There is something for everyone in London for The New Year’s Holiday. Small children and their parents alike are sure to find some way to ring in the New Year with a smile. One of the biggest events in the UK for New Year’s Eve is the fireworks display at the London Eye. This even has been a huge it in years past, and 2009 will be no different. TFL will be running special free transportation services to the area, but visitors are encouraged to double check times and schedules of those services as the date approaches. Even if you don’t feel like venturing out from your lovely hotel room for the event, it will be broadcast on the television so you won’t miss a bit of the fun.
New Year’s Day also hosts a wonderful family activity, if you aren’t recovering from a night of partying. The London Parade will begin sharply at 12 noon and run until about 3pm.
Another kid friendly New Year’s Eve option is the children’s theater shows in London. Children can see Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Snowman or other shows before heading out for the fireworks. There are also a number of ice rinks available so that kids and grownups can take a spin on the ice and burn off some of that holiday feast.
For those who want to party without the children, there are a number of options as well. Revelers can party in King Henry the VIII’s court, cruise down the River Thames or enjoy and evening onboard The British Pullman. There are hundreds of possibilities.
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