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London’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

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Avoid the dreaded last-minute panic about where to spend New Year’s Eve this year with C&TH’s guide to the capital’s best parties. From glamorous rooftop events to speakeasy shindigs, London is brimming with wild and wonderful events designed to ensure your 2020 starts with a bang…

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

One for the hardcore partygoers, Duck & Waffle will welcome the new decade with a sky-high 24-hour bonanza, fuelled by Champagne, DJs, and plenty of food. Celebrations will kick off with two dinner sittings, featuring canapés followed by a five-course tasting menu. 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 (6-9pm), £195pp. Late night dining package (9pm-2am), £325pp. Bar celebration (10pm-2am), £125pp + £50pp for open bar. New Year’s Day Brunch (9am-5pm), £49pp. duckandwaffle.com

Radio Rooftop

Radio Rooftop

Enter January on top of the world at Radio Rooftop, one of London’s prime rooftop drinking spots found on the 10th floor of the ME Hotel. With 360 views of the London skyline, you’ll be perfectly placed to watch the fireworks as you party late into the night. Indulge on canapés, artisan cheeses and sweet treats including a free-flowing chocolate fountain – and make the most of the open bar. Tickets from £300pp. Book by calling 020 7395 3440 or at designmynight.com

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough

Following the success of last years inaugural New Year’s House Party, The Lanesborough will be closing its doors once again for a spectacular night of dancing and decadence in collaboration with Moët & Chandon. The entire ground floor of the hotel will be open for festivities, with atmospheres varying from room to room. Dance the night away to classic club anthems in the Céleste room, keep it mellow in the Latin-themed Belgravia Ballroom, or indulge on an elaborate Michelin-starred feast in the St. Georges & Withdrawing Room, which will become a Lebanese Lounge with low-level sofas and Arabic décor. Guests can also venture downstairs to The Garden Room, where The Lanesborough’s team of Cigar Sommeliers will be on hand to cater to all your needs. Guaranteed to be more sophisticated than your average house party. Tickets from £275pp. oetkercollection.com

The Piano Works

Pianoworks

Don your glad rags and dress to dazzle at The Piano Works, who are throwing a black-tie soiree this New Year’s Eve at both their Farringdon and West End venues. The best bit? It’s the only bar in London where the audience decides the music, so from 5pm-2am you can request songs for the live musicians to play and dance the night away to your favourite hits. After this a DJ will take over, keeping the party going until 6am. Tickets from £30pp. Book tickets here for their West End venue or here for their original Farringdon location.

Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party

Relive the clandestine world of the roaring 1920s at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party, set in a secret central London speakeasy. Expect DJs on gramophones, hidden gambling dens, dancing troupes and lots of illicit drinking at the immersive event, where the boundaries between audience and performers are blurred. Go the extra mile by perfecting your Charleston steps at the pre-party Swing Patrol dance class, which takes place before the night gets into full swing. Tickets from £55, book at designmynight.com

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Sky Garden

Sky Garden

Channel your inner Jay Gatsby at Sky Garden’s 20s’ themed NYE party, complete with music from swing band Club Riviera. Pre-party dining offers are available at both Darwin Brasserie and Fenchurch Restaurant, as well as party bookings at the bar. Smoking jackets, faux furs and glitter very much encouraged. Tickets from £125pp. skygarden.london

Silver Fleet

Spend your last hours of 2019 cruising along the River Thames in a private yacht. With options to charter your own yacht or book a private table, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a three-course meal from head chef Douglas Gaunt, which is served on the dining deck tables. Unlimited wine and beer will be also be available throughout, and the decadent interiors will be given a special makeover for the occasion, with sculptural winter displays, festive decor and booth seats draped with faux fur throws. Prices from £355, visit silverfleet.co.uk for more information.

