Guide to New Year’s Eve parties in London 2016/2017
After Brexit, Trump and a string of entertainment icons dying, it’s safe to say many of us are looking forward to seeing the back of 2016. Fortunately, there’s a host of celebrations to help you welcome in 2017, from clubbing, to meals and fancy dress or fireworks, depending on your taste and budget. With all the listings below, I would highly recommend booking in advance to take advantage of some early bird prices and to avoid disappointment as many will sell out. Many events won’t be taking walk-ups. The festivities have divided into the best events in Central, North, South, East and West London to help you plan your last night of 2016.
Don’t forget, TFL will be providing free public transport from 11.45pm on New Year’s Eve until 4.30am on New Year’s Day.
- New Year’s Eve firework display over the River Thames
Thousands expected to take to the north and south of the River to watch the fireworks display near the London Eye. Since 2014, City Hall has introduced a fee to cover costs. Tickets went on sale in November. There will be a lot of congestion or potential closures of some tube stations around the Embankments so check with TFL before you travel. For more information of where you can and can’t access without a ticket, visit the London.gov.uk website.
- New Year’s Eve Stand Up Show – Comedy Store
Start your night off with some comedy from MC Charlie Baker, Jo Caulfield, Markus Birdman, Larry Dean, Phil Nichol. After you’ve laughed yourself silly, there will a DJ spinning tracks after for some dancing. Doors open at 5pm, 2 shows at 6pm and 9.30pm. Tickets £26-£52. The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street, SW1Y 4EE. Nearest stations: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. For more information, visit the Comedy Store website.
- New Year at the White Mansion
Flamboyant party spread over two floors, including 1 art room, 1 VIP area and 2 lounges. Featuring DJs Joffrey Bogart, Fabrizia, Amin Sane, musicians Aaron Liddard and Sam, live performers and entertainers. Dress code: White. 9pm-4am. Tickets start at £24. Address to be sent to guests 48 hours beforehand. For tickets, visit The Mansion London website.
- Prohibition 1920s New Year’s Eve party
Say hello to 2017 in 1920s style at this prohibition-themed party, includes live music, gramophone DJs, gambling, dancers and cocktails. Dress code: 1920s. 9pm-3am. Tickets: £55 or £65 with a dance class. In a secret London location to be revealed two weeks before. For more information, visit the Bourne And Hollingsworth website.
- Cahoots’ New Year’s Knees Up
Welcome in 2017 in post-war style with a Moët & Chandon champagne reception, bottomless Belvedere cocktails, food rations and music from the Hotsie Totsies & The Roustabouts. Dress code: Post-war chic. 8pm-4am. Tickets: Bar £140, Table £175. Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, Soho, W1B 5PW. Nearest tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus. For booking, visit the Cahoots website. For Metro Girl’s review of Cahoots, click here.
- The Dark Circus Party
Fancy running away to join the Circus? Bourne & Hollingsworth will be hosting a special edition of the Dark Circus party, featuring abandoned dancing, pleasure-seeking and spectacular entertainment. 9pm-3am. Tickets: £55. The Grand Hall St Pancras, Euston Road, WC1H 9AU. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras or Euston. For booking, visit the Bourne & Hollingsworth website.
- Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve @ Sky Garden
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the top of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ in the bars and restaurants of the Sky Garden with views over London. Food, drink and entertainment from Juke Joints, 3 and J & The Rest and DJs. 6pm-2am. Tickets prices vary. Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, City of London, EC3M 3BY. Nearest station: Fenchurch Street or Monument. For booking, visit the Sky Garden website. For Metro Girl’s review of the Sky Garden, click here.
- Victorian Venetian Masquerade Ball @ Mr Fogg’s Residence
Victorian bar Mr Fogg’s are hosting a Venetian Masquerade Ball, featuring a Moët & Chandon champagne reception, hors doeuvres, unlimited Belvedere Vodka libations and entertainment from Dee The Great Sorcerer Riley, Mr Foggs resident pianist and The Jockey of Discography. 8pm-3am. Tickets: £150. Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, W1J 6JD. Nearest station: Green Park. For more information, visit the Mr Fogg’s website.
- Blitz Party NYE
Step back in time to the 1940s for a themed night of patriotic revelry, featuring swing dancing, big band music, cocktails, performers, dance classes and vintage makeovers. Dress code: 1940s glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform. Tickets: £55 or £65 including a dance class. B1, Victoria House Basement, Southampton Row, WC1B 4DA. Nearest station: Holborn. For tickets, visit the Bourne & Hollingsworth website.
