I know, we can’t quite believe it’s almost 2024 either. But, aside from reminding us how fast time is flying by, the emergence of a new year means one thing: celebrations in the city. If there’s anything Londoners know how to do in style, it’s how to ring in a New Year. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in London is a bucket list activity, but knowing where to stay in the city to make the most of the festivities is the real challenge, so we’ve done the work for you. Here’s our rundown of the top London hotels to stay at on New Year’s Eve. Get booking.
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If it’s top-notch views you’re after, you can’t get much better than Shangri-La at The Shard, a mainstay on any list of top hotels to stay at on New Year’s Eve. This swanky hotel is as luxurious as it gets; situated right at the top of The Shard, it promises sweeping city views as far as the eye can see. Even if you’re not staying on the same side as London’s iconic NYE fireworks display, you’re still guaranteed to see fireworks all over the city when midnight strikes. The hotel is also home to the highest hotel infinity pool and hotel bar in Western Europe, so your New Year’s Day can be spent floating up high before heading to the bar for a post-swim tipple.
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Marriott County Hall
Stay in the beating heart of the city at Marriott County Hall in Westminster. You’ll be located only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and if you opt to stay in one of the suites that overlook the Thames and the London Eye, you’ll be treated to undisturbed views of the firework display. Still not convinced? What if we told you that County Hall is a British landmark, first opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary, where the building was the headquarters of London’s local government. It’s steeped in history and has witnessed many monumental moments in British history.
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Next up on our list of top hotels to stay at on New Year’s Eve is The Ned, with its 1920’s glamour-style rooms. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in total bliss this year at this iconic hotel, where you can stay in one of the chic 250 bedrooms and dine at one of the six on-site restaurants, which includes a range of cuisines, from Californian and Asian-Pacific to American comfort and Italian. When you’re not busy feasting away, check out the hotel’s luxurious spa, where you’ll get to indulge in various treatments, like a traditional Moroccan hammam. They also usually throw a big New Year’s Eve celebration at The Ned. Previous events have included a 1970s-inspired disco, including live music, free-flowing drinks and an all-you-can-eat feast.
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Sea Containers London
Sea Containers London is undoubtedly one of the best hotels to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city. Not only is the hotel beautifully designed, but it’s also throwing a one-off New Year’s Eve celebration at their rooftop bar, 12th Knot. The space houses a glass box structure and outdoor terrace, which boasts wraparound views over London, ideal for catching the midnight firework displays. The celebration tends to sell out fast, but there’s a waiting list you can get added to, which will flag when any spots become available.
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The Dorchester London
The Dorchester London is a five-star establishment in the heart of the city with a remarkable history dating back many years. It’s home to three incredible restaurants, floral displays by Designer Florist Philip Hammond and 115 rooms with unparalleled views of Hyde Park. They also know how to throw a New Year’s Eve bash like no other, and this year’s celebration includes a sophisticated masquerade ball. Enjoy a gala dinner followed by an epic after party at the hotel, where you can indulge in delicious food and drinks, live music and entertainment, followed by dancing into the early hours of the new year. Kickstart the evening with a Champagne and canapé reception before making your way to the elegant ballroom for a feast hosted by the hotel’s culinary team.
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Welcome in the new year at the Boundary on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, a boutique hotel with 17 individually designed rooms. It’s a design-lovers haven, where every minute detail has been carefully considered, from hanging plants and unique artwork to spacious bedrooms with different aesthetics prominent throughout each one. The Boundary Bar and Brasserie serve an all-day menu centred around seasonal produce, whilst The Rooftop offers the perfect spot to wind down with a drink in hand whilst enjoying spectacular city views. This year, they’re hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a comforting menu of dishes, like halibut, mussels and hispi cabbage served with horseradish.
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Corinthia Hotel London
If you want to be located moments from the hustle and bustle of London’s New Year’s Eve firework display, you might want to consider a stay at Corinthia Hotel. This iconic establishment is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, offering a range of rooms, suites and penthouses to stay in. If you’re really looking to luxe out, perhaps consider staying in the Royal Penthouse, complete with its own roof terrace with 360-degree views of London (including the London Eye and its NYE fireworks), a personal butler and access to a private wine collection. On New Year’s Day, treat your sore head with a pamper day at the renowned ESPA spa, where a range of treatments use award-winning ESPA products for maximum rest and relaxation.
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The Royal Horseguards
Lastly, on our list of the top hotels to stay at on New Year’s Eve is The Royal Horseguards hotel. It’s located right across the Thames River on The Embankment, with the London Eye and NYE fireworks only a stone’s throw away, and is as elegant as it gets; think Victorian grandeur with modern touch-ups. Rooms come in a range of sizes with some boasting views of The Thames, so you’ll be able to enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of your room. Each is kitted out with luxurious Elemis products and underfloor heating for optimum comfort on chilly December nights. They tend to throw their own events for New Year’s Eve, too, and past celebrations have included a 8-course dinner served in the striking Gladstone Library that overlooks the midnight fireworks display at the London Eye.
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