New Year’s Eve 2018 parties in London

See in the New Year at one of London’s best NYE parties and club nights
Bugged Out and The Hydra New Year's Eve
By Time Out editors, Nick Levine and Alim Kheraj |
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London is brimming with incredible New Year's Eve parties, from classic cheese nights to heads-down, all-out raving. So avoid being that person texting your mates the day before asking what house parties you might be invited to. 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.

RECOMMENDED: Find New Year's Day parties in London 

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES IN LONDON

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The NYE Silent Disco

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Dance your way into 2019 at an epic silent disco held in the dramatic Art Deco surroundings of the city of London's Grade II listed Banking Hall. Different DJs will be playing everything from Taylor Swift to Stormzy, so you'll definitely find something to shimmy to, and you'll be able to replenish your energy at a burger and hot dog bar. Needless to say, a range of drinks will be available throughout the night, too. 

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Electric Dreams New Year's Eve Party

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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. RECOMMENDED: Find more New Year's Eve parties in London

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Glitter & Sparkle NYE

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This bougee NYE bash at a Waterloo rooftop bar isn't cheap – tickets are £125 a pop – but for this price you get unlimited cocktails, Prosecco, beer and wine, plus food and a very decent view of the big South Bank fireworks display. Just make sure you arrive before 9pm for guaranteed entry; any later than that and you may face a queue.

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NYE 2018 at Ministry of Sound

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Hannah Wants returns to Ministry for a NYE extravaganza that promises bucketloads of bass and housey excellence. She'll be joined by some high profile pals, too, who will all be bringing their best to The Box. 

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Disco ball at Shacklewell Arms
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Clubs, Pop

NYE v NYC

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This is a bloody brilliant concept for a New Year's Eve party, frankly. It's all about New York City at the Shacklewell Arms, with a soundtrack supplied strictly by NYC bands only. Think tunes from the likes of Blondie, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, The Strokes, Parquet Courts and many more. There'll also be a prize for the best NYC fancy dress and beer pong with similarly great prizes. RECOMMENDED: Find more New Year's Eve parties in London

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Push the Button's Huge NYE Party 2018

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Get ready to pack you NYE with more pop than the opening of a bottle of Champagne as experts Push the Button venture north of the Thames for their biggest party since the Spice Bus. Spread across two rooms at Lock 17, Camden, dancing queens can wield their disco sticks in the non-stop pop dungeon room, while indie slickers can enjoy Britpop bangers in Room 2, hosted by TheMenWhoFell2Earth. 

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The Blitz Party New Year's Eve Special

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See in a new year while transporting yourself back in time at the Blitz Party’s NYE spesh. 40s-style fun and booze will be on the agenda, with live big bands and modern takes on classic cocktails, plus a swing dance class ahead of the party from if your moves need some work.

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The Carnival Of Light New Year's Eve Party

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Turn your New Year's Eve celebrations into a sensory exploration with a visit to The Carnival of Light. The event promises lanterns, puppets, balloons, dragons, psychedelic body paints, dancers and acrobats, lasers and confetti and performances, all soundtracked to a heady mixture of house, garage, techno and bass. 

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Egg London NYE

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North London dance cavern Egg is famed for its long opening hours (and great parties, of course), and this New Year's Eve they're going bigger and better than ever, hosting an 13-hour NYE marathon. So far they’ve assembled  Luigi Madonna, Regal, Tobi Neumann and a special guest, with their residents on hand to spin everything from house to dubby techno.

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New Year's Eve: Party Animals

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See in the new year somewhere absolutely magical: the Natural History Museum. Dance underneath the largest creature to have ever lived, the skeleton of Hope the blue whale, nibble on edible insects, roam around the galleries and jive in the silent disco. 

Tunes for your NYE pre-party

Music

The 100 best party songs

You’re having a party, you say? Not sure what to cue up on your iPhone? Rest assured, we've got you covered. In fact, we’re worried that our playlist of the 100 greatest party songs may actually cause your dancefloor to spontaneously combust in an explosion of pure joy and body-moving ecstasy.

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