25 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

05. London, UK

Londoners ring in the New Year as only they can, to the chiming of Big Ben at midnight. More than 250,000 people crowd the banks of the Thames and its numerous bridges to see the spectacular ten-minute lightshow and fireworks display, with the London Eye, the House of Parliament (also known as the Palace of Westminster), and the Shard among highlights of the urban scenery.