Get glammed up and hit the town with our guide to the best New Year’s Eve parties in London.
We’ll put the bang back into your New Year’s Eve with our round-up of the biggest nights to say bye-bye to 2018 and welcome 2019 with open, slightly-drunken arms.
Yep, those are four words we’d like to see together a lot more often. Cruising down the Thames on a fully-equipped party boat is the only way to welcome in 2019 – and the free-flowing prosecco doesn’t hurt either! Your boarding pass is here, and you can find out more here.
Time to experience New Year’s Eve across the continent, as The Renaissance Express pulls out of St Pancras. The Renaissance Hotel hosts a gastronomic voyage from Venice to Vienna, and Paris to London, with dedicated menus for each spot. A DJ and live music will keep the party going until the clock strikes 12. Grab yourself a ticket here.
Are you, like me, famously indecisive? This is the party for you – rather than having to choose between four New Year’s Eve parties, you can simply attend them all! The 1 Big Night Out crew will take you on a tour of the West End, complete with free drinks and shots at each spot. Find your tickets here.
Sure, the calendar is about to tick over to 2019, but at Bounce, they’re partying like it’s 1999. Which is obviously the best way to party this New Year’s. Filled with retro gaming tournaments (featuring Mario Kart and GoldenEye), swings, and confetti cannons, it’s set to be a brilliant bash. Naturally, the playlist will be stuffed full of bangers, from R&B to Britpop to cheesy classics, so get ready to throw out some shapes on the dancefloor. Grab your tickets here.
Possibly the fanciest New Year’s Eve party in town, this masquerade is an elegant way to bid adieu to 2018. Don your mask, your stylish ballgowns, and prepare to waltz your way into another wonderful year. Tickets are available here.
The champagne’s on ice for this New Year’s Eve party. In fact, the whole party is on ice, given that it’s being held at London’s frozen ice bar. Champagne cocktails and chilled shots are the order of the day, whilst the three-course meal is (mercifully) not frozen. Meanwhile, tarot card readers, fire-eaters, and magicians will keep you entertain well beyond the stroke of midnight. Avail yourself of a ticket here.
If you’ve ever been to their summer spectacular on Clapham Common, you’ll know that SW4 know how to throw a party. For their year-ending bash, they’re taking over the 02 Academy Brixton, and filling it with a hand-picked selection of your favourite artists, including Noisia, Dimension, and Kings of the Rollers. Nab yourself a ticket here.
Didn’t make it out The White Isle this summer? Fret not, for Ibiza is coming to you this New Year’s Eve! Cafe Mambo are setting up shop at McQueen in Shoreditch for a party with Latin flair – featuring live performances, sax, and an unforgettable soundtrack. Find your tickets here.
The arrival of Market Halls in Fulham and Victoria has given the capital’s foodie scene a boost, and they’re about to do the same for New Year’s Eve. Bringing three music-themed events to town – Musical Bingo, Gospeloke (like karaoke, but you’re backed by a gospel choir), and a post-midnight disco party – they’ll send the year off in style. Tickets are available here.
There’s a party on Embankment, and we’ve got your invite. To celebrate ten years of Proud Cabaret, Proud Embankment will host a sassy and stylish New Year’s Eve bash, complete with circus performers, aerial artists, and fire breathers. Your ticket awaits.