Jason Allen 27/12/22
Your London New Year’s Eve Agenda | NYE 2022 – 2023
Going to a party, drinking champagne, and having an incredible time?
That’s the last thing you’ll want to do this year.
And to help make sure that’s exactly what happens, we’ve lined up a comprehensive list of the most raucous, fun, mind-blowing, and bubbly-loaded NYE throwdowns taking place in the capital, and organised them into a bunch of handy categories.
Now get ready to inspire a few resolutions…
FANCY DINNERS | RETRO PARTIES | OFFBEAT PARTIES | JUST WANT TO DANCE? | LIVE MUSIC | GREAT GATSBY PARTIES | ROOFTOPS
Disappearing Dining Club’s NYE Dinner Dance
The dinner: a five-course extravaganza of indulgence featuring smoked duck breast; truffle brie de meaux; and Champagne & elderflower granita. The dance: a late-night jam with sound selectors Itchysoul, Neil Thornton and Dave Rose spinning until 3am. The Disappearing Dining Club: only the crème-de-la-crème of supperclub and party hosts, who have now made their home in this ridiculously cosy North London pub.
Details: The Dartmouth Arms, 35 York Rise, NW5 1SP | Free-£95
PAIRED at Carousel
If you think that New Year’s Eve should be mostly about great food and great music, then you’ll be happy to know that this is an opinion shared by the people at both Carousel (a pop up incubator who produce great food) and AVA (an audiovisual festival who produce great music). And on NYE they’ll be bringing their talents together for PAIRED, an evening in which excellent chefs are coupled up with stellar DJs for an experience unique to that time & place. Head down, and you can expect to feast on a seven-course tasting menu from the likes of Pablo Díaz and Emme Prieto, while serenaded by tunes from deck maestros Call Super and Yung Singh…
Details: Carousel, 19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RL | £35-£195
Signal Station NYE Bash
Set in the newfangled Signal Station at Cahoots, this thoroughly old fashioned knees up will involve a riotously fun live set from the Midnight Rye Society, cocktails served by “a suspicious scoundrel”, and bacon sandwiches at 1am…
Details: 5 Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PF | £80
Scoundrels’ Underground NYE Party
This part is also run by the people at Cahoots. Which means that, gloriously, both parties actually are in cahoots. This one is at the Underground, and will involve bottomless cocktails, plus live lindyhop from the Hotsie Totsies, and retro DJ sets until the wee hours.
Details: 13 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW | £80
New Year’s Eve at Oriole
New Year’s Eve at Oriole will see a veritable menagerie of high-class retro entertainers rotating onto the stage: watch, welcome cocktail in hand, as daredevil burlesque, gentlemanly juggling, Charleston dancing, aerial acrobatics, stomping live music & New Orleans jazz is performed for your delectation, all led by Missy Fatale.
Details: East Poultry Avenue, EC1A 9LH | £85-£120
The Candlelight Club
A decadent, 1920’s-styled soirée, in a secret, candle-lit London location with live music from the Bubbly Boys, cabaret with your host Champagne Charlie, Charleston dancing with the Gatsby Girls, tarot readers, absinthe and gramophone DJs.
Details: A Secret London Location | £45-£60
New Romantic NYE at Thin White Duke
Thin White Duke, that stunning David Bowie-inspired cocktail bar, is unsurprisingly taking it back to the New Romantic era this New Year’s Eve. They’re mixing up flamboyance, frivolity, and escapism in golden glasses and asking that you channel this for the night by dressing as either a peacock punk or romantic rebel. Expect eccentric cocktails inspired by iconic songs from the era, live DJs and dance performances.
Details: 22B Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LD | £40
The Burnt City: Remix
The Burnt City is the latest immersive soho from the pioneers of immersive shows, Punchdrunk. It takes place in a kind of modern version of Greek mythology, which is all good and well, but the pertinent information is that they’re putting on a special, one-off version of the show this NYE with an all-new soundtrack, and a post-show party…
Details: One Cartridge Place, Woolwich, London SE18 6ZR | £120+
Cave Cuvée’s Oyster Party
If you like wine, oysters, and getting half a dozen of something, then you’ll love Cave Cuvée‘s NYE party. You’ll get a glass of champagne on arrival, then six pre-shucked bivalves with “not-your-average dressings”, and that’s not to mention the snacks, the wine, the party tunes, and the “Top Cuvée surprises” they have lined up too…
Details: 250a Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AA | £30
Josephine’s Glitterbomb NYE
To some, glitter is the scourge of the crafting cabinet. To others, it’s the perfect theme for an NYE party. And Tonight Josephine is one of those others. Head down to the sassy Waterloo bar on the last day of 2022, and you’ll have to don your sparkliest clothing, drink glitter martinis, take part in lip synch battles, and pay tribute to their cabaret drag host.
Details: 111 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL | £25-£30
NYE at Callooh Callay
If you’re going to pick anywhere to have bottomless cocktails (and canapés, and bubbles) all night long, it may as well be the multi award-winning Callooh Callay, a Shoreditch bar drenched in eccentric, retro glamour. Plus, there’ll be DJs until 2am.
