Palmers Lodge: Guide to New Years in London 2015

Bring in New Year’s 2015 with a bang! London has a lot to offer as far as festive plans go, as you can find everything and anything in the city. For the international traveller, it can be difficult to decide which events, activities and restaurants to attend. How will you ring in 2015? We’re here to give you the low-down on all of the fun New Year’s happenings in London, accommodating any budget. Follow Palmers Lodge’s recommendations for guaranteed fun this New Year’s.

Fun Events to Attend

There are many events happening in and around London on New Years Day 2015. Whether you take the less expensive route, or decide to splurge on an exciting event this New Year’s day, you will enjoy yourself with any of these options.

If you’re looking to save money, consider attending Winterville in Victoria Park. Here, you’ll find everything from an ice rink to delicious food stalls. Admission to Winterville is free, however, attractions and events are individually priced. Somerset House also has a number of fun attractions open New Year’s Day with free entry, although some exhibits may have an admission charge.

The London New Year’s Day Parade 2015 is a great way to spend the first day of the year. You’ll be sure to have a great time watching the performances with tickets only costing £30. Looking for more performances? Head on over to the Barbican for their New Years Gala, that includes a traditional celebration of the classics. Listen to all your favourite New Year’s songs at the Barbican for as low as £20.

Welcome 2015 with a Delicious Meal

It can be difficult to find restaurants that are open on New Year’s Day. So, we’ve provided you with a couple budget friendly dining options as well as some options if you’re willing to splurge on your New Year’s Day meal this year.

Start your 2015 with Provender Bistro located near the Snaresbrook tube station, which serves delicious French food and wine with the average meal ranging from £15-£30 a person. Chicken Shop is another great New Year’s Day dining option that won’t cost you a fortune, if you’re looking to share a rotisserie chicken with friends and have a great time.

Plum & Spilt Milk in The Great Northern Hotel located at the King’s Cross Railway Station is your go-to this New Year’s Day for a delicious British meal. This is the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy a number of luxury classic dishes, but be warned – some can be a bit pricy. You may also want to check out Malt House, located in Notting Hill where you’ll find delicious British pub-food to satisfy your taste buds. What better way to bring in the New Year?! 

Do Something Fun

Soak up the seasonal specialties that London has to offer on this New Year’s Day. Many attractions and museums are open on New Year’s Day leaving plenty of fun and cultural options.

Grab your friends and family and head to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. The best part about this: admission is free, so it’s up to you how much money you chose to spend here. Winter Wonderland has everything to offer from shopping and food to games and rides, all at a low price. If you’re looking for a more mellow way to spend the first day of the New Year, check out Vauxhall pleasure gardens for only £5 entrance fees to the Christmas tree maze. Work your way through the Christmas tree maze at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and finish next door visiting the food stalls and craft market.

Among the famous London attractions open on New Year’s Day 2015 include the London Eye and Madame Tussauds. Bring in the New Year with a spin around the London Eye and capture some great photos. Tickets prices for the London Eye are £30 a person and you’ll be sure to have a memorable New Year’s Day. You won’t want to forget your camera if you choose visit Madame Tussaud’s. See their collection of over 300 celebrities with  tickets priced at £30 each.

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So, what will you get up to this New Year’s 2015? Share the fun with Palmers Lodge. Tweet or Instrgram us holiday pictures, tagging us and hashtagging #PalmersLodgeHolidays.