New Year's Eve parties and club nights in London

See in the new year with style at one of the capital's top NYE club nights

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Prepare yourself for the biggest clubbing night in the capital. Forget the New Year's Eve panic about where you'll end up and get ahead by booking one of the biggest bashes in London. Whatever music you're into, see in 2015 with style at one of London's best New Year's Eve parties – and then do it all over again on New Year's Day

Big Bang NYE Boat Party 2014

New Year's Eve on a boat, you say? This one should be a popular choice. This five-houe coat cruise along the Thames is in no way a cheap NYE option at just shy of £200 for a ticket, but the price include unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks, two free glasses of champagne, a buffet and resident DJ spinning party tunes all night. Oh, and it's no sports wear, hoodies, trainers or baseball caps, so dress smart.

  1. Embankment Pier Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU
  2. Wed Dec 31
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Krankbrother New Year's Eve

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Serious NYE party shenanigans from the Krankbrother crew, as ever. Refined techno ledge Mr G headlines, with further four-four bliss from Chicago and NYC stomp-channelling hero Gerd, eccentric French disco experimenter Ivan Smagghe and the Krankbrother residents.

  1. Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Spiritland

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Angled as a new space for soaking up music of all shapes and sizes – via a huge collection of vinyl amassaed by the organisers – Spiritland will be holding a three-month residency (lasting until January 2015) at sleek Shoreditch bar and restaurant Merchant's Tavrern. It runs seven days a week and is free to all, which is a bit of a bargain, really, as you can catch some top DJs digging into the vinyl treasure trove. Guest selectors include house and funk brainbox Bill

  1. Merchants Tavern 36 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PG
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Thu Jan 1
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Ultimate Power vs Guilty Pleasures

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Two much-loved London club nights join forces for a New Year's Eve that promises unabashed, gloriously OTT fun and plenty of epic/out-of-tune singalongs. Tonight it's guilty pop pleasures going head-to-head with ultimate power ballads. Who will win? You, essentially, as you're the ones who get to dance and break out your air guitar stance with no fear of looking uncool, as everyone else will be doing the same. Expect '90s jams, cheesy pop, hip hop, classic hair metal, riff-tastic

  1. The Forum 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Black Butter Records NYE

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A fine NYE showing from progressive bass and house label Black Butter, perhaps best known for launching the career of soulful bass act Rudimental. The BB are welcoming in 2015 at Electric Brixton, signalling their biggest London show of the year. So far, they're keeping things close to their chest and promising only the 'Black Butter family', which could include anyone from chart-invading bass-house duo Gorgon City to classical-electronica pop act Clean Bandit to – of course

  1. Electric Brixton Brixton Hill, SW2 1RJ
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Club De Fromage Vs Old School Indie New Year’s Eve

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It'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

  1. O2 Academy Islington 16 Parkfield St, N1 OPS
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Half Baked NYE Special

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Party promoters Half Baked round off the year with a big NYE event, featuring a special guest from acclaimed techno labels Perlon and Ostgut Ton. They haven't revealed the name yet, but you can guarantee it'll be a heavyweight selector with a record bag deep enough to bewitch the crowd until the early hours of 2015.

  1. A secret London location
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Percolate presents Love Saves the Day New Year's Eve

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Aiming to recreate the atmosphere of David Manusco's legendary Love Saves the Day parties in '70s NYC (which saw artists like Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan get behind the decks), London party pros Percolate are throwing an intimate NYE bash that should be one to remember. In the spirit of Mancusso's events, it'll be an invite-only party, but you can get yourself on the guestlist by emailing simond@percolatemusic.co.uk or fred@percolatemusic.co.uk.

  1. A secret London location
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Gold Teeth New Year's Eve

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Hedonistic sounds and dirty dancefloor cuts at Brixton Jamm this NYE, from the Gold Teeth crew. The GT residents will be battering your ears in glorious fashion with hip hop, garage, house, rap, grime and some groovier flavours via funk, soul, reggae and '90s jams.

  1. Jamm Brixton Road, SW9 6LH
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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A New Year's Eve Northern Soul Celebration

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Three rooms of Northern soul, rhythm 'n' blues, psyche-beat and other golden grooves to see in 2015, with a live performance from The Beatroots, plus DJs Dr Robert, Andy Roseaman, Carolina Pastore, Chris Dale, Lee Miller and many more.

  1. The Venue 229 Great Portland St, Regents Park, W1W 5PN
  2. Wed Dec 31
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Moonlighting New Year's Eve Lick

PnP, DJ Ice and Commander B play R&B, soul, hip hop, funky house, reggae, bashment and old skool.

  1. Moonlighting 17 Greek St, W1D 4DR
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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