Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve? Dancing in a club? Stuffing your face at a fancy restaurant? Locking lips with your loved one at a rooftop bar? Or perhaps, you’re still not quite sure? If you haven’t made up your mind yet, fear not! We’re here to send you to the ball, Cinderellas and Cinderfellas, so put on your glad rags and get ready to celebrate.
There are plenty of events happening in London for New Year’s Eve 2023, all though the day and night. So get ready to celebrate from the moment you wake up on December 31 to the moment you stumble to your bed in the early hours of January 1, 2024. Happy New Year, one and all!
1–8. Enjoy some wholesome day-time activities
While many spots shut up shop on New Year’s Eve, there are still a plethora of things to do in London throughout the last day of 2023. Head on down to one of these delightful daytime activities and you’ll still be home in plenty of time for Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. It’s a win-win.
Catch a matinee performance of one of the sensational shows currently playing in London’s West End. Be transported to a Greek island at Mamma Mia!, rewrite history (or rather, her-story) at Six The Musical, or hear the untold story of the witches of Oz at Wicked.
End 2023 by unleashing your inner child at Disney100: The Exhibition. Encounter rare Disney artefacts and discover a whole new world while you’re at it.
Roll into the new year at Flippers Roller Boogie Palace. Throw on a pair of skates and get ready to boogie the night day away.
Spend the final day of the year surrounded by animals at ZSL London Zoo. I personally can’t think of a better way to see out the year than with a day-time trip to one of London‘s most popular attractions.
Nothing says New Year’s Eve quite like belting your heart out to ‘Dancing Queen’ in the middle of the afternoon, right? Throw on your dancing shoes and head on down to Abba Voyage for a one-of-a-kind celebration. Gimme, gimme, gimme…
9–25. See in the new year at a wild party
Welcome 2024 with open arms, flowing drinks, and some extremely questionable dance moves this New Year’s Eve.
Fancy seeing in the new year up in the clouds? Your wish is my command. Well, it’s actually Sky Garden‘s command as they are once again holding their renowned end of year party. Live music, late-night DJ’s and one of the very best views in town.
Dance the night away at The Mansion; an ever-so mysterious Victorian venue nestled somewhere in north-west London (the exact location isn’t revealed until 48 hours prior to the event – oooh!). What we can tell you, however, is that there will be a whopping three dancefloors at this event, so get ready to throw some serious shapes.
Celebrate in style at the Piano Works‘ glamourous black-tie bash. Non-stop music, requested by the guests. I’ll have Taylor Swift on repeat, please.
Party like it’s 1993 at Big Penny Social this New Year’s Eve. They’re serving up 90s nostalgia in spades with a retro gaming zone, 90s hair and make-up stylists on hand, and – wait for it – a live performance from East 17.
Be transported straight to the Balearic islands at Cafe Mambo Ibiza. Expect live performances, an Ibiza-inspired soundtrack, and a truly epic transition in to 2024.
Covent Garden‘s late-night music haunt, STEREO, is paying homage to New York’s iconic parties of the 70s at their New Year’s Eve bash. They’re promising guests and unforgettable night of entertainment.
If you’re looking for something a little different, look no further than The Thin White Duke and it’s ‘A Night for Star-Cross’d Lovers’ party. A costume competition, a dim sum feast, and an evening of true Shakespearean splendour. Sign me up!
Wine, dine and disco dance your way in to 2024 at 100 Wardour Street‘s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ party. Let down your hair and dance the night away as renowned DJ’s spin the very best club classics into the early hours of the new year.
Say adiós to 2023 at The Coral Room‘s Latin-infused New Year’s Eve fiesta. Kicking off at 7pm and not winding down until 2am; it’s a one-stop-shop for your NYE. So, grab your amigos and get ready to paint the town red coral.
SUSHISAMBA are hosting an electrifying New Year’s Eve disco celebration – billed as ‘Sambazonia‘. From early dining to the midnight countdown, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious food whilst being utterly entertained by DJs, immersive entertainment, and live performances.
Grab your hat and don your sparkliest boots, because Sabine Rooftop Bar are having a Space Cowboy Disco. I’m already completely sold. Offering a breathtaking view and an evening of cosmic revelry; it’s sure to be out of this world.
Prepare to be transported back in time at Bar Des Prés‘ Great Gatsby-themed party. It promises to be a night of glitz, glamour and sheer decadence that you won’t want to miss.
Bounce into the new year at London’s favourite ping-pong bar, Bounce. A night including all the best P’s: pizza, prosecco and – of course – ping pong. Let the good times roll.
Arcade food hall has teamed up with Finger Lickin’ Records to deliver a New Year’s Eve bash to remember. A night of disco anthems and the most immaculate of vibes courtesy of the roster of legendary London DJ’s.
