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Top 5 Places in London on New Year’s Eve

Monday, November 30th, 2009

London welcomes 2010 with fireworks at the London Eye and London’s clubs are hosting some of the biggest parties in Europe.

To make celebrating easier, underground trains and buses will run throughout the night and are free to use between 23:45 in the evening and 4.30 am.

The London Eye Firework Display

London will bring in 2010 with a firework display at the London Eye. This tourist attraction is celebrating its tenth anniversary and is the site for London’s official New Year’s Eve firework display at midnight. Radio One’s DJ Nihal will entertain the crowd. There is limited space along the River Thames for viewing the fireworks and viewing spaces close when they’re full, so get there early or watch it live on BBC.

The Ministry of Sound Live at O2

One of the biggest clubbing events in London this New Year’s Eve is the London superclub Ministry of Sound’s one–off party at the O2 Arena. Tickets should be booked in advance as this is likely to be a very popular party. Calvin Harris and Eric Prydz headline the event, accompanied by several other DJ’s and artists and a spectacular light show.

The Bond Ball at the Kensington Close Hotel

One of the most glamorous New Year’s Eve parties in London is the Bond Ball at the Kensington Close Hotel. There will be fancy dresses, great DJ’s and a casino, and Ms Moneypenny or even James Bond himself may appear.

Late Night Skating at the Natural History Museum

For something different to do on New Year’s Eve, try the Natural History Museum’s 1000 square meter outdoor ice–skating rink. It will stay open until 1 am while the Café Bar serves hot and cold drinks and food.

Cruise on the Thames and View the Fireworks

Join a New Year’s Eve cruise on London’s River Thames and get a view of the fireworks at the London Eye. Several cruise companies, including City Cruises, offer New Year’s Eve packages that include dinner, dancing and fireworks viewing.

Photo of London by Wok

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Venere Travel Blog writer satu rommi

Satu was born in Finland, but moved to London in 1996 and lived there for 10 years working as a journalist. She has spent the last couple of years mostly in India, practicing yoga and travelling.

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