- Vintage New Year’s Eve Party @ Royal Festival Hall
Travel back in time with a glamorous extravaganza of live bands and DJs spread across six pop-up vintage nightclubs from the 1920s to the 1990s, with dining, bars, beauty parlours and photo studios also on site. Around midnight, some of the action will move to one of the balconies for a great vista of the New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Thames. 7pm-2am. Tickets start from £99. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website.
- Oscar Party @ Archer Street
Enjoy New Year’s Eve Hollywood style. Walk down the red carpet to a champagne reception. The Archer Street team will be entertaining with musical numbers and party anthems, with DJs also taking to the decks. 7pm-3am. Tickets: £30 (Entrance & glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne) or £60 (Entrance, 2x glasses of Billecart-Salmin Champgane & Canape menu). Archer Street, 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus. For tickets, visit the Archer Street website.
- Hed Kandi Winter Wonderland @ Qube
House label Hed Kandi are hosting a New Year’s party with a host of top house DJs over three rooms including DJ Eibhlin, DJ Kisch, London Disco Society and James McLaughlin, among many others. 9pm-6am. Tickets from £25. The Qube Project, 191 Victoria Street, Belgravia, SW1E 5NE. Nearest station: Victoria. For booking, visit Resident Advisor.
- Guilty Pleasures & Ultimate Power NYE
Enjoy a night of classic rock and power ballads at the Forum. 9pm-4am. Tickets from £10 (early bird). The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, NW5 1JY. Nearest station: Kentish Town. For more information and tickets, visit the Ultimate Power website.
- NYE Cocktail Party @ Keystone Crescent
Head downstairs to secret, private members bar Keystone Crescent, who are hosting a bottomless cocktail party. 8pm-4am. Tickets: £95 (all inclusive bar and snacks). Keystone Crescent, (Grey Door) 28 Keystone Crescent, King’s Cross, N1 9DT. Nearest station: Kings Cross St Pancras. For tickets, visit DesignMyNight.
- Bad Taste fancy dress party @ The Islington Townhouse
Dig out your nastiest costumes to dance the night away and start the new year off in (no) style! Featuring nibbles, bubbles and a DJ. 8pm – 3am. Tickets: £10 includes nibbles all night and a glass of bubbles on arrival. The Islington Townhouse, 13 Liverpool Road, Islington, N1 0RW. Nearest station: Angel. For tickets, visit DesignMyNight.
- Proud Presents NYE Circus
The circus rolls into town, featuring performances, entertainment, confetti canons, balloon drops and live music from soul funk and disco band The Supreme Collective and DJs playing house, garage and party anthem. 8pm-5am. Tickets from £25. Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AH. Nearest station: Chalk Farm or Camden Town. For more information and tickets, visit the Proud Camden website.
- The B&H House Party
A sophisticated night at the B&H Buildings restaurant and bar. Featuring cocktails, dining and dancing over two floors and six rooms. 7.30pm-2am. Tickets start from £40. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HU. Nearest station: Farringdon or Angel. For booking, visit the B&H website. Read Metro Girl’s review of the Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings.
- The Godfather Meets Berlusconi @ Bunga Bunga
Embrace the spirit of two famous Italians – Don Vito Corleone and Silvio Berlusconi. Featuring a Moët & Chandon Champagne reception, a seven course Italian buffet, live acts and entertainment. The after-party is spread over three floor with drinks, live acts and DJs until late. 6pm-4am, After-party arrivals from 9.30pm. Banquet Ticket: £95, After Party Ticket: £20. Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA. Nearest station: Clapham Junction, Queenstown Road Battersea or Battersea Park. For tickets, visit the Bunga Bunga website.
- New Year’s Eve Gala Ball @ The Rivoli
Enjoy a rockin’ New Year’s Eve at London’s oldest surviving ballroom. DJs will be playing Rivoli specials, jive, ballroom, pop and party classics. 8pm-1.30am. Tickets: £25. Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2BY. Nearest station: Crofton Park. For more information, visit the Rivoli Ballroom website. For Metro Girl’s review of a night at the Rivoli, click here.
- The Signal’s Masquerade Ball
Masquerade ball at The Signal in Forest Hill. Guests can enjoy a five course banquet and champagne upstairs, meanwhile there will be live music and dancing in the bar downstairs. 7pm-2am. Tickets: £60pp for banquet or free for live music and dancing in the bar. The Signal, 7 Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HE. Nearest station: Forest Hill. For more information, visit The Signal’s website.
