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London’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

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After a pretty disappointing start to 2021, we’re here to ensure your New Year’s Eve is spectacular with our guide to the capital’s best parties. From glamorous rooftop soirées to deluxe dining experiences, London is brimming with wild and wonderful events designed to ensure your 2022 starts with a bang…

London’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

The Hawk’s Nest

The Hawk's Nest interiors NYE 2021

The Hawk’s Nest will be transforming its festive woodland into a party venue fit for a NYE Extravaganza. Hosted by Kudu Sol, the event will feature some exciting special guests as well food, drinks and music – expect to get up and dance the year away. Event starts at 7pm, tickets costing £30 per person. Entry before 9pm includes a complimentary cocktail, glass of beer or wine. designmynight.com

Somerset House

somerset house nye ice skating

Fancy a more chilled New Year’s Eve? Head to Somerset for an evening of ice skating. There’ll be a special rinkside DJ set playing a mixture of crowd favourites and pop classics. The last session is at 9pm, so there’s plenty of time to grab a drink elsewhere to ring in the new year, or else head home to countdown in comfort. From £11pp, 10am-9:45pm somersethouse.org.uk

Skylight Tobacco Dock

skylight tobacco dock

Set amongst the backdrop of panoramic views of London’s skyline, celebrate New Year’s Eve in full wintry style. There’ll be ice skating, Alpine food, winter cocktails, cosy covered huts and glittery igloos. Skate, sip and celebrate amongst the stars and see off 2021 here. Starts from £39pp. skylightbars.com

The Cheese Barge, Paddington

the cheese barge paddington nye

Calling all cheese lovers: for a seriously cool alternative new year’s eve idea, see in 2022 on The Cheese Barge on the Regent’s Canal. Offering a cheese-themed set menu (with veggie and gluten free options available) this event promises delicious wine, a buzzing atmosphere and a selection of cheese sure to satisfy everyone’s stomachs. thecheesebar.com

Silver Sturgeon

silver sturgeon boat nye

For a glistening riverscape New Year’s celebration, wave goodbye to 2021 from aboard the Silver Sturgeon. Sip on glasses of Charles Heidsieck champagne as you gaze at London’s glistening river banks, and cheers when Big Ben strikes twelve. There’ll also be seasonal bites and a dance floor for a seriously spectacular evening. £485pp. silverfleet.co.uk

Fenn, Fulham

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If you’re looking for an earlier start to your New Year’s Eve celebration, FENN in Fulham are hosting a lunch and dinner. This will feature a 10 course tasting menu with an option to add a wine pairing. You can expect wagyu beef, Scottish scallops and roasted cauliflower, amongst many others – but there’s also a vegetarian course. Tasting menu £70pp, wine pairing £60pp, starts from 2pm-7pm. fennrestaurant.co.uk

Joshua’s Tavern at The Londoner

joshuas tavern the londoner nye

Fancy settling into the pub for the night? Joshua’s Tavern is offering a special New Year Lock In. With live entertainment, Tavern Tid-bits and plenty of drinks, this is sure to be a cosy and cheery affair. £50pp. thelondoner.com

Raindrop NYE at Peckham Levels

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Celebrate the new year whilst dancing to the best hits of the last 20. Featuring some of London’s best party djs, there’ll be everything from r&b, pop, hiphop to disco and funk. So head to Peckham for a tropical themed extravagance and get ready to dance the night away into 2021. Tickets from £17.46. eventbrite.co.uk

Folie

folie london nye

This New Year’s Eve, Folie is throwing a party inspired by the Riviera and ‘Nouvelle Vague’ – the 1960s French cinematic movement. Guests are encouraged to dress up on theme, and can expect a lavish French five-course meal and a DJ performance from resident DJ Florian. Beginning at £125pp. folie.london

A Night of Fantasy at Park Chinois

The Wave Bar Park Chinois

A trip to Mayfair’s glitzy Park Chinois always feels special – but its New Year’s Eve offering will add something extra to the table. Feast on a set menu of duck de chine with gold oscietra caviar, sea bass with tamarind sauce and Cantonese risotto while enjoying the restaurant’s renowned performance, which features cabaret and more. parkchinois.com

The Londoner Hotel

8 at The Londoner

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The capital’s buzziest new hotel, The Londoner, will be ringing in its first new year with a whole host of festivities. For a front row seat to the fireworks, head up to the hotel’s rooftop bar, 8 at The Londoner, for champagne and small plates. Alternatively, enjoy a five-course feast at Whitcomb’s at The Londoner, or settle down to a convivial evening of celebrations at Joshua’s Tavern, which will be hosting a New Year Lock In – think live entertainment, bites and cask beers. thelondoner.com

The Savoy

Savoy nye live band

See off 2021 in style at one of London’s most iconic hotels. The Savoy’s New Year’s Eve Night of Revelry promises a night of spectacular food, live music, entertainment and dancing. Beginning with champagne in the River Room, against the backdrop of the Thames, guests will then head to the Lancaster Ballroom for five courses with paired wines and live entertainment and music. Tickets £850pp, savoychristmas.com

