New Year’s Eve is one of the best times to be in London. Why? Because there’s festive cheer in the air and everyone’s out partying. It’s an occasion marked by big crowds and bright colours, where families and friends join arms in celebration. It’s also a great excuse to take in a firework display – of which London has many. So, on that note, here are six of the best places to see London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks:
For incredible views across Thames, head to either Millennium Bridge or Southwark Bridge. Both are free to access on New Year’s Eve and easily reached by public transport. Just be sure to arrive early.
Up a Hill
Towering above the city at 213ft, Primose Hill provides the perfect vantage point for a fireworks display. Don’t let the cold weather put you off. Bring a picnic hamper and some blankets along with you for a night to remember. Alternatively, you can head to Hampstead Heath – which is even taller and offers equally impressive views.
A Boat Cruise
What better way to see in the New Year than with some waterside fun along the Thames. City Cruises have various different tours boasting champagne, canapés and live music. Choose the New Year’s Celestial Cruise for an excellent all-in-one package.
At a Rooftop Bar
London is jam-packed with tall buildings, and, with that, offers many rooftop bars. Make your New Year’s Eve a special one with a round of cocktails at Aviary or Rumpus Room. Tables go fast, so book ahead of schedule.
On a Big Screen
If watching fireworks outdoors isn’t your thing, you can always catch them on a big screen at somewhere like Inamo. This chic Japanese restaurant and bar invites you to countdown in style in the heart of Soho.
At St. Paul’s Cathedral
That’s right – this historic landmark is one of the most popular places to see the fireworks. And, better still, it’s free to visit.