New Year in London

The year's biggest celebration takes serious planning. Find the best things to do in the capital this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day now

Whether you're a Londoner or just visiting for the holidays, find the best events and things to do in the capital and plan one hell of a New Year 2014/2015. Always big on the celebrations, London's got a shed-load of spectacular parties up its sleeve, not to mention the ever-AMAZING New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames.

And the fun doesn't stop at midnight on December 31. Enjoy a leisurely New Year's Day at some of London's best attractions and museums when the masses are at home, nursing the hangover.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Increasing numbers are keen to see this spectacle live, so many so that this year for the first time the show is to be ticketed

  1. South Bank
  2. Wed Dec 31
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  • Rated as: 4/5

Forget leotards and lithe bodies; they’re for sissies. There’s a new type of circus in town and it’s all about the white vests and bushy beards

  1. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Wed Dec 31
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

  • Free

The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the festive fun from Hyde Park's massive tribute to Christmas

  1. Hyde Park
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Sun Jan 4
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NYE'14 The Alternative Ceilidh

Get on down and see in 2015 in (sort of) Gaelic style at this non-traditional, electronic Ceilidh

  1. Hackney Downs Studios 13-17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Find events in London on New Year's Eve

  1. Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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  1. Embankment Pier Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU
  2. Wed Dec 31
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  1. Electric Brixton Brixton Hill, SW2 1RJ
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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  1. The Forum 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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See our guide to New Year's Eve clubbing

Explore top attractions

Visit Hampton Court Palace, the London Eye or many more attractions

Wander around a museum

Soak up some history and culture at one of the capital's top museums

Dine out on New Year's Day

Find the best places to soak up the excesses of the night before

See our guide to things to do on New Year's Day

Update your wardrobe

Ditch last year's dull clothes and refresh your clothes rail with the latest trends to hit London

Join the gym

Those post-Christmas pounds won't lose themselves – enroll at one of the capital's top gyms

Get a new hairdo

Dip-dye your locks, chop off your mop – plan something new for your mane in 2014

Spruce up at the barbers

November's the month of moustaches, not January. Fix up your facial hair for the new year

Check out our guide to health and beauty in London

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New Year 2014/2015 transport

Be sure to plan your Christmas journey in advance with our guide to reduced timetables and disruptions across the holiday season

See our guide to transport this season

See what's on in 2015

Whether you're into theatre, film, art, music, style or comedy, the new year looks set to be very busy indeed. Check out what we're excited to see in 2015 here

See our preview of what's on in 2015

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