Where will you be when the clock strikes 12 this New Year’s Eve? Dancing in a club? Locking lips with your loved one at a rooftop bar? Or perhaps, still unsure? If you haven’t quite made your mind up yet, fear not, we’re here to send you to the ball, Cinderellas and Cinderfellas. There are ample events going on for New Year’s Eve 2022 in London, all though the day and night, so you can celebrate from New Years Eve morning and well into January 1, 2023.
1–6. Enjoy day time activities
While many spots shut up shop on New Year’s Eve, there are still a few activities in London that welcome revellers throughout the last day of 2022. Start as you mean to go on and experience something new, or check out a firm favourite.
☀️ Step right into the painted world of Van Gogh at the dedicated exhibition near Liverpool Street. Floor-to-ceiling projections and interactive displays await.
☀️ Grab a drink and a bite to eat in the steam punk-esque immersive world of Phantom Peak: Wintermas, located in Canada Water. You can also get competitive with fun carnival games, and uncover secrets hidden by the townsfolk on 12 new trails…
☀️ Relive the iconic Back to the Future franchise at Camden‘s dedicated Back In Time exhibition. At this 80s revival, you can see over 70 pieces from the original sets, get close to the DeLorean, and opt for a photo with the hoverboard.
☀️ Discover Salvador Dali’s works like never before at Dali Cybernetics. The exhibition, based on Brick Lane, is unlike any other: you can actually step into the Dali ‘metaverse’, where you can move freely through the surreal space as an avatar, engaging freely with others and your surroundings.
☀️ Enjoy a medley of operatic tunes at a special show from the Merry Opera Company. Taking place at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the performers will lead two hours of revelry – including some sing-along tunes, like Auld Lang Syne.
☀️ Christmas may be over, but the mesmerising Christmas at Kenwood will still be shining bright on New Year’s Eve. After the sun sets – which is literally mid afternoon these days – amble down the two-kilometre path, admiring gorgeous light installations and impressive audio-visual set ups.
7–18. See in the new year at a wild party
Welcome 2023 with live music, flowing drinks, and potentially some questionable dance moves in London Town this New Year’s Eve.
🎉 Feeling fancy? Then, Cinders, you shall go to the ball – the masquerade ball at The Dorchester hotel that is! The lavish event takes place in the five-star hotel’s ballroom, and comes complete with dinner and an open bar.
🎉 Some of the top DJs in London will enter Shaka Zulu‘s Twisted Wonderland to say goodbye to 2022 – join them this New Year’s Eve! The Camden venue will be abound with jaw-dropping dancers and curious characters, while you dance to house, funky, commercial chart, RnB, hip-hop and party anthems.
🎉 Show off your skills at a roller disco until 3am. The Flipper’s NYE Rollerbash will see BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver and special guests headline the roller disco’s first ever New Years Eve celebration. Wild tunes, fab food and drinks, and an night of skating await in White City.
🎉 If you’re after something cheap and cheerful, The Moustache Bar based in Dalston will show you a good time. Their Turn Up event will blast hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeats, and dancehall tunes, and provide complimentary food and drink.
🎉 Party the night away at Covent Garden‘s 3 Henrietta Street. The five-story townhouse will host its first ever house party with unlimited food and drinks (provided by its restaurants Pivot, El Ta’Koy and Lilly’s Café), DJs and a live saxophone player from 8pm.
🎉 Let loose at the Studio 54 NYE party at Beetle Juice Brixton. The intimate bar located in Brixton Village will have classic cocktails with a festive twist, served out of their unique vintage VW Campervan.
🎉 With views over London from their lofty Park Lane venue, 10° Sky Bar are offering four different VIP packages for New Year’s Eve, including bottles of bubbly, canapés, and window seats for the fireworks (depending on the package you choose).
🎉 Louche Soho will host a night of entertainment to ring in the new year. At the Rock the Clock party, expect lively party anthems, a raunchy burlesque show, and all round good vibes.
🎉 Burlesque performers will also make their presence known at the Thin White Duke, alongside a boujie champagne tower, freshly spun candy floss, and a fabulous soundtrack of 80s tunes. The Soho venue will also create three limited edition cocktails for the occasion.
🎉 A plethora of DJs – including UK garage legend Artful Dodger – will take over Big Penny Social (formerly Truman’s Social Club), spinning tunes of house, disco, and garage hits. There’ll also be 20 lines of brewery fresh beers, signature cocktails, and an array of menu items at the Walthamstow spot.
