14 Best Hotels Overlooking The New Year's Eve Fireworks in London - Updated 2022


London’s New Year celebrations are certainly something to behold. Aside from the many parties and celebrations taking place throughout the capital, everyone can’t wait to ooh and aah at the mighty fireworks display that takes place over the Thames. So many people turn up for it, in fact, that it’s now a ticketed event. If you missed out on getting a ticket, or simply don’t fancy the idea of squeezing with thousands of strangers in the cold, why not book a stay at one of these hotels and enjoy the view from the comfort of your own hotel room? Here are the best hotels overlooking the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London.

1. Hotel Cafe Royal (from USD 842)

One of the best hotels in London for New Year’s Eve, this iconic luxury hotel set in West End, Hotel Café Royal offers views of the fireworks lighting up the sky over London’s historic buildings. For the best views, ask for a room on one of the higher floors. The rooms are full of class and character, with panelled walls, marbled bathrooms, and spacious lounging areas. You can wind down after celebrations in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre with its lap pool, sauna, and gym.

Hotel Cafe Royal

Wifi Available

Address: 68 Regent Street, West End - Mayfair
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

2. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London (from USD 789)

Although the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard is a distance away from the fireworks, it’s hard to imagine not being able to see them from the highest building in London. You can get the best view at GÕNG on the 52nd floor, which is also coincidentally London’s highest bar. The floor-to-ceiling windows will provide you with a breathtaking panorama of the capital as the sky lights up. Before you retreat to your magnificent hotel room to welcome the New Year, treat yourself to a meal at one of the top fine dining restaurants in the city. You can then enjoy the view from your luxurious hotel room with a body-contouring bed and heated bathroom floors, or you can buy a ticket to one of the Shangri-La’s many New Year parties and welcome the new year in style.

Shangri-La The Shard, London

Wifi Available

Address: 31 St Thomas Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

3. Corinthia Hotel London (from USD 871)

Welcome the New Year front and center and in style at Corinthia Hotel London. Positioned right across from London Eye, this luxury hotel will reward you with unbeatable views of the evening’s celebratory fireworks display. New Year’s deals at Corinthia Hotel London will give you the option to get the best views with restricted access from the River Thames, or while counting down at their restaurants and bars, or from the comfort of your spacious rooms with state-of-the-art amenities (best views can be had from their penthouses and suites).

Corinthia London

Wifi Available

Address: Whitehall Place
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (from USD 230)

One of the best London hotels for New Year’s Eve celebrations is Park Plaza. This stellar hotel is located in South Bank, in the center of all the happenings during the festive season in London. The hotel has one of the best views of the annual fireworks show in London–guests can easily walk to Westminster Bridge just a few minutes away and watch the spectacle from there. Some rooms also have impressive views of the fireworks display so you wouldn’t have to leave the comfort of your spacious and modern accommodation to enjoy the sight.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Wifi Available

Address: Westminster Bridge Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

5. The Trafalgar Hilton (from USD 340)

Located on the famous Trafalgar Square, The Trafalgar Hilton is perfectly placed to bring in the New Year. You’re just a short distance away from Westminster and the London Eye so you’ll have a great view. The Trafalgar Hilton’s New Year’s package usually includes complimentary access to The Vista, a rooftop bar widely acclaimed as one of the best spots to view the fireworks. Aside from the view, you can also look forward to beautifully appointed rooms with wide-screen TVs and a stereo system, as well as a prime location in the heart of London.

The Trafalgar St. James, London Curio collection by Hilton

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

6. The Royal Horseguards (from USD 291)

Situated right along the Thames, directly across from the London Eye, the view of the fireworks doesn’t get any better than this. The classic, European bedrooms offer stunning views of the Thames. If you’re planning to spend New Year’s here, you can opt for their New Year’s package, which comes with a six-course dinner with drinks, as well as access to the hotel’s private outdoor terrace where you can get the best view of the fireworks. Expect five-star luxury and a glamorous start to the new year!

The Royal Horseguards

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Whitehall Court
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

7. The Grand at Trafalgar Square (from USD 153)

Set in a beautifully restored Victorian building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square offers stunning views of the fireworks over the city on New Year’s Eve. The fireworks definitely won’t be the only highlight of the night – the hotel hosts a New Year’s party with dinner and drinks. You can view the fireworks from the bar and dance the night away after that. The hotel also thoughtfully provides a very late breakfast the next day.

