Top things to do in London this New Year's Eve

Dec 05, 2019
London at New Years

New Year's Eve is the biggest event of the year and one we all look forward to. With an array of parties, celebrations and spectacles, London is a great place to see in 2020. Whether you decide to brave the cold or stay indoors, there are plenty of things you can do in London this New Year's Eve – here's our pick of the best.

The London fireworks

It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without the amazing display of fireworks that light up the London sky. Watched all around the world, the fireworks are a must-see display. Tickets to this event are currently sold out, however you can still see the display from a fantastic view. Book a dinner cruise along the Thames river for a spectacular show. With lots of different options, including private hire, this is great way of seeing in the new year.


If you live in Barratt London's Landmark Place then you'll have a great view of the entire city being lit up by fireworks. Celebrate the new year by heading out onto the balcony to take in the scenery.

Enjoy the Natural History Museum after dark

Spending New Year's Eve in one of Londons' most famous museums may not be something you've considered, but it is a chance to experience something different. This year the Natural History Museum's New Year's Eve event celebrates the Creatures of the Night. With a silent disco, musical bingo and UV body paint, it's sure to be a party you won't forget.

Try something new this year

If your usual New Year's Eve plans include staying at home to watch the fireworks on BBC 1, then why not try something new this year? There are lots of different events taking place across the city and there is something for everyone. From cocktail experiences to cabaret shows, London is a great place to spend New Year's Eve. If you're struggling to choose which event to go to, Design My Night is a great website which will help you decide which party to go to.

Be the perfect host this New Year's Eve

If spending New Year's Eve in a London bar or club doesn't appeal to you, then why not have a great time in the comfort of your own home? Invite your closest friends and family around for a night of fine dining and celebrations. Make it a special event by asking everyone to dress up in their best outfits. Serve up an array of exciting food and get your guests involved with a cocktail making session. Then, once the bell chimes twelve, bring out the champagne to celebrate the start of 2020.


Most Barratt London homes having open-plan kitchens and dining rooms which are great for entertaining. Your guests will feel at home in your new living room whilst you cook up a storm in your brand new kitchen.

Click here for more advice on how to host the perfect party.

Start the new year with a parade

Looking for something to do in London on New Year's Day? London hosts an amazing parade that celebrates the rich culture in the city. Now in its 33rd year, the parade starts in Piccadilly and finishes at Parliament Street, making it a hard-to-miss event. The parade has over 10,000 participants, indoor and outdoor performances and a TV audience of over 300 million. Perfect for families, the parade is a great way to start 2020.

Feast on London's best breakfasts

To cure your New Year's Eve headache, feast on a breakfast cooked in some of London's top eateries. Choose from traditional fry-ups, healthy granola bowls, sweet French toast or delicious eggs benedict. Whether you prefer an atmospheric breakfast or a quick and easy fill, there are lots of places to choose from. Find your perfect New Year's Day breakfast here.


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