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New Year’s Eve 2022

The Cavendish Hotel, St James’s

Birmingham Royal Ballet The Nutcracker at The Royal Albert Hall,

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells,

New Year’s Eve Fireworks and New Year’s Day Parade

St Martin in the Field’s New Year’s Day Evening Concert

31 December 2022 – 2 January 2023 (2 nights)


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Enjoy a New Year’s luxury two night weekend at the Cavendish Hotel, St James’s with a special New Year’s Eve dinner in the hotel and a ‘welcome to 2023’ drink with your fellow guests. This year to allow flexibility there are various options you might like to include during your stay in London.  In order that we can obtain the tickets these must be chosen when reserving your place on this tour. With life returning to the new normal the spectacular New Year’s Eve firework display can be seen from the upper floors and some of the bedrooms that we hold at the Cavendish Hotel and the New Year’s Day Parade takes place along Piccadilly – covered seating tickets can be reserved.

Saturday 31 December:  Birmingham Royal Ballet’s festive favourite and classic production of its much acclaimed The Nutcracker.  This magical ballet with its ravishing Tchaikovsky score has spectacular staging created especially for the Royal Albert Hall.  Gorgeous period costumes conjure up a spellbinding fantasy world in which Birmingham Royal Ballet’s superb dancers and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia weave their magic.  Check into the Cavendish Hotel before a taxi at 3.15pm to take you to the Royal Albert Hall for the 4pm performance which finishes in time good time for you to return to the hotel for dinner in the evening. 

New Year’s Day:   Sunday 1 January 2023 – New Year’s Day Parade starts at 12.00  Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells starting at 4 pm. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s “the undisputed king of dance theatre”, Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good and evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. With an unforgettable score, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company.

 Sunday Evening Concert - St Martin the Fields New Year’s Day Concert starts at 7 pm - programme still to be confirmed

You might consider visiting the V&A Museum for the Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature An exhibition that celebrates the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century  – timed tickets can be purchased for you on either 1st of morning of the 2nd. ( £12).

The Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace has an exhibition Japan: Courts and Culture – (an exquisite, intricate, truly diverting parade of treasure as reviewed by The Telegraph) if you would like tickets let us know.  (Open on New Year’s Day).

Saturday 31st Dec: Your rooms will be ready to check into the Cavendish Hotel at 3 pm, if you arrive earlier your luggage can be left with the concierge. Taxis for Royal Albert Hall. Cavendish Hotel - Champagne with hors d'oeuvre drinks reception at 7.45 pm followed by three course New Year’s Eve dinner with a glass of wine and coffee.  Sunday 1st January choose from the above options  Check out of the hotel on Monday 2 January by midday.


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.

Price per person: £485

Single supplement:  £140 (£70 per night) (classic double rooms sole occupancy)

Non-refundable deposit:  £175 pp

Tour price includes:

2 nights’ Cavendish Hotel with full English breakfast (superior rooms when double occupancy)

Welcome reception/Dinner New Year’s Eve

Heritage Touring representative.

Ticket prices are based on excellent stall seats:

Royal Albert Hall with taxi transfers included £85 

Sadler’s Wells - Matthew Bourne £65

St Martin in the Fields Nave tickets £38

Covered parade seats  -  £45

Your choices for the above should be requested when booking in order for us to confirm our ticket allocation.  Please note tickets purchased on your behalf are non-refundable but will be confirmed and added to the tour price for payment.      


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.