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Things to Do on New Year's Eve in London 2016

Get your friends and family together and see London light up at the turn of the year, with venues across the capital pulling out all the stops to give you an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in London.

Take a look below for ideas of things to do in London on New Year's Eve, from the London New Year fireworks and special New Year’s Eve day events, to dazzling meals and parties lasting into the early hours of 2017.

Whatever your plans, make sure to check availability and book in advance to make the most of London's New Year's Eve celebrations, as spaces are often limited.

London New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Tickets to London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2016 have sold out, and you cannot attend without a ticket. But there are other ways to see the NYE fireworks in London and plenty more London New Year’s Eve 2016 activities to enjoy – take a look at some alternatives below:

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NYE Fireworks Cruises and Dining

  • Watch the fireworks from the river on a Meteor Clipper or City Cruises New Year's Eve cruise, with food, drinks and music.
  • Sample a delicious meal before taking a thrilling speedboat ride with Thames Rockets, cruising back to Central London in time to see the New Year's Eve fireworks.
  • Enjoy an amazing view of the NYE fireworks display with dinner, drinks and dancing aboard R.S. Hispaniola, anchored directly opposite the London Eye.
  • End the year on a high with dinner at a restaurant with amazing views of the beautiful London New Year’s Eve fireworks, such as Aqua Shard or Smith & Wollensky.

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New Year's Eve Clubs, Parties and Balls in London

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Family NYE London Ideas

Things to Do on New Year’s Day in London

  • Start the new year off with the London New Year’s Day Parade 2017, which sees around 8,000 performers parade through Central London
  • If you’d rather hit the shops, head to one of London’s top shopping destinations to pick up bargains in the January sales.
  • Marvel at the Christmas lights with an after-dark open-top bus tour.

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Find more things to do on New Year's Eve and Christmas in London.