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New Year's Eve in London

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    Tips for London at New Year's

    Celebrating New Year's Eve in London is a unique experience that you will remember for a lifetime. London is a lively city all year round, but New Year's Eve is intense. Parties are held in many parts of the city and the Christmas decorations are everywhere, making it a very festive and entertaining occasion. For a unique New Year's Eve experience, you should travel to London at the end of December.

    Early booking = lowest prices to London

    If you book your train tickets in time, you will travel to London cheaply. These are available 6 months in advance. Travelling during the week can also save you a lot of money. Tip: Is New Year's Eve on a Saturday or Sunday? Then go to London for a long weekend. Travel to London on Thursday, celebrate New Year's Eve in London and travel home after the weekend.

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    New Year's Eve celebrations in London

    There is plenty to see and do on New Year's Eve in London. Whether you want to dance late into the night, enjoy a lavish dinner or watch the fireworks, there's something for everyone.

    Fireworks in Central London

    The highlight of New Year's Eve in London is, of course, the fireworks show in Central London. As Big Ben strikes midnight, the fireworks show at the London Eye erupts a few hundred metres away.

    Since 2014, you need an admission ticket to attend the fireworks. This way, the safety of all visitors is guaranteed. Don't have a ticket but want to see the fireworks? Then you should find a spot on Cannon Street. For a more distant view, head to Primrose Hill or Greenwich Park. Both are higher than Central London, so you'll still have a great view, even if it's from far away.

    NYE cruises on the Thames

    One of the best places to admire the fireworks in Central London is from the water. The fireworks are set off along the River Thames. There are various cruises, including a gala dinner and entertainment or just the sailing. Either way, a unique experience is guaranteed! Read more about the NYE cruises here..

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    Dining out

    Many restaurants in London offer a special New Year's Eve menu. If you search online for New Year's Eve London, you will find many types of restaurants in different price ranges. And cuisines, of course!

    New Year parties in London

    Going to London for New Year's Eve and want to dance till the sun comes up? Then there are plenty of parties you can buy a ticket for. One example: every year, a great New Year's Party takes place at the top of The Shard. A great extra of this location is that you also have a spectacular view of the fireworks.

    Southbank Centre is another popular spot on New Year's Eve. Here you can dance the night away and welcome in the new year. You can watch the fireworks from the terrace of Southbank Centre.

    One of the most special places to celebrate New Year's Eve in London is the Skylight rooftop bar. There’s an ice rink on the roof in winter. They also place 'bubbles' in which you stay warm, even during the bleak London winter. A unique place in London to ring in the New Year. Find more information here

    New Year’s Day Parade

    On New Year's Day, you will, of course, still be in London. It is great fun to attend the annual New Year's Day Parade on this day. A colourful parade full of acrobats, dancers, brass bands and special vehicles passing through the West End. With more than 10,000 participants, this is a spectacle not to be missed. Some 500,000 spectators attend annually. View the route and the programme,

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    Your trip to London with Eurostar

    Eurostar is the high-speed train that runs from Amsterdam Central to Londen. You can also travel to London with a change at Brussels-Midi station. After Brussels, Eurostar will travel at 300 km/h. You can book your return trip from the Netherlands for as little as € 88.

    Route Travel time Transfer Header Header
    Amsterdam - London 4.13 0 Content Content
    Utrecht - London 4.54 1 Content Content
    Schiphol - London 4.24 1 Content Content
    The Hague - London 4.28 1 Content Content
    Rotterdam - London 3.41 0 Content Content
    Breda - London 4.15 1 Content Content
    Eindhoven - London 5.19 1 Content Content
    Brussels - London 2.46 0 Content Content

    For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

    Prices Eurostar

    Fares for train tickets to London are divided into 3 groups. You can find a complete overview of fares and conditions on the page rates Eurostar.

    New Year's Eve in London

    From € 88