Fun Things To Do On New Year's Day In London

Whether you're looking to nurse a pounding head, keep the party going, or kick off your New Year resolutions, the first of January sees London arise from its sleepy festive slumber and kick off the New Year in style. From boozy feasts, to crisp winter walks and top West End shows, we've rounded up the best ways to spend the first bank holiday of 2020 (and none of them involves getting sweaty in a darkened warehouse, thank god).

Last updated on 25th November 2020

@ Pergola Paddington on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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Join Pergola Paddington on New Year's Day to celebrate the final days of the festive season in style. You're sure to sooth any headache at this charming winter pop-up in London where heated seating, steaming bowls of fondue and piping hot cocktails await you. 

Supercharged Sparkle

After a week of sleeping on a blow-up mattress with only your childhood sleeping bag for cover, it's no wonder family tensions can start to boil over by January the 1st. Instead of remote control battles and pass-agg comments, however, relieve the stress with some good old-fashioned games. From Monopoly to ping pong, these bars promise to be an awful lot cheaper than family therapy, and probably more fun too.

Get Your Skates On

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Head to one of London's stunning ice rinks to kick off 2020 Torvill and Dean style. From the impressive surroundings of The Natural History Museum and Somerset House to Hyde Park favourite, Winter Wonderland, all offer the chance to show off your skills and get some cracking festive content for the 'gram while you're at it.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Shoreditch on Various dates from Sunday 29th November 2020

Pay a visit to Alcotraz on New Year's Day for a little hair of the dog and a few immersive thrills as you attempt to outwit the prison warden while smuggling in a few illicit sips. Once inside, the poison mixologists will whip up your very own bespoke cocktails.