🎉 The elegant Eve Bar, located below Covent Garden‘s fine dining Frog restaurant, will usher in the New Year in style. Kicking off the celebrations at 8pm, the venue will offer welcome drinks and snacks (served from a hidden staircase, no less) until you’re ready to move onto the strong stuff – their unique concoctions. A complimentary glass of English sparkling wine will be given at midnight.
🎉 Hosting their first NYE party, Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London will be rocking East London with award-winning DJ and producer, DJ Yoda. As he spins his multi-genre music mashups, you can sip (or swig) some of the bar’s delectable cocktails.
19–21. Set sail on the Thames (and maybe see the London fireworks) this New Year’s Eve
Want to admire the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Central London, but missed out on tickets? Take to the Thames instead! There are a selection of New Year’s Eve 2022 boat parties in London taking place.
🚢 Enjoy dinner and a cruise along the Thames, and usher in 2023 from the water. The experience will start with a welcome drink and three-course dinner at Balls Brothers, before heading to Tower Millennium Pier to set sail at 9.30pm. You’ll sail down the Thames until 1.15am, meaning you’ll be in prime position for the midnight fireworks – a glass of bubbly will provided at this time too.
🚢 If you fancy light bites instead of a full-on three-course meal, opt for the Jewel of London Thames boat cruise instead. Across five hours, you can enjoy a light buffet, unlimited beer, wine and prosecco by the glass, single spirits and mixers, and soft drinks as a live DJ plays the best tunes. The boat is heated and boasts large viewing windows, plus two outdoor viewing decks, putting you in prime position for the fireworks.
🚢 The Monsoon Clipper will set sail from London Bridge City Pier at 9pm for an evening of live music, lovely London views, and champers come midnight. You’ll be able to admire the illuminated city for four and a half hours – and of course, that illuminated sky!
22. Laugh your way into 2023 at a special New Year’s Eve comedy night
Infernos Clapham‘s New Year’s Eve comedy night will provide a laugh a minute next weekend. Taking place between 8pm–10pm, comedians will take a look back at the year, plus life in general, with four stand up sets. The evening doesn’t stop once the laughs stop though; you can join the after party until 4am.
23–28. Feast on delightful New Year’s Eve dinners in London
A whole host of restaurants in London are hosting special lunches and dinners throughout the day on New Year’s Eve to mark the end of 2022 in style. Check out six 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 2022 dinners round up.
🍽️ Head to Poppies in Camden for a special version of their monthly ‘Fish n Gigs’. Ring in 2023 with drinks, dancing, and delicious fish and chips, as the venue hosts a three-course meal. You can also enjoy a glass of English sparkling wine and music from band Beer Pressure.
🍽️ A stone’s throw from Borough Market, you’ll find BRIX, which opened earlier this year. The London Bridge venue, which is inspired by Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and Brooklyn’s all day dining scene, will host a delightful three-course meal created by their award-winning chef, to be enjoyed to the soundtrack of the best RnB and club classics.
🍽️ Upstairs at The George, the lavish restaurant above The George pub in Fitzrovia, will serve up a four-course meal in the evening, with a glass of bubbles at midnight. The spot boasts original Victorian features, making for a quintessentially English affair.
🍽️ Fine dining Spanish restaurant El Norte will welcome a Spanish jazz band to their Mayfair venue to delight diners with live music. Feast on sumptuous dishes and creative cocktails as you enjoy the music.
🍽️ Glitzy Soho restaurant Tattu London will delight diners with high-octane live DJ sets from 7pm on New Year’s Eve 2022. The exquisite Chinese restaurant is already something special on regular days, so you know you’re in for a cool experience on December 31.
🍽️ Big Mamma has a festive menu especially for New Year’s Eve this year, and decadence is the name of the game. At all three of their sites (Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Shoreditch), expect to indulge in the likes of truffles, caviar and saffron risotto across a three-course menu. And, of course, no Italian New Years Eve would be complete without an espresso and limoncello.
Disco with the dinos at London’s Natural History Museum this New Year’s Eve, as they bring back their spectacular New Year’s Eve extravaganza for the first time since 2019. Make history yourself as you ring in 2023, throwing shapes in the huge Hintze Hall next to a diplodocus at the Jurassic-themed do. There’ll be performers, musical bingo and even a best dressed competition, so come in Jurassic chic. You’ll even get a chance to indulge in a spot of after-dark exploration in some of the museum galleries.