Time’s a ticking and if you haven’t already, you need to start thinking about New Year’s Eve! As quickly as ever, the famous London fireworks have sold out and without a ticket you won’t get in. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance for a spectacular celebration! We’ve hand-picked a variety of events and happenings for you to celebrate the turning of yet another year.
A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
If you fancy seeing in 2017 while harking back to times without Pokemon Go, Snapchat or rainbow-coloured bagels, get on down to A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at Southbank Centre. Tickets are still available for this dead special event, which will see the Royal Festival Hall transform into five floors of nostalgic entertainment. Whatever your taste, this is the place for you as there’ll be music from the 1920s to the 90s, with swing, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, disco, house and cabaret all hitting the playlist! It’s pretty pricey with tickets at around £200 a ticket, but dinner is provided – and after all, it’s NYE! For more info, visit their website.
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Comedy Carnival’s New Year’s Eve Show
At Bar Rumba
36 Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D 7EP
Do something different this New Year’s and head down to central London for a night of many laughs. The comedy carnival features an array of the best stand-up comedians, featuring Mock the Week star Ian Stone, and award-winning Felicity Ward. When the show has finished at 10pm, enjoy Bar Rumbas New Year’s party with live DJs until 5am. This should be a night to remember… To see the full line up and book tickets, head over here.
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime
At Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ
If going out for a late one isn’t cutting it this year and a quiet evening in with the kids tucked into bed is on the agenda, then why not head out for an afternoon family show? The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is reinvented to a humorous Christmas panto, and follows the adventures of Princess Tahlia in the enchanted world of Hackneytonia. With award-winning actors and actresses, they’ll be sure to give you a top-notch show. Tickets range from £10-£36. Book here.
London Sky Bar
21-24 Millbank Tower, SW1P 4QP
If standing outside in the cold with the crowds watching fireworks doesn’t take your fancy, then why not do dinner, dancing and fireworks? The Sky Bar offers stunning 360-degree views of the city while watching London’s famous fireworks. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival followed by food from around the world, then a glass of champagne to toast in the New Year! Your night won’t end there and you can enjoy other perks including a Martini Bar and an outdoor viewing terrace… If you make the morning, a luxury breakfast of salmon and caviar will be served! So, get a bunch of you together and book here.
London Ice Bar Party
31-33 Heddon St, W1B 4BN
London Ice Bar presents a New Year’s speakeasy style, ultra glamorous, 1920s-themed evening! Dress to impress with fellow gangsters, molls and politicians. Think Great Gatsby, and expect a lot of dancing, drinking and gambling. It’s going to be wild, but make your evening your own by choosing from a selection of tickets with various drink/dinner combos. Book for you evening of glitz here.
Sound good? Let us know what you’re getting up to this NYE by leaving us a comment below!