How will you be ringing in 2024? Dancing on a rooftop? Catching a fireworks display? Ice-skating against the backdrop of an iconic building? Sipping cocktails in a secret speakeasy? The choices are endless in London, one of the best places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve. An eclectic mix of parties are taking place across the capital’s jazziest venues this here. Here’s the C&TH pick of London’s best NYE parties to book this year.
London’s Best NYE Parties 2023
JOIA, the restaurant and bar from Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, will be rounding off its first year in style: with an unforgettable NYE party. Set across the 14th and 15th floors of the art’otel Battersea Power Station, guests can expect an evening packed with feasting, drinking and dancing, soundtracked by JOIA’s resident DJs. For those looking to dine, there is a set menu beginning at 6pm, featuring a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival plus dishes such as Seabass tartare with green olives and grapes; Suckling pig belly with black pepper juice and pickled shallots; Roast piri piri cabbage and Chocolate orange mousse and olive oil to finish.
Or opt for the 8pm sitting for a six-course set menu featuring Hand dived scallops with black aioli sabayon; Grilled leeks with romesco, rockets and hazelnuts; Aged Salamancan Black Angus forerib; Wild mushroom escabeche with egg yolk and aioli, and of course Patatas bravas. From 9pm, celebratory cocktails and canapes kick off in JOIA Bar, and it’s up to the rooftop at 11.30pm ready for fireworks once the clock strikes midnight.
Details: The 6pm sitting is priced at £95pp, and the 8pm sitting is £250pp at JOIA (1 Electric Blvd, Nine Elms, London SW11 8BJ). Tickets for the celebratory party at JOIA Bar are £150pp (including a cocktail on arrival and a selection of canapes). Book here. Tickets to the rooftop can only be purchased by later diners and JOIA Bar celebrants; email [email protected] to secure your spot.
Bōkan, Canary Wharf
Is this London’s highest NYE party? Ring in 2024 sky high in glittering Canary Wharf, where an indulgent tasting menu, delightful champagne, live entertainment and some of London’s best panoramic views are ready and waiting for you? Bōkan will invite diners from 6pm, tucking into a six-course menu featuring chestnut soup with winter truffle; ora king salmon sushi with a dashi broth; organic Cappone supreme with baby carrots and onion; and venison with queen pear & ginger spices. But you don’t have to leave when you’re done; instead, head up to the roof terrace bar on floor 39 to watch the fireworks light up the city. Or come a little later at 8pm for The Premium Package, which includes a bottle of Taittinger Prélude, followed by a luxury grazing platter featuring lobster, ribeye steak and Sturia caviar, along with a guaranteed window seat of the fireworks until 2:30am.
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Details: The six-course early sitting is £130 per person, including a glass of champagne, at Bōkan (40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP). Access to the rooftop is an additional £80 per person – or rooftop access can be purchased standalone for £80pp, including a welcome drink. The Premium Package begins at 8pm and costs £370pp. Book at bokanlondon.co.uk
The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair
Looking for a NYE party with luxurious mid-Atlantic flair? An intimate and glamorous end of year evening will take place in The Beaumont Hotel’s delicious restaurant, The Colony Grill Room with an à la carte menu served from Head Chef Ben Boeynaems. Choose from a selection of dishes such as Hereford steak tartare, Shrimp cocktail or Colony fried chicken to start, followed by the likes of Monkfish Wellington, South coast dover sole meunière or a selection of grills. For dessert, dishes include The Colony bespoke sundae, Chocolate semifreddo with hazelnut ice cream and hot chocolate sauce, and Bananas foster spiced rum ginger cake, served tableside for an added sense of theatre.
Guests seated after 9pm will enjoy magical entertainment during dinner and a glass of Champagne at midnight, when a lone piper will pipe in the bells for the new year. Then head to the intimate Le Magritte Bar to end the evening (and begin 2024) with a signature cocktail.
Details: From 6pm on 31 December 2023 at The Colony Grill Room (8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF). Book your table here.
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Chelsea
Whether opting for dining, dancing or a combination of the two, New Year’s Eve at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is all about you. Begin with an indulgent set menu at the hotel’s flagship Italian restaurant, Al Mare, where you can tuck into the likes of sauté razor clam with porcini mushrooms, winter cod salad, artichoke risotto with cuttlefish and black ink, and seared tuna belly rounding off with a Mont Blanc dessert. Commencing the evening with a level of luxury, a live jazz quartet will accompany dinner, and guests will sip on limited edition cocktails.
Then, guests are invited to head to the The Peak Members’ Club, which boasts one of London’s most showstopping views of the city’s skyline. Transformed into a sophisticated and futuristic silver sensation for the season, expect a night of glittering memories overlooking London. Plus, classic party vibes will accompany the DJs, including a vintage photo booth, free flowing canapés and drinks throughout the night, and silver confetti at midnight.
Details: The Dinner Only package (seven-course dinner at Al Mare with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne) is priced at £190pp (£160pp vegan). Dancing Only (access to the party from 10.30pm until late) is £350pp. Dinner and Dancing is priced at £490pp at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah (1 Cadogan Pl, London SW1X 9PY). Book at jumeirah.com
KOKO Electronic NYE, Camden
Following a £70m restoration, Camden hotspot KOKO is back with a bang. Housed in a historic Grade II listed Victorian theatre, the venue is renowned for its live music and club events. Its New Year’s Eve party is set to be a big one, hosted by Horse Meat Disco with a special line-up of guests TBA. One for the hardcore partiers, it goes on until 5am.
Details: Doors open at 10pm and the party runs until 5am at KOKO (1a Camden High St, London NW1 7RE). Tickets onsale now, starting from £24.25. koko.co.uk
Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Ring in 2023 beside dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, which is hosts one of London’s best NYE parties – and certainly its most unique. This year’s New Year’s Eve fiesta sits under the theme ‘The Four Elements’. Expect live music, a silent disco, Jurassic-themed performers, musical bingo and access to selected galleries after dark – plus plenty of drinks and nibbles. Jurassic disco fancy dress (niche, but we love it) is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best dressed.
Plus, new for 2023 is a special VIP area, offering guests an exclusive area with a private bar, entertainment, a complimentary drink and more.
Details: Doors open at 8pm at the Natural History Museum (Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD). Tickets are £120pp or £180 for members; VIP tickets are £200pp or £180 for members. nhm.ac.uk