Sky Garden London

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Soar into the New Year at the Sky Garden’s New Year’s Eve party. Whether you’re after a sit-down supper or canapés and cocktails, there are an array of drinking and dining packages on offer. There’ll also be a live nine-piece band, DJs and panoramic views of London and the fireworks. Tickets range from £145-£205pp, designmynight.com

28-50 By Night

28-50 by Night NYE restaurant with jazz stage

You can now teleport to the basement bars of Paris and New York thanks to London’s 28-50 By Night, the latest opening from the hospitality group. Enjoy a decadent five-course dinner alongside plenty of champagne, while a live band plays jazz and blues. Tickets from £200, 2850bynight.co.uk

The Standard

The Standard nye celebration

Get yourself a ticket to one of the hottest nights in the capital for New Year’s Eve. Set against the backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, iconic DJ Benji B will be headlining alongside special guests, guaranteeing an epic celebration. You can even stay the night thanks to the hotel’s Stay & Play package. Tickets from £71.50, ra.co

Duck & Waffle

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One for the hardcore partygoers, Duck & Waffle will welcome 2022 with a sky-high 24-hour bonanza fuelled with champagne, DJs, and plenty of food. Celebrations will kick off with two dinner sittings, featuring the a la carte menu and festive, chef-curated NYE specials. Afterwards, revellers are invited to continue the fun at the bar, where DJs will keep things lively up to the countdown and beyond. Come 2am, ‘The Sunrise’ after party will dish up the first breakfast of the decade to those still going, which will merge into a New Year’s Day brunch, available until 5pm on 1 January. Hats off to anyone who lasts the full 24 hours. Early dining package (7-9pm), £100pp minimum spend. Late night dining package (9pm-2am), £250pp minimum spend. Bar celebration (7pm-1am),  £50pp minimum spend. Sunrise After Party (2am-6am), New Year’s Day Brunch (9am-5pm), £30pp minimum spend; duckandwaffle.com

Gymkhana

Gymkhana restaurant

Fancy a night of top-notch Indian cuisine? Mayfair hotspot Gymkhana should be your go-to. Let the wine, cocktails and champagne flow as you feast on a six-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu, with highlights including Dill & Honey Salmon, Truffle Masala Bhaji and Gymkhana’s iconic Chicken Butter Masala. Tickets from £115pp, gymkhanalondon.com

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Sabine

Sabine rooftop bar

Set against the backdrop of London’s skyline, enjoy magnificent views alongside free-flowing alcohol and bites at Sabine’s rooftop bar. Just after the drinks? No judgement –  you have the option to arrive later and just enjoy the bottomless tipples. Bottomless drinks and bites (7pm-2am), £250pp, non-alcoholic £150pp. Bottomless drinks (10pm-2am), £150pp, non-alcoholic £75pp; sabinelondon.co.uk

Oblix at the Shard

Oblix The Shard view

As London’s tallest building, you can’t beat The Shard on views. Head to Oblix West for a luxurious sit-down dinner curated by Marcus Eaves, or to Oblix East for a glitter-themed extravaganza backed by live music, and followed by party beats from a DJ. And if you can’t decide between them, why not start west and then head east? Oblix West: £300pp, Oblix East: £200pp. 9pm-3am, designmynight.com

Aqua Restaurant Group

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. Aqua Kyoto and Aqua Nueva will be hosting an evening of fine dining, DJs, live music, performances from Mirror Dancers and Electric Showgirls – and no shortage of bubbly. So whether you’re in the mood for an intimate supper with family or want to dance the night away with friends, you can wave goodbye to 2021 your way at Aqua. Tickets from £56.25, Aqua Nueva / Aqua Kyoto

TrishnaTRISHNA nye restaurant

Dine at Indian restaurant Trishna for an exclusive six-course tasting experience. Its terrace doors open onto Blandford Street, giving the restaurant a semi-al fresco ambience, while the menu is designed by executive chef Sajeev Nair. Choose from a selection of classical favourites and new seasonal dishes, with the option to pair your meal with a sommelier-selected wine. Tickets are £100 per person, with wine pairing for £85, seven rooms.com

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Amazonico

amazonico nye tropical disco ball

Put on your dancing shoes and head down to Amazonico for a Studio 54 disco celebration with a tropical jungle twist. Expect dinner before dancing, surrounded by stunning decor and with endless drinks. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their best jungle prints, sequins and disco attire, and there will even be a makeup artist on site to make sure everyone is suitably glammed up. To book, contact [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 404 5000

Macallan Manor House

The Macallan Manor House terrace

Rosewood London brings a Scottish countryside style Hogmanay to The Macallan Manor House for the ultimate New Year’s Eve staycation. Think live music, DJs and fireworks, plus whisky tasting events and Hot Toddy cocktails. Perfect for those who want to escape to the city without actually having to leave. For further enquiries and bookings, visit holborndiningroom.com

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