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

Whatever state you wake in come 1st January 2022, the capital has a wealth of activities fit for all types of hangover. Whether you're looking to ease that headache with a bottomless brunch and your besties, or take the day a little slower with a wintry walk and a warming pint, we've rounded up some of the festive and fun things to do on New Year's Day in London. 

Last updated on 29th July 2021

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.

Play Darts At Flight Club

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One of the best fun New Year's day activities in London, Flight Club is bringing you a winning combo of tasty food, drinks and social darts. Ease the hangover on free-flowing pizza and a bottle of bubbly, before taking to your own private oche and trying for a bullseye.

The Brixton Courtyard won't let a little hangover stop them from having fun on New Year's Day. In fact, they're keeping the drinks flowing and the good times rolling with their daytime celebration, featuring Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts and Freestylers.

  Smuggle Booze Past A Prison Warden

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Shoreditch on Various dates from Wednesday 4th August 2021

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.