Heading to London during the festive period? You are in for a treat as I share where the best place to see fireworks in London on New Year’s Eve is. It is only natural that one deliberately plans towards the New Year celebrations as we begin the countdown to the New Year.
It’s almost a sure thing that among the numerous plans floating in your mind for the New Year celebration is to watch the massive London NYE fireworks. So below are a few places where you can get the best view of fireworks on that special night.
I recently published a post with tips on finding the best hotels in London for new years eve which also looks at hotels overlooking new years eve fireworks London. In this post, I will be covering everything regarding the where to see new year fireworks London, the best viewing area for London fireworks and New Years Eve London restaurants to watch fireworks.
London New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2019
London New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dos And Don’ts
No backpacks or suitcases allowed. So if you are heading to the airport or on a layover exploring with your suitcase I would advise you to use left luggage or see the London NYE fireworks from some of the places mentioned below.
Best Place to Watch London New Year’s Fireworks
The best ticket in town on London NYE is, of course, seeing the London fireworks on the banks of the River Thames. Below are London fireworks viewing areas so that you get close to the action. Remember that the London new years eve tickets sell out fairly quickly so you need to be quick to snap them up.
If you don’t manage to get a ticket then if you are staying in staying on one of the hotels I share with you when I covered the best place to stay in London for new years, you will not only have front row seats to the fireworks but some of these places also offer best place to see new year fireworks London. You can watch new year fireworks in London from your very own room, terrace of rooftop bar of your hotel.
The New Year’s Eve fireworks for this year can also be viewed from the by the glistering waters of River Thames at night. Tickets for the Mayor’s spectacular London New Year’s Eve Fireworks celebration are now on sale. This is a public event and it starts on Monday 31st December 2018 at 8:00pm and ends on Tuesday 01 January 2019 at 12:45am.
This is one of the best place to see London new years eve fireworks as the mood on the night is exciting with great crowds and plenty of music playing while you wait for the countdown. London new years eve tickets are priced at £10 each, you have the option to book up to four tickets for four people.
There will be six viewing areas: the Blue Viewing Area, the Red Viewing Area, the Pink Viewing Area, the Green Viewing Area, the White viewing area, and the Accessible Viewing Area. Each ticket has its own viewing area and it is advisable to book the same viewing area for all tickets in you are booking for your friends as well.
It is also important that you arrive by the side of the river where your viewing area is located. If you are interested in this venue (of course you are!) book your tickets now before they are all sold out.
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The London Sky Bar
The London Sky Bar offers an amazing experience for new years eve fireworks in London For a New Year’s Eve with a touch of glamour, you can join others at what is touted as the most exclusive venue in London for the New Year celebrations. From the Sky Bar you can enjoy the view of London’s famous firework display and have a good time with friends and family.
The London Sky Bar promises to welcome every guest with a champagne reception, a wide variety of delicacies from around the world from live cooking stations, and great music from an amazing DJ while ushering you into the New Year in a fun-filled experience.
This will all take place across stunning venues at the top of London’s iconic Millbank Tower and will feature the well-known panoramic views of London overlooking the London Eye, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, Asian inspired Canapes, wonderful live entertainment for up to 12 hours, a Photo Booth dedicated to guests interested in capturing the moments, Champagne toast at midnight, and movies in the cinema with free popcorn. Tickets start at around £195.00 and are available now at the London Sky Bar website.
The Trafalgar Square
For London nye fireworks, this is another one of the best place to see fireworks in London. The square in Westminster; the site of Nelson’s Column, National Gallery and frequent demonstrations will be a wonderful place to spend the New Year’s Eve. You can have an unrivaled view of the grand fireworks as they are set off over the city of London.
The Trafalgar St. James is the perfect setting for your New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be an exclusive rooftop party at Trafalgar this New Year’s Eve, boasting amazing views of a spectacular fireworks show, first-class cuisine and great drinks. You see the views from Vista Bar below and in my post on views from Vista Bar on Trafalgar Square.