The Grand at Trafalgar Square

Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue

Lift Face masks for guests available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Vending machine (snacks) Shared lounge/TV area WiFi available in all areas Safety deposit box

8. ME London by Melia (from USD 414)

You can enjoy the most gorgeous view of the fireworks from the ME London’s Radio Rooftop Bar, or you can also enjoy the show from one of their river-facing rooms. Located on The Strand where you can find some of the oldest restaurants in London, ME London has a great location, both for the fireworks and for exploring the city. The hotel has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Bali shower, and free WiFi.

ME London by Melia

Wifi Available

Address: 336-337 Strand, London
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

9. Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire (from USD 350)

Situated in Leicester Square, Radisson Blu Edwardian is a distance away from the fireworks, but offers a wide, panoramic view of the celebrations over the River Thames. You can join in their New Year’s Party, or simply take in the view from their sumptuous and lavishly designed bedrooms. Many of the rooms have little quirks, such as slanted walls or ceilings, or half-circled windows.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, London

Wifi Available

Address: 31-36 Leicester Square
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

10. Marriott London County Hall (from USD 386)

Another excellent spot to view the fireworks display at New Year’s is London Marriott County Hall, with its ideal location overlooking picture-perfect views of the River Thames, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Party the night away with an exclusive countdown celebration at the hotel’s Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar, where you’ll enjoy the best views of the famed fireworks show.

Ring in the year with live music and entertainment and delicious wine and food. The next day, delight in an ultra-comfortable stay at any of the hotel’s sophisticated accommodations, rejuvenate in the fitness and wellness centers, and explore some of London’s best attractions just close by.

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Address: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road

11. Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square (from USD 208)

At this exquisite hotel, guests can enjoy complimentary access to a designated area for incomparable views of the annual fireworks display. Located in Trafalgar Square, the hotel is in an ideal position for the season’s grandest festivities. You will also appreciate its grand marble interiors. Four-star rooms will ensure you all the luxury you need to have the best holiday stay–and also help you welcome the year on a good note. Club Quarters is one of the best hotels to watch the NYE fireworks in London!

Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square

Wifi Available

Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

12. Apex Temple Court Hotel (from USD 273)

This gorgeous hotel is nestled right in the middle of the historic Temple legal district. It is an elegant luxury hotel in the bustling heart of London, with large and stylish rooms–some of which grant guests great views of the New Year’s fireworks display. Otherwise, it is a short walk to nearby viewing areas where guests could get closer to the splendid show.

Apex Temple Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1-2 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

13. St. Martins Lane (from USD 255)

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, then St. Martins Lane is the place to turn your dreams into reality. Boasting the largest hotel gym in Europe, Gymbox at St. Martins Lane offers laser-lit dance studios, an Olympic-sized boxing ring, and DJs. As a hotel guest, you get complimentary access. After ushering in the New Year at one of the hotel’s themed parties, you can wake up and get going on those fitness goals! If you’d rather stay in for the New Year festivities, you’re guaranteed great views from their deluxe rooms. Even wake up to a delicious breakfast for two to start the day–or rather, the year!

St Martins Lane London

Address: 45 St Martin's Lane

Facilities for disabled guests Daily housekeeping Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Luggage storage WiFi available in all areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Cashless payment available

14. Days Hotel Waterloo (from USD 144)

Who says your New Year celebrations can’t be special and affordable at the same time? Just 10 minutes away from the London Eye, you can expect views of the fireworks (with a river-facing room) at an unbeatable price. And experience tidy, unpretentious lodgings, good service, and a great breakfast at the same time. With your convenient location, make sure to visit the top attractions in London, too!

Waterloo Hub Hotel and Suites

Address: 54 Kennington Road

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Parking Security alarm WiFi Available Cashless payment available Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Bar

Baby you’re a firework

The whole ‘new year, new me’ attitude does get a bit old after a while, and many of us can’t quite summon the optimism that the New Year is supposed to bring. However, there’s always something magical about fireworks – somewhere in the middle of the bright lights and noises, it almost feels like anything is possible. So just this once, let yourself get unashamedly excited about these pretty explosions in the sky. Good thing there are New Year’s Eve London hotel packages that allow you to enjoy these fireworks that are truly worth every penny. As always, book in advance, and remember to request a room with the views that you want!

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