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New Years Eve London 2011

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 go to one of the incredible events and club nights planned. Below we have selected the best London NYE parties 2011 across all budgets so no matter how much you have to spend, you can have an amazing New Years Eve in London.

London is notorious as being one of the most expensive nightlife destinations in the world but here at designmynight, our passion is to make London clubbing accessible for all budgets. We have therefore unearthed some incredible New Year's Eve Nights where you won’t have to spend a fortune. We have selected the best New Years Eve club nights, events, warehouse parties and more. Check out the New Years Eve list below:

Tags: New Years Eve 2011, New Years Eve London, London Clubbing, Parties, Events


1) New Years Eve Tiki Night @ 64th and Social (click for venue info)

New Years Eve in Clapham, London

This New Year's Eve 64th and Social will be celebrating in Hawaiian Style.... Yes people, dust off those bright shirts, sandals, coconut bras and Magnum P.I cigars as they will be knocking back the award winning rum punches and select cocktails along with all the beer, wine and spirits for an all inclusive price of £60 for men and £50 for ladies. Should you have a membership card you will be able to get £5 off your tickets purchased before Christmas. This yearly party at 64th and Social is always popular so don't be left out walking on the high street whilst all your friends are enjoying the winter sun.

Get some Tiki into your night this New Years Eve in London. 

Time: 8pm - 3am 

Budget: £60 (men)/£50 (ladies)/£5 discount for members

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2) New Years Eve Cocktail Party @ The Lucky Pig (click for venue info)

New Years in Fitzrovia, London

This fabulous new decadent drinking den in Noho, just five minutes walk from OXford Circus, is hosting a fine New Years Eve cocktail party where you can drink and dance merrily in a speakeasy style basement bar. The cost of the ticket includes an inclusive on the superb drinks list, including the crafted cocktails, and with a live pianist and DJ this could be a one legendary New Years Eve party in London waiting to happen!

The Lucky Pig is a decadent drinking den in the heart of London. 

Time: 8pm- till late

Budget: £100 for all inclusive drinks* and canapes (*not including selected spirits and champagne)

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3) Hot Vintage Ball @ Proud Camden (click for venue info)

New Years Eve clubbing in Camden, London

Without doubt Proud is offering one of the best options for New Years Eve in London 2011. They are holding a 1950's style vintage ball - all clean and suave but with a Proud dirty edge! Expect live bands, great music, all you can want to celebrate the new year in and no excuse not to be all glamed up. They also have some incredible deals on the night with bar prices matching many of the pub prices in Camden. Our pick is if you hire one of the private stables (£50 per ticket, minimum 40 guests) and you arrive before 8pm you get 8 free bottles of Cava and canapés exclusively for the group and your own plasma in the stable so switch on the tele as if you were getting ready at home! The booker also gets a VIP card for more freebies on the night! Whether you want a private stable or just party this is without doubt one of the best options north of the river.

Time: 7pm – 4:30am

Budget: £35 Early Bird (arrival before 8:30pm) | £45 General (arrival before 11pm) | £20 Late Ticket (1am onwards)

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A couple of the private Stables at Proud. Only 7 available in total!

4) Come As You Are @ Electric Social (click for venue info)

New Years Eve in Brixton/Clapham, London


Electric Social is the incredible newbie dj bar on the South London scene. A beautifully crafted interior sees you delight in an English Manor with quirky, urban twists. Come As You Are, brought to you by Electric Social is a dress up night where it's over to you be creative, pop stars, rock stars, icons from cinema and the stage past or present everyone has someone they always wanted to be. Set over two fantastic floors of Indie, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Dance, Hot Remixes & More, Come As You Are will provide the backdrop to your perfect London New Years Eve. They also have a special Live Set from Black Butterflies and Vern presents his "Nude Disco" DJ set exclusively for the Electric Social crowd, along side residents and one or two guest appearances. Come As You Are; this New Years at Electric Social.



Time: 5pm – 4am


Budget: £15 Advanced / More OTD


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Inside the quirky cool, Electric Social bar, brixton

5) New Years Eve Masquerade Extravaganza @ The Brickhouse (click for venue info)

Cabaret New Years Eve in Shoreditch, London


In true Brickhouse style enjoy a lavish evening of delicious food, exciting cabaret and entertainment and dance into the new year over three floors in this amazing venue. Experience Burlesque Superstar Lady Beau Peep's dazzling New Year Cabaret production, fusing a flame haired fire cracker, stunning aerial hoop, with a dash of unique fur-lesque and glamorous neo-burlesque from critically acclaimed artistes whist you enjoy drinks and canapés. From 10.30pm London's friendliest house music party will be featuring 6 killer DJs playing deep & soulful house music to a hedonistic crowd dancing into the early hours...! Headwear and Masquerade masks welcomed!


