I'm desperate for suggestions for NYE !!!!! There's 4 of us in our 40s (2 couples) and we were thinking of maybe a pub that will do something a bit more special than just a normal night so that there's a bit of a festive atmosphere and sense of occasion! Any suggestions please??? We are actually in Shad Thames so anything walking distance would be our best bet. We don't have to have food cause we could eat earlier but we're flexible either way! Please help!
I am also starting to think about this and where in SE1 provides a good view of the fireworks without having to get too close to the chaos of the southbank! I'm thinking that The Ship pub on Borough High street would be good as you can see the London Eye in the distance from outside there. There was no mention of any entry charge on NYE when I passed it the other day.
I'm also interested in suggestions.
We used to walk along the river and watch the fireworks from one of the bridges, Blackfriers or Southwark, which used to be very nice. But last year it was a total scrum with massive coach parties from all over who pretty much kicked us out of the way, the pushing and shoving was unbelievable, and horrendous crowds.
If anyone has any ideas for something nicer outdoors that doesn't involve lots of money and kareoke please let us know. (possibly by PM unless you want the coach parties along too!)
You have to stand at the front of The Ship pub on the corner of Borough High Street/London Road to get a view of the London eye but it is usually quite visible in the distance from that spot! The ship has always seemed like a nice, unpretentious local so hopefully they won't be charging on NYE.
missdoo et al - The Bermondsey Square Hotel is doing a 5 Course Gourmet Dinner and champagne, coffee/tea, for £45 per person. Their chef, Kristian, has done a great job improving the menu and food, with his team, during the last 7 months. They also accept 'Tastecard', off season.