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New Year’s Eve in London: 5 ways to celebrate in style

By LLM Reporters on 13th November 2019

With the festive season fast approaching and New Year’s Eve now just around the corner too, what better time to start thinking about how best to ring in 2020 in style? Topping last year’s celebration is essential, and if you’re looking to pull out all the stops this time and guarantee it’s a real evening to remember, then there are few better places to spend the occasion than in the glamorous big smoke.

The stylish capital has got luxurious offerings by the bucketload, so if you’re in search of a glitzy and sophisticated way to spend the last few hours of 2019, then look no further. Boasting a plethora of prestigious events, sought-after parties and unique experiences to choose from, London is truly the best place in the UK – and even Europe – to celebrate.

Famous for its world-famous fireworks display on the banks of the River Thames, which is an iconic moment not to be missed, it has so much more to choose from, too. So, whether you’re in search of an extravagant party or a more sophisticated soiree, you won’t be disappointed.

With just seven weeks until the big day, it’s time to get those plans locked in – so we’ve rounded up some of the top luxury highlights to consider as we leave 2019 behind and dive head-first into 2020.

1. London SkyBar

Situated at the top of Westminster’s iconic Millbank tower, London Skybar is the capital’s premier spot to celebrate the New Year

If you’re looking for a stylish way to spend your evening, then head to London SkyBar and Atmosphere Venues to immerse yourself in one of London’s premier New Year’s Eve parties.

Providing a 360-degree view of the world-famous firework display, London SkyBar’s Millbank Tower upper floor location promises an exclusive and unique event at one of the best spots in the city.

Expect an indulgent, champagne-filled VIP experience, with some of the finest food and drinks around. London SkyBar’s New Years’ experience promises to be a remarkable party which you won’t want to miss – and, with a range of tiered tickets available from £195, this exclusive event allows you to tailor your experience to create the best night possible.

2. Natural History Museum’s New Year’s Party

The Natural History Museum is opening its doors to those looking for a truly unique New Year’s Party on 31st December. Image credit: bikeworldtravel/

One of London’s most iconic attractions and institutions is opening its doors to those looking for a truly unique New Year’s Party on 31st December – so if that sounds like you, then there’s no time to waste, because tickets are certain to sell out fast.

Unsurprisingly inspired by the natural history theme, this fascinating event will allow party-goers to enjoy the wonders of this truly inspiring venue in any which way they like – from dancing the night away under the blue whale, partaking in the silent disco, or watching the incredible live music on offer.

3. The Curtain Carpe Diem

The Curtain is promising an unforgettable celebration across its upmarket Members Club to bring in 2020 in style

Opening its doors to the public for the biggest night of the year, the Curtain is promising an unforgettable celebration across its upmarket Members Club to bring in 2020 in style. With an incredible set of DJs gearing up to man the decks and some great live music, too, this is an edgy yet sophisticated event that is ideal for those in search of a sophisticated VIP experience.

4. Bokan, Canary Wharf

Bōkan is the destination restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace in Canary Wharf

One of the newer bars to grace the distinguished Canary Wharf, Bokan offers a special event that is the epitome of exclusivity. With tickets starting at £95 per person, this one is highly sought-after – so secure your spaces as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Set in a privileged location with sweeping views over the city’s breath-taking skyline, this New Year’s Party is truly one of a kind. Spread over three floors, the bar, restaurant and – most importantly – the rooftop space come into their own, providing guests with an unforgettable and exclusive night you’ll be talking about for weeks afterwards.

5. Mayfair Masquerade Gala Dinner Party

The Mayfair Masquerade Gala Dinner Party will take place at the iconic Hilton on Park Lane once again

This extremely successful event is back at the iconic Hilton on Park Lane once again, and comprises a three-course dinner designed and meticulously prepared by the venue’s talented head chef. With headline DJs, live bands and entertainment to take you all the way into the new year, this swanky event has got it all. Its masquerade theme makes it the perfect opportunity to dress to the nines and experiment with some beautiful bejewelled masks if you’re a fan of added glamour, and with a range of tickets on offer to choose from, you can make it what you want it to be.

If there’s one thing London has to offer when it comes to New Year’s celebrations, it’s choice – and plenty of it if you’re in search of a little luxury. These glamorous soirees are the best the capital has to offer and are bound to sell out fast – so get those plans locked in now to guarantee a night to remember.