New Years Eve in London can often be more of a nightmare than a joyous occasion. Our suggestion at designmynight is to most definitely not squeeze yourself onto the bank of the Thames with the millions of others to watch 5 mins of boom, bang, boom, but instead to go one of the incredible events planned. Below we have selected the best of the big nights in London on New Year's Eve, in some of London's best super clubs.
London is reknowned for throwing the biggest and best parties in the world and this New Years Eve will be no exception! Here are our hand-picked best of the best:
1) White & Gold Ball Rio Spectacular @ Egg
Pulling out all the stops production and decor wise, Egg will be transformed into a scene from Rio's exuberant Carnival, bathed in white and gold, as Bodymove creates its first ever magical New Year's Eve party in London. Using Rio as inspiration, Bodymove will set up a Brazilian Big Top in Egg's heated garden, hosted by the Sambatralia troupe of musicians, percussionists and dancers. Sambatralia will showcase their live band Batucada Pagod hailed for their incredible percussion and authentic costumed Brazilian dancers, alongside sizzling samba and baile funk DJs. Continuing the theme inside, Bodymove will dress Egg's three floors in carnival colours. Showcasing all shades of house music from tech to funky, Bodymove muster a mighty line up headlined by US DJ Spen, of Code Red and Defected Records fame. Spen's emotional house music set will explode just after the midnight bells and partygoers will be glued to the floor, throwing shapes to his exclusives-fuelled soundtrack.
Location: Egg, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, London
Time: 20:00 '“ Superlate
2) Bugged Out New Year'™s Eve 10/11 @ XOYO
Bugged Out are the best '˜party throwers'™ in the UK if not the world. This spectacular will be featuring some of their favourite DJs of the year: Friendly Fires who mixed their most recent compilation album, Riton who rocked their Field Day tent, Nightslug L-Vis 1990 who has become a regular fixture with them this year and all their regulars. Room 2 will be filled with balloons and 90s rave anthems! You can look at this party as the best of their best in one of the newest locations in London. Sounds like a good one to us!
Location: XOYO 32-37 Cowper St, London, EC2A
Budget: £21.45 (early bird)
Time: 21:00 '“ 06:00
3) New Year'™s Eve 2010 @ The Hoxton Pony
New Year'™s Eve is the biggest party night of the year and they have an impressive line up to see you into the New Year in true Hoxton Pony style. Featuring exclusive DJ Sets by Hot Chip (Joe Goddard), Foals (Edwin Congreave) with two of the best DJs in the world at the moment; Roy Rovelli and Sam Young. With even more acts to be announced and all manner of treats in store, we are sure this won'™t be a let down!
Location: The Hoxton Pony, 104-108 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AH
Time: 20:00 '“ 06:00
4) Club NME New Year'™s Ball @ Koko
Do you like rock music? If you do, then the only New Year'™s Eve party you should go to is the Club NME New Year's Eve Ball with the truly magnificent British Sea Power. British Sea Power'™s live shows are the stuff of musical legend. Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade, saw the band in 2001 and signed them on the spot. Support comes from Joe & Will Ask? and Fiction. DJ sets from Jeff Automatic, Ed the Saint and Ed Wilder. Bring in the New Year with what might just be one of the best rock shows of 2010.
Location: Koko, 1A Camden High Street'¨London'¨NW1 7JE
Time: 21:00 '“ Late
5) Good Times New Year'™s Eve (South) @ The Grand
After celebrating 30 yearsat The Notting Hill Carnival, Good Times is rolling out this year's New Year'™s Eve party to the whole of London with 2 parties (Clapham and Islington). This party South of the Thames finds Good Times at The Grand, a magnificent period theatre. Headlining on the night and playing the coveted midnight slot is Norman Jay MBE, closely followed by world wide favourite, Gilles Peterson of RADIO 1 fame... both will be supported by Norman's right hand man, fresh from the famous red bus at Notting Hill carnival, Rudy Ranks. Also the Loud Minority deejays will be hosting the Altitude Bar up in the rafters of this cavernous Victorian building, with their electrifying brand of pumping house, funk and party music.
Location: The Grand, 21-25 St John'™s Hill London S11 1TT
Budget: £35 (NUS discounts available)
Time: 21:00 '“ 06:00
6) Space - The Vegas Hotel @ Pacha
Space is world-renowned for spectacular and unforgettable nights out. Let them transport you to the bright lights of Vegas, Nevada. A place where the rich and beautiful rub shoulders with the outrageous and the bizarre, and perhaps even Elvis will make an appearance! The Vegas Hotel has it all; casinos, PA'™s and show girls and is set in a venue that puts Vegas to shame - with two rooms of music and set to be one of the biggest parties of the year. It is a night for the discerning clubber who knows how to have a good night out, who gets dressed up to get down and has come to expect quality and a great party atmosphere from their night out. The DJ list is extensive featuring Pacha Ibiza and Defected favourites. Dressing up is encouraged and it'™s a Vegas Theme, so sartorial elegance with a dash of opulent debauchery is on the menu.
Location: Pacha, Terminus Place, Victoria, London SW1V 1JR
Time: 20:00 '“ 06:00
7) New Year'™s Eve 2010 @ Fabric
Fabric needs no introduction: It is a London clubbing institution and recommended only for the clubber that really wants to go for it. No airs and graces, just incredible DJs and live acts to non-stop dance to into the wee hours of the morning. This New Year'™s Eve all three rooms will be jam-packed with top DJs and live performers including Craig Richards, Jay Haze (live) and Paco Osuna. Expect a hardcore, dance your arse off New Year'™s Eve night and I'™d say an unforgettable one, but previous visits have ended in everyone forgetting everything that went on the night before!
Location: Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN
Budget: £35 (NUS discount available)
Time: 21:00 '“ 09:00
8) Together: The Tenth Anniversary @ Brixton Academy
Renowned club brand Together has pulled together a blinding line-up of talent to entertain you as you party your way through to 2011. Reflecting an awesome year of electronic music, Together NYE will welcome some of the UK'™s finest party protagonists in an extra-special event to mark the end of the decade. Headlining proceedings is one of the world'™s finest DJs and producers, Mark Ronson and 'œbacking him up' is an enviable list of talent, including Annie Mac, Katy B, HervÃ©, Zinc and Krafty Kuts. This is without doubt one of the best lineups of the year.
Location: 02 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL
Time: 21:00 '“ 06:00
9) Alex Zane Presents New Year's Eve @ Jewel Piccadilly
Jewel has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful bars in the West End with a fabulous cocktail menu served up by expert mixologists. With superb design, excellent service, and an air of exclusivity without the intimidation that one finds in some of the capital's more stylish establishments. Welcome in 2011 in style with DJing from Alex Zane, of TV and radio fame. Other features of the evening are awesome bar shows and flaring throughout the night and also in the Bar Blanca Area is a very special Bacardi bar, with its signature Mojito'™s being on offer all night from the very special Bacardi-ettes. Pre-book ticket to get guestlist on the night.
Location: Jewel Piccadilly, 4-6 Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 5DQ
Time: 17:00 '“ 04:00