Planning your new years eve in one of the world’s capital? If so, it may be a headache choose the right event to enjoy the end and the beginning of an year. But, if you’re planning your new years eve in London, don’t hurry up, because BRABBU team selected the Top 7 New Years Eve London 2014 events.
After paying attention to London’s New Years Eve top events, it’s up to you enjoying the most of what London’s New Year Eve events have to offer.
NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
In the past few years the popularity of London’s New Year’s Eve firework display has rocketed. London’s prodigious pyrotechnics make most other world cities’ look like damp squibs and ever increasing numbers have been turning up to see the spectacle live. So many, in fact, that this year for the first time the show is to be ticketed (£10).
HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND
The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park’s massive tribute to festive fun, which is back for 2014. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, and a wander past the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land (including Santa’s grotto) or through the Christmas markets is a real treat for anyone feeling the spirit of the season, as long as you’re ready to hear all those songs as you potter.
Other attractions at Hyde Park’s annual sparkly Christmassy addition include a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses – ‘Christmas Circus’ and ‘Cirque Berserk’ – from the family-friendly Zippos Circus. Winter Wonderland’s ice rink, the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, surrounds the Victorian bandstand and is illuminated with more than 100,000 lights.
The Magical Ice Kingdom is your chance to get up close to some real ice and snow, meeting some mythical frozen beasts as you explore a chilly forest. Along with the 60-metre observation wheel, rollercoasters and fairground rides will keep thrillseekers happy. A good alternative for those who prefer to stay on solid ground are the selection of themed bars with real fires, except for the Ice Bar (for obvious structural reasons) where even the glasses you drink from are made of ice.
BIG BANG NEW YEARS EVE BOAT PARTY
New Year’s Eve on a boat, you say? This one should be a popular choice. This five-houe coat cruise along the Thames is in no way a cheap NYE option at just shy of £200 for a ticket, but the price include unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks, two free glasses of champagne, a buffet and resident DJ spinning party tunes all night. Oh, and it’s no sports wear, hoodies, trainers or baseball caps, so dress smart.
KRANKBROTHER NEW YEARS EVE
Serious NYE party shenanigans from the Krankbrother crew, as ever. Refined techno ledge Mr G headlines, with further four-four bliss from Chicago and NYC stomp-channelling hero Gerd, eccentric French disco experimenter Ivan Smagghe and the Krankbrother residents.
COMEDY STORE: NEW YEARS EVE STAND-UP SHOW
The traditional and infamous stand-up show which drags you into the New Year kicking and screaming with a fun line-up which includes MC Stephen Grant introducing Prince Abdi, hyperactive Kiwi comic Jarred Christmas, permanently pissed-off misanthrope Romesh Ranganathan, Pete Johansson, improv troupe The Noise Next Door and a special guest. Plus aftershow club till the wee hours.
PICCADILLY COMEDY CLUB – NEW YEARS EVE
The PCC at the Comedy Pub celebrates the new year with two shows, featuring suave Frenchman Marcel Lucont, Nish Kumar, Alasdair Beckett-King and Mike Belgrave. Nik Coppin hosts the early show, and Paul Revill is MC for the later offering.
THE ALTERNATIVE CEILIDH
Ever thought that ceilidhs (a traditional, energetic and sometimes playfully raucous Gaelic dance, particularly popular in Scotland) are lacking walloping digital beats? If so, this is the New Year’s Eve for you – a blend of beats, basslines and, well, ceilidh dancing. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, as an MC will guide you through the steps. There’s also a DJ spinning tunes until 2am and Scottish-themed cocktails, which could well include Irn Bru and Buckfast being combined in explosively sugary and caffeinated fashion. Still, good for providing you with enough energy to ceilidh all night long.
Whether you’re a Londoner or just visiting for the holidays, hope you found here the events and the things to do in the capital to enjoy one hell of a New Years Eve.