London is one of the best destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The city comes alive with stalls and decorations, and the incredible variety of neighborhoods, venues, and music scenes here are at their best on New Year’s Eve.

That’s why we’re dedicating today’s article to the 5 best things to do on the last day of the year, so don’t miss out!

1. Go clubbing in London

As an alternative to the classic New Year’s Eve in the square, you can choose from the thousands of clubs and bars of new years eve London vip tables. Moondance is a great choice for hardcore and house music lovers, with five venues seating over 3,000 people. At the legendary Egg (200 York Way, Kings Cross), the party is Caribbean Carnival style, with music, costumes, and all-white with four rooms and all the charm of an exotic feast.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Camden Town is the place to go for live music and great DJ sets. If you prefer electronica or house, Fabric’s New Year’s Eve on Charterhouse Street is the place for you (Fabric). London’s Pacha remains a classic, hosting a themed party every year.

And on New Year’s Day, there are plenty of options for an after-party, including the London New Year’s Day Parade. Around 10,000 performers, costumes, and marching bands, as well as floats and hot air balloons, are present around London. The parade departs at midday from Parliament Square via Parliament Street, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, and Piccadilly Circus.

2. Watch the fireworks

Watching the fireworks display along the Thames with champagne in hand on the night of the 31st is no easy feat, but if you do, you won’t regret it. The riverbanks between Westminster and Tower Bridge fill up from 4pm to secure a seat on the Southbank. The bridges close as soon as they get crowded, especially Westminster Bridge. In addition, Westminster, St James’s Park, and Embankment tube stations usually close at 9pm.

That’s why the London Eye, London’s great scenic eye, is the best place to enjoy the spectacle, from where the fireworks are launched (in Jubilee Gardens South Bank, between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge).

3. Enjoy a cruise on the Thames

A quieter way to enjoy New Year’s Eve, and a very impressive one, is a cruise on the river Thames. You embark at Westminster Pier, followed by dinner with background music and then a disco on board as the boat sails towards Greenwich. Before midnight, near Big Ben, you can wait for the famous 12 o’clock chimes and admire the fireworks from the comfort of the ship’s deck.

4. New Year’s Eve dinner in a restaurant.

New Year’s Eve dinner in London is often expensive. But there are alternatives to the big restaurants like Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, such as Apollo Banana Leaf, Mandalay, Big Apple Hot Dogs, and Café East that offer decently priced menus. There is also the city’s full repertoire of ethnic cuisine, many of which you’ll find open.

5. Spend New Year’s Eve in the square

London’s other popular New Year’s Eve is celebrated every year in Trafalgar Square, in the shade of the Christmas tree donated each year by Norway. In fact, a big party has been held there since 1947. The large square is transformed into a mega open-air disco, with concerts and toasts. Again, the advice is to get your bearings well before midnight, heading for Trafalgar Square from late afternoon onwards.

In addition, you should know that all transport in London is free of charge from 23:45 on 31 December until 04:30 on 1 January.