London is brimming with incredible New Year's Eve parties, from classic cheese nights to heads-down raving. Our definitive round-up of the evening's events makes it easy for you to track down the perfect NYE bash, whatever it is you're looking for. And remember, if you're still standing after all the NYE fireworks and dancing, there's plenty of opportunity to start the celebrations all over again on New Year's Day.
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Located on Greek Street, Club 49 proves a popular choice with the Soho crowd. Upstairs is a main bar with a VIP area, while downstairs hosts the dance floor with its regular live music and DJ nights. It's mostly about the entertainment here, with cocktail orders keeping the party crowd well-oiled - think classics like mojitos, moscow mules, mai tais and manhattans and you won't go far wrong. There's a varied selection of martinis on offer too, as well as beers by the bottle and a short wine list visiting the old world and new. Those looking to soak up the booze with some food can tuck into bar bites with a Lebanese bent. If you're booking a party then you can pre-order canapés and platters for the group.