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.
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.
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