Live out your rebel punk fantasy at Maison François’ infamous underground bar, Franks. Bringing a Studio 54 vibe straight to central London; this will quite frankly be one of the most revelrous ways to ring in the new year.
If a five-course feasting menu, live entertainment, a late-night DJ, and – wait for it – karaoke sounds like your ideal concoction of New Year’s Eve activities, then I highly recommend you spend the last night of the year at Bunga Bunga. They’re hosting a wild, action-packed and fully immersive New Year’s Eve White Party, so don your best all-white outfit and get ready to paaaaarty.
26. Set sail on the Thames this New Year’s Eve
Take to the Thames to admire the fireworks from a different angle this year. Skyline’s Boat Party involves three decks of DJ’s, banging tunes, delicious drinks, and an all-round boat-iful evening.
27-32. Enjoy an evening of live music
What’s more enjoyable than listening to live music whilst you sip on some champers to celebrate the end of 2023 and the start of 2024? Not much, is the correct answer to that question…
🎵 Start the new year as you mean to go on with an evening of pure class and sophistication at Tap & Bottle. We’re talking live jazz, champagne cocktails, small bites and the most immaculate of vibes. Cheers to that!
🎵 Rock in to 2024 at Eastcheap Records. They’re serving up a night of classic British rock, played live by The Marquees. Get ready to sing your heart out and dance your socks off.
🎵 Enjoy an exceptional evening of classical music, played by the phenomenal musicians of The Piccadilly Sinfonietta. Listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons whilst surrounded by flickering candles at The Piccadilly New Year’s Concert by Candlelight. A truly magical way to end the year.
🎵 New Year’s Eve will be anything but blue at Blues Kitchen. Feast on a menu of southern classics before boogie-ing into the new year with three live soulful sets from their legendary house band!
🎵 For those seeking a jazzy New Year’s Eve, look no further than J.Sheekey. Prepare to be serenaded with the sweet sounds of their live jazz trio and the even sweeter sounds of the champers being popped. Cheers!
🎵 Have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve at legendary Walthamstow brewery, Signature Brew. With not one, not two, but three live bands on the roster; it’s going to be loud, lively and absolutely brew-lliant.
33–42. Feast on a delightful New Year’s Eve dinner
A whole host of restaurants in London are serving up special lunches and dinners on New Year’s Eve to mark the end of 2023 in style. Check out ten of them below (if we listed them all, we’d be here forever!) – or if you need more inspiration, take a look at our dedicated New Year’s Eve 2023 dinners round up.
Welcome 2024 with open arms and a full tummy, courtesy of a sumptuous five-course menu at In Horto. Diners can expect a delicious array of options ranging from whole sea bream to beef and bone marrow pie, and a perfectly paired wine for each course.
Indulge in an opulent New Year’s Eve lunch at Ochre, The National Gallery’s esteemed all-day dining spot. Expect sheer sophistication as you munch your way through their delectable three-course menu.
Hosted within the iconic Old Westminster Fire Station, Indian restaurant, Yaatra, will be serving up an extra-special menu for both lunch and dinner. Be sure to dress up to the nines because later in the evening, downstairs will be transformed into a vibrant after-party, lasting all the way until 3am!
Big Mamma has a festive menu especially for New Year’s Eve this year, and decadence is the name of the game. At all of their sites, expect to indulge in the likes of caviar and their iconic spaghetti served in a cheese-wheel. The three-course menu will keep you energised as you dance in to 2024.
Party like it’s 1920 at Bloomsbury’s chicest restaurant, Bistro Bleu. Channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Daisy Buchanan as you indulge in a sensational six-course menu, featuring the finest French cuisine.
Indulge in a gorgeous Galician feast at La Gamba this New Year’s Eve. Four courses of sensational Spanish food, followed by a front-row seat to the fireworks and lots and lots of dancing. Who could resist?
To kick off 2024 with (bellissimo) bang, Lina Stores have created a five-course Italian feast at their King’s Cross and Marylebone venues. Alongside the feast, diners can partake in a traditional Italian tombola for the chance to win exclusive Lina Stores prizes.
For a truly German New Year’s Eve affair, German Gymnasium are serving up a whopping eight courses of traditional German grub. A perfect way to say “tschüss” to 2023!
Have a right good knees up at The George this New Year’s Eve. Indulge in a three-course dinner, a complimentary glass of champers and an evening of dancing your socks off to the live band!
If you’re looking for some late-night food after a long day of partying; look no further that Chop Chop. Serving delicious Cantonese food until 4am, it’s the perfect post-party pitstop.
43. Have a whale of a time at the Natural History Museum after dark
Disco-dance amongst the dinosaurs at London’s Natural History Museum this New Year’s Eve. This year’s extravaganza is themed around the four elements: earth, water, air and fire – so get your best fancy-dress at the ready. Make history yourself as you ring in 2024 whilst throwing shapes in the huge Hintze Hall. It’s sure to be a tricera-top notch night.