Cahoots

Cahoots

 

Head underground and travel back in time to the post war 1940s at Cahoots, a tube-themed den hidden deep beneath the streets of Soho. Enter the old air raid shelter by a descending staircase which resembles the wooden escalators that used to lead down to the Underground. Go through the ticket hall and you’ll find yourself in a buzzy, clandestine cocktail bar set up like an old-school tube carriage. This New Year’s Eve guests are invited to fill their boots with rations and enjoy bottomless cocktails before dancing the night away to vintage band Hotsie Totsies. Tickets from £100pp. cahoots-london.com

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The Mansion

Known for throwing exclusive themed parties in secret locations, The Mansion are putting on another big bash this NYE, ideal for those who want to go all out. Fire shows, aerial performances and roaming musicians are all on the cards, alongside three dancefloors to keep partygoers busy all night. Expect a number of special touches and surprises, including a clairvoyant to give partygoers readings for the new century. The theme is gold, so don your best glittering gown to be in with a chance of winning the prize for best dressed. themansionlondon.com 

Le Pont de la Tour

Enjoy free-flowing champagne as you sail down the River Thames on Le Pont de la Tour’s boat cruise. Prior to this you’ll be treated to an indulgent five-course menu featuring dishes designed for celebrating: think Morecambe Bay oysters with caviar, beef fillet with ox cheek and black truffle, and a mouthwatering praline and chocolate parfait with gingerbread and caramel mousse. Boat cruise option £395pp, dinner only £195pp. lepontdelatour.co.uk 

Skylight Rooftop

skylight

Head to trendy three-story East London hangout Skylight for a night of rooftop ice-skating, street food, DJs and fireworks. If you’re worried it’ll get cold up there don’t fear: igloos and heated après skate bars are dotted around, and there are lots of warming winter cocktails on the menu to keep you toasty throughout the evening. Tickets from £40. Igloos and huts also available to book, starting at £500 for 10 people. Visit skylightlondon.com

Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party

Relive the clandestine world of the roaring 1920s at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party, set in a secret central London speakeasy. Expect DJs on gramophones, hidden gambling dens, dancing troupes and lots of illicit drinking at the immersive event, where the boundaries between audience and performers are blurred. Go the extra mile by perfecting your Charleston steps at the pre-party Swing Patrol dance class, which takes place before the night gets into full swing. Tickets from £50, book here

Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish Bar

Arguably the city’s most flamboyant restaurant, Sexy Fish is a sight to behold. Apparently it cost £15 million to produce – which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has stepped inside. With bronze Damien Hirst-designed bronze mermaids adorning the bar, a coral reef ceiling, a giant gold-plated crocodile on display and walls running with water, the space feels like some kind of mystical, underwater-inspired wonderland. Their New Year’s Eve bash is suitably lavish, with DJ Malik on the decks and performances from an array of whimsical acrobats, dancers and vocal artists. No tickets are required, guests simply need to book a table. Minimum spend £275pp. sexyfish.com

Bloom

Bloom

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Replacing popular celebrity haunt Mahiki is Bloom: a more accessible, down-to-earth space with no strict guestlists or dress codes. On New Year’s Eve it’s open until 3am, with bookable booths and DJs playing non-stop classics throughout the evening. Tickets from £20. bloomkensington.com

Social 24 at City Social

City Social

Can’t decide between dinner and dancing? Enjoy the best of both worlds at City Social, set 24 floors up in the sky. Come New Year’s Eve the space will be transformed into Studio 54 – think 70s disco culture with a touch of glamour. There’s Michelin-starred food, but also DJs, a dance floor and Champagne aplenty. Tickets from £50pp. citysociallondon.com

The Wolseley

You can’t help but feel that you’re a ‘someone’ from the moment you step inside the classic and timeless Wolseley, which is a British institution in itself. So where better to ring in the new year? Guests will be treated to a five-course menu to the sound of Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra with their seven-piece jazz band. Black tie is encouraged, not not essential. Tickets are priced at £275pp. To book email [email protected] or call 020 7499 6996. thewolseley.com

COYA

Mayfair hotspot COYA is known for its elaborate celebrations, but their New Year’s Eve party kicks things up a notch. Expect live performers, futuristic costumes and dazzling white, blue and silver decor, alongside music from resident DJs. Executive chef Sanjay Dwivedi has created a special menu for the occasion, featuring dishes like beef wagyu with black truffle, Josper tiger prawn with chilli salsa, and Chilean sea bass with aji amarillo. Enjoy alongside cocktails from the eclectic menu, which includes the specially created ‘Travelling in the Universe’, made with edible glitter, pineapple juice, white Armagnac and cherry liqueur. Opt for the £150 drinks package if you’re in the market for unlimited drinks, available in the Pisco Bar & Lounge, or book dinner in the restaurant – though be aware from 7.45pm onwards there’s a minimum spend of £150pp. coyarestaurant.com

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