New Year's Eve with Entertainment in London

New Year's Eve doesn't just have to be standing in the cold watching the fireworks or trying to dance away the year in a nightclub: in London, there are tonnes of events out there to entertain you. With everything from cabaret to exotic dancers, ping pong to jumping in an adult play pen - there's something for everyone in the nation's capital. You just have to find it - good job we have our list of the best parties on New Year's Eve with Entertainment in London. 

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

Last updated on 14th November 2019

Not only do you get one of the most rocking New Year's Eve parties in London, but you'll get great drinks and the best nu-folk ceilidh tunes to see 2020 in in style. Head over to Balham where Fiddle Paradiddle's Hogmanay Hootenanny is bringing the highlands a little closer to home.

@ Boisdale of Canary Wharf on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Get ready to groove your way into 2020 with this quirky Vegas-themed party at Boisdale in Canary Wharf. Enjoy a stunning end to the year with the jazz restaurant's mix of delicious food, fine wine and a storming performance from the UK's number one Elvis impersonator.

@ The King's Head Member's Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 5:00

Kick off 2020 with Gin House Burlesque at their very-first house party. Promising to add a dash of debauchery and glamour to your New Year's Eve partying, they're guaranteeing one heck of a night with live burlesque, circus acts, DJs and of course, gin by the bucket-loads. 

@ Butlers Restaurant at The Chesterfield Mayfair on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 1:00

One of the swankiest dinners on the bill this New Year's Eve, The Chesterfield Mayfair will be partnering with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a suave soiree complete with seven-course dinner, paired South African wines and live music from a strong quartet of RPO musicians.

@ Cafe de Paris on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 4:00

Get on your gladrags and let Cafe de Paris take you on a journey of opulence and indulgence with a night of stunning circus acts, including aerial acts and fire performance, as well as dazzling burlesque and a playlist of retro tunes.

@ Sway on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Trade in sweaty dancefloors for this sensual cabaret show at the stylish Sway, a West End underground speakeasy. Catch incredible circus performances, fan-dancers and burlesque at its best before ringing in the new year dancing to club classics from three DJs throughout five rooms.

@ Tropicana Beach Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Known for its raucous party style and excellent live performers, Tropicana Beach Club is bringing the heat this NYE with a stellar line up of all that and more. Head down for the chance to see some seriously cool acts doing everything from singing to acrobatics.

@ The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 4:00

Make it a night to remember and get down to The Lucky Pig this New Year's Eve. Not only is the Fitzrovia cocktail bar bringing you a lineup of live music and DJs, but they've also splashing out with welcome drinks and a photo booth.

@ The Kings Head - Geronimo Inns on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 2:00

Head to Winchmore Hill this December 31st for a night of 1920s style partying at The Kings Head. £10 tickets include live flapper entertainment and music, as well as a delicious hot buffet to keep you fuelled until the clock strikes 12.

@ The Waldorf Hilton on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

The Hilton Waldorf has become renowned for hosting some of the most opulent New Year's Eve parties around. Party-goers will be treated to a stunning six-course meal in the stunning surroundings of The Palm Cort, followed by live music and entertainment.

@ Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Uncertain how to spend your New Year's Eve? Hard Rock Cafe has got you sorted. Begin your evening with a delicious three-course meal within the sleek Oxford Street spot before heading on to the dancefloor where Legacy and DJ Miffy will be performing throughout the night.

@ The Pembroke Castle on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

The Camden Cabaret gang are back at The Pembroke Castle this New Year's Eve for one of their biggest soirees yet. Settle in for a night of entertainment from a line up of hugely talented acts, complete with a complimentary veggie buffet and raucous after party.

@ Salsa! Soho on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Celebrate New Year's the Latin way this year with a night of live music dancing and much more. Head over to Salsa! Soho for the chance to catch some excellent entertainment, alongside delicious food, drinks and a carnival-style atmosphere.

@ Old Compton Brasserie on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 3:00

Taking their drag brunch to new levels, Old Compton Brasserie are bringing you a New Year's Eve special. Join your hosts Velma Celli and Portia de Fosse for a dazzling night of dinner, live singing and plenty of sparkle until the early hours of 2020.

@ Shaka Zulu on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 4:00

One of the year's most insane circus experiences is settling into Shaka Zulu for an unmissable New Year's Eve. Fronting some stunning acts featuring fire, contortion and more, it's one of the most spell-binding parties in the capital this December 31st.

@ Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Head into Covent Garden where Bunga Bunga are upping the glamour stakes this year with a stunning party complete with four courses of delicious Italian food and an epic variety show from their talented house band and resident performers.

@ Crazy Bear Fitzrovia on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Head into Fitrovia's Crazy Bear where this decadent cabaret night is helping you celebrate New Year's Eve properly. Get ready for a Champagne reception, gorgeous sharing menu and some high-energy entertainment including burlesque, vaudeville and magicians. 

@ The London Cabaret Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 5:00

The Bloomsbury Ballroom will be turning into a glittering 1920s display this New Year's Eve as the LCC turn up with a special celebration of all things cabaret. They'll be bringing a black tie dress code, a three course meal and plenty of live entertainment until 5am.

@ Blues Kitchen Brixton on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 3:30

Brixton Blues Kitchen will be kicking off this New Year's Eve as their house band helps you get your groove on to a night of soul, funk and jazz. Playing some big band covers of all your favourite songs, you'll be able to party your way through until 3.30am.

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@ Secret London Location on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 4:00

Enjoy a night of sartorial splendour and fun live performances as this unique New Year's Eve takes to a secret London location for an evening of gilded glamour and three separate zones of excellent music from party ready DJs and funky live acts.