NYE in London is something special. Europe’s biggest city has a unique buzz, and to make the last evening of 2023 even more extraordinary, make it a rooftop New Year's Eve in London.
To find the best venues to enjoy firework displays, elevated cocktails and sky-high vibes, we have gathered the top London rooftop bars throwing a grand NYE rooftop party, where you can ring in 2024 among the stars.
1. 12th Knot
12th Knot - Photo: www.seacontainerslondon.com/
Situated 12 floors up at the fantastic Sea Containers, 12th Knot is an eclectic rooftop bar and terrace, overlooking the River Thames and the London skyline.
To end 2023 in style, 12th Knot is ready to throw a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other, where you can party the night (and the year) away.
The evening will include an open bar with bottomless house drinks, music from American singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper Nic Hanson, an eclectic mix of electronic sounds from the resident DJ LeDoe, as well as a top atmosphere.
Starting at 7pm with a welcome cocktail to all, you can either buy an Entry Only ticket, or one with open bar/reserve a table. All the options can be found here.
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
2. LSQ Rooftop
LSQ Rooftop - Photo: www.lsqrooftop.com/
Located at one of London’s most iconic address – 1 Leicester Square - the LSQ Rooftop is a day-to-night venue, offering indoor and outdoor seating, and equally iconic views.
From morning to night, here you can admire some of the most famous buildings of the London skyline in a fantastic lounge-bar atmosphere.
To welcome 2024 in style, LSQ Rooftop inivtes you to celebrate 9 floors above the vibrant streets of the buzzing West End, with the promise of some of the best views of the London fireworks the city has to offer.
Start of with a glass of bubbly on arrival, and a selection of delicious canapés with unlimited house drinks all night long. There will aslo be DJs and live entertainment keeping the atmosphere high well into 2024.
Tickets to the LSQ New Year's Eve event can be found here.
1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
Madison - Photo: www.madisonlondon.net/
Set on top of the One New Exchange building, Madison is a spacious restaurant and a rooftop bar, with great views over the London skyline, and some really cool close-up view of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The vistas are often complemented with entertainment from DJs and live musicians, and the atmosphere at Madison is usually buzzing.
This will most certainly be true on the last night of the year, when you can see out 2023 with a bang and say hello to 2024 in true Madison style.
Expect a night filled with electric performances from London's hottest entertainment, and party against London's most delicious view point. To get you going, canapes and a glass of bubbles is served on arrival.
You can also book an early dinner at 5pm, which includes a 3-course set menu, plus a ticket to NYE party.
Find more info and the available tickets right here.
One New Change, London EC4M 9AF
4. Mercer Roof Terrace
Mercer Roof Terrace - Photo: www.vintryandmercer.com/
Mercer Roof Terrace is found in the heart of the City, on top of the fantastic hotel Vintry & Mercer, offering a beautiful spot to wine and dine above London.
The rooftop restaurant and bar blends a cosy interior dining room with an open-air terrace, where you get some amazing views over the London skyline.
To enjoy the vistas during the last evening of the year, Mercer Roof Terrace offers a special New Year's Eve menu during two dinner seatings (5pm and 9pm). Indulge in a 5-course menu, with dishes like Seven & Wye smoked salmon, Hereford beef fillet and Chocolate & clementine gateau.
Before or after dinner, you can also visit the Do Not Disturb speakeasy bar at the hotel, which will be open for drinks from 5pm to 2am on New Years Eve. And if you already have plans for the evening, go for a regular á la carte lunch at the rooftop.
Book your table for NYE at Mercer Roof Terrace right here.
MERCER ROOF TERRACE
20 Garlick Hill, City of London, London, EC4V 2AU
5. Bar Elba
Bar Elba - Photo: https://bar-elba.co.uk/
The colorful and highly vibrant Bar Elba rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo is always a good idea for "good vibes only", sprinkled with great views over Waterloo and the London skyline.
From themed brunches and festive events to roof-raising live music, there is pretty much always something happening at the rooftop, and New Year’s Eve is no different.
So get ready to dance the night away as you welcome 2024, with Bar Elba hosting a Midnight Island party, the ultimate end of year extravaganza.
Enjoy unlimited drinks all night, incredible canapés, and a live band and DJs providing the best backing track whilst you watch the city light up with its annual midnight fireworks.
Tickets, or maybe a party pod for the group, can be found here.
109-117 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UL
Bōkan - Photo: http://bokanlondon.co.uk/
Bokan is an easy-going and sophisticated hideaway, that transports you far from the city buzz of the busy streets below.
Covering the 37th to the 39th floor of Novotel London Canary Wharf, here you find a different setting on each level. But always present are the striking views of the London skyline.
To say goodbye to 2023 in style, Bōkan offers three different options for New Year’s Eve.
You can go for a dinner package at Bokan 37, and either enjoy a 6-course menu at the first seating (6-8pm), or a 7-course menu at the second seating (8.30pm-2.30pm).
The premium package at Bokan 38 will guarantee you a table by the window from 8pm, as well as 1 bottle of champagne and a premium platter, including lobster, oysters and caviar.
The top vibes are found at the top floor Bokan 39, where a party package includes one drink and plenty of fun. Both the second seating at Bokan 37 and the premium package at Bokan 38 include access to Bokan 39 as well.
Book and get all the info you need right here.
40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
7. 8 at The Londoner
8 at The Londoner - Photo: www.thelondoner.com/
On the 8th floor of the superb boutique hotel The Londoner you find an elegant and sophisticated izakaya rooftop bar, elevated above Leicester Square.
Called 8 at The Londoner, and surrounded with panoramic London views, the rooftop offers a menu that features everything from extraordinary and innovative signature cocktails, to simple yet elegant modern Japanese dishes.
To end 2023 on a high note, 8 at The Londoner invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the name of decadence.
For the evening, you can either make a table reservation only and order drinks and food from the menu, or you go for the curated experience, including exquisite cocktails, Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne and Japanese small plates.
Take a look at the menu for NYE here, or book your experience straight away right here.
8 AT THE LONDONER
38 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DX
Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.