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.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES IN LONDON

Nightlife

The NYE Silent Disco

icon-location-pin Banking Hall, Bank
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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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E1 & Percolate

icon-location-pin E1 London, Wapping
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E1 and Percolate are teaming up for a massive NYE party featuring an intriguing trio of headline DJs: Floating Points, Daphni and a special guest to be announced shortly. Expect an impeccable blend of electro, house, soul, techno, jazz and even classical spread over an epic 12 hours of party time. Pace yourself, because you won't want to miss a beat.  

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Knickerbocker Does NYE!

icon-location-pin The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
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Ring in the New Year at the night that prides itself on being 'East London's friendliest queer dance party'. Expect to dance to everything from Grimes to The Knife, and Robyn to Madonna, until twilight on January 1.

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Five Miles New Year's Eve

icon-location-pin Five Miles, South Tottenham
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The Seven Sisters venue's NYE party is headlined by house legend Maurice Fulton, who'll deliver an extended set in the main room. Jonny Rock, Kasra V and anu will also be dropping beats in the main room, while Rhythm Sister, Rye Wax's Rachel and others take over the bar room. If you're feeling fancy, you can even book a five-course pre-party meal prepared by the venue's in-house kitchen Torshi. Tasty all round.

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Cheer Up: It's New Years Eve

icon-location-pin Eagle London, Vauxhall
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Fancy dancing the night away to spangly bangers cranked out by the Stock Aitken Waterman hit factory? You should be so lucky... or not, because that's exactly what's going to happen at this retro-pop party in Vauxhall. Prepare to be spun right round, baby, right round like a record, baby... for eight hours straight.

Visions Video bar dalston
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Visions x Event Hackrz NYE

icon-location-pin The Last Drop, Stratford
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The team behind defunct (and much-missed) Dalston bar Visions decamp to Stratford for a stacked NYE bash featuring sets from Snips, CJ Beatz, Jeremiah Asiamah and more. There are zero tickets on the door, so if you want in, it's probably best to book sooner rather than later.  

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Horse Meat Disco x Honey Soundsystem: NYE

icon-location-pin Hangar, South Hackney
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London legends Horse Meat Disco team up with San Fran stalwarts Honey Soundsystem for a nine-hour NYE party featuring non-stop disco, funk and house classics. If you want to start 2019 in serious style, this night could be the one.

The Karaoke Hole
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Just May Does The Millennium (Kinda): NYE Karaoke!

icon-location-pin The Karaoke Hole, Stoke Newington
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The world's leading Geri Halliwell impersonator hosts a NYE karaoke party where you and your mates will be invited to belt out all your fave '90s and '00s hits. Say you'll be there? Oh, for sure!

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NYE 2018 at Ministry of Sound

icon-location-pin Ministry of Sound, Elephant and Castle
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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. 

Clubs, Pop

Electric Dreams New Year's Eve Party

icon-location-pin Cannick Tapps, Bank
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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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Nash Nights New Year's Eve Party

icon-location-pin Under the Bridge, Walham Green
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Dust off your Stetson and cowboy boots for a New Year's Eve party with a real country flavour. Country duo Holloway Road will deliver a live performance and a DJ set, while radio presenter Baylen Leonard will be on hand to drop Texas-hot country tunes too. Frankly, it sounds like a rootin' tootin' good time.  

Disco ball at Shacklewell Arms
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Clubs, Pop

NYE v NYC

icon-location-pin Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell
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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

icon-location-pin Popworld, Mansion House
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Get ready to pack your NYE with more pop than the opening of a champagne bottle as the Push the Button gang venture just north of the Thames for their biggest party since the summer Spice buses. As ever, they'll be celebrating the strike of midnight not once but twice – expect to hear Loreen's deathless Eurovision banger 'Euphoria' at 11pm, which is midnight in her native Sweden.

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The Blitz Party New Year's Eve Special

icon-location-pin Village Underground, Shoreditch
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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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Oval Space x The Pickle Factory NYE

icon-location-pin Oval Space, Bethnal Green
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Double trouble at Oval Space and the Pickle Factory as the two venues team up to smash out an epic NYE bash. London clubbing legend Gilles Peterson lines up house, disco and jazz records for a sweet start to 2019, sharing the booth with Oval Space's resident funk and soul maestro Sadar Bahar. Over the road, Heidelberg beatmeister Move D keeps the ambient techno coming for six hours straight. This is a twofer you'll definitely want to book early.

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The Carnival Of Light New Year's Eve Party

icon-location-pin Troxy, Ratcliff
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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

icon-location-pin Egg London, Lower Holloway
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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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Guilty Pleasures NYE

icon-location-pin Koko, Camden Town
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For the second year in a row, the Guilty Pleasures gang are throwing their famous New Year's Eve bash at iconic Camden venue Koko – the home of their regular poptastic club nights. Expect glitter, feathers, neon lights and more sequins than Liza Minnelli's charity pile, plus a midnight performance from brilliant Queen Bey impersonator the Beyoncé Experience. Quite frankly, pleasure is guaranteed and you'll have absolutely nothing to feel guilty about.

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Glitter & Sparkle NYE

icon-location-pin Bar Elba, Waterloo
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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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New Year's Eve: Party Animals

icon-location-pin Natural History Museum, Brompton
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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. 

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SW4 Presents NYE

icon-location-pin O2 Academy Brixton, Stockwell
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Having celebrated its 15th birthday earlier this year, SW4 festival is taking over the 4,500-capacity O2 Academy Brixton for a massive NYE bash. Noisia, Rusko and My Nu Leng will all drop beats during the eight-hour party, while '21 Seconds' legends So Solid Crew make a special appearance to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Expect this one to rage hard from start to finish. 

Clubs, House, disco and techno

Love Come Down: Your Late Night NYE Disco

icon-location-pin Styx Bar, Tottenham Hale
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This is the last ever party at Tottenham nightspot Styx (sob). But there's no denying the place is going out in style – with eight hours of disco and disco-influenced house, old school podiums and even a hidden Cuban bar. Frankly, just reading the event description is making us feel mighty real.  

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Knickerbocker Does NYE!

icon-location-pin The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
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Ring in the New Year at the night that prides itself on being 'East London's friendliest queer dance party'. Expect to dance to everything from Grimes to The Knife, and Robyn to Madonna, until twilight on January 1.

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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