Best events in London 31st Dec, New Year’s Eve

Best events in London on New Year’s Eve, Sat 31st December

Our guide to the best events in London on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December 2016.

Music concert in London: O2 Academy Brixton

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O2 Academy Brixton Brixton Academy will be holding a big New Year's Eve party night to help you see in 2017.
Classical music in London: Barbican Centre

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Barbican Centre See in the New Year with some Viennese waltzes performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johan Strauss Dancers.
 
Music concert in London: Jazz Café

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Jazz Café The Jazz Cafe's annual New Year's Eve Party is always one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see in the New Year.
Southbank

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Southbank Celebrate the New Year with about a bazillion other people, as they watch London's spectacular fireworks display.
 
Music concert in London: The Forum

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The Forum Guilty Pleasures and Ultimate Power will be hosting their annual New Year's Eve extravaganza at the O2 Kentish Town Forum.
Classical music in London: Nutcracker at London Coliseum

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to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
Theatre show in London: Cinderella Panto at London Palladium

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to London Palladium Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium. The theatre play Cinderella Panto will be showing on Saturday December 31st, at the London Palladium.
Musical in London: Dirty Dancing at Phoenix Theatre

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Phoenix Theatre 'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
 
Childrens event in London at Trafalgar Square

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to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
Childrens event in London at Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 
Theatre show in London: Snowman at Peacock Theatre

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to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
Classical music in London: Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 
Childrens event in London at Royal Botanic Gardens

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to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
Childrens event in London at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

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to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
Childrens event in London at Regent Street

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to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
 
Childrens event in London at Somerset House

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to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
Childrens event in London at Tower of London

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to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
 
Southbank

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to Southbank This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.
Photography exhibition at Tate Modern

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to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
 
Childrens event in London at Oxford Street

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to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
Childrens event in London at Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
 
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
 
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
 
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
Theatre show in London: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will be playing at the Palace Theatre in London on Saturday 31st Dec.
 
 
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