Christmas & New Years Eve

Celebrate the festive season at Skylon with classic British cuisine and stunning views of the River Thames. Perfectly located to enjoy the festivities around the South Bank and the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.


The South Bank is the perfect place to gather during the Festive Season, with a whole of host of festive theatre shows, light displays and art exhibitions, not to mention easily accessible transport links via Waterloo station.

Celebrate at Skylon, with options to suit every group. The spacious Restaurant can accommodate up to 130 guests seated, or 150 standing on a semi-private basis. We also welcome smaller groups of up to 24 seated.

For parties of up to 50 seated or up to 60 standing, choose our River View semi-exclusive area, which offers unparalleled riverside views.

Or why not hire the whole venue for a bespoke Christmas party of up to 500 standing or 300 seated?



Christmas on the South Bank is utterly magical. With our floor to ceiling windows overlooking the South Bank Christmas lights display, and their reflections over the river.

And, of course, Waterloo is the perfect central meeting point for family far and wide.



Skylon’s annual New Year’s Eve party is known to sell out. While we can’t share the name of the band or the menu details just yet, you can absolutely book your table!

Those seated at our River View seats will catch a glimpse of the Mayor’s Fireworks Display, with the option to walk down to the viewing area on the South Bank*.

During the Mayors Fireworks Display, there are tight security regulations to enter the South Bank. Typically, you need to enter between 7pm and 8pm so we ask you to be prepared for the same scenario in 2024.

Entry is regulated around the perimeter of the South Bank on New Year’s Eve and access to the viewing area is granted at the discretion of security on the night, and may not be allowed in the event of poor weather or security risks. 


For Christmas Day and NYE enquiries of up to 12 guests please email

For any larger enquiries, please fill out the enquiry form and our team will be in touch.

Speak with our Events Team