Time: 7pm – 6am

Budget: £40 Experience Ticket including canapes, cabaret and club | 4 course dinner tickets sold out 

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6) The Last Night Night On Earth @ supperclub (click for venue info)

Extravagant New Years Eve in Notting Hill, London


To celebrate the anxiously anticipated year 2012, this New Year’s Eve supperclub is hosting a fantasy fuelled post-apocalyptic party. The pure white space will be transformed into a glamour filled bunker of hedonism. Expect spectacular performances during supper and dancing until the early hours, Its going to be extra-extraordinary, decadent and fantastically futuristic. You can either choose to come for supper and be treated to a fabulous five course menu including entertainment and entry into the nightclub after or come after dark for their late night New Year’s Eve party from 10pm - 4am. Exclusice: State "designmynight" when booking for supper and your party will get a free glass of champagne with your meal.  

Time: 7pm – 4am

Budget: £95 Dinner Ticket / £20 Club Ticket after 10pm

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The sleek interior of supperclub will be transformed

7) Defected in the House New Years Eve @ Proud2 (click for venue info)

New Years Eve clubbing until late in London

This is Proud2's first New Years Eve since they took over the super club in the O2 this year. As you would expect, they have picked one of the best clubbing record labels to take over the impressive club this New Years Eve. Defected are one of, if not the, best house label so if house music is your thing then this party is one not to be missed; expect all the different forms of house you could imagine and happily dance your way into 2012. What's more the tickets are very reasonable, with previous parties here, before Proud took over, demanding £50+ for entry...not so this year! Hurrah! Oh and there is a shuttle bus from 1am-6am taking you back into Central London.

Time: 9pm – 7am

Budget: £35 2nd Release | £45 3rd Release

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The impressive decor of the new, three-floored, Proud2 super club


8) Black and Diamond Party @ LVPO (click for venue info)

New Years Eve in Soho, London

LVPO is a late night party venue in the heart of Soho. With multiple rooms, the party spreads far and wide within LVPO and it is sure to be a fun-time party night on New Years Eve. If you want to party in the heart of London this will be a great options. The Black and Diamond party will truly be the sparkling event to see in the New Year in decadent style! Free mask for all everyone with Resident DJs playing the best party tunes! Looking to start the night off with some cheap drinks? Then LVPO has a New Years Happy Hour from 5-7pm.

Time: 7pm – Late

Budget: £10 Advanced / £15 OTD

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LVPO bar in the heart of Soho


9) The New Years Eve Party @ SO.UK (click for venue info)

New Years Eve in Clapham, London

A SOUK experience is like an escape from reality, an opportunity to indulge in opulent surroundings - drinking, dining and lounging with no rules except to enjoy.  Located in the heart of Clapham, SOUK is the neighbourhood bar with a difference; be transported to an amazing Eastern world in the heart of South London on New Years Eve 2011. DJ's will be playing all night and expect to hear uplifting house music until 3am. When the clock strikes midnight, the party will just be getting started at SO.UK. A great party for NYE 2011.

Time: 8pm – 4:30am

Budget: £20

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10) Super 8 New Years Eve @ Adventure Bars (click for full information)

Quirky New Years Eve Party in London

All Adventure Bars including Covent Garden, Balham, Clapham Junction and East Dulwich

Not content with a single New Year’s countdown, Adventure Bar venues will all be hosting not one, not three, not even five…but EIGHT New Year’s Eves in one! And what’s more, they are guaranteeing that you will have a brilliant night – or your money back via their guarantee here! Adventure Bar won’t let the party stop for the whole evening, celebrating the turn of the year with eight different countries from around the world. Each hour from 8pm will be marked with its own countdown with Moscow, Athens, Paris, Rio De Janeiro and New York with the highlight being London at midnight GMT. Each hour will be celebrated with token New Year’s kisses, and the most party poppers you will have ever seen. Really. They have over 5,000!

Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite hour, or their favourite country. Expect to see Magic Eight Balls dancing with the Statue of Liberty, French Maids doing shots with Rio Carnival dancers and Russian Oligarchs kissing Greek Goddesses. Every hour, on the hour, they will be playing a special song to commemorate each country – so every guest will have their moment to shine. In true Adventure Bar fashion, they never want to end a good party – so will be staying open until the last man standing. The record so far has been 6am so pace yourself for a marathon New Year’s 2011.

Adventure Bar knows how to throw a party.

Time: 6.30pm, first NYE 8pm Moscow! all through the night till last man standing!

