Where to Watch The New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

Celebrate the start of 2019 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 2018

Where: London River Thames, Southbank 

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

Bars nearby to watch New Year's Eve 2018 Fireworks

Discover where to watch the New Year's Eve 2018 fireworks in London from bars and parties nearby. We recommend the best London bars and restaurants with the best views of the NYE 2018 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 2018!

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

Last updated on 15th October 2018




@ Bar Elba on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 18:00 - 3:00

Do New Year's Eve properly this year and head for the rooftops as Bar Elba splashes out on their all-inclusive cocktails-with-a-view party. Get up close and personal with some very spangly pyrotechnics at this bar that is slap-bang in the middle of Waterloo.

@ Salsa! Temple on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

When it comes to watching the fireworks, there's nothing worse than a huge crowd and people blocking your view. You won't find that here, though, as this Temple spot promises a stunning view and glass of prosecco alongside entertainment, salsa dancing and a live band to keep through the night.

@ Altitude London SkyBar on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 20:00 - 4:00

If you want to watch the iconic fireworks without the hustle and bustle of the hoi polloi, head to the top of London's glitzy Millbank Tower for an evening of Champagne, delicious food, live DJs and unparalleled views of the action over the Thames.

@ Jimmy's Lodge on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 19:30 - 2:00

Jimmy's is renowned for its Southbank location, and it's here you'll be able to sip on cocktails and graze on canapes while enjoying the breathtaking display. There's also the options to add on a three-course meal and there are private igloos up for grabs if you want a VIP experience. 

@ The Golden Flame on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 19:30 - 2:00

Get one of the best views of the incredible London fireworks as The Golden Flame sets sail down the Thames for the seventh year in the row. The party boat will be moored close to the action so you get the full effect, as well as putting on a cracking soundtrack to help you dance your way into 2019.