Living in London offers a rich and varied array of entertainment throughout the year, but never does our glorious city shine brighter than on New Year’s Eve. From the Southbank fireworks to Big Ben’s chimes, our iconic city certainly knows how to mark the passing of another year in style. And whatever your pleasure, however extravagant your desires, there’s a New Year’s Eve party to suit you. Here is Belle About Town’s round-up of the best bars and restaurants to welcome 2018 in at.
Situated in the trend-setting and flourishing area of Hackney Central is restaurant, bar and live menu venue Oslo. On New Year’s Eve, from 9pm-4am, the venue will be bringing in the new year with Locomotive Disco NYE – connecting good people and great music. Hand-picked special guests and excellent residents will be playing House, Disco, Funk & Boogie at a state-of-the-art club and bar space, within a converted Victorian railway station. Special guests include Harry Wolfman (The House of Disco / Dirt Crew), Jive Talk (12inch LNDN / Music Box Radio UK) and esteemed resident, Harrison (Joy Fantastic). Early bird tickets from £10 are available at www.alttickets.com. For more info visit http://www.oslohackney.com/eve nts/3181/
NYE, A Disco Space Odyssey at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Old School immersive party specialists Throwback are taking over Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for the glitteriest NYE party London has to offer! Join us as we step into the abyss and go on a journey through space, time and disco. Pulling in the finest musical stylings from across the universe, your flight deck will take you on a musical voyage through the best underground disco, grooviest house and the sexiest soul.
Leading the way in the cockpit Luke Solomon will be pushing his own brand of house and Space Disco. With a discography that’s brimming with top notch disco edits and house cuts. Throwback (as usual), will be transforming the venue into a space disco paradise with special production as well as their famous glitter and photo booths, so don’t skimp on the outfit. Don your freakiest space suit or sexiest celestial costume and get your glitter on as we travel onto a journey into 2018. Tickets £10 here.
Cocktails and Dreams at The Compton Cross
Soho’s newest and brightest cocktail bar, The Compton Cross, is offering an indulgent night of cocktails and dreams to see in the New Year. With the promise of a heady combination of 80s cocktails and 80s music, and a free infusion shot at midnight, the intimate venue is expected to set the standard when it comes to New Year partying in London. Entry is free but spaces are going fast. See www.thecomptoncross.com to reserve a table.
Devonshire Club, the exclusive members club nestled in the heart of the city is offering up an opulent and glamorous celebration this New Year’s Eve for both members and non-members. The evening’s festivities will commence with a selection of tantalising welcome drinks and delectable canapés in the Club’s Champagne Bar, which will be followed by a magnificently decedent three or five course dinner, all meticulously created by Executive Chef, Oliver Lesnik, in the beautiful brasserie. As the clock strikes midnight attendees with full price tickets will be offered a glass of Gusbourne Champagne to toast in the new year, accompanied by an array of replenishing nibbles. For all guests, live performances from The Night Lights as well as specialist DJs will entertain revellers on the first floor from 9pm until the early hours of 2018. For reservations, call 020 3750 4545.
The Savoy will be hosting a decadent New Year’s Celebration in The Savoy’s Lancaster Ballroom. Welcome champagne and canapés and a four course set dinner, with live entertainment and exquisite New Year’s decorations will be a wonderful way to see in the new year in pure Savoy style.
The Black Cat Cabaret and The Black Cat Ball
London’s favourite purrrveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment, The Black Cat Cabaret are offering up not one but two chances to join the soirée this New Year’s Eve. There will first be a 6.30pm cabaret show, priced from £24-29 per person as part of the company’s main festive season. Then from 9:30pm – 2:00am for £55 per person, including a glass of bubbly, revellers at The Black Cat Ball will be treated to a gloriously daring cabaret show, a promenade circus spectacle, live music, roving performers and an extended DJ set all held in the spectacular surroundings of the Paradiso Spiegeltent at Christmas in Leicester Square. Immerse yourself in the evening’s revelries with a dress code of ‘gold, red or black; silver-screen sirens and dapper gents’. Tickets are available to purchase here.
New Years Eve Party at Bobby’s
Bobby Fitzpatrick will be throwing open the doors of his 1970s party pad for a nostalgic New Year’s Eve house party. Channelling the legendary disco groove of Studio 54, Bobby’s guests are encouraged to perfect their Stayin’ Alive falsettos, don their shiniest John Travolta shoes, and put Saturday Night Fever dance moves into practise. But, if you’re anything like Jona Lewie, (and you can always be found in the kitchen at parties), guests can join Bobby in his yellow wallpapered “kitchen” for a slice of thick crust Smoked Turkey and Sage Stuffing Pizza, all washed down with a Snow Ho Ho slushy or a glass of potent sharing punch. With DJs playing retro tunes throughout the night and, dressing up strongly encouraged, Bobby Fitzpatrick brings back the feel of seventies house parties (without the keys in a bowl!). For £10 advance tickets call 020 7433 1989 or pay £15 on the door.
Out of Town…
If you fancy venturing further afield, why not book a room at Buckinghamshire’s Stoke Place, and save the hassle of Ubering it home after their glamorous dinner and dance night. Tickets are £95 per person, which gets you a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a selection of canapes and a three course meal, half a bottle of wine, a toast drink at midnight, and a snack to keep you going into the early hours. Phew. After all that you’ll need a lie down in one of their regal rooms. For more info click here.