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New Year’s Eve parties in London

See in the New Year in style at one of London’s best NYE parties and club nights

London is chock-full of incredible New Year's Eve parties, from quirky fancy dress events to heads-down raving. Our definitive list of events breaks down the many nights taking place by splitting them into area – north, east, south, west and central London – making it easy to track down your perfect NYE bash, whatever you're looking for. And remember that once you've made an entrance into 2016, you can do it all over again on New Year's Day.

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Cirque Du Soul NYE Extravaganza

This is the first NYE outing for acclaimed party crew CDS, and it promises to be a good'un. The line-up is tba but shoud feature plenty of great selectors blasting out bass, house, disco and techno. As for the rest of the party, it should be a typically colourful and eccentric affair, full of cabaret, burlesque, high-end sets, dancers and incredible costumes.

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Troxy , Ratcliff Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

The Hydra: Bugged Out NYE

Critics' choice

The Bugged Out crew get busy for NYE again, teaming up with The Hydra for a mighty party at the excellent Studio Spaces E1 venue. The line-ups is tba but rest assured that they'll be bringing in some serious DJ troops for the occasion across house, techno, disco and general-party-starting. 

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Studio Spaces E1 , Wapping Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Percolate NYE Party

Critics' choice

Percolate, one of London's top underground parties, returns for another NYE bash. Music-wise, expect house, disco and techno of all shapes and sizes, supplied by the deft hands of Percolate residents Krywald and Farrer plus three special guest headliners, announced on October 15.

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Shapes , Hackney Wick Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Tessellate New Year's Eve Party

Critics' choice

No frills here, just a great New Year's Eve party featuring on-point UK house producer Spencer (boss of the Numbers label), a top soundsystem and a great venue. Also spinning deep four-four are Deelux Audio, Max Van Dijk and James Sison.

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Bloc , Bow Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Viva Warriors 12-Hour NYE Spectacular

UK house heavyweight Steve Lawler brings his Ibiza-born Viva Warriors project to London for a huge NYE bash at Greenwich rave cave Studio 338. The line-up is tab, but expect a schedule of top-notch deep house and techno talent to be spinning full-on four-four.

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Studio 338 , Greenwich Peninsula Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Sasha Presents Last Night on Earth NYE

A rare London set from a huge name in DJing to summon in NYE at Electric Brixton – progressive house kingpin Sasha, who'll be ushering in 2016 with an all-night-long eight-hour set. You'll need to register for tickets, which you can do at lastnightonearth.co.uk/london. It's certainly not a cheap NYE at £30, but you can bet it'll sell out regardless.

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Electric Brixton , Brixton Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Slide and Get Diverted NYE with Gilles Peterson

Critics' choice

The crews from club nights Slide and Get Diverted combine forces for another storming NYE journey, taking you into 2015 with the irresistible selector skills of Gilles Peterson. Get ready to groove to an infectious mix of global beats, jazz, house, hip hop, soul, funk, disco, dub and anything else that this acclaimed DJ has in his considerable record bag.

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Prince of Wales , Brixton Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Trouble Vision and Tief NYE

Critics' choice

The TV and Tief crews join forces for another epic NYE party. The line-up is under wraps at the moment, but considering previous NYE DJ guests have included Bicep, John Talabot and Move D, it's safe to assume this will be a big one. It's sure to be no-frills NYE mayhem fuelled by some of the best underground house, disco and techno around.

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Corsica Studios , Elephant and Castle Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

New Year's Eve Parties in North London

Applebum New Year's Eve Special

The full-fat fun party that explores classic hip hop cuts and nostalgic, slow R&B jamsgoes in for a New Year's Eve special. DJs J-Train, Little Prince, Mister Bounce ,Queen Shi Shi and secret guests spin the tunes: think Montell Jordan, Naughty By Nature, 3LW and Ashanti. Get ready to bump 'n' grind.

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The Garage , Highbury Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

NYE 2015 at the Jazz Cafe

Critics' choice

This huge New Year's Eve bash at popular Camden venue Jazz Cafe features a ton of live music and DJs spinning tunes all night. Disco and funk favourite Dom Servini will be getting behind the decks, and gypsy punk band Tankus the Henge will be playing live alongside beats outfit Nubiyan Twist and Old Dirty Brasstards.

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Jazz Cafe , Camden Town Thursday December 31 2015

White Mischief New Year's Eve Variety Extravaganza

Critics' choice

Looking for a New Year's Eve party that offers a bit of everything – everything being cabaret, DJs, dancing, dining, comedy, circus skills and even a chainsaw juggler? White Mischief's annual NYE bash – held at the wonderful Bush Hall venue – does just that, and then some.

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Bush Hall , Shepherd's Bush Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Electric Dreams New Year's Eve Party

Charge into the New Year accompanied by a storming, synth-heavy soundtrack of '80s electronic bliss at a special NYE edition of the gloriously retro club night. Prepare to hear anthems from the likes of Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Duran Duran, Visage, Ultravox and many more, plus a crowd dressed to impress – as in, '80s OTT impressive, of course.

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The London Stone , Bank Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

Sounds Familiar NYE

Critics' choice

Eyes down and ears open for a New Year's Eve special of the delightfully raucous, super-fun music-fuelled quiz. Rounds will include 'Mash it Up', 'One More Tune' and 'The Mysterious Wheel of Steel'. Compere DJ Al and MC Quizzical lead the fun, and there'll be plenty of New Year's antics weaved in to the night. Glorious, silly fun and best of all, you don't need to know loads (or indeed anything, really) about music to get involved.

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Jerusalem , Fitzrovia Thursday December 31 2015 - Friday January 1 2016

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The best Halloween parties in London

Be afraid, be very afraid... Like a stealthy vampire or a sneaky zombie, Halloween has snuck up on us again. The good news is that as the main event falls on a Saturday this year (October 31), the number of frightfully fantastic Halloween club nights, parties and other nightlife happenings, on both the Friday and Saturday of the Halloween weekend.

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By: Tristan Parker

Tunes for your NYE pre-party

The 100 best party songs

Needs tunes for pre-New Year's Eve raving? We've got you covered. In fact, we’re worried that our playlist of the 100 greatest party songs may actually prevent you from leaving your house, car or mum and dad's garage. That’s how good we think is. 

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By: Time Out editors