- Kisstory London NYE
Kiss FM are bringing their throwback party Kisstory to The O2 to see in 2017. Featuring DJ sets from Neev, Justin Wilkes, Mike Delinquent and Majestic and performances from Blazin’ Squad, Big Brovaz and Booty Luv. 9pm-4am. Tickets from £42.50. Building Six, The O2, Greenwich Street, North Greenwich, SE10 ODX. Nearest station: North Greenwich. For more information, visit The O2 website.
- Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve @ Barts
Quirky ‘speakeasy’ style bar is hosting a party 1920s-style featuring unlimited beer, wine, house spirits and cocktails by Belvedere. 9pm-4am. Tickets: £110 bar, £140 table. Barts, Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3DW. Nearest station: South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Barts website. For Metro Girl’s review of Barts, click here.
- Club de Fromage’s NYE Party & 10th Birthday Extravaganza
Enjoy a trip through the musical decades, featuring more pop than you can shake a stick at as well as pyro display, giant balloon drops, confetti cannons, cake and more surprises. Fancy dress encouraged. 9pm-4am. Tickets start at £21.25. Aventim Apollo, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH. Nearest station: Hammersmith. For tickets, visit the Club de Fromage website.
- The Wolf of Wall Street: New Years Eve @ Maggie’s
Step into to a world where money never sleeps at Eighties themed bar Maggie’s. Featuring music, Belvedere vodka cocktails and Moet & Chandon midnight toast. Dress code: Big Money ’80s Wall Street style. Best dressed will win a prize. 9pm-4am. Maggie’s, 329 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL. Nearest station: South Kensington, Gloucester Road or Fulham Broadway. For booking, visit the Maggie’s website.
- Great Gatsby NYE @ The Lillie Langtry
West Kensington is going old school American for New Year’s Eve with a Great Gatsby themed party at The Lillie Langtry. Expect flapper dresses and pearls for an evening of decadence, glitz and electro swing. 1920s themed cocktails will be on offer and guests are encouraged to dress-up, swing their feathers and dance the night away. 7pm – 3am. £10 includes a welcome cocktail and nibbles. The Lillie Langtry, 19 Lillie Road, West Kensington, SW6 1UE. Nearest station: Fulham Broadway or Earls Court. For more information, visit the Lillie Langtry website.
- Shiva’s New Year’s House Party @ The Jam Tree
Chelsea pub hosts a fabulous NYE party, featuring hog roast, late night alfresco bar and live music. 8.30pm-3.30am. Tickets: Early bird £20 (inc hog roast and complimentary drink) or £30. The Jam Tree, 541 Kings Rd, Chelsea, SW6 2EB. Nearest station: Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway. For tickets, visit the DesignMyNight website.
- The Beavers Bubble Dog NYE @ Beaver Lodge
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve hoedown special, featuring Bubble Dog reception (9-11.30pm) of Porkys hot dogs and Moët & Chandon champagne and a Belvedere cocktail menu. 8.30pm until late. Tickets £40, Table £50. Beaver Lodge, 266 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9EL. Nearest stations: West Brompton or Fulham Broadway. For more information and booking visit the Beaver Lodge website.
- Midas Touch New Year Party
Go for gold at The George in the Isle Of Dogs. Dress in as much gold as possible as you sip golden bubbles and dance the night away. 7pm till late. Tickets: £10 includes a glass of bubbles at midnight. The George, 114 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, E14 3ND. Nearest station: Crossharbour. For more information, visit The George website.
- UV NYE – Peace Out 2016 @ Bounce Shoreditch
Ping pong, music, drinking and UV light. Including free ping pong all night, UV face artists, prize-giving, DJs and more. Tickets £15 (earlybird), £20 (standard). Bounce, 241 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9EY. Nearest station: Old Street. For more information, visit the Bounce website.
- Kansas Smitty’s Basement Tapes NYE Party
Get musical at East London’s underground jazz cave with a Basement Tapes-style concert featuring live music, Prosecco and lots of Juleps. 6pm-6am. Tickets: £30. Kansas Smitty’s, 63-65 Broadway Market, Dalston, E8 4PH. Nearest station: London Fields or Cambridge Heath. For more information, visit the Kansas Smitty’s website.
- Tres Amigos NYE @ McQueen
Enjoy a slice of Ibiza in London, featuring Lovely Laura, Ben Santiago and more on the decks. Dining options available. 8pm-5am. Tickets start from £35. McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4AA. Nearest station: Old Street. For more information, visit the McQueen website.
For a guide to London’s festive ice rinks, click here.
Or for a guide to what else is on in London in January, click here.