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New Year’s Eve 2021

New Year’s Eve – The Cavendish Hotel, St James’s    

Dinner in the Cavendish Hotel

Masterpieces from the Royal Collection – Queens Gallery,

Options to choose from:

Circus 1903 at Royal Festival Hall, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Sadler’s Wells,

Birmingham Royal Ballet The Nutcracker at The Royal Albert Hall,

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

31 December 2021 – 2 January 2022 (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 2022’ drink with your fellow guests.   The wonderful location of the Cavendish will also give you access to view the New Year’s Day Parade which normally starts at midday from Piccadilly – route to be confirmed.  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.   Very sadly - for the second year in succession there will be no fireworks due to the ongoing concerns about very large crowds that normally take place over River Thames bringing in the New Year.  There maybe other events taking place in Trafalgar Square but this still has to be updated by the Mayor of London.   

Friday 31 December:  Option  – Birmingham Royal Ballet’s festive favourite on the Royal Albert Hall stage performing its much acclaimed The Nutcracker at 4 pm – (this finishes in time for you to return to the hotel for dinner in the evening. 

New Year’s Day:  Mid-morning tickets included to visit the Queen’s Gallery for the exhibition Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace which includes some of the most famous pictures in The Royal Collection including Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Rubens, Titian and Canaletto – see for yourself why the papers called this  “an unmissable event”

Afternoon/Evening options: 

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! New Adventures 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”, dazzling choreography create a charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. (Running time 2 hours including an interval)  


Royal Festival Hall has the most fantastic, exciting, thrilling and daredevil entertainment for all ages for the turn-of-the-century Circus 1903.  It is highly recommended! There are two performances to choose from 3 pm and 7.30 pm (2 hrs 20 min including interval).  Taxis should be available by then or travel on the underground from Green Park to Waterloo and then 5 minute walk to the Festival Hall. 

A rather more classical and relaxing evening at St Martin’s in the Field’s in Trafalgar Square where there is a New Year’s Day Extravaganza Evening Concert – The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of London with a programme of traditional classical favourites starting at 7 pm. 

(You could even manage two events – Sadler’s Wells afternoon and Circus or concert in evening!)

Friday 31 December:  Your rooms will be ready at the hotel to check in from 3 pm.  If you arrive earlier your luggage can be left with the concierge.  Drinks reception at 7.45 pm before a three course New Year’s Eve dinner in the main restaurant.  

 Saturday 1 January:  All the roads surrounding the hotel are normally closed during the day.  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast then make your way to the Queen’s Gallery for the exhibition. It should be possible to view The New Year’s Day Parade in Piccadilly from midday.  (Due to the all the recent travel restrictions for USA participation this is not on the scale it has been in past years so stand seats are not included this year). 

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

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: £470

Single supplement:  £145 (£72.50 per night) (double rooms sole occupancy)

Non-refundable deposit:  £100 pp

Tour price includes:

  • 2 nights at the Cavendish Hotel with full English breakfast (superior rooms)
  • Champagne reception and 3 course dinner on New Year’s Eve.
  • Tickets for Queens Gallery
  • Heritage Touring representative. 

Your choices for the above must be confirmed when booking in order for us to purchase tickets on your behalf.

Ticket prices based on excellent stall seats

Royal Albert Hall  £85  Matthew Bourne £75 

Circus 1903  £78 (evening)  £90 (afternoon)

St Martin in the Fields Nave tickets £36

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.