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New Year's Eve events in London

Looking for the perfect New Year's Eve in London plan? You've come to the right place – we've got December 31 sorted

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Looking for a lesuirely way to spend New Year's Eve in London? How about a fun-filled day out with the kids? Or an evening spent enjoying the fireworks over the Thames? Check out ways to spend New Year's Eve, whether you're looking for venues open on NYE, daytime activities or an evening out, there's tons of things to do in London this NYE. 

We'll be updating this page with more details nearer the time, so be sure to check back.

RECOMMENDED: Read our full guide to New Year in London

Venues open on New Year's Eve

British Museum

One of the world's oldest museums, the British Museum is vast and its collections, only a fraction of which can be on public display at any one time, comprise millions of objects. 

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Bloomsbury

Churchill War Rooms

Critics' choice

The Churchill War Rooms are dedicated to the life and achievements of former British prime minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965). There's much on his political career, and many of his trademark props – including a cigar and his red siren suit – are on display.

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Whitehall

Fan Museum

The Fan Museum is dedicated to the history of handheld fans and the craft of fan making, with a collection of more than 3,000 specimens from all over the world, some dating from the eleventh century. 

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Greenwich

Foundling Museum

Critics' choice

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, England’s first hospital for abandoned children, founded by Thomas Coram in 1739. It houses a fine collection of paintings by artists including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Hogarth and Hudson. 

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Bloomsbury

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII had many palaces, but Hampton Court is one that oozes drama - and its prestige continued long after he had departed: Elizabeth I entertained here, Shakespeare performed for James I, and Cromwell made it his home after the Civil War. 

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London

Horniman Museum

Critics' choice

An anthropological museum set in 16 acres of landscaped gardens, the Horniman has a traditional natural history gallery – dominated by a bizarre, overstuffed walrus – where the exhibits are displayed in traditional cases with no computer touch-screens in sight. 

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Forest Hill

Imperial War Museum

The IWM London has had on a major refit - by Foster & Partners architects - which opened in 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the start of World War I. The Central Hall is still the attention- grabbing repository of major artefacts: guns, tanks and aircraft hung from the ceiling (not least a Harrier GR9 that saw action in Afghanistan). 

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Kennington

Kew Gardens

Critics' choice

Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. A few of the specimens are represented by models but Kew is able to represent many examples of primitive plants from its own living collections. 

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Kew

Kew Palace

Kew Palace is a brick mansion with a distinctly Dutch look in the grounds of Kew Gardens. In the eighteenth century, it was here that George III was confined during episodes of the mysterious and debilitating illness that is now believed to have been porphyria.

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Kew

London Zoo

Critics' choice

The Zoo, which opened to the public in 1847, covers 36 acres. It's home to more than 760 animal species, many of which are endangered – your entry fee contributes to ZSL London Zoo's conservation projects across the globe. 

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Regent's Park
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Evening events on New Year's Eve

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Things to do on New Year's Day in London

It's business as usual for most of London's top museums and attractions, so peel yourself out of bed and start your cultural year as you mean to go on. 

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Jenny Jen
Jenny Jen

Yes! New Years sorted! Finally found a hotel for me and the hubby! Can't wait!!! If you are still looking this shows all hotels in London for NYE - https://HotelMap.com/pro/M5Z3T