Celebrate New Year's Eve in London.
Sunday 31 December 2018
It's one of London's biggest party nights, with a host of festivities, fireworks and fun!
On New Year's Eve, London comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties in every corner of the capital. Be here at midnight to help see in the New Year with a bang!
And the fun doesn't stop at midnight on December 31. Enjoy a leisurely New Year's Day at some of London's best attractions and museums when the masses are at home, nursing the hangover.
Nutcracker Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall (New Years Eve)
For the first time ever, Birmingham Royal Ballet brings this Christmas favourite to the Royal Albert Hall. This magical ballet, with its ravishing Tchaikovsky score, is the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.
We join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home. As midnight strikes, the Christmas tree grows and grows, and Clara’s nutcracker doll and his army of toy soldiers come to life. Clara is swept away through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The spectacular staging has been created especially for the Royal Albert Hall with Simon Callow as the voice of Clara’s mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. Video and projection by Tony-Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse) and gorgeous period costumes conjure up a spellbinding fantasy world, in which Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 70 superb dancers and full orchestra weave their magic.
Tickets from £40 (restricted view) Ground Level £68 Stalls £78 / £100 Circle £59 / £48
Museum’s and Attractions Open on New Year’s Day Include
Churchill War Rooms
Imperial War Museum
London Transport Museum
Museum of London
National Maritime Museum
Natural History Museum
Sherlock Holmes Museum
V & A
Hampton Court Palace
Sea-Life London Aquarium
London Wetland Centre
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Ripleys Believe It or Not
National Portrait Gallery
Royal Academy of Arts
New Year’s Day Parade
Ever wondered how one of the world’s great turn of year traditions came about? LNYDP – London’s New Year’s Day Parade has evolved into one of the world’s great street spectaculars with up to 10,000 performers from across continents, hundreds of thousands of spectators, and a ‘live’ TV audience of several hundred million.
The first New Year’s Day Parade in London was on January 1st 1987, and it was called ‘The Lord Mayor of Westminster’s Big Parade’. The event featured about 2,000 performers, mostly marching bands, and meandered its way from Berkeley Street to Portland Place via Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, and Oxfords Circus. London had not seen anything like it before, and did not really quite know what to make of it. The hundred thousand or so spectators, though a bit puzzled, certainly seemed to enjoy themselves. Not surprising really when you consider that pre 1987 London on January 1st was a pretty gloomy place. If the shops opened it was only for half a day, most restaurants did not bother to open at all, and even many of the theatres could not see much point in presenting a performance. A successful repeat in 1988, and then some big changes in 1989 when the ever popular cheerleaders made their first appearance in the Parade, the first of the now prestigious and popular concerts was performed, and the organiser’s started dabbling with the concept of a Parade Finale Arena. Highlights in 1992 and 1993 were incredible Finale Performances by every band and musical ensembles in the Parade in the Royal Albert Hall. How we ever pulled that one off we are not quite sure, but it happened, and it was memorable.
Coach from M1 Junc 36, Rotherham, Catcliffe, Sheffield & Chesterfield
1 Night’s Bed & English Breakfast
4* Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington
FREE Transport on London Underground and London Buses from 23h45 - 04h30
Visit the New Year’s Day Parade
Lots of FREE time to enjoy the many attraction/shows on offer
Optional River Cruise on New Year’s Eve (Details to follow )
Optional New Year's Eve Dinner (Details to follow)
Child under 12 yrs: £99 (sharing with 2 adults)
Single Supplement: £65
Balance Due: 31 October 2018
Please note that trIple rooms are subject to availability (we only have a few on hold so first come first served)
As we unable to book more than 4 tickets for the fireworks we will e mail anyone who books with us, the link to book yourselves. Tjhey normally go on sale at the beginning of October and cost approximately £10 each. If you dont get tickets, then we will give advice on the best places you cvan view the fireworks for free