Party through the decades at one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre, with a front-row seat to the capital’s official New Year’s Eve fireworks. For one night, the world-famous Royal Festival Hall will be transformed into a set-dressed spectacular: five floors of themed club nights, seven bars, two live acts, 12 DJs, eight dance lessons and outdoor spaces offering the perfect view of the UK’s largest annual fireworks display. Pick your decade, dress to impress and join in for a night of entertainment and elegance.
Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX
Natural History Museum
Channel your inner-party animal and send off 2018 in style by dancing beneath the largest creature to have ever lived, hosted in collaboration with experiential events company It's Unknown. Pick up your complimentary drink before trying your luck at Musical Bingo, sampling edible insects, or having a hoot in the silent disco. There will be the opportunity to make animal masks, roam free in the galleries, submit a song request to the Love Cats, or dance the night away with the Massaoke band and DJs.
Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 5BD
Canary Wharf’s Bōkan –a restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace – offers sky-high dining with fantastic views out over London. Come NYE, the team will be offering an indulgent six-course tasting menu with a glass of champagne at midnight, or an unlimited drinks package on the heated rooftop. Both options offer the chance to take to the terrace to watch the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight.
40 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, E14 9TP
New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Tate Modern will start on the Level 10 viewing terrace with a drinks and canapé reception. Guests are then invited to make their way down one level for a special four-course dinner in the contemporary Level 9 restaurant. After dinner, it’s back to Level 10 for barrel-aged negronis and a DJ set. 2019 will be welcomed in with a champagne toast, chocolate truffles and 360-degree views of London.
Bankside, SE1 9TG
This New Year, The Lanesborough will be closing its doors for a New Year’s house party like no other. The hotel will be transformed into the most luxurious abode, in collaboration with Moët & Chandon. Guests can expect live music and DJs and Michelin-starred food as the party takes over the entire ground floor of the hotel for the very first time. The expert team will transform The Lanesborough into a true house party, with moods and atmospheres designed to vary from room to room. We like the sound of the cigar terrace.
Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7TA
Oblix will be throwing a Great Gatsby-style party up at the Shard. Those looking for an opulent evening are invited to indulge in a celebratory tasting menu, designed by executive chef Marcus Eaves. Guests will be serenaded by a live swing orchestra throughout dinner, before dancing into 2019 with a live DJ set that will continue until the early hours of the morning. The dinner offering includes champagne and wine throughout the meal, in addition to a post-dinner open bar, where house spirits will be on offer.
The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RY
South Place Hotel
Channel your inner Grace Jones and indulge in the music of the era at the Studio 54-style Secret Garden at South Place Hotel. With a strict glamour-only dress code, make sure you dress for the spotlight for ‘All that Glitters’. There’ll be glittering disco balls swinging from the ceiling, canapés and plenty of Moët & Chandon champagne to keep the party going. After a night of dancing, guests can kick back and relax on plush, velvet sofas adorned with sequins and plenty of glitter.
3 South Place, Moorgate, EC2M 2AF
This New Year’s Eve, Skylight is hosting a rooftop party complete with ice skating, street food, cocktails and DJs. The venue will not only be in prime position to see some of the city's most impressive firework displays but will also be screening the official London display across 12 screens. Themed around an urban après ski lodge, the three-story venue will centre on its heated bars, which will serve a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers, cyders and mulled wine.
Tobacco Dock, Wapping, E1W 2SF
Last Nights Of Havana
For those looking for some tropical fun away from the cold London streets, Tobacco Dock’s latest pop-up Last Nights Of Havana will be hosting a New Year’s Eve do, complete with a live jazz band, salsa dancing, DJs and delicious cocktails. Last Nights of Havana's pre-revolution party is inspired by 1940s and 50s Havana and evokes a time when rum, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. Expect live entertainment from professional salsa dancers and jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso, while feasting on Cuban street food and rum cocktails.
Tobacco Dock, Wapping, E1W 2SF
Frenchie will be hosting a sophisticated celebration for New Year’s Eve with an exclusive seven-course tasting menu. The evening will begin with champagne and nibbles, followed by dishes like diver-caught Scottish scallop carpaccio; hot smoked banka trout and carrot wrapped venison; all paired with six glasses of wine carefully selected by the head sommelier. After the meal, it’s just a short two-minute journey to the river for the midnight fireworks.
16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH
Radio Rooftop at ME London
Enjoy some of the best views of London and the official New Year’s Eve fireworks from Radio Rooftop. Accompanied by a DJ playing late into the night, guests can indulge in a selection of hot and cold luxury canapés, artisan cheeses, sweet treats, a chocolate fountain and open bar as they ring in the New Year. Get in there early and make sure to book one of the Riverside Tables for the very best vistas.
Strand, WC2R 1HA
Tropicana Beach Club
This winter, an icy winter oasis descends on Tropicana Beach Club. For its New Year’s Eve ‘Snow Ball’, guests can book icicle-clad chill-out huts, join in snowball fights and take part in ice curling competitions at the frozen lagoon pool. An impressive line-up of live performances will bring the glacial paradise to life as the bar team mix up a snowstorm of arctic-inspired cocktails. The restaurant will be serving up festive specials while the cocktail list will include frozen daiquiris and rum ice lollies as well as coconut ice cream from a frozen trolley.
Parker Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW
The Blitz Party
Step back in time into an authentic air-raid shelter, complete with sandbags, hurricane lamps, reconnaissance maps and blackout curtains for The Blitz Party’s NYE special. Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry. Live big bands will perform a repertoire of 40s classics and modern favourites remixed to resemble the style of the era. The bars will be stocked with a carefully chosen selection of modern takes on classic cocktails all washed down with hearty snacks from the mess stall.
The Prohibition Party
This New Year's Eve, London’s most glamorous pleasure-seekers are invited to shake out their tassels, unfurl their feathers and elude the beady eye of the law at the most lavish ‘Prohibition Party’ yet. Obscured from the prying eyes of patrol officers, this evening of illicit drinking and good times will be held in a secret London location revealed two weeks beforehand. Guests will be transported back to the giddy magic of the glistening Roaring Twenties, a time when footloose flappers danced the Charleston, card sharp cads tried their luck at the roulette table, and everyone quaffed on the free-flowing bootlegged booze.
Join Ultimate Power for the most uplifting way to see in 2019. Expect power ballads all night long, including masterpieces from Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Whitney Houston, Whitesnake, Journey, Phil Collins and many, many more. Start your new year as you mean to go on: singing your heart out to incredible songs and shredding air guitars. Don’t blame us if you’ve got a sore throat the next day.
184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP
See London at its very best by spending New Year's Eve onboard replica paddle steamer the P.S Dixie Queen, London's largest and most recognised passenger boat. Following a celebration dinner, relax inside the vessel's atmospheric interior and take in the views from its spacious windows and open-air deck, where you’ll be able to watch the fireworks. A DJ and dancefloor will keep things going ‘til late.
Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, Tower Bridge, EC3N 4DT