In addition to the New Year’s 2010 parties at London’s bars and nightclubs, the city hosts a number of parties and banquets at some of the major cultural attractions. From James Bond Ball at Kensington Close Hotel to the Medieval Banquet at St. Katherines Dock, you can enjoy some London traditions for your New Year’s countdown. When you’re planning to ring in the New Year 2010 in London, here’s where to set your sights:
Ministry of Sound New Year’s 2010
The Ministry of Sound plans to accommodate for over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, so don’t miss out on this spectacular New Year’s event. This is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the city and is a guaranteed god time. The 02 Arena is located on Millennium Way in London. Tickets to the Ministry of Sound New Year’s 2010 event can be purchased here.
New Year’s 2010 Smartie Partie Boat
Head out to the Tower Pier to see the fireworks over the Thames on board The Dutch Master. The boat departs from the Tower Millennium Pier at 8:45 p.m., and the New Year’s event runs from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. You can settle in for live music, cheap drinks and a great view of the fireworks.
New Year’s Eve 2010 Bond Ball
The Bond Ball takes place at the Kensington Close Hotel each year, and is a fun way to enjoy the London party scene for your New Year’s 2010 celebration. The event includes a gourmet dinner, and you can get discounted overnight accommodations at the Kensington Close Hotel and Spa. It’s your chance to enjoy a classic 007 martini, play at the casino and party the night away with other Bond enthusiasts. Tickets to the Bond Ball can be purchased here.
New Year’s 2010 Medieval Banquet
St. Katherines Dock is the site of the Medieval Banquet, a five-course banquet that includes unlimited beer and wine during dinner, live Medieval entertainment throughout the meal and a champagne toast at midnight. The gourmet menu includes traditional English and Scottish specialties including baked salmon, grilled Aberdeen Angus beef and traditional desserts. Call the Ivory House at St. Katharines Dock at 0871 971 3234 for more information.
New Year’s Eve 2010 Masquerade Ball at the Hyatt Regency
Make your way to the Hyatt Regency in London this New Year’s Eve for the Churchill New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. The event will begin with a five-course dinner and give you a chance to enjoy the live music before the grand fireworks display televised on giant screens throughout the hotel. You can ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and enjoy dancing in the regal setting until the wee morning hours. Call 0872 148 2169 for more information.
From the Bond Ball to the Smartie Partie Boat, you have a wealth of options for celebrating New Year’s 2010 in London. Head to any o f these popular events to ring in the New Year in style this season.