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

Celebrate the start of 2020 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 alternatives. 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 2019

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 15th November 2019

@ GONG on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 2:00

Where better to catch all of the stunning spectacle than from the 52nd floor of London's iconic The Shard? Head to the stylish GONG Bar for a Studio 54-themed party and enjoy panoramic views across London alongside Champagne, nibbles and funky tunes from a DJ.

@ Hampshire Penthouse on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 0:30

Enjoying a panoramic view over the London skyline, Leicester Square-based Hampshire Penthouse is giving you unrivalled views of the fireworks this New Year's Eve. Add on to the evening free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne and drinks, and you're in for a spectacular evening.

@ Fifty Five Camden on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 1:00

Ride around the city on a party bus and get prime position for the fireworks this New Years Eve. You'll get to kick off 2020 in style with a unique tour of the city, plenty of booze and an unparalleled party vibe for watching the spectacle.

@ London Sky Bar (Atmosphere Venues) on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 6:00

London Skybar is giving you a panoramic view of the city along with 12 hours of non-stop celebrations this New Year's Eve. Journey to the skies and you'll discover an evening of delicious dining, drinking and dancing in prime position for the firework display.

@ Ping Pong Southbank on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 3:00

With a stunning location right on the Southbank, Ping Pong's New Year's celebrations will be kicking off with an excellent menu of delicious dim sum, not to mention a few fantastic cocktails. Following that you'll move to their exclusive viewing area to watch the big event come midnight.

@ Tamesis Dock on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 4:00

Cake is celebrating a delicious 9 years of festival-flavoured parties with an epic New Year's Eve celebration, sending 2019 off from Tamesis Dock. Head on over to dance all night top tasty remixes with epic views of the fireworks over the city. 

London Party Boats

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What better way to catch the fireworks than on a boat in the Thames? Watch every stunning moment and welcome 2020 in style while cruising down the Thames on one of London Party Boats' unique vessels, it's sure to make for a memorable experience. 

@ The Golden Flame on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:30 - 2:00

Don't miss the fireworks this New Years Eve as The Golden Flame brings you some of the best views of the iconic display. With a boat party on the Thames, you'll be able to watch the event from a fully heated deck before getting back to the dancefloor.

@ Brasserie Blanc on Tuesday 31st December 2019

December 31st is the most magical night of the year for London when the streets are jam-packed and the sky becomes alight. What better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous three-course dinner followed by a midnight cruise down the River Thames - the perfect place to pour a glass of bubbles and cheers to 2020. 

@ Boyds Grill & Wine Bar on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Fancy watching the New Years Eve fireworks without the fuss of having to stand in the cold? You're in luck, because not only is the gorgeous Boyds Grill & Wine Bar offering unmatched views and live music, but also a hefty dinner spread and drinks to boot.

@ The Rooftop St James on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 3:00

Head to one of London's prettiest rooftops where they'll be seeing in the newest decade with a stunning session in the sky. Don your black-tie garb and get ready for bubbles aplenty as this exclusive party is offering free-flowing drinks all night long.

@ Café Rouge St Katherine Docks on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 0:30

If you want to give your family a New Year's Eve to remember but are keen to avoid Embankment's crowds, take to the Thames and enjoy the best seats in the house. This family-friendly fireworks river-cruise comes with a stunning three-course feast and glass of bubbly (or soft drink for the little ones) to enjoy as the clock strikes twelve.

@ Pride of London on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 1:00

Looking for some of the best new year's eve firework views in London? Climb aboard the Pride of London for a special night atop The Thames as this boat promises that you'll weave your way along the water, enjoying entertainment and a panoramic viewing of the big show along the way.

@ The Listing on Tuesday 31st December 2019

End your 2019 on a high with a bubbly three-course meal of duck liver parfait, braised venison and chocolate orange tart at Blackfriars' stunning The Listing, followed by a sightseeing boat trip down the Thames to take in the spectacular New Year celebrations from the comfort of your clipper.

@ Alfred Le Roy on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Set sail on the Alfred Le Roy this New Year's Eve and you'll be treated to a glamorous Gatsby-inspired celebration complete with prime views of the firework display. Enjoy a selection of stunning drinks, canapes and pass all the city's best landmarks on this unique journey to 2020. 

@ Bar&Co on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 3:00

Get up close and personal with those midnight fireworks this year as Bar&Co offer you unparalleled views from their deck. Head over to the Embankment boat bar for the chance to get your fill of whizzes, pops and bangs before the DJ launches into non-stop bangers until 3am.

@ Brasserie Blanc on Tuesday 31st December 2019

Add a touch of class to your New Year's Eve plans by dining at city-centre based Brasserie Blanc. The three-course French-inspired feast will be rounded off with an unforgettable trip down the Thames aboard a Sun Clipper boat, with just enough time to pour yourself a glass of bubbles before the sky becomes alight.

@ 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:45 - 2:00

Prepare to be transported to an icy retreat as the stunning 8 Northumberland Avenue brings you a decked out party complete with Champagne, 4 delicious courses, free-flowing drinks, live bands and views of the unmissable London fireworks.

@ Giraffe Southbank Centre on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 1:00

If you're looking for a place to catch all the action you'll be hard-pressed to find a better spot than Giraffe. Located at Southbank Centre, the restaurant is not only offering you front-row seats to all the action but a delicious three-course meal, canapes and bubbles, all accompanied by a live DJ set.

@ Radio Rooftop on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:30 - 2:00

Join Radio Rooftop at ME London for one of the capital's most exclusive New Year's Eve parties. Take in panoramic views of the city's skyline (including those all-important fireworks) from the iconic terrace, and be treated to luxury canapes, an open bar and live DJ all night long.

@ Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Perfectly located in central London, Bourne & Hollingsworth provides the prime location to catch all of the spectacle from their luxurious 10th floor Garden Room and rooftop bar. They'll also be serving canapes, small dishes and bottomless cocktails throughout the night to keep you partying through to the early hours of 2020.

@ Cottons Restaurant & Rum Shack Vauxhall on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 4:00

Celebrate New Year's Eve in true Caribbean style with Cottons Vauxhall. Not only will you enjoy unlimited jerk chicken buffer and run punch, but your night will get an extra bang with the bar's incredible views of the firework display.

@ City Social on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

After a view of London's famous fireworks this New Year's? Aren't we all. Not only is City Social offering sky-high views of the sizzling sights, but the exclusive space is going to be transformed into Studio 54 - complete with cocktails, Champagne and pure decadence.