From decadent dinners to parties and fireworks, here are our top picks for celebrating in the capital this New Year.
Looking for some mystery and excitement this New Year’s Eve? London has many speakeasies and one in particular is hosting a very special secret Prohibition party. The roaring twenties will come to life with a strict 1920s dress code, themed cocktails and flapper dancers showcasing their skill and energy to retro and jazz music. If you want to brush up on your Charleston steps, there’s even a tuition hour before the event. If you choose to attend, the mysterious location of the event will be revealed two weeks before the night. Tickets start from £55.
For something different and memorable, why not take a cruise on the Thames this New Year’s Eve? As the fireworks light up the sky around you, you can watch safely from the deck of either a moored vessel, in a thrilling speedboat or by gently coast along on a larger boat with great company. A picture-perfect moment, you’ll be sipping champagne and saying goodbye to 2017 in style. Tickets start from £179.
Make your way to the famous Shard for a beautiful light display this New Year’s Eve. Head to a local bar for a celebratory drink and when you leave, you need only look up every fifteen minutes to see The Shard mark the quarter hour. Expect to see mesmerising patterns, striking visuals and a feat of light technology that will rival any firework. Acting as a visual timepiece for the capital, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to look up and countdown to 2018. Boasting a unique white display on New Year’s Eve before the final colour display from when the clock strikes midnight, the dazzling lights will happen until dawn on New Year’s Day.
For the ultimate New Year’s Eve dinner, Surrey offers a truly sophisticated affair. Here at Mitre Hampton Court, we are delighted to host one of the most exciting New Year’s Eve parties in Surrey. Imagine a welcoming drinks reception and delicious three-course dinner before receiving your sparklers and champagne at midnight to dance the night away with live music. Tickets start from £45.
We hope these ideas for New Year’s Eve parties in Surrey and further afield have helped your planning. Why not make the most of the celebrations and join us at Mitre Hampton Court for an extended break?