Is it just us, or has this year passed by extremely quickly? In order to make sure you know where the best celebrations are taking place across the capital this New Year’s Eve, take a look at our guide to the best events, celebrations…and fireworks.
Celebrate New Years Eve in London
For families: New Year's Eve Firework Display
Just a stone’s throw away from Dolphin Square is where you can experience some of the world’s most spectacular fireworks this New Year’s Eve. London’s magnificent display taking place at the EDF Energy London Eye will be watched on televisions across the globe, and the display also attracts huge crowds to the designated viewing areas along the banks of the river Thames. Areas fill up early so make sure you plan in advance and leave plenty of time if you want to watch from the riverbank. Find out more
For clubbers: The One, EGG London
One of London’s most famous nightclubs, EGG, is launching “The One”, a brand new party series, beginning this NYE 2013. Although the event’s very special headliners are being kept as a secret for now, rest assured they will be announced soon and will definitely not disappoint. Alongside the headliners there will also be sets from Circo Loco resident Tania Vulcano, Hot Creations and Cocoon star wAFF and more talented DJs are yet to be announced. Find out more and book tickets
For good old-fashioned fun: Bavarian Beerhouse
For something a little different this year, how about celebrating this New Year’s Eve in traditional Oktoberfest fashion at the Bavarian Beerhouse in east London. See in 2014, in true Bavarian-style and enjoy traditional German food, music and of course delicious Bavarian beer. The evening’s entertainment includes a DJ and disco, with both German and International music, for lots of dancing late into the night. Find out more and book tickets
For music lovers: Secretsundaze
To join in the party at one of London’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations, head south of the river to Electric Brixton, for their biggest party of the year so far, Secretsundaze. Music fans are in for a treat on the 31st of December with Levon Vincent heading up the main room and headline act Point G on the decks during the much anticipated evening. Don’t miss out this NYE, find out more and book tickets
For glamour: Night at the Oscars New Years Eve Party
For some sparkle this New Year, head west and enjoy a night of delicious food, champagne, canapés, dancing and Hollywood glamour. Enjoy a “Night at the Oscars” among friends, and see in the New Year in your gladrags and Hollywood themed fancy dress costumes. The perfect way to see in 2014, in style. Find out more
Unusual New Years Eve Celebrations in London
One of the world’s hotspots for New Year's Eve fun and festivities, party revellers travel far and wide to take part in London’s infamous celebrations. For those of you looking to avoid the masses in favour of quirkier and more unusual haunts to welcome the new year, we have sourced various alternative parties taking place in and around the capital:
1) Why spend New Year's Eve crammed inside a sweaty club when you can party on a boat instead?! Celebrate the New Year at Bar&Co which offers the best views of the midnight fireworks in London from a prime river position. This double-decked boat is an anchored party palace which offers a stocked drinks fridge and DJs who will keep you dancing into the early hours of 2015.
2) For table-tennis enthusiasts we have sourced a night of unlimited UV ping-pong, a truly original way to see in 2015. Bounce, Europe’s largest purpose built social ping-pong house, is throwing a huge party that includes just that, on top of UV artwork, face painters and special cocktail prizes for those with the best UV-themed outfits. And it’s not just ping pong, Bounce is also the ideal venue for those wanting to dance to a mix of funky, retro party and be part of the UV spectacle.
3) Don your finest mask for an evening of anonymity at Paradise By Way of Kensal Green, at its decadent New Year's Eve Masked Ball. A huge success last year, you can expect a glamorous affair with the promise of big party tunes, cool decor and a sexy, fun-time crowd. Music on the night will be provided by London's hottest DJ talent set across both floors of the venue. Prepare yourself for a New Years Eve masquerade extravaganza.
4) For a retro celebration the Blitz Party takes place in an authentic makeshift air shelter, and party revellers celebrate wartime nostalgia, fun and glamour. WWII uniforms and 1940’s style is the necessary attire for this event which takes place in the Great Suffolk Street Arches on South Bank. The evening includes live music, dancing and dancehall songs from the era as well as delicious gin-based cocktails from sponsors Bourne & Hollingsworth.
Staying at Dolphin House for New Years Eve
Whether it's a family celebration, a party with a group of friends or a romantic night for two, here's three reasons to pick Dolphin House serviced London apartments for New Year's Eve.We all know that London is the place to see in the New Year, with the plethora of parties, firework displays and of course the January sales!
For those of you that are looking for a place to stay, whether it be as a family, group of friends or a romantic twosome, the elegant London serviced apartments at Dolphin House offer both privacy and comfort in the centre of London at competitive rates.
For couples who prioritise privacy, our fully serviced apartments offer the flexibility to relax just as you would at home. Many of the apartments offer a full kitchen and dining facilities, so whether it be cooking your favourite meal before going out, or kicking back in front of a movie, the self-serviced apartments offer both the space and the privacy to relax or entertain.
Travelling 'en famille' can often be a stressful experience, but our spacious apartments offer up to three bedrooms and are the perfect solution to the 'home away from home'. The on-site Dolphin Square Shopping Arcade offers access to all of the necessities, including grocery stores, newsagents and a dry cleaners meaning you can run all your errands without the hassle of parking the car! With acres of space and all of the facilities you could possibly need, self-serviced apartments are often preferable for large families who struggle with the limitations of hotels. It's also worth mentioning that residents have access to the Dolphin Fitness Club which includes an indoor swimming pool and a delicious range of dishes at the Dolphin Bar & Grill.
For those of you wanting to spend New Year as a group, a self-serviced apartment offers you the freedom to make New Year your own - whether it be a place to rest before heading into the city, popping open a bottle of bubbly before the clock strikes 12, or hosting a celebratory dinner with your closest friends. The sophisticated Bar & Lounge area is the ideal pitstop before venturing for a night out on the town and if you're really looking to push the boat out - you can pay a quick visit to the onsite hairdressers in the Dolphin Square Arcade! If you're feeling slightly worse for wear on New Years Day, then a Salt Infused Steam in our Moroccan Themed Spa is the perfect detoxifying agent.