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New Year's Eve in London

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

Watch London explode in light and color as fireworks go off over the London Eye and the Thames River for New Year's Eve

CELEBRATE

London lights up as fireworks shoot from rafts on the Thames and the foot of the London Eye. Best spots for watching: Victoria Embankment and the South Bank. Many areas require tickets, so check ahead. Better yet, hire a barge for exclusive views, then head for the pubs to sing Auld Lang Syne. But don't stay out too late; the New Year's Day parade is one of London's major events.


EAT/DRINK

Galvin at Windows: Rise above the madness — to the 28th floor of The London Hilton on Park Lane — for an evening of contemporary French haute cuisine and majestic fireworks views.

The Candlelight Club: This pop-up party for those in the know offers one of London's most intriguing NYE celebrations, with speakeasy cocktails and Jazz Age dancing in a secret location.

Radio Rooftop Bar: An indoor/outdoor party with a cool urban vibe atop the trendy ME London Hotel.


SLEEP

London Marriott Hotel County Hall: Landmark architecture, dazzling proximity to the London Eye and a reputation as one of the city's top fireworks viewing hotels.

Corinthia Hotel London: Breathtaking design, two elegant NYE parties with free-flowing bubbly and a dazzling spa that will wash the cares of the old year away.

Learn more about the fireworks celebration and get tickets at London's official website

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