In terms of the upcoming festive season, London is one of the best cities to be in. With atmosphere, events and excitement the whole year round already, you can be sure that the London New Year will bring some of the most unique events in the country. That’s why London is such a popular Christmas and new year’s attraction, many people visiting the city to enjoy the Christmas lights and the comfort of hotels like the Park Grand London Kensington. Before you visit however, it’s a good idea to plan; many of the best New Year’s celebrations in the city tend to sell out rather quickly and ensuring that you are prepared for the mad rush will ensure that your plans run as smoothly as possible. Below are some of our top tips and recommendations to bring in 2019 with a bang.
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Every year, the famous Trafalgar Square plays host to one of the most magnificent Christmas trees in the city. Reaching high into the sky, a quick walk around the square will give you a good idea of just how much effort is put into this great festive tree. Glittering high into the sky, the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square rivals the grand scale of Nelson’s Column and the beautiful fountain in the square.
London New Year parties
From Shoreditch to Ealing, there are plenty of New Year’s parties to enjoy in London. As one of the entertainment capitals of the world, London is well known for hosting incredibly lavish and stylish parties. Best book quickly, these parties tend to sell faster than a firework goes off and set off with just as much glittering colour and spectacle. For the best areas for New Year’s parties, check out the nightlife in Shoreditch, as well as the bars and clubs in Soho.
The best spots to catch fireworks
If you want to see the fireworks in London this New Year’s Eve, then check out these classic spots.
Based in Hyde Park, the world-famous Winter Wonderland is a haven for anyone looking to enjoy the festive atmosphere in style. With fairground rides, food stalls and beautiful bars, the winter wonderland in the historic Hyde Park promises hundreds of attractions and a great way to spend your New Year’s Day.
Royal Park Fireworks displays
The royal parks of London all play host to magnificent fireworks displays, for which you can buy tickets for a mere tenner. With Hyde Park, Greenwich, Regents and Richmond all bringing a heap load of great spots to see the brilliant London fireworks, you’ll be racing to wrap up warm and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the clock strikes 12. Again, this is one you should book in advance for, whole areas of the city are cordoned off to make way for the New Year’s crowds.
New Year’s Eve on the Shard
Head up to levels 69 and 72 of the Shard near London Bridge for a night of DJ’s, cocktails and stunning views across the city. As a prime spot to see the fireworks in the Royal Parks, this’ll be a New Years Eve to cherish forever.