Things To Do On New Year's Eve In London
When the 31st of December rolls around, the capital comes alive with the sweet sounds of wild celebrations. From James Bond-themed parties and brilliant drag shows to stand-up comedy, alongside mouthwatering feasts, there are plenty of shindigs to choose between. So, check out our top picks of fun things to do on New Year’s Eve in London for 2023.
For further inspiration, take a look at our New Year's Eve London Guide.
Last updated on 6th December 2023
For a glitzy, 1970s-themed bash, grab some of the best London New Year's Eve tickets to the Studio 54 New Year's Eve Party at Gipsy Hill Taproom. Expect a night full of live music from DJ Jimmy Two Shoes and the Fat Brass Band, themed cocktails and an extravagant glitter bar serving specials on draught.
Googling 'fun things to do this New Year's Eve in London for couples'? We recommend heading to Swimmers at the Grafton. You can bet on a tonne of hilarious jokes from the likes of some talented faces - think Bec Hill, Tony Law and Ben Van Der Velde.
You won't want to miss the Dance Through The Decades NYE Party at Dockside Vaults on the 31st, where you'll dance to everything from ABBA to Rihanna. DJs will take you on a journey from the 60s to modern day music, with tickets for just £25.
Check out Supa Dupa Fly x New Years Eve at Brix LDN for a night of Afrobeats, hip hop and RnB classics played by an excellent lineup of DJs, including Pavlos and Nile Chunky. The dancing doesn't stop until 4am here, so you'll be partying well into 2024.
On the hunt this New Year's Eve for things to do in London? Then The Glitter Ball Out at Ballie Ballerson in Shoreditch is one you won't want to miss. Tantalise your tastebuds with signature cocktails while dancing to live DJ sets 'til 4am. Of course, you'll get access to their famed ball pit too.
Aldgate East's Boom Battle Bar is making sure you're covered for all things pink and activities this New Year's Eve in London. Think everything from a themed menu and welcome cocktail to midnight shots, DJs and plenty of games. Plus, if your outfit matches the Pinktopia theme, then you could win a prize.
Spend your New Year's Eve embarking on an epic London Pub Crawl across either Soho, Camden, Clapham or Shoreditch. Tickets grant you access to four of the best venues in the area, plus a free shot at each stop because it is the 31st of December after all. Bag exclusive drinks deals with your wristband and play games for the chance to win prizes.
Grab tickets to the New Year's Eve Gala at the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park and prepare yourself for a fun-filled evening of jive and Champagne. There's a smart dress code to adhere to, so, strap on your dancing shoes and put your best foot forward.
Bring in the new year with a little funk and join the Ham Yard Hotel for A Celebration of Disco. Complete with an original bowling alley and dancefloor, lose yourself under the glitterball while, of course, obliging to the groovy dress code.
The Disappearing Dining Club are hosting two dinner and dance parties across London this New Year's Eve. There's a delicious six-course menu on the cards, featuring lobster raviolo and mushroom Wellington, followed by a late-night party with live DJs.
Just moments away from Aldgate Station you'll find UKG Bingo NYE London Special at Dabbers Bingo on the 31st December. Combining UK garage anthems with the retro game, it's a combination of dreams. Enjoy a night packed with prizes as well as dance competitions.
Not your average New Year's Eve event, Mission Bomb Disposal is a unique immersive experience in Lambeth and Westminster. Get yourselves into teams then solve riddles to receive clues to your phone, all while against the clock.
It's not all wild shindigs and late-night parties on December 31st. You can also enjoy a variety of fun activities, such as a round of mini-golf over in Battersea. While you play at Putt in the Park, you can tuck into pizza slices and cup your hands around warm drinks, making it one of the many ideal New Year's Eve events for families.
If you fancy something a little different on New Year's Eve, how about this prison-themed immersive cocktail experience? Over at Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two, you'll don an orange jumpsuit and sip on delicious, bespoke cocktails made from smuggled-in booze.
What's The Motive throw hip hop, bashment and afrobeat parties across the capital, from Clapham all the way up to Shoreditch, and December 31st is no exception. It's one of the hottest New Year's Eve in London for 2023 tickets, as they'll be packing out dancefloors at the city's top venues.
From bottomless booze to views of the capital's greatest landmarks, London Party Boats are throwing some serious shindigs on its vessels. There's fizz, a DJ spinning club classics and commercial hits, plus some of the best seats in the house for the London New Year's Eve fireworks, too.
As it features the three most important Bs - burlesque and bottomless booze - let Tonight Josephine's Glitterbomb event make your New Year's Eve in London for 2023 a memorable one. Sashay your way to their Waterloo or Clapham watering holes for poppin' bottles, lip-sync battles and karaoke galore.
Get 2024 off to a swinging start at The Lucky Pig's New Year's Eve Party. You'll be treated to some seriously fabulous live music from Mapleton Sessions, who fuse jazz with Motown, pop, soul and more. