South Bank's Best NYE Parties
Stuck for somewhere to see in 2017? Then why not put your first foot forward and enjoy New Year’s Eve in South Bank? Not only is it the best place to see the capital’s legendary fireworks, but it’s also home to some of London’s top bars and finest restaurants. Delectable food, stunning cocktails and an explosive vista: what more could you ask for?
Experience the world-famous Thames Firework Display in unforgettable style with a Gala Dinner from City Cruises. Once aboard a sleek, modern Riverliner you’ll be treated to a sumptuous four-course dinner, live music and dancing, plus an unparalleled view of London’s night-light show!
OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
If pyrotechnics don’t light your fire, book a table at the elegant OXO Tower Restaurant and gaze eastwards across the Thames to the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Choose from classic a la carte menu that includes pan-fried turbot, hand-dived scallops and chateaubriand, then duck into the Brasserie next door where you can dance until the small hours to live bands and DJs.
Park Plaza Hotels
The Park Plaza luxury hotel chain boasts several London venues, each hosting a different style of New Year’s Eve bash. The 12th-floor Executive Lounge at Park Plaza Riverbank offers stunning river views: the perfect backdrop for champagne and canapés, followed by a magnificent Pan-Asian buffet feast from Chino Latino.
Over at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, you can start and finish your evening with cocktails and live music at Primo Bar. Between times, step next door into Brasserie Joel, where head chef Walter Ishizuka has created a mouthwatering four-course menu that includes foie gras and pan-fried venison.
Skylon Restaurant & Grill
Foodies will enjoy the luxe tasting menu on offer at Skylon, the Royal Festival Hall’s award-winning restaurant. Prepare to be dazzled as you sip champagne on the terrace at midnight, the perfect vantage point for London’s legendary fireworks, then dance off your dinner to live music into the small hours.
London Marriott County Hall
For a quintessentially English experience, book a black-tie gala dinner at Gillray’s Steak House or The Historic Library Lounge at Marriot County Hall. Here, in exquisite surroundings with breathtaking views of the London skyline, you can dine from a lavish menu, watch the fireworks dazzling in the firmament and hit the dance floor!
Children are welcome in the impressive King George V Suite, too, so the whole family can celebrate together by tucking into an extensive gala buffet that includes traditional favourites including slow-cooked pork belly, roast beef and salmon-en-croute.
The Vintage New Year’s Eve Party is back! This hugely popular annual event offers five floors of immersive entertainment: pop-up nightclubs will be spinning tunes conjuring every decade from the 1920s to the ’90s; you’ll find live music, fine dining, cocktails, entertainers, a hair-and-beauty salon to help you look the part, plus a private terrace from which to view the celebrated London fireworks.
New Year’s Eve is sure to go with a bang at sophisticated riverside venue Mondrian London: sample award-winning cocktails at the elegant Dandelyan Bar, dine in style at Sea Containers Restaurant or, for the ultimate New Year’s celebration, head up to Rumpus Room. This glittering rooftop bar will showcase a unique light show and installation by Fete de Lumiere, plus there will be live music and special guest DJs in partnership with Grey Goose, manufacturer of the world’s finest vodka!