Top 6 New Year’s Eve Destinations in the UK

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Yup, it’s that time of year again… New Year’s Eve is upon us!

We know what you’re thinking… ‘It didn’t feel like than long ago since we we’re buying Valentine’s cards and Easter eggs!’

Well don’t worry, we feel the same!

… But even though life is going quicker than a freight train, we’re very, very excited for New Year’s Eve 2016 and some of the incredible parties being lined up in some of our cities and towns across the UK.

Get set for fireworks, illuminations, live performances and fine food and drink, because it’s time to party, party, party!

Our fantastic guide (below) will give you an insight in to the best places to visit, where to stay and what’s going on across the country this New Year’s Eve.

Read on for more information:

  • Liverpool

Dubbed ‘the home of northern celebrities’, Liverpool has always been a hip and happening place to be. From the swinging 60’s right up to the ‘noughties’, it’s always had a great reputation for its niche nightlife and popular parties.

Unsurprisingly, New Year’s Eve 2016 isn’t going to disappoint. There’s literally a little something for everyone! (Scouser’s really do know how to party)

1)      New Years Eve Medieval Banquet (adults)

Join King Arthur and the Knights of the round table for a five-course feast worthy of a king!

You’ll be entertained by jesters, fire breathers, horse riders and more as you take in the breath-taking scenery from Warren Farm Equestrian Centre, just outside of Liverpool Click here for tickets

2)      Revolution (adults)

A night out on the Albert Dock  in Liverpool isn’t the same until you hit Revolution.

This year they have confetti cannons, saxophone players, a 12-foot Martini glass and even a private play area until 3am! A ticket for the night is only £10 too.

Click here for tickets

3)      Hot Water Comedy Club (adults)

If you fancy a few giggles this New Year’s Eve, then there’s nothing better than landing in Hot Water.

No, not conventional hot water… we’re talking about the Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool! This event sells out sharpish too, so get buying your ticket as soon as possible.

The Chase’s Paul Sinha is this year’s stand up star, and he’ll be joined by support acts too (TBC).

Click here for tickets

Where to stay:

Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf. 4 ½ star rating via Trip Advisor. Click here for details.

Alternatively, check out Trivago and compare hotel prices.

  • London

London has a hell of a lot going on as usual. From Shoreditch to Soho, New Year’s Eve is a pretty big deal…especially if you’re going there for the first time. Be prepared to take plenty of money though, because it’s bound to be a little pricey.

1)      Bottomless NYE party (adults)

A classic mix of 80’s, club classics, funk, hip-hop and soul will await you in what is one of the slinkiest, most sophisticated bars we’ve seen this side of the Watford gap.

When you buy a ticket for this event, you get unlimited drinks all night long*. Wow! Why doesn’t everyone do that?

*Drinks may vary and are subject to availability. For more information, click here.

2)      Love Shoreditch NYE (adults)

Stylish, sophisticated and full of class and culture, Shoreditch is one of the most vibrant places on the planet, never mind in London!

Expect to dance the night away to old school classics, club tunes and UK garage beats while you enjoy some of the finest cocktail concoctions around.

Click here for tickets 

3)      Speed Dater NYE (adults)

Single and ready to mingle? Then don’t be sat at home alone on New Year’s Eve because one of the biggest and best singles nights on the calendar is on at The Gable.

To find out more about Speed Dater and to book your place, click here. 

4)      Fireworks by the Thames (family)

Something for all the family!

Fireworks by the Thames is generally something you’d see on TV, but believe us, this doesn’t justify how amazing it is.

You’ll look on in ore and appreciation as the iconic chimes of Big Ben couple up with the blasts and bangs of colourful fireworks, which appear from both the riverside and iconic London Eye.

This is something you must witness.

Where to stay:

Check out Trivago for price comparisons on London hotels. Just type in to the search bar where in London you want to stay.

  • Edinburgh

Yes, it’s a little nippy up there, but you shouldn’t let that put you off!

New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay – as it’s more commonly known to the Scots – is another great reason to have a few drinks, be merry and see in the New Year.

1)      The Edinburgh Hogmanay Snow Ball (adults)

First up is the fantastic Hogmanay Snow Ball. (at the Assembly Rooms, Central Edinburgh)

Enjoy fine wine, dancing, food, rock bands and a smoky discotheque under chandeliers as you meet some of the friendliest people in the world.

A fantastic night awaits.

Click here for more information

2)      Wee Dub Hogmanay (adults)

Situated in the stylish Studio 24 nightspot in central Edinburgh, Wee Dub features an eclectic mix of reggae, jungle and dance music across two floors.

Tickets are £10 per head and confirmed DJ’s include; DJ Vadim, King Yoof & MC Spee, J-Man and many more!

