Things to do on New Year's Eve in London 2023

Celebrate the new year with the London New Year's Eve fireworks, parties, cruises and more on New Year’s Eve in London.
Friends gathered around sparklers and smiling.
Festive fun with sparklers. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

There's no shortage of fun things to do in London on New Year's Eve to welcome in 2024.

Plan ahead for New Year's Eve 2023 and join the world-famous London New Year's Eve fireworks near the London Eye, or head to one of London's best attractions, restaurants, bars or theatres to celebrate in style. 

The locations below usually host some of the top things to do on New Year's Eve in London  check back later for confirmed details of the best New Year's Eve events in London for 2023.

London New Year’s Eve fireworks

Colourful New Year's Eve fireworks above the London Eye which is lit up with blue lights
Celebrate New Year's Eve in London © Shutterstock. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Ring in 2024 with friends and family at the world-famous London New Year's Eve fireworks near the London Eye.

The hugely popular London New Year's Eve fireworks has been ticketed since 2014 to ensure the event stays safe and fun for all.

Check back later in the year to find out how to book tickets for the New Year's Eve fireworks in London.

NYE cruises with views of London

  • Celebrate in style aboard a special New Year's Eve cruise with Uber Boats by Thames Clippers.
  • Boogie the night away onboard a New Year's Eve Cruise on The Avontuur and take in panoramic views of London and the New Year's Eve fireworks.
  • Watch London in all its glory from the river on City Cruises' New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Cruise, where you can eat, drink and dance to ring in 2024.
  • See in the new year against a stunning river Thames backdrop from the deck of the Thomas Doggett New Year's Eve Thames Cruise.
  • Enjoy the glitz and glamour of a New Year’s Eve Thames Cruise on the Sapele as you party your way towards midnight.
  • Sail gracefully past London’s stunning landmarks onboard the Monsoon Clipper, before a toast as Big Ben chimes.
  • Sip on a glass of bubbly as you join the New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Sarpedon, where you can dance the night away on the lower deck or take in views from the open deck.
  • Take a thrilling speedboat ride with Thames Rockets before cruising back to central London to kick off the festivities.

Find more New Year’s Eve cruises in London.

Celebrate NYE while seeing the city

  • Celebrate the start of 2024 with New Year's Eve at Madison, which has a stunning view of St Paul's Cathedral.
  • Go up to the 10th floor at The Standard, London for a New Year's Eve party.
  • See the skyline sparkle from the riverside restaurant at the Sea Containers hotel, and head to the rooftop at 12th Knot on New Year's Eve.
  • End the year on a high with dinner and music at a restaurant with amazing views of the London skyline. 

London restaurants for New Year's Eve dining

The newly renovated Gallery at Sketch with glistening gold and yellow furnishings. Image courtesy of Sketch.
The Gallery at Sketch restaurant in London. Image courtesy of Sketch.

London New Year's Eve clubs and parties

  • Dress to impress at the Southbank Centre's New Year’s Eve Spectacular as the Royal Festival Hall transforms into party central with five floors of pop-up nightclubs, live orchestras, photo studios and other festivities.
  • Dance with the dinosaurs during a New Year’s Eve party at the Natural History Museum, which usually features fun activities, a silent disco and the chance to explore some of the museum’s galleries after dark.
  • Take in the spectacular views from a boat moored on the river Thames at New Year's Eve at the Tattershall Castle, where you can sip on champagne, feast on delicious canapes and party until the early hours to live music and DJ sets.

New Year's Eve shows and concerts

Day and evening NYE London ideas

Things to do on New Year's Day in London

Bright orange lights in the shape of an angel light up Regent Street in London on the christmas lights bus tour.
Discover London's incredible Christmas Lights. © Unsplash/Ruth Gledhill

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