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

Celebrate the start of 2019 with the continually incredible New Year's Eve fireworks in London. Taking place along the River Thames in London, the official fireworks display is ticketed, so we've come up with some alternative. From rooftop bars with stunning views of London's new year's eve fireworks, to boat parties that just so happen to be in the thick of the display, we've left no epic night behind.

When: 31st December 2018

Where: London River Thames, Southbank 

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

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

Last updated on 17th December 2018




@ 8 Northumberland Avenue on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 18:45 - 2:00

One of the most elegant and decadent events in Central London this New Year's Eve, head to 8 Northumberland Avenue for a stunning night of drinking, dancing and important firework viewing! You'll be catered for in every conceivable way at this Circus-themed extravaganza. 

@ Royal Festival Hall on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 19:00 - 2:30

Make the countdown a memorable one, as this riverside spot invites you to experience London's iconic fireworks display like never before. Catch all the action as the Royal Festival Hall is transformed into an impressive space with 12 DJs, 7 bars, 2 live acts and more.

@ Altitude London SkyBar on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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.

@ City Social on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Located on the 24th floor of Tower 42, this stunning restaurant is going all out to bring your the New Year's Eve of dreams. With a stunning meal and Champagne for days it'll be easy getting you on to the dancefloor.

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

Save £100.00 on ticket Downstairs - Bar Drinks & Canapes Ticket with discount code JIMMYSNYE

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. 

@ Lock 17 on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 19:00 - 3:00

Prepare to be taken on quite the journey this NYE, as Wicked Student Nights has a boozy bar crawl in store. Kicking things off at Lock 17, you can soak up free shots and drinks at a reduced price, before touring some of Camden's best bars. There's even a stop at Primrose Hill to catch the fireworks before ending at Fest.

@ Oblix at the Shard on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 23:30 - 3:00

Spend the new year in London's tallest building, at a Great Gatsby celebration complete with fireworks and panoramic views of the city. Dress in all your finery before enjoying an open bar and live swing orchestra, with DJ sets carrying you through to the early hours of 2019.  

@ Walkers of Whitehall on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 20:00 - 3:00

If clubbing isn't really your style, this Bottomless NYE party may just be the trick. Enjoy a stunning selection of dishes with bottomless booze, a stone's throw away from Trafalgar Squares' firework show. If you feel like having a boogie, the basement disco is there for you. 

@ 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.

@ Crown Pier on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 21:00 - 5:00

Add some hard partying into your firework-watching this New Year's Eve with this boat. Jump aboard as the boat sails down the Thames, churning out the tunes and getting you a prime space to catch the action, before sending you to an after-party at Space.

@ GONG on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 22:00 - 2:45

Head to The Shard's impressive cocktail bar and experience the stunning fireworks in all their glory. Bringing you sky-high views of the iconic skyline alongside live music, the House of Burlesque and an impressive cocktail list, this is one luxury NYE shindig.

@ 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.

@ Hotel Indigo - 1 Leicester Square on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Looking for the ultimate party in central London. Head to this rooftop hotspot, where you'll find panoramic views of London and the legendary fireworks display, alongside bottomless drinks, moreish canapés and a fine selection of food.

@ South Bank, Honest Burgers on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 19:00 - 0:00

With a stellar view of the fireworks and VIP tickets to the show included, Honest are pulling out all the stops this year. On top of that, you can feast on burgers from the menu and dessert from A Pie Party, with 5 drinks to sip on.

@ 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.

@ Tamesis Dock on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 20:00 - 4:00

With nothing to block your view of the London Eye, Tamesis Dock is one of the top spots to be this New Year's Eve. Get the bubbly flowing and the snacks down you, because this boat bar will have the tunes blaring until 4am.

@ Viscount Party Boat on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 @ 20:00 - 1:00

Make yours a New Year's to remember, with a sparkly evening along the Thames. Set sail aboard the MV Viscount, with live DJs providing the soundtrack to a backdrop of some of London's most iconic sights. There's even a delicious buffet and licenced bar on board.