The Best Places in the UK for New Year’s Eve

Big Ben in Londn, UK, and New Year's fireworks

There’s nothing like celebrating New Year’s Eve in style. Whether you’re with friends, family or a loved one there are loads of fantastic events. If you’re looking for something special this year, then here’s where you can go in the UK.

All of these events are accessible by car, train or bus depending on your circumstances. Get ready for a New Year’s Eve to remember.

London’s South Bank

You can’t beat London for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the UK. There are loads of pubs and clubs in the city, which are perfect to see in the New Year. You can enjoy drinking and party with friends then watch the incredible fireworks, which are among the best in the world.

St Ives Cornwall

St Ives likes to see in the New Year with an impressive firework display. There are loads of people that dress up and go to the beach so it’s perfect for young people. Not one for families, but if you’re at university then you’ll enjoy the experience.

Winter Wonderland Cardiff

Families should visit Cardiff and spend New Year’s Eve ice-skating at the Admiral Open Air Ice Rink. There are fireworks, live music, and a funfair.

Stonehaven’s Fireballs Ceremony

We love a dramatic firework display in the UK, but Stonehaven offers something different each year. You can witness people walking through the streets swinging fireballs for no cost! Definitely not something you see every day.

Dublin Drinkathon

OK, it’s not in the UK and slightly stereotypical but let’s face it, the Irish love a drink. Combine Ireland with New Year’s Eve and you’re sure to have a night to remember. Choose one venue or travel through the streets of Dublin on the most epic pub crawl of your life. Just remember to pack some extra strong painkillers.