For a unique New Year's Eve party, head over to Alcotraz in Shoreditch, where the prison-themed cocktail experience is serving up some real end-of-year treats. Sneak in your own bottle of booze and get ready to celebrate with bespoke cocktails, midnight prosecco privileges and more.
Themed New Year's Eve Parties In London
If you're keen on a NYE with a twist, this might just be the page for you. Whether you fancy donning silk scarfs and pin curls for a night at a secret 1920s shindig or are keen to shake your way into the next year to ABBA bangers, there's no shortage of fancy dress fun and themed New Year's Eve parties in London. And you know what? We just so happen to have a list of the best.
For further inspiration, take a look at our London New Year's Eve Guide.
Capturing the glitz and glamour of the grand ballrooms from times gone by, there's no better themed New Year's Eve party than a masquerade gala. Enjoy a gorgeous three-course dinner and dance the night away to top DJs at London Hilton in Mayfair.
Drag queens and diva-licious dancing or a Mamma Mia-themed bash? If that sounds like a bit of you, then Blame Gloria's NYE events are just the ticket, transporting you to the 70s with tribute bands, the very best DJs, tasty food and bottomless booze.
Burlesque brunch, anyone? We hear a resounding yes. Take drag divas, bonkers bingo, bottomless booze, mouthwatering grub, then put it all together and you get one helluva themed New Year's Eve shindig at Tonight Josephine.
Fancy your New Year's Eve party with a Caribbean twist? Cottons Restaurant & Rum Shack in Vauxhall is hosting a celebratory event, complete with a world-class DJ spinning soul, reggae and RnB, as well as all kinds of delicious drinks, all until the early hours of the morning.
Become the ultimate super sleuth at this James Bond-themed soirée in Fulham. On the 31st of December, Neverland's From Russia With Love New Year's Eve shindig will see you dressing up to the nines and drinking plenty of ice-cold vodkas.
Keen for something a little different for your NYE celebrations in London? Mulan Rouge, a seriously fantastic drag production, will be hitting the stage on the big night. Head over for laughs, tears, beautifully curated cocktails and a five-course feast to boot.
For serious Prohibition vibes, make your way over to The Candlelight Club on New Year's Eve. The clandestine club will be alive with the sounds of enticing jazz, all kinds of 1920s fancy dress and so much more.
If you're looking for quirky things to do on New Year's Eve, Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch is inviting you to join them for a celebratory bash. You'll be raging until the early hours of the morning to cracking tunes, fuelled by 2 for 1 cocktails.
Whack on your kilt and get ready to spin to rowdy folk tunes over at St Thomas' Church, where they're hosting one helluva Hogmanay hootenanny. To help you celebrate, the pop-up bar will be stocked with tasty beers, wines and bubbles.
Taking over Thames Rowing Club in Putney for New Year's Eve, this black and white party is bringing you the glamour of 1960s New York in London. Dance to live bands, sip Champagne and graze on canapés before catching the firework display.
Q Shoreditch is throwing one kick-ass bash in collaboration with Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics. The New Year's Eve party will make sure the last night of 2021 goes out with a bang, as you can tuck into three-course feasts and boogie until 6am.
The London Cabaret will be hosting an exciting Great Gatsby-themed NYE show. Alongside the glamorous performance, you'll get to indulge in a luxe three-course dinner, sip on glasses of Moet and shake your hips until 5am.
Excite your senses on the 31st of December at the Courtesan in Brixton. Not only will you get to tuck into fantastic dim sum and knock back creative cocktails, but you'll also be seduced by a Prohibition-style cabaret performance, complete with glamorous musical offerings.
With London's stunning skyline as your backdrop, enjoy the countdown to midnight at this aprés ski New Year's Eve party. While at the lofty heights of The Shard, you can chow down on an East meets West buffet spread, sink a couple of glasses of bubbles and enjoy live entertainment
A cosy boozer in the heart of Wallington, The Duke's Head is a lovely spot to toast to the new year. But remember, it's a masquerade party, so don your Venetian mask, get dressed up in your most fabulous outfit and shimmy your way into 2022 to funky tunes.
There's nothing like a bit of fancy dress to celebrate the end of the year, eh? Over at some of Young's best venues, you can whack on your gear for one helluva a night out, whether it's a tropical shirt at a Brixton beach party or a tux at a Bond-inspired shindig.
