New Year’s Eve in London is an experience like no other. The city is buzzing with people from all over the world and there’s so much to do and see you’ll be spoiled for choice! This guide to New Year’s in London – brought to you by the expert team from the Rathbone, one of the most sought after hotels in London at New Year – gives you all the information you’ll need to party in style. We also have a great range of New Year deals, all of which will help turn your New Year’s trip into an unrivalled celebration.
Spend New Year in London
London at any time of year is a great place to be, whether you’re visiting on business or pleasure, but the city is especially welcoming during the holiday season. Can you think of anything better than sitting by the fire in a cosy pub with a glass of wine? How about walking through a snow-covered Regent’s Park or even hitting the Christmas sales on Oxford Street on the perfect romantic New Year break in London? There really is nothing better!
Hotels in London at New Year
With so many people flocking to the city, it can be hard to get yourself a really good hotel in London at New Year, but if you book early you can get a top quality hotel at an affordable price. There are dozens of four star hotels for New Year in London but the Rathbone ranks among the very best options available. It’s perfectly located right in the heart of the city but hidden in the beautifully peaceful enclave of Charlotte Street and Charlotte Place – so you’re close to the action but can retreat to a bastion of calm when your finished partying – the result is a perfect New Year break in London, you couldn’t ask for more!
Located in Bloomsbury, we are just minutes from the centre of the city but offer a haven of peace and tranquillity in a stylish, elegant setting from where you can explore what London has to offer.
Have a look through our website and you’ll find some excellent New Year hotel deals to tempt you that don’t cost the earth. But remember, we get booked up very quickly so make sure you don’t miss out on these New Year offers and make your booking today!
The Rathbone – A Leading London Hotel for New Year’s Eve
Here at the Rathbone, we like to look after our clients, not only in terms of style and service but also in terms of affordability. That’s why when it comes to the holidays we have outstanding New Year deals and offers for you. We will welcome you out of the cold with our unique brand of warmth and service. Each one of our spacious rooms and suites is beautifully decorated and we have a comprehensive range of services and amenities to ensure New Year’s Eve in London is the experience of a lifetime.
The Rathbone is one of the leading and most affordable 4-star hotels in London and whether you’re looking for a short romantic New Year break in London or you’re here for a week or more, we have a package to suit you, including:
- Lowest rates and free wi-fi if you book direct through the website
- Pre-pay and save up to 10%
- Exclusive deals at restaurants, spas and leisure clubs
- Free continental breakfast
- Flat-screen TVs, 24h room service and bar and in-room tea and coffee
For star-crossed lovers, have a look at our Celebrations package – the perfect treat for the person you love most in the world! It includes late check out, a bottle of chilled Prosecco, chocolate-dipped strawberries, rose petals on your bed, sensuous robes and slippers – and the perfect New Year’s Day elixir, a full English breakfast!
New Year in London
There’s always lots going on in London at New Year but the highlight has to be the spectacular fireworks display organised by the Mayor of London which literally lights up the city. It all happens on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and you do need tickets (£10 each) but in reality, find a high point and you’ll be able to see it for free!
If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve parties in London, the city is full of very cool clubs and you can choose from hardcore dance clubs, school discos, cheesy 80s, vintage, 30s and 40s themed nights and almost everything in between!
There’s also plenty to do for the whole family, including the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park where you’ll find big top shows, a big Christmas market, a magical ice kingdom, rides for little kids and big kids and a 60m observation wheel from where you can see London in all its glory!
If ice skating floats your boat, Somerset House is the place to be. It’s an amazing setting and it’s open all day. At night, the place comes alive with music nights and floodlit skating! There’s also a stunning outdoor ice rink at the Natural History Museum under 80,000 fairy lights and a 40-ft high tree!
One of the most famous sights in London over Christmas and New Year is the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Every year since 1947, the city of Oslo has given the people of Britain a tree as a token of gratitude for British support during the Second World War. Typically, the tree is a 50-60 year old Norway spruce and is cut sometime in November at a ceremony attended by the British Ambassador to Norway, the Mayor of Oslo and the Lord Mayor of Westminster and is shipped over.
A plaque at the base of the tree reads ‘This tree is given by the city of Oslo as a token of Norwegian gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during the years 1940-45’ and throughout December, you’ll be able to see some beautiful carol concerts performed by various groups raising money for charity.
The Best New Year Breaks in London – The Rathbone
When you stay at the Rathbone, not only do you get some incredible New Year hotel deals in London, you get 2,000 years of history right outside the door. There are so many world-famous sites to see and do, you’re only dilemma will be what to do first! Not only that, you are blessed with hundreds and hundreds of restaurants, pubs and bars, from the best Michelin-starred dining rooms to trendy pop-ups and everything in between!
If you’re trip takes you beyond New Year to the wider festive period, London’s world-famous Christmas sales are well worth visiting but they’re not for the feint-hearted. Be warned, they get very busy but you can snag some real bargains, so make sure you have extra room in your suitcase for everything you buy!
And if you chose to take us up on one of our new year London hotel packages then our concierge and reception staff have an incredible knowledge of what’s going on – so feel free to ask them anything. They can help you with restaurant and theatre bookings, where to go, what to see and how to get around the city easily.
Hotels in London at New Year – Why the Rathbone?
You’re looking for a friendly and welcoming 4-star hotel in London for New Year, the Rathbone could be your perfect choice. We provide first-class amenities, facilities and customer service all at an affordable price. We have a range of great New Year hotel deals in London and strive to ensure our guests truly enjoy that home-away-from home experience.
Come and see for yourself why we were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and while you’re here, have a drink in the bar and sit by the fire! From single rooms to luxurious suites – and with the services and amenities you’ll find in the best boutique four-star hotels – the Rathbone has everything you could wish for during your New Year break in London and we can’t wait to welcome you.
Make sure you contact us today for the best New Year hotel offers in London and to reserve your rooms. It’s never too early!