Want the low-down on the best places to see in 2020 in London? We've rounded up everything from epic sky-high parties to Gatsby-inspired cabaret. Now, where are those party-poppers...
Wanna see in the '20s in the most epic way possible? How does ballroom dancing, daredevil stunts, aerialists, haute couture costumes and a f*ck-load of fizz sound? Showtime stunners The London Cabaret Club has gone extravagant with a capital extra. This is no holds bars opulence so channel the Beautiful & the Damned (or hey, be both baby - it is NYE) and enjoy a night of entertainment, Champagne and a gourmet dinner inspired by the golden era. Be a baller and go for their luxury VIP Diamond package - it's one of the most decadent ways to see in a new decade. Party people, this one's for you.
Packages start from £105 for a Silver Ticket and go up to £445 for a VIP Diamond ticket. Book a seat here.
Dom Perignon bubbles, plates of fresh sashimi and magnums of Belvedere - it's getting predictably luxe in Mayfair. We're in. Kiss goodbye to the teen decade in an ultra-bouji evening of decadence at May Fair Bar's Belvedere + Ice New Year's party. You'll wanna get dressed up to the nines for this one. Rolling with a crew? The exclusive private booths are a steal at £1500. You can pay off the credit card next year.
General admission ticket (inc a Belvedere signature cocktail) for £30 | Table for 2 with a food selection from £140 | Private booths for £1500. Book your places here.
70 Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT
Only suckers watch the fireworks from down by the river. Head to the Hampshire Penthouse for NYE and you'll get epic floor to ceiling panoramic views of the London Eye. Now that's the way we wanna witness the biggest fireworks display of the year. Make the most of the free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne, wines, house spirits and beers, plus a banging selection of canapes. Hey, the resolutions don't kick it until tomorrow morning.
Tickets are £300 a head and the party runs til 12:30am. Join the party here.
31-36 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LH
No matter how much champs you drink, you won't forget this mega party at London's iconic skyscraper. Ring in the new year at The Gherkin’s panoramic Iris Bar and Helix Restaurant. We can't decide what we like the sound of more - the 360-degree views or the night's entertainment. Vintage Dom Perignon 2009, a stunning five-course tasting menu, circus-inspired entertainment and Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old to cheers at midnight. Boom. With no neighbours this high in the sky the party can continue undisturbed well into the night. Bring it on!
Tickets for New Year’s Eve dinners are priced at £350, or you can stick to the drinks for £150. Book here.
30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF
Sky Garden is taking the party a level up this year. Think decadence and extravagance with the return of its notorious Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party. After all, this the twenties reborn. Dust off your smoking jackets and dig out your faux furs, glitter and cocktail dresses. Tonight you're gonna sparkle, drink and dance with the best of them. Get into the swing of things with swing band Club Riviera, then Sky Garden’s late-night DJs spin the decks until 2am. Plus it's the best view of the fireworks in town.
Tickets start from £125 per person and include a welcome glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival. Book yours here.
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
If you think toasting midnight with a flute of Champagne is so 2019, then you might wanna head to Oriole. They've partnered with Absolut Elyx to create a kickass cocktail as eye-catching as the fireworks lighting up London's skyline. The Resolution Fizz is a mix of Absolut Elyx, cloud beer liqueur, rosehip vermouth, coffee husk syrup, and lime & fructose & tonic water. Sounds dreamy. The night's entertainment comes courtesy of cabaret and burlesque acts, plus New Orleans jazz from a live band. Swingers only.
Tickets are £85 per person and include entry, one delicious Elyx Resolution Fizz and live entertainment into the early hours of the New Year. Book your place here.
E Poultry Ave, Farringdon, London EC1A 9LH
You never forget the first party you throw. Usually, it's accompanied by being grounded for three months and not being able to stomach tequila for three years. We reckon this inaugural bash from Zuma is one that'll go down in the history books, for all the right reasons. Rock up to their Knightsbridge home this NYE for a killer meal of epic Japanese cuisine, an eclectic live set from Zuma’s Abu Dhabi resident DJ Lucas Moncorge who is flying in for the night. Cocktails are from their insane winter cocktail menu. Order the Yakomizo Manhattan made with Zacapa 23 Solera rum and red wine and raise it high as the clock strikes midnight.
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5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
Miss the days of legendary house parties with your gang on New Year's Eve? Games, drinks and dancing to your own banging playlist in the kitchen (cos we all know the kitchen's where it's at). This year, the 640East bar at The Arches is taking the stress outta finding a hosting house and throwing the BIGGEST house party of the year. Say adios to 2019 by partying like you're 19 again. There's unlimited prosecco and food from resident food trader, Piadina Project, who's bringing that essential metaphorical kitchen.
All £45 tickets include unlimited prosecco (f*ck yeah!) but for an extra tenner you can chuck Piadina and Fries in there too! Get yours here.
The Arches at the Railway Arches 157-162, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green, London E2 0EU
Look to the future now... it's only just begun. No more Xmassy gold and glitz, COYA is going ultra-modern with their white, silver and blue themed party. Well, there's still a bit of glitz - their special Travelling in the Universe cocktail includes white Armagnac pimped up with edible glitter. You can't stop what comes naturally and COYA loves a bit of flash. Bottle service, live performers, an epic Peruvian menu and DJs into the early hours complete the luxury lineup. Get your swag on and prepare to channel futuristic-fabulous.
Prices start at £150 with packages going up to £900 for the most premium. You know you wanna, you baller. Check out more details here.
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW
It looks like 2020 is gonna be a BIG year. Hey, things can only get better... right? What better start than heading to a rager on a rooftop and soaking up the City's most iconic views. With the St Paul's dome for your wingman, get your party shoes movin' to the live musicians and DJs. They'll be chucking out bangers all night long so you can welcome the new decade in outrageous style.
Tickets start at £135 (and include a welcome drink & canapes until 9pm) or you can take it to VIP for £250 to include a mini bottle of Moët.
Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
Get channelling your inner Grace Jones, David Bowie and Debbie Harrie. 100 Wardour is bringing the golden era of the 70's to Soho for one night only, with an evening filled with the spirit & sounds of the glory days of groove, baby! As if you need another excuse to wear glitter at New Year. In true Studio 54 style, there are DJ's, dancers and live music playing over both floors. Disco into a new decade like the party animal you are.
Tickets start at £30 for early-bird party-goers or you could get involved with their dining options which start at an extra £60. It'll be wild whatever you do.
100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN
You can always rely on Quaglinos to throw one helluva bash when it comes to New Year's Eve. And to round of the decade, they're going ALL OUT. We're talking an opulent masquerade ball to rival Baz Lurhman, with a lavish food menu designed by Executive Head Chef Nuno Goncalves. Top it off with live entertainment from The Fellas who really know how to bring the party, and the resident DJ to keep the party going til 4am. Hey presto, you've got the perfect way to kiss goodbye to 2019.
The early sitting starts at £110 per person, while the main sitting is £220 per person. Book here.
16 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AJ