New Year's Eve with Entertainment in London

Saying goodbye to 2021 doesn't just have to be standing in the cold watching the fireworks or trying to dance away the year in a nightclub, however much we love that too. There are tonnes of events out there to entertain you in our capital; from cabaret and live shows to comedy and unmissable hosts. To help you uncover the very best? Your trusty pals at DesignMyNight, giving you all goss on New Year's Eve entertainment in London.

For further inspiration, take a look at our New Year's Eve London Guide.

Last updated on 6th December 2021

@ The Piano Works Farringdon on Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Whether you head to The Piano Works Farringdon or their West End joint, they'll be lighting up your New Year's Eve with non-stop live music from 1pm. Book yourself in for a bottomless brunch or three-course evening meal, then the after party will continue until the sun comes up.

Want somewhere fun to head to this New Year's Eve? Try out one of Smart Parties' events for a fun soiree in Battersea. You'll get to see beautiful winter décor while chowing down on delicious eats and drinking prosecco.

@ St Thomas' Church on Friday 31st December 2021

Add a splash of some extra special entertainment to your New Year's Eve in London when you enjoy a Hogmanay Hootenanny complete with ceilidh music and dancing. St. Thomas' Church will host Fiddle Paradiddle on their countdown to 2022, where there will also be a stocked pop-up bar and a glass of fizz each on arrival.

@ Hilton London Park Lane on Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

One of the best New Year's Eve 2021 hotel packages, treat yourself to a decadent three-course meal accompanied by live entertainment at London Hilton in Mayfair. See in the New Year at a grand masquerade ball, where the city's best DJs will have you dancing until long after the clock strikes 12.

Tonight Josephine

276 user reviews 4

New Year's Eve can't get anymore entertaining than a burlesque brunch at Tonight Josephine. The Waterloo watering hole is serving up an afternoon of debauchery complete with drag divas, bonkers bingo, filthy prizes, mouthwatering food and bottomless booze. Chin chin.

Backyard Comedy Club

47 user reviews 4

Looking for some entertainment come this New Year's Eve? Check out Backyard Comedy Club for nonstop belly laughs from the best UK comedians. And after? Stay for fun tunes and dancing following the event.

@ The Courtesan on Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ 21:00 - 0:10

Hosted by West End leading man Tim Rogers, New Year's Eve at the Courtesan will see you seduced by the finest burlesque and cabaret. Plus you'll be treated to Hollywood and Broadway hits courtesy of soprano Melania Maggiore. Better yet? There's dim sum, cocktails and a glass of bubbly to toast to 2022 at midnight. Cheers.

@ Aures London on Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ 21:30 - 3:00

If Europe's first immersive digital art club experience sounds like your idea of the perfect New Year's Eve with entertainment in London, a night out at Aures London is just the ticket. You'll dance the night away in breathtaking surrounds while sipping on cocktails from a bespoke menu, with a midnight fireworks display too.

  The NYE Black & White Ball

1 user review 5

@ Thames Rowing Club on Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ 19:00 - 1:00

Taking you back to 1960s New York, Thames Rowing Club is hosting a Black & White Ball packed with glitz and glam. Sip on champagne or nibble on canapes, all while enjoying a live five-piece band and DJ until the early hours. If you're going to miss the New Year's Eve fireworks in London 2021, these guys have their own to mark the occasion and an iconic big balloon drop too.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

288 user reviews 5

For a fun NYE with tonnes of entertainment, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz are hosting epic events at Jerusalem Bar and Signature Brew Haggerston. Test your knowledge while enjoying over 100 of your favourite tunes.

At various Barrio Bars across the city, you can have one helluva last day of 2021. Their NYE 00's pop musical bottomless bingo events will see you playing a hilarious version of the classic came to retro tunes, plus there's an option to add on unlimited drinks.