New Year’s Eve – and the inevitable messy day after – are as much a part of the festive period as Santa and turkey with all the trimmings. Whether you’re after a quiet night in or want to go out out, here’s a rundown of some of our favourite things to try to ring in 2018.
Barts – New Year’s Eve Chicago Speakeasy
Take in the glitz and the glamour of Barts this New Year’s Eve and get your best glad-rags on. Join the celebrations to ring in the New Year as you enter through the secret black door and allow yourself to be transported into 1930s Chicago! Enjoy a swinging band, sample some delicious Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere lawless liquor and devour bacon butties at midnight. This is also your chance to unleash your inner gangster or moll at Uncle Barts’ Chicago Speakeasy to enter the New Year in the best way possible! Tickets and more information about the bottomless drinks offer are available here.
New Year at the Pink Mansion
From headline DJs acts that will keep you dancing all night long, you’ll leave wishing it was New Year’s Eve every night! The event will take place in a secret location hidden within bustling North West London. Ticket holders will receive the location information via e-mail 48 hours in advance but shhh… it’s top-secret!
The theme is pink, be it just a touch of the tone or all out adventurous, don’t be shy because The Mansion London, filled with plenty of mischief. There are three decadent dancefloors but be sure to arrive early enough to take advantage of their two for one drinks before 10pm.
Ceviche Old Street
Get a taste of exotic Peru with Ceviche’s celebration this month. A Peruvian feast will be created especially for the night and offer up special cocktails as well as the world-famous cuisine. As the clock approaches midnight the tables will be cleared away and Ceviche founder Martin Morales will be taking to the decks to get the party started.
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Quaglino’s Shaken Not Stirred NYE Party
Get immersed into the world of 007 with this James Bond-themed party in Mayfair. There will be signature cocktails on offer as well as a three course meal to enjoy, and then things get really exciting as the roulette wheel spins into action. A spectacular line-up of live music, including the Rebecca Quartet and Speakeasy, will also be featured on the night. Tickets are available here.
Bunga Bunga Battersea – New Year’s After-Party
Still the maddest place we’ve been to all year, Bunga Bunga is going to be offering up a typically eccentric night in Battersea at the end of 2017. With a Grey Goose welcome cocktail between 9–10pm, incredible DJs across three floors of fun, an epic countdown and the best songs to dance the night away to, join us for the Bunga Bunga New Year’s After Party. Visit here for tickets and offers.
There can’t really be more exciting ways to say hello to 2018 than skating on a rooftop in East London. Skylight’s unobstructed views of the city are a year-round delight, and with London lighting up for the evening, it becomes an even more enticing prospect. The skate bar, skating rink and roof terrace will be open from 7pm–1am and entry costs £15 per person. Get your skates on for tickets to this one…
The Black Cat Cabaret and The Black Cat Ball
One of the capital’s favourite purveyors of decadent exhibitionism, The Black Cat Cabaret are holding an early evening soiree, and then things get a tad more risqué as The Black Cat Ball swings into full effect. Paradiso Spiegeltent at Christmas in Leicester Square will be the venue for this spectacular, spectacular.
Mr Fogg’s Tavern – Fanny & Fogg’s New Year’s Eve Party
Fanny and Fogg are swinging open the doors to the Tavern and for another ‘Supercalifragilistic’ New Year’s Celebration! To get that fire in your belly delicious warm vodka punches will be on offer, while you get your jig on to a live, swinging band. For just 10 shillings, you can enjoy a delicious Belvedere vodka punch on arrival (before 11pm), live entertainment, and lastly, you’ll enjoy an epic countdown as we bid goodbye to 1883!
New Year’s Eve Party at Bobby’s
Step back into all the over-the-top glitz and glamour of the 1970’s at Bobby Fitzpatrick’s nostalgic house party to see off 2017 in style. Channelling the legendary Studio 54 disco vibe, prepare to hit this Stayin’ Alive high notes as guests can join Bobby in his yellow wallpapered ‘kitchen’ for a slice of thick crust Smoked Turkey and Sage Stuffing Pizza, all washed down with a Snow Ho Ho slushy or a glass of potent sharing punch. Dressing up is optional but positively encouraged!
NYE Immersive Parties Across Shoreditch
So nightclubs are apparently so last year, and now is the time for the immersive party! There are more than a few being held across London this New Year’s Eve, and those in the know will be heading to hipster heaven Shoreditch for four of them. Whether you want to spend your NYE in a spaceship, on a Moroccan rooftop, in a greenhouse, on Flamingo island or in futuristic downtown LA, there’s bound to be something for you. The one that has us salivating is the Blade Runner-inspired night at Queen of Hoxton.
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The Studio 54 Get Down in Brixton
Disco, debauchery and probably loads of Donna Summer are on the menu in South London this NYE. Actually perhaps NYE in NYC is a better description of this one, as Nicky Siano of fabled nightspot Studio 54 will be playing a headline set as things go back to the ’70s once more. One of the originals of New York’s booming dance scene from that decade, Siano will perform at the Pop Brixton along with a host of other DJs.
Maggie’s – New Year’s Eve: Never Say Never Again
James Bond is clearly a popular man this New Year’s Eve. In the year we sadly lost Roger Moore, popular ’80s-inspired club Maggie’s is the offer up the perfect way to remember the best Bond ever. Serving a glamorous Moët Et Chandon champagne and canapé reception and followed by the best ’80s hits. Tickets also include bacon butties… very 007.
If you’re in the West End, and more specifically in the heart of Theatreland in Covent Garden, then there aren’t many places better than Joe Allen, the brasserie that is a regular stop for most theatre-goers throughout the year. On New Years Day, if the excesses of the night before have gotten the better of you, why not try their New York brunch and get a complimentary Bloody Mary?
Sin City at Madison
Adding a touch of Sin City to London’s roof top scene, Madison will be hosting a Vegas-themed night complete with showgirls and poker tables. There’s a glitzy paparazzi wall for those looking to make those extra special New Year’s Eve memories last in photo-form and DJ Dan Healy will be on hand to get things moving throughout the evening. Almost as good as the real thing…