Where to watch the Fireworks
If you’ve already got your tickets, then your firework viewing is sorted. Now all you need to do is fight for the best spot – Victoria Embankment and South Bank are our spots of choice. With The Refinery Bankside just around the corner, why not join them for dinner? They’ve got a fabulous special NYE set menu on offer for £50pp including a welcome drink, 3 sumptuous courses with coffee & petit fours to see you off.
If you haven’t been so lucky, or organised, in the ticketed department there are still plenty of places to watch the fabulous displays. Cannon Street, Southwark Bridge and Tower Bridge are probably the pick of the bunch. Join us for before and after the show at many of our city sites such as The Folly and The Drift.
It’s all well and good talking about plans around the fireworks – but have you thought about the real party bit after all that is over? Many are sold out, but we’ve found a couple of corkers that are top of our list.
The White Mansion: From a saxophonist to fire shows, French mime artists and psychedelic movies in the ‘chilling lounge’ this is an absolute steal with tickets starting from only £24. The venue boasts 2 dancefloors, 1 art room and 3 small lounges. Street food will be available and the dress code is: white. Full details and tickets can be found here. It’s been described by The Telegraph as the ‘#1 best party in the UK’ and the best bit – the location is a secret. Our advice – get your tickets now!
Great Gatsby at Sky Garden: For something sleek, suave and Gatsby in every way – including what it will cost you to go – The Sky Garden’s exclusive party is the answer. With unbelievable views as your backdrop including the best seat in the house for the aforementioned fireworks this is a unique setting to bring in 2017. Your evening will be filled with exquisite food and drink from the 2 bars and 2 restaurants. A variety of tickets are available: the basic entrance and all-night access with a welcome drink on arrival is £95pp.
New Year’s Day
The world may well seem slightly more deserted than usual, with the NYE late-night revellers making the most of lying in and lounging. In our view, that means there’s no better time to make the most of all that London has to offer.
Kick that hangover with a Bloody Mary at The Refinery Bankside, The Parlour or Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross then why not poke around the Turner Prize exhibition at the Tate Britain or skate around the rink in Canary Wharf? You’ll be amazed how exhilarated you feel, and you know what they say – start as you mean to go on!
Happy New Year to you!