12 Wonderful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve And Welcome In 2022

Tamsin Salfrais Tamsin Salfrais - Staff Writer

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Where will you be when the clock strikes 12 this New Year’s Eve? Dancing in your living room? Locking lips with your loved one? 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. Check out these 12 events for celebrations until midnight and well into January 1, 2022.

1–6. Nightlife

See in the new year with live music, flowing drinks, and potentially some questionable dance moves.

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🥚 Revellers at renowned Kings Cross venue, Egg London, will party until the wee hours in honour of 2022, and you can get in on the action. Whether you opt solely for the club night, or to join the afterparty until 9am too, expect a lively session. DJ Deborah De Luca will be hitting the decks with her legendary electronica mixes. Get your tickets here.

🛥️ Sail on into 2022, watching the London midnight light show from the River Thames. Setting off at 9pm, you’ll be able to party across two decks – heated upon your arrival, air-conditioned once things get all sweaty – with talented DJs playing the biggest hits. Tickets include entrance to a secret after party, so the good times don’t have to stop at 1am. Purchase a ticket here.

🥃 Party Caribbean style at Cottons Vauxhall! From 9pm–4am, celebrate the new year with a mix of R&B, hip hop, reggae, soul, old skool, and club classics. From the lounge to the bar, to the front patio with views towards the London Eye, there’s somewhere for everyone to welcome in 2022 in style. Get your ticket here.

🐰 Make like Alice, and gladly get lost in wonderland. Huckster London will be abound with wonderland-themed decorations, crazy characters, Instagrammable props and so much more. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary welcome drink, and if you fancy a bite, there’ll be pizzas at 2.30am, and a doughnut wall throughout the night. Tickets are available here.

🤫 Don your mask and fanciest formal wear for a masquerade gala this New Year’s Eve… The glamorous London Hilton on Park Lane will welcome you for a three-course meal in the evening, then from 10pm, it’ll be time to PAR-TAY. The luxurious setting will host live entertainment, and there will be a photo booth on site too. Book your spot here.

🎪 For something a little more ‘out there’, head to the white mansion. Where is that, you may ask? All will be revealed 48 hours before the event… While we can’t disclose the venue, we can disclose that there will be three dancefloors with live DJ sets, street food stalls, stilt performances, a fire eater, a tarot reader, and an exclusive art exhibition. Intrigued? Nab a ticket here.

7–10. Bottomless brunches

Get the party started a little earlier with these banging brunches.

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🇦🇺 Inspired by one of the first countries to see in the New Year, rooftop Bar Elba will host an Aussie New Year Bottomless Brunch on the morning of December 31. Expect chaotic karaoke, DJs from Down Under, and two hours of unlimited bubbles, beer, or jugs of sangria, Aperol Spritz or Cuba Libre. ‘Straya, baby! Get your ticket here.

🥑 Taking place after the Aussie brunch, the Over and Out New Year’s Eve Brunch will arrive at Bar Elba in the afternoon. Alongside live DJs, delicious food, and two hours of free-flowing drinks, there will be a ‘counterfeit countdown’ at 4pm, so you can celebrate like it’s 2022 in the last few hours of 2021. Tickets are available here.

🎵 Start 2022 off on a high (note) at Tonight Josephine‘s Grease Bottomless Brunch this New Year’s Day. There’ll be brunch dishes, 60 or 90 minutes of bottomless booze, and electrifying entertainment from your fabulous drag hosts, Danny and Sandy. By the end of the five hours of fun, you’ll singing You’re The One That I Want all the way home. Book your spot here.

🎶 London Cocktail Club in Oxford Circus and Shoreditch will be serving up more than just cocktails this New Year’s Eve. For three hours, between 1pm and 4pm, you can expect 90s and 00s nostalgia galore, with live entertainment, celebrity lookalikes, games, prizes, and pizzas. Of course, there will be cocktails too: 60 minutes of bottomless cocktails – yes, please! Get your ticket here.

11–12. Arts and Culture

Fancy something a little different to the regular New Year’s Eve revelry, and New Year’s Day hangover? We’ve gotcha.

🎭 We could all do with a laugh after the last two years, and Bar Rumba‘s Comedy Carnival is just the ticket. Featuring three hilarious comedians, including BBC Radio 1’s Tom Deacon, the two-hour show will wrap up the year nicely. If you want to dance the rest of the night away after the show, you can opt for an after party ticket. Find both ticket options here.

🕯️Join the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of London for a mesmerising evening of classical music on New Year’s Day. Performing Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach compositions by candlelight, the talented musicians will kickstart your new year in the most enchanting way. Purchase your ticket here.

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