Fourteen top London New Year’s

Fourteen top London New Year’s Eve destinations to see in 2014

Whether you go glam or fancy dress, whether you’re after pop, disco or house music, we bring you 14 fun and varied party options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in London.

Fourteen top London New Year’s

Gold Teeth  – Jamm

Fresh sounds and down-right-dirty dancefloor beats are on offer at Brixton Jamm this New Year’s Eve, from the Gold Teeth crew. Gin, Chronic DJs, Sonic and London Disco Society will be battering your ears in glorious fashion with hip hop, garage, house, rap, grime, UK funky, and some groovier flavours via funk, soul, reggae and 90s favourites.

£8-£18 adv

Dollop NYE 2013 with Joy Orbison + Paul Woolford — Troxy

Dollop can always be relied upon for the ultimate rave, and for New Year’s Eve they will  be smashing some serious dance floor mayhem. So far the line-up looking tantalizing; bassy house innovator Joy Orbison, house/techno/bass ace Paul Woolford, Numbers boss Jackmaster and many more will be blowing your eardrums (in a good way of course) this New Year’s Eve.

£20-£25 adv


Bugged Out! NYE with Erol Alkan + Daniel Avery — Studio Space

The Bugged Out! are getting ready and  they have brought a determined squad with them. Headlining is London electro master Erol Alkan, Phantasy, Daniel Avery, French house producer Ivan Smagghe and disco-house riser Kiwi complete a solid line-up.

£20 adv


Fuerzabruta – Roundhouse

This Argentinian theatrical flight of fancy is back for a third time at the Roundhouse after its most recent run last year with an immense run of 100 performances. ‘Fuerzabruta’ (translates to ‘brute force’) is an eye-popping barrage of sights, sounds and stunts. Artistic director Diqui James and musical director Gaby Kerpel also created ‘De La Guarda’.

Mon Dec 23 — Tue 31 Dec

Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display – EDF Energy London Eye

London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the EDF Energy London Eye is talked about all around the world. The event is extremely popular and large crowds gather in the designated areas along the river Thames. Access to each zone closes as soon as it is full. Plan in advance if you want to watch the fireworks from the riverside. Many pubs and bars will be ticketed on the night, and public transport will be the best way to get to and from central London.



Defected in the House — Ministry of Sound

Sleek house label Defected step into their “home” for a huge New Year’s Eve showdown. Other  top-notch talent featuring in the line-up include the grooves of MK, Nick Curly, Defected MD Simon Dunmore, long-standing UK house duo Copyright and many more.

From £50 adv


Half Baked NYE Special with Baby Ford – A secret location in London Bridge

Get ready for 90s house and rave from DJ Baby Ford as he steps back behind the decks for a set this New Year’s Eve, courtesy of party crew Half Baked. Joining him will be death metal drummer-turned-minimal techno expert Bruno Pronsato and Half Baked’s Greg Brockmann.

A secret location in London Bridge
£10 — £20 adv

The Blitz Party New Year’s Eve

Rewind to the ’40s this NYE at this air raid shelter shindig in a warren of six rooms, where sandbags, blackout curtains, searchlights and oil lamps with military bunk beds to sit on will help immerse you in a truly authentic atmosphere.

Ration books replace bar tabs and provisions will line the walls, while live swing bands, DJs spinning big band classics, ‘wartime snacks’ (spam?), original newsreels and wartime films will all be part of the fun. If you’re looking for a costume that’s a little different this NYE, why not go with that under-used gem, the ‘Dad’s Army’ vibe? Just don’t get too blitzed if you’re flying your Spitfire home, and prepare for a huge ‘Auld Lang Syne’ singalong on the stroke of midnight.

Tickets £50 at

Studio 54 at Drink Shop and Do

Lets think back to 1977 when Studio 54 opened its doors in NYC to the likes of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Drink, Shop & Do are inviting you to come and ride the wave of their 1970’s disco. They might not be importing four tons of glitter onto the floor like they did back then, but you can expect confetti blasters (it’ll be like “standing on stardust”) DJ’s and dancers… of the playboy variety of course!From 7pm till 10pm you can also get classic ’70s drinks at ’70s cheap prices!

Seventies style is encouraged: MEN – think polyester suits and ‘John Steed’ side burns, drink their authentic brown-split and leave your boot-legged liquor at home. LADIES – think zippered jumpsuits, excess sequins and sling-backs (sipping on Cinzano recommended but not required).

Tickets £20 at

New Year’s Eve at No. 11 Pimlico Road

Attention, foodies – here’s a tasty NYE option to get your overworked tastebuds tingling. Upmarket west London bar and restaurant No. 11 Pimlico Road is offering punters a full five-course meal and glass of Champagne this NYE, with music from the London Ska Orchestra and bacon butties at the end of the evening to soak up all the booze. If you’re on a budget, the cheaper (£30) ticket still gets you a free cocktail, sliders and canapés and bacon sarnies.

Boat party at Bar&Co

What better way to spend the end of the year, than on a boat? Escape the thousands-strong scrum that congregates bankside to watch the fireworks and see them go off over the river in comfort. Get a free drink on arrival and then see in the new year dancing to a mix of house, Latin and dance classics.


The Toy Shop, Putney

Here’s one for South West London locals.

The Toy Shop are hosting a night of food, fizz and fun this New Year’s Eve in London and it’s set to be a stormer. With entertainers, live music, and lots and lots and lots of dancing, they’ve got the full party package for ringing in 2014 in style.

Choose between a party ticket or make a night of it with a slap up meal, both tickets include entry, entertainment, live music, bubbly at midnight and dancing until 3am.

Prohibition New Year’s Eve 2013

The roaring ’20s have been roaring particularly hard this year with the big screen adaptation of a certain F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and there are several NYE bashes that are embracing the theme too. Held in the grand Bloomsbury Ballroom, Prohibition is all about jazz, gambling away that money you saved for NYE fun at the roulette table, and — what with it being the age of prohibition and all – drinks covertly served in tea cups. Dress for the era and keep it sharp and fabulous!

Tickets £50 at

Club De Fromage + Old School Indie NYE Extravaganza

Fancy spending your New Year’s Eve dripping in cheese? Cheesy tunes, that is, not a fondue throwdown. London’s two primary purveyors of unashamedly fun cheesy pop and indie tunes team up for NYE, ready to wallow, gloriously, in hits and bits from the last 50 years. The Main Room will feature CdF blasting out Bon Jovi, Will Smith, Jacko, The Killers, Lady Gaga and Britney, while Room Two, hosted by OSI, will be jangly indie heaven, featuring tracks by The Smiths, Blur, Pulp, The Strokes and more. OTT fancy dress isn’t obligatory, but there sure will be a lot of it.