Early bird tickets to on best viewing area foLondonon fireworks are available and this will grant you access to sessions from the DJ, a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes, unbeatable views of Trafalgar Square and the London fireworks. You can also opt for the Trafalgar Dining which will include: Champagne & canapé upon arrival, sumptuous 3-course dinner & half bottle of wine, an after party in Biblio, and a glass of Champagne to toast in the New Year. You may contact Trafalgar St James to book tickets and find out about room overnight packages.
The Yacht London
If you want a more exciting experience new years fireworks in London other than those on land and by the riverside, why not choose to cruise into the New Year! The Yacht London’s New Year’s Eve 2018 Black Tie Event comes up on Monday, 31st December 2018 from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am on Tuesday, 1st January 2018.
You can have a memorable New Year celebration aboard The Yacht opposite the London Eye, in full view of the London skies where the fireworks will appear. The Yacht London boasts of a unique nautical setting on the Thames while offering elegant European cuisines to its guests. You can also check out Bateaux Dinner Cruises which offers similar experiences over NYE. You can check out my review of the experience we had over a Bateaux lunch cruise on the blog.
The Yacht has built a reputation for its good food and hospitality as well as offering best place to see London fireworks, of course. They showcase classic flavour combinations in British dishes with European twists from Head Chefs Macus Fontaine & Antonio De Castilla while employing the finest produce. The Yacht London also has a Top Deck and Terrace events space for parties of all occasions where you can also choose to spend part of your New Year Eve. Get your tickets from £299.00.
The Madison Bar, St Paul’s
London eye at night with fireworks is just magical! This is another one of the best places to see fireworks in London and features in my post on London’s best rooftop bars as well as my post on the best views of St Pauls From Madison.
Madison Bar has announced its official New Year’s Eve plans, and it is set to be a memorable night as Madison meets The Wolf of Wall Street! Bar tickets are available for £135 and include a welcome drink and canapés until 9pm.
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To grab a table for London eye fireworks, these are also available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to book a table for dinner you can call 020 3693 5160, email at [email protected]
Looking for New Years Eve London restaurants to watch fireworks? What better way to experience the London new year fireworks than during a dinner on New Year’s Eve at Northbank Restaurant and bar. You can pay a visit to the amazing Northbank restaurant and bar on the new years eve.
Whatever your taste may be, one of these spots will surely give you a memorable New Year celebration. No other place can possibly boast to be a better venue to watch the New Year fireworks in London.
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Doesn’t London just look stunning when the sun is shining 😎☀️
I hope that above gives you an insight into the best place to see fireworks in London New Year’s Eve celebrations. So have you been to London NYE? Where else would you recommend for best places to see London New Year’s Eve fireworks?
My sister will have her second baby in May so I’m planning on spending next winter in London to stay closer to her. The Northbank restaurant seems to be the winner so far, gotta see what hubby thinks. By the way, any ideas for affordable hostels or airbnbs? Thanks a million, Bianca!
Hi Denise, yes I covered hotels to watch NYE fireworks in London in another post that you can check out.
Oh the New year is just beautiful in London, especially in Thames,. Went with my best friend one year as an impulse and we managed to bag one of the best London fireworks viewing areas. It has been my go to ever since with or without company. I definitely recommend Thames River northbank viewpoints. Never visited the others but I will definitely try Trafalgar Square in the coming year.
Many of the best viewing area for London fireworks are worth checking out when you are next in London.
This article will be very helpful for me because I’m planning on spending New Year’s Eve in London in 2019. The Northbank restaurant sounds like a good place to spend this time at. I will have to see what they have planned for 2019. These look like some of the best hotel in London for new years eve fireworks.
Any places to watch fireworks on a last minute trip to London?
You can go to Lambeth Bridge for the fireworks. Great views and lesser crowds too. No need to both either!