6 Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve in London

New Year Fireworks

London is one of the most popular cities on earth, and there’s no better time to visit than New Year’s Eve. With plenty of events and attractions open specially to celebrate the new year, if you’re looking for the ideal place to say hello to 2020, then look no further.

Let’s take a look at a few of the key reasons why the UK’s capital is the perfect city for seeing in the New Year…

The fireworks

London’s annual firework display is so popular that the event became ticketed in 2014. This has proven to be a controversial decision – mostly because the tickets sell out so quickly! While there’s no chance of securing a spot in the official viewing area this year, that shouldn’t put you off. There are lots of other great places where you can see the fireworks while you stay in Chelsea London.

Some of our favourite spots include Alexandra Palace, where you’ll have great a stunning view of the city skyline. Primrose Hill is another fantastic location for seeing the action, and Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath both also welcome visitors eager to see the fireworks for themselves without buying a ticket.

The parties

Nowhere enjoys a party quite like London! If you can’t see in the New Year without a lively celebration, then this is another fantastic reason to head to the city. There’s something for everyone – from large formal gatherings to lavish parties, themed events and much more besides. During your stay at your Townhouse Hotel in London, all you need to do is choose from the huge variety of events on offer. Some of our favourites include the upcoming New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl at Zoo Bar & Nightclub, the US-themed New Year’s Eve Ball, and the Creatures of the Night celebration at the Natural History Museum.

Winter Wonderland

The remarkable Winter Wonderland will be open for New Year’s Eve, providing visitors with an array of great entertainment and activities such as ice-skating, comedy shows and fairground rides. A trip here is a great way to get ready for 2020!

Family-friendly entertainment

Not only adults can enjoy their visit to London for New Year’s Eve. There are also lots of daytime and evening events designed around kids, which makes a stay here fun for all the family. While travelling with younger children might mean you avoid some of the more raucous celebrations, you can still head to a restaurant for some New Year’s Eve dining (be sure to book in advance) or head to a magical show such as The Nutcracker before enjoying a family-friendly party.

The New Year’s Day Parade

This popular parade sees more than 10,000 performers travel through central London, with crowds enjoying the spectacle as they pass. It’s a great way to start 2020 while you stay in Chelsea London.

Enjoy some new year’s shopping

London can always be relied upon for great shopping, and New Year frequently marks the start of the sale season! Look out for the elaborate displays in some of the city’s most popular stores to start the New Year with some great bargains.