Budget: £30-35 for entry, a cocktail, shared large canapés and an infused vodka shot

Tickets: £35 @ Covent Garden, £30 @  Clapham Junction, East Dulwich and Balham

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11) Secretsundaze @ Secret London Location

New Years Eve clubbing in secret London location

The legendary daytime rave has celebrated their tenth birthday all summer, so expect their annual New Year's Eve party to be bigger, louder, more spectacular even more special than ever. As usual they're keeping their location a hush hush secret. Guest DJ Levon Vincent (Novel Sound) and a couple more to be confirmed DJs will be joining residents Giles Smith and James Priestley for a house spectacular from the sensual to deep tech house, Detroit and disco jam. If you are looking for a proper London clubbing experience over New Years Eve this year then look no further than Secretsundaze.

Time: 9pm – 6am

Budget: £14.50

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Giles Smith and James Priestly present Secretsundaze, New Years Eve in London

12) New Years Eve with Steve Smart Kiss 100 @ McQueen (venue info)

New Years Eve in Shoreditch, London

McQueen in Shoreditch will be hosting a variety of king of cool parties across 3 rooms with a selection of table services available for groups of parties. In the Lounge they present everything from cocktails to mixer and special acts to celebrate your New Year the McQueen Cooler Room presents a coolchill outmusic experience and VIP service and last of all but not least the Basement Club will have an impact you will always remember, for all those clubbers you will enjoy the best in uplifting house music from a variety of great DJs including Steve Smart from Kiss 100's prime time DJ slot as well as other guest DJs. Dress code of smart and sexy.

Time: 9pm – 3am

Budget: £30 Advanced | £40 OTD

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The chic cocktail lounge that is McQueen, Shoreditch

13) Black and White New Years Eve @ Dirty Martini 

New Years Eve DJ bar partying in Central London

Both Dirty Martini Covent Garden and the brand spanking new Dirty Martini Hanover Square are going black and white this New Years Eve. Covent Garden has established itself of one of the best chic party bars in central London and it's new quirky cool sister on Hanover Square is quickly establishing itself up there too. You can expect a cool, fun-time party at both venues. Resident DJs will be playing the fantastic house, commercial and funky music we are acustomed to at Dirty Martini and you even get a free glass of prosecco on arrival to get you in the mood for partying! (Must arrive before 9pm). The venues will be transformed into a black and white oasis and why not try to match them with your choice of dress. 

Time: 8pm – 3am

Budget: £15

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The super cool Martini Lounge in the new Dirty Martini Hanover Square

14) Soiree Venitienne @ The Valmont Club (click for venue info)

Highly rated New Years Eve party in Chelsea, London

The Valmont Club one of GQ's "100 Best Things in the World". It is planning a glamorous yet sexy affair this New Years Eve.  The party begins with a champagne reception from 9pm, served with a selection of canapés. Then be dazzled by their burlesque dancers, as they set the mood for a perfect party. Resident DJ Oliver Twist takes to the decks at 11pm, expect to hear an exciting mix of Pop, Electro, House, Rock & club Classics with special remixes of current club favourites. DJ Ollie Twist has previously held residencies at some of London's most exclusive clubs and plays at private events for some of the World's top celebrities. As the clock strikes midnight guests can see the New Year in with a bang as The Valmont Club sets off a Dom Perignon Explosion followed by Dom Perignon Shooters all round!

Time: 9pm – 4am

Budget: Male £50 | Female £40 | After 00:30 £25

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The wonderful interior at The Valmont Club, Chelsea London

15) Full on Ferry @ Brixton Academy

New Years Eve clubbing in Brixton, London

This Lock N Load event promised to be one of the biggest New Year's Eve parties in London 2011. As ever, Brixton Academy will be packed to the rafters both upstairs and down with one venue filled with 1000s of ravers dancing late into the Jan 1st morning. This year the lineup doesn't disappoint with Dutch trance and progressive house legend and producer Ferry Corsten, who will no doubt provide one of his epic live audiovisual shows. Also on the bill are Judge Jules and Richard Durand.


Time: 9pm – 6am

Budget: £25 Advanced 

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16) Ulitmate Power New Years Eve @ Scala

New Years Eve clubbing in Kings Cross, London

Ultimate power stands for ultimate power ballads! All night long, all night signing, all night dancing in this now iconic live and club venue in Kings Cross. Ultimate power has become a stable on the London clubbing scene this year and we expect the New Years extravaganza to be the biggest and best. If you love belting out tunes while dancing around in circles with your mates then this is the place to go this New Years Eve


Time: 9pm – 6am

Budget: £20 Advanced 

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17) Good Times NYE Party @ Battersea Arts Centre

New Years Eve clubbing in South London

The Good Times sound system return once again by popular demand to host their timeless New Years Eve party, celebrating the start of a historical year for everyone in London and the UK. Norman Jay's iconic NYE parties have without doubt become one of the capital's favourite and most lauded events over the last 8 years. His mouthwatering dj and live line-ups ensures an unrivalled party. This year he has landed the critically acclaimed, Battersea Arts Centre. This Victorian venue is simply stunning and well in keeping with the kind of amazing venues we've used in the past.



