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8 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's in London

Things To Do In London - 10-Dec-2019

As with every New Year's Eve, this year there's no doubt that London will see an influx of visitors looking to celebrate in style. The capital has so much to offer at this time of year, from world-class Christmas markets to fantastic places to ice skate, so unsurprisingly, there is a huge array of parties and events to choose from for New Year's Eve. We've scoured the city to find the top 8 places to celebrate New Year's Eve in London 2020.

Ballie Ballerson's Ball Pit Party

For some real childlike fun, why not spend New Year's Eve at Ballie Ballerson's in Shoreditch or Soho, playing in the ball pit! Choose from four different ticket types to suit all budgets (£5.60 to £45), don your sparkliest outfit, and jump in. This year's NYE Baller ticket includes ball pit access, happy hour, midnight prosecco, glitter artists, live DJ sets and drag-act entertainment.

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Viennese New Year's Eve Gala

New Year's Eve at Barbican Hall is set to be a very grand occasion this year; one that will give you memories to last a lifetime. The Viennese New Year's Eve Gala will commence at 7.30pm, when the audience will be treated to a complimentary drink and an evening of music and dance courtesy of the Strauss family and friends.

New Year's Eve Medieval Banquet

The Ivory Vaults is hosting a very special New Year's Eve event this year, at which guests will join King Henry VIII at his elaborate royal banquet. Enjoy entertainment provided by jesters, acrobats, knights, kings and queens, all while dining on a delicious 6 course meal. Tickets also include a welcome drink, ale and wine with dinner, midnight Champagne and a disco.

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Pirates of the Hidden Spirit: Cocktail Experience

Embrace your adventurous side and become a pirate for the evening at this immersive experience onboard The Hidden Spirit - a real ship docked in London. You'll be given a pirate outfit to wear, before joining Captain Jack Cassidy on his escapade to acquire hidden treasure, and $2 million from the US Government. Three cocktails are included with the ticket.

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A Fairytale of New Year

This year, The Gun pub in Spitalfields has built a life-size Gingerbread Chalet, made with edible bricks and decorations for all to enjoy. And, on 31st December from 8pm, they are hosting a fabulous Black Forest feast complete with bottomless drinks, a generous spread of food, and Moët & Chandon Champagne for midnight.

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Savage Schloss

Choose to celebrate New Year 2020 in this Austrian après ski-inspired venue, which will transport you to a cosy Alpine lodge. As well as atmospheric décor there will be bench dancing and gluhwein aplenty, as well as all your favourite Europop songs to help ring in the New Year.

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Fiddle Paradiddle's Pop-Up Ceilidh

Party like you're in the streets of Edinburgh at this fantastic pop-up Hogmanay Hootenanny in Balham, taking place from 9pm at St Thomas' Church. There will be Fiddle Paradiddle professionals on hand to teach you all the right steps, as well as play the very best Scottish folk music to keep you on your feet. Tickets include a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, and there will also be a well-stocked bar.

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Watching the Thames Fireworks

Of course, this list would not be complete without mentioning the annual London fireworks over the Thames. While tickets for the event have long been sold out, there are a number of locations you can see them from – including on a Thames river cruise, if you fancy spending New Year's Eve in London on a boat. So, don't miss out on the fun, make the most of the free tube travel between 11.45pm and 4.30am, and take in one of the best fireworks displays of the year.

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New Year's Eve in London Hotels

No matter where you spend your New Year's Eve in London this year, make the most of your time in the city with an overnight stay at one of our Grange Hotels. Or, why not join us in Bracknell for our very special New Year's Eve Dinner Dance?