Are you after the perfect 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? Whether you're looking for things to do in the daytime, venues and attractions open on NYE, or a spectacular evening out in style, there's tons of things to do in London on New Year's Eve.
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Venues open on New Year's Eve
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).Read more
Housed in a warehouse built 200 years ago to store sugar, coffee and rum, the museum tells the story of the Thames and its port and the people from all over the world who settled there. Thousands of objects and pictures – many rescued during the 1970s and 1980s when containerisation and competition forced London's port to move downstream – trace the area's history, from the arrival of the Romans to the rise of Canary Wharf.Read more
Daytime events on New Year's Eve
Santa called. He’s added another date to an already busy schedule, you can now catch him and his trademark twinkly, goodtime atmosphere to 'Christmas in Leicester Square', the capital’s latest Crimbo destination. The ‘square’ in Leicester Square will be home to a grotto, traditional Christmas market and a vintage Speigeltent – a velvety, wooden, mirrored home to a stocked programme of Christmas cabaret brought to you from the Underbelly team including Ursula Martinez, TheEnglish Gents, Hamish McCann’s pole act, and Denis Lock’s bubble act.Read more
Just when you'd got 'Let It Go' out of your head, Disney go and transform their smash hit flick into an icy spectacular and it's right back in your noggin. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will narrate Anna and Elsa's story as it unfolds on skates and a number of Disney princesses and other winning Pixar characters will make appearances too.Read more
Evening events on New Year's Eve
The magnificent fireworks display which showers the Thames with light each New Year's Eve is now ticketed each year due to the huge numbers of people who crowd the riverbank to get a good view. In 2015 the main release of £10 tickets went on sale on October 2 on London.gov.uk. If you are hoping to buy tickets for 2016's display you can sign up for ticket alerts on the Mayor's office website.Read more
Organised by Vintage Festival curators Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the Southbank Centre's New Year's Eve Party should offer a stylishly retro way to see in 2016. Pop-up venues inside the Royal Festival Hall include The Torch Club for full '30s and '40s entertainment and sounds, the Soul Casino with music ranging from deep funk to Northern soul, 1960s-themed bar The Pick Up Joint, The Style Studio for 1970s and '80s disco tunes, a Tiki bar, live rock-and-roll, and 1980s and '90s pop in Bar Bonkers.Read more