BEST FOR A GIRLS’ NIGHT
Celebrate with the girls Italian style at Bunga Bunga which is hosting NYE parties at both of its sites. Bung Buna Battersea is throwing a ‘Black & Red Glitter Ball’ from 7.30pm to 4am with back-to-back entertainment throughout the night. Guests can feast on a five-course menu, including a welcome spritz, antipasti and pizzas, before singers and dancers take to the stage. When the clock strikes midnight, tables will be cleared away for ‘Notte Notte!’ – Bunga’s late-night party where a DJ will play feel-good anthems until the early hours. Meanwhile, the Covent Garden site is throwing a ‘Venetian Ball’ hosted by DJ Spider where guests can enjoy a five-course meal with pizza, ice-cream and limoncello, music from live band Supergreek, and DJ sets in the basement club until the early hours.
Tickets: From £90pp
37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11 3BA; 167 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PG
Decimo At The Standard
Decimo at The Standard’s is throwing a blowout NYE party from 10pm to 3am. Bring your dancing shoes to the restaurant on the 10th floor where award-winning DJ Benji B will set the vibe with an eclectic mix of house, techno, soul and R&B tunes. Try one of Decimo’s signature cocktails – we recommend a spicy mezcal margarita – and treat yourself to an overnight stay to start 2022 in style.
Tickets: From £65pp
10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG
It’s Disco Bitch At Mama Shelter
Drag Race fans, this one’s for you. Drag queen Crystal is hosting a NYE extravaganza at Shoreditch hotel Mama Shelter from 7pm to 1am. Taking place in the hotel restaurant, guests will be treated to a three-course sharing menu, with Absolut Vodka cocktails and plenty of champagne. Of course, Crystal will be performing throughout the night, alongside special guests, while DJ Tina Edwards plays a selection of house, funk, soul and pop tunes.
437 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, E2 8PP
Restaurant Chotto Matte has partnered up with Japanese sprit brand House of Suntory to turn its dining room into a wild rainforest, filled with neon lights and beautiful installations to transport you to Japan for a special NYE celebration. Diners can enjoy the ‘Hikari Brunch’ from 11am to 4pm for limited-edition cocktails, bottomless champagne and small Japanese plates, or book the early dinner package from 7pm to 10pm featuring a bespoke set menu and ‘bioluminescent’ dance performances. If you’d rather have a light-night dinner, arrive at 10pm and stay until 3am to ring in the New Year with champagne, the ‘Chotto Luminarie Feast’ and immersive entertainment from dancers and DJs.
Tickets: From £110pp
11-13 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4RB
The Anthologist is adding a little glitz and glam to its NYE celebrations, hosted by legendary DJ Fat Tony. Groups can look forward to a high-octane night of party anthems and entertainment from dancers, while enjoying a three-course meal and champagne. Choose from dishes like lemon and parsley crusted cod with winter greens, linguine vongole, chicken and oyster mushroom pie, and wagyu beef burgers with a trio of chips and buttered greens. Tickets also include access to The Algologist’s basement club, where the party will continue until 2am.
Tickets: Dance tickets cost £22.50pp; dinner tickets cost £75pp
58 Gresham Street, Bankside, EC2V 7BB
Sexy Fish is always fun on NYE. This year, the party features live DJs, aquatic-themed performers and unique cocktails in collaboration with the House of Suntory. Guests will be able to book a table online, with performances starting from 8pm. Diners can enjoy House of Suntory cocktails and dishes – think sushi and sashimi with Japanese-inspired drinks.
Tickets: A minimum spend of £350pp applies.
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
The Little Orange Door
The Little Orange door is going all out this year with events at its three locations – Clapham, Notting Hill and Fulham. At each, there are four types of ticket to choose from, including 'drinks-only' tickets, table packages and dinner party tickets where diners can enjoy an indulgent four-course meal. If you'd rather arrive for the peak of the party, choose the 'late-night party' tickets when DJs will set the vibe with plenty of feel-good tunes.
Tickets: From £10pp.
BEST FOR A BIG NIGHT
COGO At Tobacco Docks
COGO is throwing an indoor festival at Tobacco Docks, hosted by radio station KISS FM. Featuring house, garage and bass acts, 20 DJs will take to the decks to set the vibe, including big names like Jax Jones, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Emily Nash and drag queen Jodie Harsh. Rudimental and man of the moment Joel Corry are set to headline, while DJ Endor (Pump It Up) and KISS FM’s Shosh will be heading up the house music corner.
Tickets: From £35pp
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W 2SF
LWE Presents Love Unlimited At O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton is back with its annual NYE party. Ideal if you want to dance into the early hours, doors open at 9am and the DJs won’t stop until 5am. Hosted by music collective LWE, confirmed acts include The Blessed Madonna, Hunee, and TSHA, plus more house and disco DJs to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are already selling out quickly, so don’t delay getting the girls involved.
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, SW9 9SL
Hospitality x The Drumshed
Printworks’ sister venue The Drumshed is hosting an NYE extravaganza with music label Hospitality. Ideal for drum and bass fans, partygoers can expect a mix of feel-good sounds and a non-stop party atmosphere created by a string of top DJs. Expect to hear from Danny Byrd, Flava D, Kings of the Rollers, Daxta and Camo & Krooked. More acts will be announced later.
Tickets: From £22.50pp
Unit 5 Orbital Business Park, Argon Road, Tottenham, N18 3BW
BEST FOR COUPLES
On NYE, SL favourite Frenchie will serve a special seven-course menu. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne before enjoying elegant French dishes like scallop tartare; duck foie gras and smoked eel pressé; tagliatelle with smoked egg yolk and black truffle; and Cornish turbot with caviar and bergamot. Diners can also add on wine pairings for an additional cost of £80pp.
16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH
Sea Containers is inviting guests to party the night away at its rooftop bar, 12th Knot. The resident DJ will be playing a mix of dance, house and pop tunes until 2am while guests dance to the London skyline in the background. Tickets include a welcome drink on arrival and access to the open bar all night. At 1am guests will be treated to canapés and snacks, and can also order food from the late-night menu.
Tickets: From £185pp
20 Upper Ground, Southbank, SE1 9PD
Searcys is hosting two special events for NYE. Diners can book a table at Searcys at The Gherkin to ring in the New Year at the skyscraper with Moët & Chandon Champagne, a five-course dinner in the Helix restaurant, and celebrations into the night as the clock strikes midnight. Meanwhile, St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys will bring a touch of Parisian chic to the capital with a French 1920s party. Located on the top floor of St Pancras station, diners can sit in the restaurant for an evening of jazz, canapés, champagne, and an indulgent three-course dinner.
Tickets: From £125pp or £350pp for dinner at The Gherkin.
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, EC3A 8EP; St Pancras International, King’s Cross, N1C 4QL
Bermondsey restaurant Trivet has created a one-off menu for NYE, available for lunch and dinner. Created by executive chef Jonny Lake (of Fat Duck fame), diners will we welcomed with cocktails and snacks, before tucking into dishes like salt-steamed turbot, pici pasta with Cornish crab and sea greens, grilled loin of venison, and a baked potato Mille-feuille for dessert. Wine pairings will accompany each dish.
Tickets: From £225pp
36 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, SE1 3SU