champagne on arrival and a dim sum platter.

 
 
 
 
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