Whether you love it or hate it, you can't shy away from it. New Year's Eve is the night when staying in is more frowned upon than not walking on the left hand side of the escalator. If you haven't found yourself a nice cheap house party then fear not, we've got it covered; from full on five course dinners, crazy firework displays or kick ass bars in Shoreditch. Here’s our line-up of the best parties out there.
Go big just don't go home!
A ‘night-house’ is the happy place where nightclub meets house party. There’ll be sought after DJs, unusual entertainers and exhilarating live performances at this exuberant NYE party, wear something fabulous and prepare to make friends.
Address will be revealed to ticket holders 48hrs before the event.
The dress code will be ‘80s and awesome’ at this retro Frankie Goes To Hollywood themed party. Guests will be welcomed with a Moët & Chandon Champagne reception and warm bacon butties will also be served at 2am. Sold.
329 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9QL
The Blitz Party New Year's Eve celebration will be held at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse where there will be a night long war time themed evening of entertainment. Pin up your victory curls, polish your medals, wave your Union Jack with pride and make your way to the air raid shelter where good spirited shenanigans will welcome in the New Year.
Great Suffolk Street Arches, 29 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0NS
The Dark Circus New Year's Eve Party will take place at the Grand Hall, St Pancras. Pick up a disgracefully dazzling outfit and immerse yourself in a party that embraces the weird and wonderful world of the circus. Expect striking theatrical performances from the notorious Torture Garden. Dark Circus Party will transport guests into a carnival of curiosities.
The Grand Hall, Euston Road, London WC1H 9JE
This New Year's Eve, London’s most glamorous pleasure-seekers are invited to shake out their tassels, unfurl their feathers and elude the beady eye of the law at the most lavish Prohibition party yet. Obscured from the prying eyes of patrol officers, this evening of illicit drinking and good times will be held in a magnificent Art Deco ballroom in the West End.
Bloomsbury Ballroom, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DA
There’ll be no queues, losing pals or jacked up drinks prices at this dinner and drinks experience. Book a ticket for Champagne and tequila cocktails, a 4-course dinner including a choice of the chef's selection of meat or a seafood platter, entrance to Casa Negra's night of Motown and soul in their naughty basement until 4am and a tequila shot at 12am.
Tickets are £85 in advance for the full feast and party experience
54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
A Ladies and Gentlemen party and The Zetter Townhouse; dress code: Ladies and Gentlemen, of course. Feathers are also encouraged. Matteo & his motley crew have crafted a list of their favourite cocktails from 2014, and Kika (who may or may not be related to our Great Aunt Wilhelmina) will make several ‘drag’ulous appearances throughout the evening. Booking is essential. 020 7324 4550
49-50 Saint John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ
If you want an evening filled with sweet surprises then have your cake and eat it at Basement Sate. A cocktail and dessert bar,tickets are priced at £45 and include one cocktail, one glass of champagne and a selection of mouth-watering sweet canapés. No puking.
8 Broadwick Street, London W1F
Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town. Hit The Lost Angel for DJ's, interactive artists, performers and more. With a 4am finish there’ll be dinner, dancing and all sorts of mischief in between.
339 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4LS
Superhero gear at the ready! This may not be the most original fancy dress theme but if seeing in 2015 dressed as a Power Ranger doesn’t make you feel like Batman, god know’s what will! Get you spandex out and call yourself Superman, it’s party time.
35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
Pay tribute to all the Shoreditch w*nkers, after all what would your walk to work be without the occasional hipster to laugh at. Dress up and put some effort into looking like you couldn’t care less. On the night, performer Maya Petrovna, neo-burlesque artist Lolo Brow and DJ Testu Gomorrah are gonna smash New Year's Eve and bring Shoreditch its best party yet.
49 Hackney Rd, Hackney, London E2 7NX
There’ll be canapes and bubbles but really it’s all about the view here… oh and the unlimited booze between 9:30pm – 10:30pm, but we’ll mention that last, because you’re classy and that would never sway you right?
Zinc, Level 31, Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DD
Party animals will want to pre-book one of the infamous huts at The Grand Union Brixton’s Masquerade Ball. Hit the pleasure garden to relax in a hammock, then warm yourself by a giant fire pit when the sun goes down. This isn’t your average pub garden.
123 Acre Lane,London, Sw2 5ua
Even if you party here as a simple ploy to avoid the crowds and watch the fireworks from the roof terrace you’ll be winning.
111 Kennington Road, London, SE11 6SF
Kettner’s will provide a glamorous night of cabaret, live music, burlesque, swing dance lessons, a live band and DJs until 3am. Masked guests and a Grade II listed building, what could possibly go wrong. Dining tickets are £110 per person which include a 3-course gourmet meal and entry into the Masquerade Ball. Tickets for the Masquerade Ball only are £50.
29 Romilly St, London W1D 5HP
For house party vibes on the Sloaney side of town where better than Uncle Barts? Kick off at 9pm and keep the fire burning until 5am, expect apartment block beats.
Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, London
Burgers, sharing plates and a happy New Year. Get involved with this 1920s Prohibition themed knees up. There’ll be an array of creative canapés and cocktails as well as live music from the era, a magician, a blackjack table and a dress code, of course.
95 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PZ
A zodiac themed party, apparently. Come as your favourite star sign and celebrate the dawning of the age of…. Capricorn. A bit premature perhaps but there’ll be performances from people with names like A Man To Pet, so you know you’ll have a blast.
289 The Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA
Any Other Business
A warehouse space in Hackney Wick offers an all-bases-covered experience. Starting at 6pm and finishing at 2am both late night boozers and early birds can get the most out of the three bars and multiple food stands. We say hit Bleeker Burger all night long.
- £5 early bird - get your tickets here!
- £10 standard and on the door.
KERB Clubhouse, 105 Monier Rd, London E3 2PS
Eat, drink and bowl your way into 2015. There’ll be DJs, hard shakes, boozy floats and the chance to win a £100 bar tab! Free Entry, open til’ 3am.
Hit it for front row fireworks seats in five-star comfort. The roaring coal fire guarantees you’ll almost definitely pass out by midnight but who cares? Take it to your suite upstairs.
2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ
There’ll be a whole load of high end razzle-dazzle here. Black tie at the ready it's dinners, regimental marching bands, lone pipers and a fireworks display as cocktails and Champagne flow freely from the Art Deco bar.
150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR
Balls out people, this NYE party promises free ping-pong, canapés and pizzas. A DJ will be spinning tunes all night long and there’ll be a cocktail bar, of course.
121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
Wear white and get ready to rock it Rio style! The 39th floor of Heron Tower will be transformed for the awakening of the New Year. Expect DJs, samba dancers, drummers and carnivalesque celebrations as well as the greatest views across the city of everyone else's fireworks Deixa a festa rolar!
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
New Year’s Eve at Duck & Waffle is a Champagne reception with signature canapés and entertainment by DJs Leo Bedford and Will Weaver, plus headliner Speakeasy – a fresh, young 9 piece Prohibition style band with a repertoire including classics such as “Minnie the Moocher” & “Sing, Sing, Sing”. Dress to impress and drink in those views. Being up high for New Year's is the best trick, see all of the firework displays from one place! Tickets are available from £150 to £300.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY