New Year’s Eve and New Year in London

Welcome in 2019 with our guide to the best events, parties and things to do in London this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2018/19

New Year's Eve Fireworks in London, with Big Ben
© Stewart Marsden

Ah, New Year’s Eve. Whether you love it or loathe it, chances are you’ll want to do something to mark the occasion. An all-night party, a round of drinks and board games in the pub with friends, a glittering black-tie bash, a trip to the theatre or a special dinner – whatever lures you away from the TV and those Christmas leftovers on Monday December 31 2018.

If the fireworks and crowds are simply too much to bear though, New Year’s Day is rife with more wholesome possibilities: hearty, hangover-curing brunches, bracing winter walks, spirited parades, exhibitions and cosy film screenings. A final festive (and gluttonous) flurry before the fairylights come down and the January diets commence, New Year should absolutely be embraced. Peruse our guide on the best ways to celebrate New Year in beautiful, chilly London. Now go make some plans and we’ll see you in 2019!

Keep checking back to find out about the latest events for New Year 2018/19 as they're announced. 

RECOMMENDED: Make the most of Christmas in London too. 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in London

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in London
Things to do

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in London

Discover the best day and night events taking place in the capital on December 31 2018

How to get tickets to London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Things to do

How to get tickets to London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The first batch of tickets are totally sold out

Plan the perfect New Year party

New Year’s Eve parties in London
Clubs

New Year’s Eve parties in London

See the new year in with some serious dancing – check out our definitive list of brilliant NYE bashes in London

The 100 best party songs
Music

The 100 best party songs

You’re having a party, you say? Be sure to rack up the playlist with these ultimate dancefloor bangers

London transport over New Year
Things to do

London transport over New Year

It can be tricky to get around London over the holidays, but this New Year sees a couple of closures and loads of free travel 

New Year’s Day parties in London
Clubs

New Year’s Day parties in London

If you're still standing, there are plenty of places in the capital where you can keep the party going for even longer

Wine and dine on this New Year

Bars for NYE cocktails
Bars and pubs

Bars for NYE cocktails

Sip on some of London's best boozy concoctions

London’s best restaurants
Restaurants

London’s best restaurants

Line your stomach with the city’s finest fare

Spots to sip on champagne

Spots to sip on champagne

Pop the bub like a baller this New Year

Top breakfasts and brunches
Restaurants

Top breakfasts and brunches

Soak up your hangover with a top brekkie

Things to do on New Year’s Day

Things to do on New Year’s Day
Things to do

Things to do on New Year’s Day

If you're actually up and about on New Year's Day, chances are, you'll have the city to yourself...

New Year’s Day Parade

New Year’s Day Parade

Celebrate the first day of 2019 amongst parades of dancers, acrobats and some seriously loud marching bands

Start planning 2019

Unmissable winter events
Things to do

Unmissable winter events

Hibernation is not an option 

Ace London events in January
Things to do

Ace London events in January

Tons of fun stuff to do