Hold onto your 'fros because Blame Gloria in Covent Garden has the funkiest night of fun lined up for your New Year's Eve 2021. This 70s themed bash is a true boogie wonderland, complete with a VIP bubbly reception and plenty of tunes to get down on the dancefloor.
If white's your colour, then head over to this themed NYE bash where you can dress head to toe in it. Soul Serious will be heading to M Restaurant in Bank on the 31st of December, bringing with them a top-quality line-up of house DJs and live bands.
Throw it back to our favourite eras, as this 80s, 90s and 00s party at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes promises you all the party anthems for New Year's Eve 2021 in London. Topping it off? Bowling, karaoke rooms and an epic countdown.
Big fan of country music? You'll be absolutely buzzing for this epic event in London. At the bustling venue, Under the Bridge, they're hosting a Nash Nights UK NYE special featuring Katy Hurt. Expect other huge names such as a DJ set from Matt Spracklen.
Head to Hemingway's Lounge Bar in Wimbledon for a themed New Year's Eve party inspired by Studio 54. Enjoy four hours of bottomless fizz and cocktails, topped off with pizza to fuel you for the night ahead and plenty of disco, house and party tracks from the DJ.
Helping us to unleash our party spirit after the last few years is O'Neill's Great Marlborough Street, who are throwing one helluva NYE party complete with an all-white dress code. Think Great Gatsby meets the best R&B, garage and hip hop tunes from the hottest DJs.
If you're looking for an excuse to dress up for New Year's Eve in London, this is it. Taking over Kindred in Hammersmith, the Bal Masqué will have you dancing, sipping cocktails and giving pure Hollywood vibes.
Presented by Bourne & Hollingworth, the Prohibition Party NYE special at the Village Underground is set to be one of the best events in the city. Expect unforgettable live bands, gambling, endless booze, and a lot of dancing.
Masks are a must for entry to Percy's free-spirited New Year's Eve disco, where you'll wave goodbye to 2021 with complimentary canapes and the feelgood sounds of funk and soul. Topping it off? There's free shots to toast with at midnight.
Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties, the time when glitz and glamour was the norm. St Pancras by Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar NYE goings-on will see you dressing up the nines and enjoying live jazz, a three-course feast and bubbles.
If hip hop and RnB sound like the kind of themes you'll dig for New Year's Eve in London 2021, then The Doctor's Order are hosting the perfect bash for you at a secret location. Head on down to be treated to live sets from BBC 1xtra, Capital Extra and Rinse FM DJs.
Themed New Year's Eve parties in London don't get any better than a classic and elegant masquerade. Don your finest glad rags and grab a mysterious mask to sip on bubbly, munch canapes and dance the night away until the early hours of 2022.
This Tarantino-themed New Year's Eve party is where all the movers and shakers will want to be to wave goodbye to 2021, with the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and more playing all night long. Topping it off? Unlimited pizza and bottomless bubbles for the first hour.
For a fun themed party this New Year's Eve, head to Mr White's Leicester Square for an unforgettable evening. You'll get to drink delicious gin tipples while enjoying a fab three-course meal and enjoying the 1920s feel.
Will you take the red pill or the blue pill? Over at quirky Shoreditch hotspot Hijingo, they're hosting a night of Matrix-themed fun, complete with a few rounds of bingo featuring fun prizes. It doesn't stop there, as there will be a post-countdown party too.
It's not fun if it's not themed right? Get your party pants on and join Aeronaut's fabulous New Year's Eve theatrical extravaganza. Think cabaret and burlesque style live performances with a selection of cocktails and nibbles.
West London's Huckster is transforming into a magical wonderland for New Year's Eve. The whole place will be decked out with quirky decor and crazy characters, plus there will be Instagrammable props and brilliant party-loving DJs on the decks.
M Restaurant on Victoria Street is hosting NYE Studio Immersive Night, an event sure to knock your socks off. Head there for an evening of amazing disco music, delicious food and drinks, and don't forget to wear something vintage.
Let's bring in 2022 like a boss and join Twisted Circus's New Year's Eve festival in Shoreditch. Expect to dance to RnB, house and club classics, and enjoy live entertainment with a confetti cannon that is bound to make your midnight celebrations unforgettable
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shimmy your way into 2022 with an evening of ABBA classics at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. The live music haven will be welcoming a tribute band to perform while they dish up three tasty courses.
Glitterfest's New Year's Eve party is set to be the sparkliest event ever. While we don't yet know where the event will be located, we've found out that it will be a twinkling haven, packed out with confetti canons, circus acts and clubbers dancing to hip hop and bashment.