A Happy New Year: Spend NYE in London

If you’re planning to bring in 2014 with style, there’s no better place in England than the beautiful capital, London. This year, New Years Eve falls on a Monday, so why not enjoy a long weekend in the city, without the worry of work the next day? Head to the Big Smoke on Friday or Saturday and enjoy three or four days of sampling the delights that London has to offer.

Visit Travelodge.co.uk to find cheap hotels in London – the sooner the better when it comes to New Year plans, as accommodation will get booked up quickly. It is still possible to find a cracking deal, so be sure to check availability online as soon as possible.

If you’re travelling on the Friday, a matinee or evening showing at the theatre would be a perfect stop on the Saturday. Head to Her Majesty’s Theatre on Haymarket and experience the magic of Phantom of the Opera. With tickets available from a mere £33, you can enjoy a beguiling performance without breaking the bank. Alternatively, there are plenty more West End shows on offer to suit any audience; from the family-favourite pantomimes that will be have you in hysterics, to the musical prowess of The Lion King and Wicked, there really is something for everyone.

New Year’s Eve is perfect for the party animals and late night revellers, with many events being hosted throughout the capital to give you the chance to dance until the early hours. The O2 Brixton Academy presents UKF Bass Culture, which will appeal to anyone with a need for drum & bass rhythms and beats and promises to be one of the biggest dance events in the capital over the New Year. With Chase & Status, DJ Fresh, Delta Heavy and more big names hitting the decks, you can welcome 2013 in style.

If indie fused with pop is more your cup of tea, Club de Fromage and Old School Indie are joining forces for a New Years Eve party to remember. With Old School Indie offering some classic indie tracks, including Pulp, Radiohead and Oasis and Club de Fromage providing some pure unadulterated pop, such as Madonna and the Spice Girls, you’ll be sure to have a quality evening dancing the night away. Head over the O2 Academy in Islington if this is your idea of a perfect event; with tickets at a reasonable £18, you’ll have plenty left over for the all-important beverages.

The ultimate party in the capital begins with the immense fireworks that the Mayor provides annually. See the New Year in with a bang and enjoy the fireworks and festivities that ensure London is the place to be at this time of year. With dazzling fireworks above the River Thames, to the pyrotechnics by the London Eye, there is plenty on display for you to be mesmerised at. Wrap yourself up warm and cuddle up with your loved ones, to admire one of the best displays you will ever see.

Enjoy London this New Year’s Eve and say hello to 2013. Don’t miss out on accommodation in the city – book your hotel now to take advantage of some great early bird savings.

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