Those people who are living in London should be feeling really excited now because Christmas is already here and the New Year is about to arrive. “Celebrating New Year in London” is a dream of every person in the world. There are a lot of fun things that you can do in London on New Year’s Eve. I would say that, celebrating New Year in London is like having a party that doesn’t end even when the sun comes up after entire night.
If you haven’t planned what you are going to do on “New Year’s Eve in London” yet then you will find some interesting information in this blog post. London is one of those cities in the world where something is happening all the time. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night is; you can always find something fun to do. Especially when you are talking about “New Year in London”, there are countless fun things to do. The main emphasis of people on New Year’s Eve is to go out for dinning and have some party with friends.
Let us get you started with some amazing Dinning and Partying venues where you can crash on “New Year’s Eve in London” and have the fun of your life.
Dining Options On New Year in London
London has got one of the best restaurants, hotels and bars in the world. If you are planning to have an amazing New Year then you need to visit one of the below described restaurants and bars to eat food and get a little drunk, may be.
New Year in London Dining # 1 : Strip Bar & Steak
This is a brand new bar and restaurant in London City which is based on Vegas-NY style. The Strip Bar & Steak is located in Malmaison London Hotel which is situated in Farringdon. They have got a five course special menu for all those people who would like to dine with them on New Year’s Eve. As you will arrive at the restaurant, you will be welcomed with champagne and canapes.
After that, you will be directed towards appetizers so you can get started with eating something. Once you will be done with that, the buffet will open up and you will be free to eat as much as you want. However keep in mind that you should not overeat as it is New Year’s Night.
Strip Bar & Steak Timing
Monday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sunday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Strip Bar & Steak Address
18-21 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AH
Phone: 0844 693 0656
Map / Website
New Year in London Dining # 1 : Dover Street
If you want to be at a bar & restaurant that has been celebrating New Year in London since last 25 years then you should head towards Dover Street Restaurant & Jazz Bar. This is one of the most famous places in London to enjoy New Year’s Eve. You can sure have the most exciting evening of your life in this restaurant. Keep your appetite open because they server the most delicious food in London city. After eating the mouthwatering food, you can head towards the bar and drink some vine to keep the party going.
The background music will keep you entertained and excited for New Year as well. They even run a special New Year show in the restaurant where you can sit and have great fun. This is one of those places where you definitely want to be on New Year’s Eve.
Dover Street Timing
Monday 6:30 pm – 3:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 pm – 3:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 3:00 am
Thursday 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
Friday 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
Saturday 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
Dover Street Address
8-10 Dover St, London W1S 4LQ
Phone: 020 7629 9813
Map / Website
Now that you are done with eating food and drinking vine, it is time to head out in the town and find some best place where you can watch the New Year Fireworks in London. There is no fun in saying goodbye to the passing year and welcome the New Year than fireworks. In London city, you will find a lot of places where firework shows are arranged. Below, you will find information about some of the best places where you can witness best “New Year in London Fireworks“.
New Year in London Fireworks – Cannon Street
At midnight of 1st January 2014, there will be a huge firework display at Cannon Street. Make sure that you reach there by time or you won’t be able to find a good place to stand. Cannon Street is one of the venues in London where fireworks are held each year in celebration of New Year. People living in the area and also from other parts of London reach at Cannon Street especially with witness the mind blowing colors of fireworks as the clock strikes 12 at midnight.
If you want to reach at Cannon Street then you are advised to reach there by 8pm because most of the roads coming in this direction will be blocked after that and stations will also be shut. If you are coming in your own vehicle, better park it some place far away from the venue because you won’t find any space to go through the highly populated area on such busy night.
New Year in London Fireworks – The Roof Gardens
This year, a glamorous New Year’s Eve party is being organized at The Roof Gardens. Not only there will be music, food and drinks to help you have a good time but at midnight, there will be a huge display of Fireworks as well. “The Roof Gardens” is 100 feet higher the streets of London so not only you will be able to get a clear view of London city on this glamorous night but you will also be able to stand tall on this important day of the year as well.
This is one of the most amazing places to enjoy New Year’s Eve in London and if you haven’t made any plans with your friends so far, this is the place where you should go. First, you will be served with appetizer then the food and after than your favorite drinks. The fireworks will start at midnight and the time in between can be killed very easily by watching the performance of different bands that are invited on the venue.
New Year in London Fireworks – Duck and Waffle
Do you want to celebrate the New Year in London with true British spirit? If yes then you need to be at Duck and Waffle at New Year’s Eve. Not only you will be having the best time of your life in this place but you will also get a beautiful view of London city where everything will be lightening up in the spirit of New Year. Keep in mind that you cannot just crash there on New Year’s Eve, you will have to book a ticket first. The place is situated at the 40th Floor in London at Heron Tower which is one of the most famous and previously the “tallest building in London“. This restaurant opened in 2012 so it has not been around since a long time.
However, the restaurant came into limelight after the New Year Eve’s celebration last year. They definitely threw one of the best parties in London Town. If anyone has seen the New Year’s celebration at Duck and Waffle, he/ she would never choose any other venue. You can eat delicious food, drink your favorite vine/ cocktails, enjoy the performance of different music bands and finally get to see the fireworks at midnight.
One of the most important events that happen in London on New Year is London Parade. Anyone who is living in London city can come to see this parade on 1st January each day. In 2014, it will be 24th annual New Year Day Parade in London and of course, this is one of the best ways to kick start the New Year.
In New Year’s Day Parade, more than 10,000 performers will be taking part and these performers will be representing people of London and many other countries from all over the world.
The highlights of the parade will be Acrobats, Dancers, Musicians, Cheerleaders and many different performers. If this is going to be your first New Year in London, you will be amazed to see the colors and fall in love with the celebrations. You can find more information about London Parade on official website (www.londonparade.co.uk). The Parade will start on 1st January 2014 at 12pm and end at 3:15pm.
Boxing Day and New Year in London Sales
At the end of December, the most important events in London are Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year. Those of you who love shopping, can find special discount and sales during this season. It can be said and December and January are the biggest sale seasons in London city. You can find clothing, electronics, furniture items and gadgets at a discounted price from almost every shop in town. If you have been waiting for right time to shop, your time is about to arrive now.
In most of the cases, the sales start at stores after Christmas or on the Boxing Day. Christmas is celebrated on 25th December and Boxing Day is celebrated on 26th December in London. The sales keep running until New Year and in some stores, the sales continue for the month of January as well.
New Year in London Sales Information
As per the information received by our reporters, the sales in most departmental stores of London will start from 26th or 27th December. Below, you will find information about the big stores and their starting dates of sales.
Fortnum & Mason – 27 December 2013
Harvey Nichols – 26 December 2013
Harrods – 26 December 2013
Liberty – 26 December 2013
John Lewis – 02 January 2014
Peter Jones – 27 December 2013
London Designer Outlet – 26 December 2013
Westfield London – 26 December 2013
Selfridges – Sale Continued
Westfield Stratford City – 26 December 2013
Bottom Line – New Year In London
You have survived the entire year of 2013. For some people, this would have been the best year of their life and for some, 2013 might have brought some painful memories. The point is not how you spent the passing year but how you are planning to spend the upcoming year. It doesn’t matter what happened in 2013, we all should enter into 2014 with a new spirit, motivation and goals. A very Happy New Year to all of you out there from my side.