Click here to buy your ticket

3)      Fireworks & street party (adult and family)

Edinburgh have really pushed the boat out for this year’s Hogmanay party.

Not only do they have their iconic street party and fireworks from Edinburgh Castle, Paolo Nutini and The Charlatans will also be performing live.

Click here for more information  

Where to stay:

If you’re looking to impress your partner, then you should consider the breath-taking Edinburgh Knight Residence 5-star hotel.

Situated right in the city centre, it’s only a stone’s throw away from all the action.

Or if your looking for something a little cheaper, then check out Trivago to compare hotel prices.

  • Birmingham

England’s ‘second capital’ has always been a fantastic place to party, shop, eat and drink, and New Year’s Eve is no different.

There’s also plenty to do for both families and adults.

Brummies’ are some of the friendliest people around too, so you’re bound to enjoy your stay.

1)      Cadbury World (family)

In the lead up to New Year’s Eve (27th-30th) why not take the kids to Cadbury World? (opening times – 27th-30th)

This trip includes a 4D chocolate adventure, chocolate making experience, trips to Purple Planet and the Aztec Jungle and food and drink in the Cadbury Café. (prices may vary)

Purchase tickets here*

*subject to availability

2)      The Rainbow Venues (adults)

With 5 stages of music (including roof terrace and garden), a great atmosphere and great drinks prices, The Rainbow Venues have everything you’ll want in a New Year’s Eve party.

DJ’s alreays confirmed for this amazing event are; Kurupt FM, Logan Sama, Redlight, Monki and Emperor…with more to be announced in due course.

Click here to buy tickets

3)      Island Bar (adults)

Situated right in the heart of Birmingham City centre, this cheerful bar features a large downstairs bar with delightful cocktails and cool music as well as a Hawaiian themed Tiki bar full of spirits and quirky alternative drinks.

Book a ticket for their extravagant New Years Eve party here  

Where to stay:

For a little sophistication during your stay, you could opt for the Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of town. It’s also right next to Birmingham’s main retail complex.

For a cheaper alternative, there’s plenty of options available via Trivago.

  • Newcastle

It’s not known as the ‘party capital of the north’ for nothing, because Geordie’s sure know how to have a good time.

As soon as you jump off the train at Newcastle Central, you’ll see party goers galore. From stag and hen doo’s, to those just out for a day of shopping, it is a constant hive of activity.

1)      Madame Koo (adults)

Never before has rustic and contemporary been mixed better together. The decorative and inviting Madame Koo looks more like a millionaires play pit than a nightspot!

Decorative Chinese style lanterns, beautiful Buddha statues and comfortable booths mixed with fantastic service from their stunning staff members make this the ideal spot for seeing in the New Year.

Oh, and the music is ace too!

For more information and to reserve a table, click here  

2)      Jason Cooks New Years Eve Comedy Club (adults)

You may know this comedian from the Jacob’s Crackers adverts on TV, and if you thought he was good on those…you’ve seen nothing yet.

Jason is a fantastic comedian who will have you in stitches from the first minute to the last. His brilliant use of life experience in his routines has the audience in the palm of his hand every time.

Click here for venue information and tickets

3)      Vintage Trouble at the Sage Gateshead (adults) 

Ring in the New Year in spectacular style with one of the best bands on the planet today.

Vintage Trouble, who have been wowing audiences across the globe opening for heavyweights like The Rolling Stones, The Who, and AC/DC, come to the Sage Gateshead for a night of fantastic music.

Yahoo! even described them as ‘‘James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin’’, so were not sure about you, but that’s something we’d love to see! (stick around and you’ll also see the fireworks by the Quayside at midnight)

Click here for more information

Where to stay:

We’d advise staying at Sleeperz hotel which is situated right next to the train station. (and just a short walk away from Newcastle Quayside)

You can also compare prices on a variety of hotels with Trivago

  • Sheffield

1)      Crystal Bar

Located in a 19th century scissor factory, the Crystal Bar in Sheffield oozes style and sophistication, making it a great New Year’s Eve destination.

It comes complete with contemporary interior and plenty of alternative rooms, including; the main room, sparkle, house of gin, the attic, the lounge and a corporate area, so there’s pretty much something for everyone.

Click here for more information

2)      Plug 

Plug is quite simply one of Sheffield’s best night spots. Awesome music, huge dance floor and great people.

Even though they’ve not announced what’s happening on New Year’s Eve yet, it’s likely to be amazing… because pretty much everything they do, is.

Check out Plugs official website here

Where to stay:

Check out Trivago for some fantastic offers on Sheffield hotels

  • With thanks to Skiddle.com & Trivago
  • All tickets, performances and hotels featured in this article are subject to availability. Rules may apply
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