New Year in Central London
New Year’s Eve without the hassle
New Year’s Eve is an ever-confounding mystery of a night. Sure, you want to welcome in the new year with a bang – set an exciting tone for the year ahead. But the downside, as we all know, is that New Year’s Eve is a lot of effort, especially in London. Everything is booked or busy and you can never quite think of how to make this one special, or at least recognisable from every other new year. That is where we come in.
Picture yourself cruising down the Thames at midnight, sipping on something cool and bubbly as fireworks explode in spectacular fashion above your head. Or what about enjoying a slap up meal in the unique Medieval Banquet on St Katherine’s Docks? Or you could even just toast in the old and welcome in the new in one of London’s fine pubs! Imagine all that without the effort of actually having to organise it. This is London the easy way.
You live it up and let us handle the hassle. We can tailor the trip to meet your needs. Fancy a special dining experience or tickets to see a West End show? Let us know, we’ll make sure this is a New Year to remember, and note all our New Year’s Eve packages come with 2 x free places (double or twin room), with a minimum 25 paying persons!
Take a short trip to the capital and bring in the New Year with all joy and festivity that the occasion deserves.
See below for our list of suggested prebooked activities for New Year’s Eve – or just go it alone and make your own entertainment, but be warned it’s going to be busy!
Looking for more? Check out this amazing group trip to see the Kew Gardens illuminations in all their winter glory.
30th December 2020 and 2021
Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at your leisure. We can arrange dinner this evening either in your hotel or a nearby restaurant or maybe a West End show?
New Year’s Eve
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore London. Can we suggest a sightseeing tour or a visit to a popular attraction. This evening there are optional ways to celebrate the New Year including a cruise on the Thames, an evening at the Medieval Banquet or a pub party. Please see below for suggested ideas.
Unfortunately we cannot provide tickets for the Embankment Firework viewing – these are only available by ballot to individuals
More details and prices of alternative ideas to make your New Year go with a bang on request.
New Year’s Day
Happy New Year! After breakfast, you have a free day to explore the Capital – can we suggest a Thames cruise with commentary?
Radisson Edwardian Grafton ****
In London’s buzzing district of Fitzrovia, just 100 yards from Warren Street Underground Station. Lively Covent Garden and Regent’s Park is a 10-minute walk away, while Oxford Street and Carnaby Street are just 0.7 miles from the hotel.
The sumptuous rooms are furnished with custom-made wall coverings and designer Italian chairs. All rooms have a Sicilian marble bathroom with complimentary premium skincare brand REN toiletries, Egyptian cotton bed linen and each features air conditioning. Guests can enjoy steaks and fresh lobsters from the Steak & Lobster restaurant. The bar has a large-screen TV showing Sky Sports, and offers a range of beverages and light snacks. A buffet style breakfast is available in the morning.
The hotel also has a compact 24-hour fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk.
Crowne Plaza Docklands ****
With a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, the hotel features a modern leisure centre with views over Royal Victoria Dock. The 4-star hotel is a 10-minute drive from Canary Wharf. The luxury bedrooms have Wi-Fi access and a large work desk. All rooms feature quality linens, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and satellite channels.
Guests can enjoy modern European cuisine in the Docklands Bar & Grill. The contemporary bar features chandeliers and lounge chairs, and offers a range of fine wines and imaginative cocktails.
The Quad Club and Spa has a fully equipped fitness centre and a modern fitness studios, along with an indoor swimming pool. Along with a hot tub, sauna, and a steam room, guests can relax with luxury spa treatments in one of the three modern treatment rooms.
Melia White House Hotel ****
Situated next to Regent’s Park, 1 mile from London Zoo and a short walk from shopping on Oxford Street and nightlife of Soho, Meliá White House offers luxurious rooms and a cocktail bar. Modern and elegantly furnished, each room features beds with luxury linen and private bathrooms with marble-tiled floors and black granite sinks. Guests can make use of satellite TV, 24-hour room service, and complimentary newspapers.
The Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and recreations of classic and signature cocktails. The Place Restaurant offers 35 different items to choose from including Spanish meats and cheeses, fresh fish, chicken, steak and paella Valenciana. The traditional, Mediterranean-style brasserie serves a variety of international buffets on a daily basis, for both lunch and dinner.
The Shisha Lounge and terrace features an array of shisha flavours and a varied selection of Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails.
The hotel is well served by three underground stations: Warren Street, Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park, all within a 5-minute walk.
Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington ****
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is located within a 3-minute walk from Kensington High Street and within easy reach from the shops and restaurants of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill. Rooms here feature Hypnos beds, flat-screen TVs and in-room safes. All are en-suite and feature coffee and tea making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Guests can dine on site in the Artist Corner, offering modern British and European cuisine. The property also features a brasserie with Asian-style dishes and the Cafexpress cafe. Further facilities at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington include a small fitness room.
Olympia exhibition centre is within walking distance and so are Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and the world-famous museums on Cromwell Road.
Kensington High Street underground Station is just a short walk from the hotel.
What to do on New Year’s Eve
Rather than just let the group do their own thing, crowded bars, fully booked restaurants – may we suggest taking advantage of pre-booking an evening out for the group.
We can make group restaurant bookings starting from around £30 per person.
Restaurants with entertainment included from around £60 per person.
An evening at the Medieval Banquet at St Katharine Docks with food, drink & entertainment starts at around £110 per person.
Maybe an evening on the Thames – there are many options to choose from, some include food and drink either as a buffet or sitting down, some just include a glass of Fizz and a picnic!
What ever you choose, the boats will moor up in the Thames, with a view of the Fireworks.
Prices start from around £160 per person for a more simple package, up to around £500 per person for a full exclusive meal and drinks package – and everything in between.
Let us know your budget and we will be pleased to make some suggestions.
|30th December 2020||3 days / 2 nights|
|Crowne Plaza Docklands||£169 per person|
|Melia White House||£215 per person|
|Radisson Edwardian Grafton||£289 per person|
Single room supplements will apply
Melia White House = £160
Radisson Grafton = £170
Crowne Plaza = £125