Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

Celebrate the start of 2017 with the incredible New Year's Eve fireworks in London. Taking place along the River Thames in London, the official fireworks display is ticketed this year, but there are several bars and parties with perfect locations, prime for catching the action. 

When: 31st December 2016

Where: London River Thames, Southbank 

Nearest Tube:  Many including Embankment, Barbican, Waterloo, London Bridge, Monument

Bars nearby to watch New Years Eve 2016 Fireworks

Discover where to watch the New Year's Eve 2016 fireworks in London from bars and parties nearby. We recommend the best London bars and restaurants with the best views of the NYE 2016 fireworks display in London. London is always busy for New Year's Eve so make sure you bag a spot at one of the best bars in London to watch the famous fireworks display to welcome in 2017!

For further inspiration, take a look at our London New Year's Eve Guide

Last updated on 31st August 2016

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Located just a few moments from Trafalgar Square, guests will take the short stroll from No.8 Northumberland Ave to the riverfront in time to see London’s famous firework display this NYE. This event is about so much more than just the fireworks though, with a delicious four-course feast, unlimited drinks, champagne at midnight and DJs keeping the party flowing until 2am right in the heart of central London.

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Expect a night of Gatsby-inspired excess from this stylish and chic boat party. Dress up in your 1920s best and get set for a dazzling NYE experience, with a champagne reception, three delicious courses, a puzzling murder mystery and unlimited booze all to look forward to in the lead-up to midnight. Take in the spectacular pyrotechnics from the Thames a midnight, and round off your celebrations by hitting the dancefloor; there’s a DJ until 1.30am.

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Embark on a 4-hour cruise taking in the breathtaking sights of central London, where you will of course get a prime view of the city’s world-famous fireworks when Big Ben strikes 12. Head out onto the back deck in time for midnight and watch in awe as the sky lights up, with an all-inclusive bar and classic party hits from the DJ when it’s time to head back inside.

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You could literally almost throw a stone between the Tattershall Castle and the London Eye. Don’t try though. Naturally, this permanently moored boat in the very heart of central London is one of the very best places to catch the fireworks in all their splendour. They’re getting firmly in the mood for a huge party with food, drinks, live bands and DJs, get your tickets before they’re all snapped up.

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Immerse yourself in the centre of the action as London’s famous NYE fireworks display gets into full swing. Kicking off with a champagne reception early in the evening, you’ll cruise down the Thames watching a lit-up London ready itself for midnight, tucking into a mix of hot and cold finger food and helping yourself to unlimited booze from the open bar. There’s a DJ to drop those party classics to get you in the mood and, come midnight, you’ll enjoy one of the best views of the fireworks from your enviable position on the Thames.

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