South Bank London

New Year's Eve parties to book now!

The capital’s biggest night of the year, New Year's Eve sees more than 100,000 ticket-holders gather by the river to watch the incredible fireworks display in front of South Bank’s London Eye. 

To ensure the safety of the event, London's world-famous fireworks show is ticketed. If you didn't manage to get tickets to watch the fireworks, or you just don't want to be out in the cold all night queueing for food trucks, you can still join in the fun by booking for one of the many New Year's Eve parties happening at South Bank's restaurants.

Note that you must book for these parties well in advance, especially as access to the South Bank is restricted to ticket holders on New Year's Eve. Make sure to pay very close attention to the instructions supplied by the venue with your booking about how to access their space on New Year's Eve.

Here's a look at the many different NYE parties to book for this year in South Bank.


Skylon celebrates New Year's Eve with a luxurious seven-course menu. The party is designed to keep you entertained all the way from 7pm through to the midnight fireworks extravaganza - and of course from Skylon's prime spot on the river, you'll get a superb view! The decadent New Year's Eve dinner menu includes dishes like trio of duck, BBQ lobster, Paris Brest, and is followed at midnight by a magnificent canape spread of Oscietra caviar, blinis, eggs and crème fraîche, and mushrooms on toast with winter truffle.

Tickets £375 per person 
BOOKINGS: Book online here.

Sea Containers Restaurant

See 2023 off in style at Sea Containers Restaurant with a 5-course tasting menu, including dishes such as hand-dived scallops with blackberry, meyer lemon and garlic, and for dessert a blood orange granita with white chocolate. Keeping things feeling extra festive there's also Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée and a live band to make it a New Year’s Eve to remember.

The New Year's Eve dinner costs £135 per person.
BOOKINGS: Find out more and book here.

12th Knot

Every year the Sea Containers rooftop cocktail bar 12th Knot hosts a glittering New Year’s Eve party. This year’s New Year's Eve celebration includes live upbeat pop and R&B from Nic Hanson and an eclectic mix of electronic sounds with afro-house and hip-hop tunes by resident DJ LeDoe.

Tickets start from £80, £215 with an open bar 
BOOKINGS: Book your tickets here.

La Gamba

Southbank Centre's Galician restaurant and bar La Gamba opens especially on 31 December for an exciting New Year's Eve party. The Spanish fiesta includes welcome drinks and nibbles followed by a four-course dinner and live music. After joining in the New Year’s countdown on the restaurant terrace, the party continues with a DJ and dancing until the wee hours.

Tickets cost £225
BOOKINGS: Find out more and book here.

BrewDog Waterloo

This year the UK's biggest bar BrewDog Waterloo hosts a massive NYE bash packed with live acts including a DJ set from Capital radio legend Chris Stark. There's also cocktails, beer towers, donut ice-cream sandwiches, bowling, a photo booth, a secret cocktail bar, that infamous slide, and of course at midnight step out onto the terrace and look up to see the midnight fireworks. This year's party is themed ‘Through the decades’ and there are prizes up for grabs for the best-dressed guests!

Tickets from £25
BOOKINGS: Book your tickets online here

Marriot County Hall Hotel

You will be hard-pressed to find a better view of the fireworks than from the Marriott County Hall Hotel’s glitzy Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar! For this year's New Year’s Eve party, Executive Chef Jamie Welch has designed a bespoke five-course wine-paired menu. One of the most glamorous parties around this is a black tie affair starting with Champagne and canapes at 7pm, and following dinner there’s live music and dancing until 2am.

Tickets cost £450
BOOKINGS:  Find out more and book here.

Las Iguanas

Indulge in a Latin banquet, delicious canapés, handcrafted cocktails, and bubbly at Las Iguanas' annual New Year's Eve party at Royal Festival Hall. Immerse yourself in a night filled with live entertainment, DJs spinning the best beats, and an awe-inspiring vista of the fireworks display from the terrace at midnight. The Bar Package tickets (£100) include canapes, a caipirinha on arrival and bubbles at midnight while the Restaurant Package (£200) also includes three-hour bottomless brunch.

Tickets £100-£200
BOOKINGS:  Book your tickets here.


Grab front-row seats to one of the world's most magnificent fireworks displays this New Year's at Giraffe at the Southbank Centre. The party package includes canapes and prosecco on arrival followed by a four-course New Year's Eve menu with choices such as rib-eye steak, lamb shank and chocolate orange churros and a DJ party to take you late into the night.

Tickets cost £175
BOOKINGS: Tickets are now on sale here.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong’s New Year’s Eve party is a colourful affair kicking off from 9pm until 2am with feasting, DJs and dancing. There are a variety of ticket options available, all of which include the festive Shanghai Feast dim sum platter and glasses of bubbly on arrival and at midnight. Upgrade to the silver and gold tickets for cocktails, late-night canapes, and access to the VIP lounge.

Tickets from £150
BOOKINGS: Find out more and book here.

The Strings

The Strings presents the opportunity to get right to the heart of the action from the comfort of an ideally located restaurant. Situated inside the historic County Hall, the London Eye is literally just around the corner! For this year’s New Year’s Eve party dinner there’s a choice of a fish, vegan or meat four-course set menu, mixing Spanish and Italian influences with dishes like chorizo al vino into, wild boar ragu and sea bass fillet with lemon sauce. Live music is also a speciality at this restaurant and guests can expect a super festive atmosphere taking you into the night.

Four-course set menus start from £95, kids menus (12 and under) cost £45. 
BOOKINGS: Contact for more info and to book.

The OXO New Year’s Eve 2023

For this year's epic rooftop party on the OXO Tower rooftop there's a full entertainment lineup with live music and DJs in the restaurant and brasserie until 2am, and the whole venue will be given a spectacular festive makeover for the occasion. Guests can choose from a three-course dinner in the Brasserie or the more formal Restaurant with wine pairing options and of course welcome Champagne and a glass of bubbly to toast the strike of midnight.

Tickets £250-£300 per person 
BOOKINGS: Book online here.

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