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New Year’s Eve, London

New Year’s Eve – The Cavendish Hotel, St James’s.
Dinner in the Cavendish and watch the Fireworks.
The London New Year’s Day Parade.
31 December 2017 – 2 January 2018 (2 nights)

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Enjoy a New Year’s luxury break at the Cavendish Hotel, St James’s with a New Year’s Eve dinner and an early ‘welcome to 2018’ drink with your fellow guests. Views of the Thames Fireworks are possible from most of the rooms that we are holding in the hotel but in addition there are several corridors/landings on the upper floors with large windows which give spectacular views across Westminster and the London Eye.   The wonderful location of the Cavendish will also give you access to the famous London New Year’s Day Parade which starts at midday in Piccadilly where we will include tickets for seats in the covered grandstands to ensure the best possible views.

Sunday 31 December: A drinks reception will be held at 7.30 before a four course New Year’s Eve dinner in the main restaurant.  The Thames Fireworks should (weather permitting) be clearly visible from the hotel’s upper floors from Westminster view rooms or from the landings. Check in time is from 3 pm but if you arrive earlier your luggage will be looked after by the concierge.

Monday 1 January:  All the roads surrounding the hotel are closed during the day.  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking your covered seats for The New Year’s Day Parade which starts adjacent to the hotel on Piccadilly at midday lasting about 3 hours.  We normally apply for seats in the stands next to Fortnum and Masons.

Tuesday 2 January:  Check out of your rooms before 11 am.

Although a rather more “plain vanilla” tour than we would normally offer, the tour price includes an entry ticket for one of the following on the morning of 1st January: Churchill’s War Rooms, Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace or Household Cavalry Museum all within walking distance of the hotel.    You do have the possibility of including perhaps a matinee show/theatre on afternoon of the 31st or the 1st.  We will update with a list of what is on and within easy reach of the Cavendish later in the year.

Gallery exhibitions within walking distance could include:

Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace -  Charles II: Art & Power : National Gallery - Exhibition - Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites:  National Portrait Gallery - Cézanne Portraits

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 nights - Cavendish Hotel with full English breakfast (superior room where there is double occupancy).
  • Parade – Covered Seats.
  • 4 course dinner on New Year’s Eve.
  • Welcome reception with celebration drink.
  • Heritage Touring representative.


Price per person: £449
Single supplement: £65 (per night)
Non-refundable deposit: £150 pp

The Cavendish Hotel, St James’s

Each tour, unless stated otherwise in the tour details, includes welcome reception, hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entry fees, guided tours and tickets where appropriate,  lunches and refreshments where stated, professional guide and executive coaching. 

You are asked to make your own travel arrangements to join each break at the hotel listed.  We are happy to give advice and where possible organise shared taxis from a rail station to the hotel and where appropriate the coach will finish a tour at the station. However we cannot take responsibility for individual travel bookings.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for protection against any cancellation charges, loss of deposit and other eventualities even for holidays in the United Kingdom and for emergency medical expenses and injury, death, repatriation home if travelling abroad.   Heritage Touring does not offer or sell insurance but can give assistance in locating travel insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers travelling abroad.