Time: 9pm – 5am

Budget: £25 Advanced | £40

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Expect an eclectic party set from legendary DJ, Norman Jay this New Years Eve in London

18) ElectronicSessions Boat Party

New Years Eve boat party in London

Want to see the fireworks and London lit up on New Years Eve but don't want to cram yourself onto Embankment with the million other people? Well...a boat party is your best (and superb) option! ElectronicSessions are throwing a spectacular party on The Thames and you will be stopping by The Eye to watch the fireworks display! Expect generous drink prices on board, no long queues and some big noise coming from the two decks, including the likes of Martin Roth, Shaun Kay and Momentum DJs. The boat departs from Temple pier and the party goes onto 2am. For those that want to continue the party, their is a nearby offical afterparty.



Time: 8pm – 2am

Budget: £50 Boat| £35 Afterparty | £70 Combined

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19) New Years Eve Club NME @ KOKO

New Years Eve Indie Clubbing in Camden

The Club NME NYE Ball returns to KOKO to help you see in the new year in a suitably excitable fashion. With two of the best new bands of 2011 (soon to be the most talked about bands of 2012...) on the bill (Dog is Dead and Icona Pop), along with the Club NME DJs that have kept you in musical heaven for the past 12 months, this will be the place to bid farewell to 2011. 


Time: 9pm – 3am

Budget: £12.50 Adv

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Party in the beautiful venue that is Koko on New Years Eve

20) The Last Tuesday Society Masked Ball @ St Matthews Church

New Years Eve clubbing in Brixton

If you are looking for some extreme decadence mixed with quirkiness and incredible performances then The Last Tuesday Society is for you! Housed in the dark vaults of St Matthews Church this masked ball will be one night you won't forget. You can even head their at 8pm for a dance class and paella making before the night really kicks off! 

Time: 8pm – Late

Budget: £30 (including dance class and paella making)

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21) Exotic New Year's Eve @ El Cantara (click for venue info)

New Years Eve dining in Soho

This New Year’s Eve host your Moroccan and Spanish theme party at El Cantara Soho. El Cantara Soho is a lavish restaurant, authentic tapas bar & decadent shisha terrace located in the heart of Soho. This special event will feature exotic belly dancing performance and unique Spanish flamenco. They are offering a delicious three course Moorish dining style menus with a champagne cocktail on arrival and a glass of pink Sangria. Open till 3am El Cantara is a great option for somewhere to eat and then enjoy a unique atmosphere in the heart of London.

Time: 7pm – 3am

Budget: £32.50 

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The Spanish/Morrocan influences at El Cantara, Soho

22) New Years Eve Experience @ Maison Touareg

New Years Eve Moorish dining in Soho

Put a tasty end to 2011 with Maison Touareg's exclusive 3 course meal; a true “Moorish dinning style” experience. Maison Touareg would like to invite you to celebrate the New Year with friends and great food. Their New Years Eve menu includes a choice of appetizer, main course and dessert with a champagne cocktail on arrival and a glass of house wine. With an exotic belly dancing performance in the heart of Soho, Maison Touareg will be your host till 3am so if you are looking for food and a lively eperience in Soho, Maison Touareg is a fantastic option.

Time: 7pm – 3am

Budget: £33.50 

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23) Rewind to the 80s @ The George Shillibeer

New Years Eve 80s party in Islington, London

The George Shillibeer is a wonderful party desitination this New Years Eve due to its large split level layout, cracking drinks prices and a great party planned. We all secretly (or not so secretly) love 80s music, so dust off those shoulder pads and have a non-pretentious, fun-time night out. They also have areas perfect for larger groups of around 30 if you can get all your mates together in one place! You can either have a three course meal with cocktail on arrival for £35 or simply entrance and a cocktail for a drinkonomical £10. Bargain! If you are looking for a party in North London we recommend this one to be a brilliant hidden gem.

Time: 7pm – 2am

Budget: £35 Meal + Cocktail | £10 Entrance + Cocktail

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The George Shillibeer Rewind to the 80s party in Islington, London

For our guide to London New Years Eve including fireworks, boat cruises, parties and clubs, click here.