A Completely New Perspective of London's New Year's Fireworks

December 24, 2019

It’s gearing up to be a big one this year: New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, as always, are taking us in to the new decade with flair. What’s more iconic than the London Fireworks at New Year’s Eve? The fireworks are spectacular to see, but things can often get a bit crowded along the riverside. If you’ve missed out on getting tickets to the event, here are some of the lesser-known spots that Londoners go to see the fireworks with a bit more room to breathe.


Primrose Hill


Famous for being the hang-out spot of choice for many celebrities,Primrose Hill offers amazing views through a gap in the trees that frames the fireworks so exactly you’d think they have done it on purpose. Almost sixty-three feet above sea level, you’ll get a phenomenal view of the famous display and may even spot some familiar faces among the revelers.


Hampstead Heath


Fireworks in London on NYE

Hampstead Heath is the third biggest park in London and home to some secluded little spots like Parliament Hill perfect for getting a glimpse of the spectacle. The lovely village-like surroundings are home to some traditional English pubs and if you’re lucky enough to find one open until late, it’s the perfect place to warm up after spending the New Year’s countdown on the heath.


Bridges along the Thames


he Millennium BridgeThe Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge are two of the most familiar structures the River Thames has to offer: The Millennium Bridge appears in the penultimate Harry Potter film, and Tower Bridge is just a moment away from our own Tower Suites. You can watch the fireworks light up both sky and water for double the photo opportunities.

The Royal Festival Hall


Royal Festival Hall - London

If you’re willing to splash the cash, the Southbank Centre’s very own Royal Festival Hall has been decked out for their New Year’s Eve five-floor spectacular. At midnight, head up to the private terraces for an unbeatable view of the fireworks that are so close you’ll feel like you could reach out and touch.


Bokan in Canary Wharf


Furthest away from the fireworks in East London, Bokan’s floor-to ceiling windows and roof terrace allow guests to view the fireworks in their entirety. Again, this is another ticketed one but it’s location just a short walk away from Canary Wharf station means it’s a single train-ride away from The Wellington and The Rochester to make getting home after a cocktail or two all the simpler.
Remember to wrap up warm if you’re heading out, take some gloves, a bunch of sparklers, and a thermos. Alternatively, you can join us in staying home in the warm and watching the fireworks on your room TV with a glass of bubbly- the choice is yours! Blue Orchid Hotels are some of the best hotels in London to celebrate in: offering 24-hour room service, special festive menus and are all located just moments away from the buzz of Central London
Whatever you do, we hope you have a good one.