Eight Rooftop Bars in London to Spend New Year’s Eve In

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When it comes to finding a vibey drinking location in London, there are limitless options to choose from. New Year’s Eve however, is slightly different to your typical night out, so many of us look for something a little more stylish and special. Here, we’ve compiled some of the capital’s most sought-after rooftop venues that will offer fantastic views of the skyline and fireworks this NYE.

1. Sky Garden NYE Party

Sky Garden is famous for its iconic views and lively atmosphere, especially at night. Many Londoners flock to Sky Garden each NYE to admire the view and watch the fireworks, all while enjoying some drinks. While New Year’s Eve events in the city can be particularly pricey, the Sky Garden NYE party offers a range of ticket options, from standard standing tickets to a four-course meal and a glass of Moët Brut upon arrival! The dress code is ‘glitz and glamour’ so be sure to put on your best dress and some comfortable shoes so that you can dance the night away, all while enjoying their live musical acts.


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2. Ritual NYE Fireworks Party

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, there are plenty of spritely and scenic places that offer a more club-like atmosphere. The Ritual NYE Fireworks Party is an excellent place to go to watch the fireworks around East London, and is very affordable. The party begins at 8pm and goes on until 3am, ideal for those who want to boogie their way into 2024. This event will host live DJs and musicians throughout the night, so you can expect an eclectic mix of music. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the firework display from their rooftop!


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3. NYE at London Bridge Rooftop

NYE at London Bridge Rooftop is a glitzy venue with a joyful feel and a killer view. Its New Year’s Eve event starts at 8pm and finishes at 1am and tickets include bottomless drinks and capapes to be enjoyed throughout the evening . The rooftop is covered in twinkling lights, which creates a warm and wintry vibe – this, combined with spectacular views, delicious food and refreshing cocktails is certain to make for an excellent NYE.

4. Skylight New Year’s Eve at Tobacco Dock

While Tobacco Dock is home is an incredibly popular venue amongst Londoners throughout the year, their NYE event is particularly popular. They’ve transformed their rooftop terrace into a sparkling ice skating rink, where guests can enjoy the local fireworks display from above. You’ll also find a NYE-themed photobooth at this venue, allowing you to capture some life-long memories of your night. Plus, there are screen scattered around the venue which will livestream the London fireworks display when the clock strikes midnight!


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5. Bar Elba’s New Year’s Eve on Midnight Island

Bar Elba is well known for its impressive views and events, and NYE is no different. This enclosed rooftop bar ensures that visitors are able to enjoy the scenic views of London’s skyline while staying warm and cosy in their sheltered space. You can opt for a standard table, or one of their enclosed party pods this NYE for a more private celebratory experience. Tickets include entry to the bar and free-flowing drinks throughout the evening! Additionally, this bar has promised live entertainment throughout the night, a live DJ, and a view of the magnificent fireworks. What’s not to love?


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6. Golden Bee: New Year’s Eve

Golden Bee is a well loved location in Shoreditch, known for its refreshing cocktails and summery rooftop area. This NYE, Golden Bee is hosting a party featuring a live DJ, photo booth and an outdoor terrace featuring a spectacular view of the fireworks display! Tickets begin at £25, making it a particularly affordable option.


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7. 12th Knot

If you’re in search of something slightly classier, 12th Knot is a sleek London rooftop bar best known for its elegant interior and selection of chic cocktails. This bar is certainly a more relaxed choice for NYE, however it is an ideal venue for those hoping to drink and dine in a picturesque Southbank venue with an excellent view of the fireworks display.


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8. The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales is located in Brixton, and the bar’s annual NYE event is incredibly popular amongst Londoners due to its affordable entry fee and live music! This venue boasts an impressive rooftop terrace, which is ideal for taking photos throughout your evening. Additionally, this event begins at 9pm and continues until 4am, so you can dance till dawn if you wish!


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