Details: 65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY | £100-£150
NYE Soirée at Mr Fogg’s Apothecary
Mr Fogg’s Apothecary are welcoming you into 2023 in their lavish, subterranean cocktail with back-to-back DJs, glasses of bubbly with their own set of NYE cocktails, annnnd bacon sandwiches when the clock strikes 12.
Details: Basement, 34 Brook St, London W1K 5DH | £100pp minimum spend
Everything at Battersea Power Station
It seems that Battersea Power Station will be keeping the lights on once more… until 2am on New Year’s Eve, with venues like their cocktail bar Control Room B, all-new ice rink Glide, and beer palace the Battersea Brewery all putting on their own shindig.
Details: Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN
Supa Dupa Fly x New Year’s Eve
If you told the vicar at St Thomas’s Church, back when it was first built just under a thousand years ago, that one day it would become a bar called Amazing Grace, and that that bar would host a New Year’s Eve party with a banging musical outfit called Supa Dupa Fly (run by Emily Rawson, resident DJ on BBC Radio 1Extra) with dancing, drinking, and Thai food… he probably would have been happy that people were still having a religiously good time there. As well as being confused about what Thai food was.
Details: Amazing Grace, 9a St Thomas St, SE1 9RY | £30
Love Come Down
Taking over an inconspicuous warehouse for the night, Love Come Down will be spinning ’70s soul & disco tracks with modern edits until 5am. Nothing less, nothing more – especially no pretentiousness.
Details: Low Profile Studios, 94 Vale Road, Harringay Warehouse District, London N4 1PT | £6-£16.90
NYE at Common Decency
Now this, is a serious party, at a rather serious price. But, in the ultra-swanky, subterranean cocktail bar in NoMad London, you’ll get unlimited access of their bar offering special NoMad cocktails, champagne and spirits, free-flowing canapés, live entertainment, AND surprise guests while you dance into the 2023.
Details: 28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AW | £250
Little Blue Door NYE House Party
If you and your friends are tossing round the idea of hosting this year’s NYE house party like a hot potato, the solution is thus: you should all go to the Little Blue Door in Fulham, where you can enjoy a raucous 3-course dinner party, bottles of Champagne, and dancing to DJs in what is essentially a giant living room… without any of the clearing up.
Details: 871-873 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP | £25-£59.50
DJ Yoda at Silverleaf
Hip-hop, cocktails and a whole lot of cutting shapes. DJ Yoda and DJ Sugai are taking over Silverleaf for the night spinning hip-hop, R&B and techno tunes. Don’t worry if you still can’t commit to plans, they’re taking walk-ins, so just stop by.
Big Penny Social
Believe it or not, the UK’s biggest beer hall is not going to be closed on NYE. Instead, they’re going to throw a party with a soundtrack by Artful Dodger & a gang of resident DJs. Oh, and 20 lines of beer.
Details: 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL | £25
New Year’s at The Ned
Ring in the New Year in an old marble-clad banking hall (that’s now a glamorous hotel and clubhouse from the Soho House team), with free-flowing booze, cancan dancers, aerial displays, cabaret, live bands, and apparently ‘courtesans’ too, all conspiring to create the sense that you’re in 1890s Paris.
Details: The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ | £325
606 Club’s NYE Extravaganza
Surprisingly for a jazz bar, 606 Club won’t be improvising on New Year’s Eve. They’ve enlisted the help of superlative jazz pianist Neil Angilley and his guest trio, plus soul & groove singers Imaani (incognito) to keep you dancing all night – if you can move after the three-course dinner, that is.
Details: 90 Lots Road, SW10 0QD | £145
The Great Gatsby at The Waldorf
If Jay Gatsby were non-fictional, still alive in 2022, living in London, organising a New Year’s Eve party, and unable to do so in his own home for some reason (there are a lot of prerequisites there, we know) then he’d probably pick The Waldorf to do it. So it seems appropriate that they’re holding their own Gatsby-style shindig in their iconic palm court, with free-flowing champagne, just as Jay would want.
Details: The Waldorf, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD | £280
Do you want to tell your grandchildren about the time you didn’t spend NYE on a rooftop bar right next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, sipping bottomless Champagne? Didn’t think so.
Details: 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ | £220-£260
Being on a rooftop in Waterloo on NYE has the advantage of giving you a great view of the annual fireworks display that lights up the river – and being on Bar Elba‘s Waterloo rooftop has the additional benefits of unlimited drinks, a live band, and canapés too.
Details: Rooftop of Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UL | £155
Skylight in Peckham surveys a large panoramic sweep of South London, and packs enough space for roughly 250 vertigo-immune punters, across both indoor and outdoor spaces – and that makes for a pretty great atmosphere for an NYE party. Particularly when you include the dinner, the DJ, and the champagne.
Details: 120 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JT | £35-£65
Skylight Tobacco Dock
The other Skylight, and the original Skylight, is over in Wapping, on top of of Tobacco Dock. And this one not only nets you Alpine food, winter cocktails, and covered huts & igloos to enjoy them in, but it also has its own ice rink. On a roof.
Details: Pennington St. Car Park, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF | £39
NOTE: The London New Year’s Day Parade starts at a respectable 1pm on the 1st of January, and will feature an incredible line-up of over 10k performers from across the globe. Might do something for that hangover, too.
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