The best New Year’s Eve parties in the United Kingdom

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ©mou-ikkai/Flickr

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year. People get out on the streets and celebrate the last day of the year, waiting the New Year with fantastic party, costumes, champagne, fireworks and amazing traditions. If you will spend your holidays in the United Kingdom you will surely have a memorable experience. There are fantastic parties all around the country. Would you like to find the best one? All you have to do is to read the following article and choose the one which suits your preferences. I will present you the best New Year’s Eve parties in the United Kingdom. You will surely find at least one which will make you a fantastic experience.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

New Year’s Eve at Edinburgh is a special experience. The city’s fantastic Gothic buildings have been lit up by amazing sparkling lights since Christmas. The best party in the city is at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay which is actually a three-day street party. The party presents outstanding international music acts. This year there will be playing fantastic bands, too. Enjoy the amazing live music and DJ’s, have good drinks at the outdoor bars, but pay attention and dress for the weather. At midnight you can admire the Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks which are worldwide famous. The stages are live from 21:00 until 01:00. The price of a ticket is £15. The party is not recommended for children under 16. (December 2012)

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ©mou-ikkai/Flickr

London’s South Bank

If you will be in the capital city at New Year’s Eve, get out on the South Bank. If you love to spend the last hours of the year among people, the restaurants and pubs opposite the Thames are the best places to visit. Before midnight everyone goes to the Big Ben which presents the countdown to midnight. At midnight one of the country’s most spectacular fireworks is on display here.

The Big Ben ©ymmat/Flickr


Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

If you are visiting Portsmouth this year, get on top of the Spinnaker Tower. Besides taking part at a fantastic party, you can have gorgeous views over the city. There will be good music, DJ’s, a lot of champagne and cocktails. The price of a ticket for the party is £45 and you have to pre-book it. If you would like to find out more about the party and the tower itself, visit their website. (December 2012)

Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

New Year’s Eve at the Lake District

If you prefer more peaceful atmosphere instead of big cities, the Lake District is the place to go. The taverns in the Lake District will be warm and are cozy at New Year’s Eve. If you would like to give the celebration a personal touch, the Lake District is the best choice for you! There will be fresh air and excellent food, not to mention the comfortable cottages.


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