Halloween is over, so is Bonfire Night. It's time to start thinking about that huge, late December event – no, not Christmas, we're talking New Year's Eve. So forget getting festive and instead start planning your party schedule for the biggest date on London's clubbing calendar. The ten parties below are already proving hugely popular – they're bound to sell out and before they do tickets will only creep up in price, so so get booking right now if you want in.
We've tried to cover all the New Year needs you might have with these ten events – but if none of them push your buttons, there are loads more options over at our list of New Year's Eve parties.
Want circus-themed carnage?
Cirque Du Soul NYE Extravaganza
The first NYE outing for party masters CDS should be a grand spectacle. Limehouse venue The Troxy will be filled with cabaret, bass and bizarre antics. Dress like Jay Gatsby stumbling to the circus during a three-day bender.
What’s the damage? Remaining tickets are £45.
Want pop hits and confetti cannons?
Club De Fromage and Burn Down The Disco’s NYE Shindig
Bop yourself senseless to cheesy hits, indie and soul at this confetti-cannon-filled explosion of a party in the O2 Academy Islington.
What’s the damage? £17.75 for early birds.
Want a gastronomically great NYE?
Disappearing Dining Club Dinner Dance
Feast on fine food and sink brilliant booze at this popular shindig at the Chain Store, Docklands, with a swanky dinner followed by a Balearic disco with DJ playing sets until 4am.
What’s the damage? £100 for the high-end grub, £35 for just the after-dinner party.
Want a bleeding-edge rave?
The Hydra and Bugged Out! NYE
A mighty party at Studio Spaces E1, bubbling with on-point DJs including Bristolian house maestro Julio Bashmore, Chicago’s Derrick Carter and Dalston Superstore honcho Dan Beaumont.
What’s the damage? A temporary bargain at £15-£20 on early release.
Want deep dancefloor delights?
Percolate’s NYE Party
Spacey house ace Floating Points leads the fun at Shapes in Hackney Wick. There’s also an afters bash with bucks fizz, bacon rolls and more beats at the newly opened Pickle Factory in Bethnal Green.
What’s the damage? £35 or £45 with afterparty.
Daddy's Got Sweets
Want to see in 2016 on a space hopper?
Regression Sessions NYE
This superbly silly night at east London venue The Laundry asks punters to act like kids after too much sherbet. Expect retro games and activities, plus DJs spinning house, garage, hip hop and other party-starting sounds.
What’s the damage? £22.50, but prices will rise quickly.
Want to quiz, booze and dance?
Sounds Familiar NYE
Prepare to think and drink at this music quiz, set at central London boozer Jerusalem. It’s not taken too seriously and you can even have a boogie at the end.
What’s the damage? Early bird prices from £14 (single entry) to £210 (30 people).
Want sunny sounds to warm up winter?
Soundcrash Tropical Party
Tell winter to do one while grooving to hot-topic tracks at Village Underground. Get down to tropical house from Quantic and global jams from Gilles Peterson, plus bassier business from Kode9 and LV.
What’s the damage? Get tropical for just £27.
Want five – count ’em – dancefloors?
South London Soul Train New Year
The popular funky party in Peckham’s Bussey Building welcomes in 2016. Founder and soulful DJ Jazzheadchronic – plus SLST friends and family – will spin P-funk, jazz, rare groove, disco boogie and other infectious sounds until late.
What’s the damage? £17.50 at the moment, but act quick as this one always sells out.
Want a bit of everything?
White Mischief NYE Extravaganza
And by everything we mean cabaret, DJs, dancing, dining, comedy and circus skills at wonderful west London venue Bush Hall. There are various ticket options: you can go for just the midnight ceremony, grab a table for the night or go wild with dinner and fizz.
What’s the damage? Depends how fancy you go, with tickets ranging from £17-£97.
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