Book your spot over at Ballie Ballerson, the famous ball pit that doubles as a whacky cocktail bar. Our pick for a quirky New Year's Eve party in the heart of Shoreditch? It sure is. Alongside the usual fun and games, expect 2 for 1 drinks, delicious mixes, bubbles aplenty and so much more.
Best New Year's Eve Parties In London
While last year's celebrations were... not up to their usual standards, this year we're turning up the heat. Trailing up and down the city, we've picked out the crème de la crème of London's New Year's Eve parties so you can welcome in 2022 just right. From quirky immersive experiences to raucous 1920s-themed bashes, this is our handpicked list of the capital's best end-of-year events, and we're not shy in shouting out about it.
For further inspiration, check out our full New Year's Eve London Guide.
The clock is about to hit midnight on New Year's Eve, but you're all banged up in Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two in Shoreditch. The immersive experience sees you donning an orange jumpsuit, smuggling in contraband booze past the warden then celebrating with bespoke cocktails.
The Leopard Bar in Victoria is letting you celebrate the arrival of the new year in style with their series of luxe events. Choose from the two-person Champagne and sushi sharing stand or opt for the sumptuous Lanson Champagne and omakase experience.
All aboard the MV Pride of London for one of the best end-of-year parties in the city. While cruising along the River Thames, you'll be busy sipping Champers, tucking into a delectable two-course feast (washed down with bottomless booze), as well as dancing until the AM.
If it's a celebratory banquet you're after, we know just the place. The Milestone Hotel and Residencies in Kensington will be dishing up a luxurious five-course dinner, which includes plates such as tuna tartare, roasted duck breast and pan-seared halibut.
Throwing one of the best New Year's Eve 2021 events in London, The Candlelight Club is wasting no time in saying a swift sayonara to the past year. With a slick speakeasy theme, delicious cocktails and live jazz, it's the place to party like it's 1922.
All Star Lanes Brick Lane is hosting a Supa Dupa Fly New Year's Eve bash this year, so get ready to party to 90s classics, hip hop bangers and RnB tunes, which will be playing across two rooms until 4am at this Shoreditch hotspot.
Love a bit of ABBA? At this New Year's Eve bash over at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, you can enjoy one helluva disco party. Sing along to all of your favourite tunes, boogie like it's the 70s all over again and say thank you for the music.
For one of the best New Year's Eve experiences in London, head to the Cottons Restaurant & Rum Shack in Vauxhall. You'll get to dance to RnB, hip hop, reggae and soul from their world-class DJ while drinking Caribbean drinks and watching fireworks.
Head to this debaucherous discotheque in Clapham for a disco brunch packed with drag queens, death drops and other divalicious acts, all to the tune of the most outrageous 70s hits. To top it off, Blame Gloria will throw in some bottomless booze and one delicious dish.
Celebrate in style with the Hard Rock Cafe. The city's flagship will be throwing a fabulous New Year's Eve party in Central London, where you'll get to feast on a multi-course dinner, knock back fizz and throw some serious shapes to tunes from a top DJ.
To ring in the new year, SpeedDater is hosting a fabulous masquerade ball where all women will be given locks and all men keys. The purpose? To find a love match. Whether you find that special someone or not, you're sure to have a fantastic night out.
Taking place in a secret London location, New Year At The White Mansion will see you shimmying to live musicians and DJs across three dancefloors, having your face painted and watching a series of fire eaters and stilt performers. There'll also be street food stalls to keep you fuelled up.
To enjoy one of the best NYE parties in the city, tottle on over to Sway for their House of Burlesque Speakeasy extravaganza. The event will feature Tempest Rose, star-studded performances and a live DJ for dancing afterwards.
If you're here for a good time (but not a long time) this New Year's Eve, then Tonight Josephine in Waterloo has just the burlesque brunch for you. This sultry bash is a drag-drenched day of bottomless bubbles and bonkers bingo, with a welcome cocktail and mouthwatering brunch to top it all off.
If you're looking for somewhere to celebrate NYE in London, check out Bar Elba in Waterloo. You'll be treated to juicy burgers, lots of bubbly and fabulous giveaways throughout the night. And the best part? There will be dazzling fireworks to ring in 2022.
What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new year than with a glorious feast with your nearest and dearest? Canary Wharf boozer The Gun will be hosting a special seven-course tasting menu complemented with delicious fine wine.
Get back to your Scottish roots with a New Year's Eve Ceilidh over in South London. The stunning St Thomas' Church's Hogmanay Hootenanny will see you dancing to rowdy folk tunes, guzzling down booze from their pop-up bar and tucking into free candy.
Brixton's saucy venue Courtesan is hosting a 1920s-themed NYE spectacular, complete with glamorous burlesque and enticing live music. Make sure to dress the part, then head over to enjoy bubbles, dim sum and so much more.