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 2nd December 2016
Combining a huge boat party, a huge club night and front row seats to London's iconic firework display, the Pukka Up Boast Party event offers a truly unforgettable way to celebrate the arrival of 2017. First cruising up and down the Thames, visiting the city's most iconic sights, each boat will then position themselves near Blackfriars Bridge, serving front row seats to arguably the best New Year's Eve firework display in the world. After that, anyone left standing can head to the Qube Project for Hedkandi, where world renowned DJ and producers will be spinning tracks long into the early hours of 2017.
Renowned for its amazing views and wonderful cocktails, the Sky Garden's host a dazzling 1920s themed New Year's Eve celebration this year. With huge, bright green plants spread across the room, amazing views across the entire city and music provided by the wonderful Juke Joints, this is definitely a New Year's Eve celebration like no other.
Set your sights on the fireworks prize this New Year's Eve courtesy of Bar&Co. Not only boasting a front row viewing of all the fireworks action in the city, join this boat party for a fun filled night of drinks, dancing and more once the clock strikes 2017.
Clamber aboard The William B for one of the most spectacular views of the world-famous London fireworks this New Year's Eve. The five-hour cruise will give you a tour along the River Thames, there's a buffet, drinks at midnight and a DJ keeping you dancing.
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.
Resting on the southern banks of the Thames, the Doubletree Hotel hosts a New Year's Eve party that's sure to leave a lasting impression on its guests. After first filling guests with delicious canapes and a four course dinner, the party continues on the Thames, where guests will see all of London's most famous landmarks before being taken to Westminster to witness the city's iconic New Year's Eve firework display. Full of delicious food, wonderful drinks and beautiful sights, this event offers a truly memorable way to welcome 2017.
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.
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.
Adding some huge name DJs into your firework-watching is ElectronicSessions as they put on a club night aboard The Golden Flame. The boat will be cruising the Thames, showing you London's best sights as DJs Luke Bloomfield, Mike Crawley and a tonne of special guests work the decks.
When it comes to a luxury NYE event in London, none do it better that the Arctic Aurora Dinner Cruise. Board the Silver Barracuda for an end of the year to remember as you not only indulge in stunning dining, there's a Champagne reception and views of London's infamous fireworks.
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.
The River Rooms are giving a view of the London New Year's Eve fireworks with some serious style. Spend the evening in their beautiful waterside location, enjoying a four-course meal, canapes, unlimited wine and beer before the main event kicks off.
Boasting their own fireworks display in London this New Year's Eve, it's no wonder that The Roof Gardens is one of the hottest places to be come the strike of 2017. Join them not only for sparkling displays, there's jugglers, entertainment, bubbly and plenty more.
The cloud-touching Sky Bar at the top of Millbank Tower open their doors this New Year's Eve, offering Londoner's a truly decadent and opulent way to celebrate the turning of the year. Offering 360 degree views of London's skyline and with the bar staff making sure you never see the bottom of a glass, there a few better places to see London's iconic firework display.
Starting off with a delicious three course dinner and concluding with front row views of London's iconic firework display, the team at Brown's offer a truly special way to spend New Year's Eve. Following dinner and before the fireworks, guest will enjoy a cruise down the Thames, visiting all of London's sights before heading towards Westminster. Suave, elegant and sophisticated; everything you could want from a night out in London.
Looking for front row seats to the best fireworks display in the world? Funnily enough, the Big Bang Boat Party are promising just that this New Year's Eve in the city. Not only toasting in the new year, there's a sparkling display, London landmarks, a 5 hour cruise and UNLIMITED drinks.