New Year’s Eve parties and club nights in London
See in 2015 with by partying hard at one of London’s best NYE club nights
Mon Nov 10 2014
Prepare yourself for the biggest night of partying in London. Whether you want to see in the New Year on the dancefloor, at a masquerade ball or at a classy dinner party, let us guide you towards your perfect entrance into 2015. And remember, you can do it all over again on New Year’s Day.
Scroll through our ten best NYE parties
A Vintage New Year's Eve PartyThe organisers of this stylish party have filled the Royal Festival Hall with great pop-up venues that will whisk revellers through the decades via all manner of themed entertainment. Some of the highlights include The Torch Club for full '30s and '40s entertainment and sounds, the Soul Casino with music ranging from deep funk to Northern soul, 1960s-themed bar The Pick Up Joint, a Tiki bar, a vintage hair and beauty salon and The Warehouse, a space that celebrates dance music and rave culture of the early '90s via the synth-pop and New Romantic movement of the '80s. Just before midnight the party moves to the terrace to watch the fireworks over the Thames. The dress code: pick a decade and dress glamorously.
Southbank Centre. 7pm-4am.
Found presents: AnalogForward-thinking party pros Found, who played a blinder with Ceremony Festival in the summer, go big once again for NYE. This huge, house and techno-shaped bash at the Coronet Theatre features six – count 'em – rooms of full-on four-four bliss. German techno producer Anja Schneider and booty house-loving funk duo Catz 'N Dogz are two of the biggest names, and further beats come from Josh Butler, wAFF, Tough Love, Bontan, Sam Supplier and The Menendez Brothers, plus many more. Definitely one of the heftiest NYE parties around this year.
Prince of Wales Feathers. 8pm-6am.
Club De Fromage v Old School Indie NYEIt's always hard to keep everyone happy when selecting a NYE clubbing destination. But if the fault line in your crew is between the bubblegum pop addicts and be-fringed, dirty indie kids, then this is the night for you. Club de Fromage and Old School Indie are taking a room each, serving up Lady Gaga, Madonna and Take That in one and Pulp, The Smiths and Bowie in the other. In true NYE style, there'll be a balloon drop, confetti and, er, meat pies – less festive, perhaps, but you won't be complaining when you can't find your post-club kebab money. Dress-up and go get silly.
O2 Academy Islington. 9pm-4am.
NYE Golfing in Outer SpaceWhen you think about it, though, December 31 is all about playing golf at an intergalactic disco, so thank Christ for the bizarre gem that is NYE Golfing in Outer Space at Shoreditch warehouse Factory 7: an indoor crazy golf course + space rave theme + top DJs Maribou State and Artwork (pictured, above) playing disco + posh burgers = one truly cosmic party.
Factory 7. 9pm-7am.
Photo: Shaun Bloodworth
The Star of Bethnal Green NYEGroove until 4am at east London party pub the Star of Bethnal Green, where you can seriously get your New Year's Eve groove on to an up-tempo selection of house cuts and funky jams for a bargain price.
The Star of Bethnal Green. 8pm-4am.
Dark Circus PartyCostumes and cabaret meet sword-swallowing and sexiness at Dark Circus Party, held at the aptly named Grand Hall on Euston Road. The dress code is ‘vintage, glamour and fantasy’ so think corsets, top hats or whatever makes you feel furtive and filthy.
Grand Hall. 8pm-4am.
Fabric NYE 2014As ever, Fabric goes in big and heavy for NYE. Ripping up the Clerkenwell dance palace will be deep house ace, BBQ-lover and occasional nudist Seth Troxler, Glasgow house maestro and Numbers label head Jackmaster, UK techno behemoth Scuba, CW/A (the appealing combination of house and tech producers Clockwork and Avatism playing live together), boggie-funk dudes PBR Streetgang, plus ever-reliable residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis keeping things flowing smoothly throughout the night. A blissful New Year's Eve for dance music fanatics.
Photo: Jasper Brown
Nightbus to CatfordDJs spin northern soul, '60s gems, mod, reggae, ska and much more at a great south east London boozer. A cheap, brilliant way to welcome in 2015 – it's ticketed, but you don't need to book beforehand, you can just rock up to the door and hand over a few quid.
New Cross Inn. 8pm-3am.
Dollop NYEDollop are undisputed heavyweights when it comes to grade-A New Year's parties. To see in 2015 they’re taking over the beautiful Troxy for a two-day NYE/NYD spectacular. Dishing out the bass on New Year’s Eve will be the mighty Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen, producer to the stars, remixer extraordinaire (check his rework of Nightcrawlers’ ‘Push the Feeling on’) and also producer of his own storming set of fiery house tunes. Kinchen is the only name to be announced so far in what's sure to be a grand event, but there’ll be more top names to come.
Supa Dupa Fly New Year's EveThe hugely popular '90s and noughties mash-up of hip hop, R&B and garage goes in big for a New Year's special. UK garage ledge Sticky will be spinning all kinds of slick tunes, with further sets from CJ Beatz, The Last Skeptik, SDF founder Emily Rawson, Fearney and more. Expect to hear Biggie, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Bey, DMX, Kelis, MJ Cole, Artful Dodger, TLC and much more.
Plan B. 9pm-4am.
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
Southbank Centre. 7pm-4am.
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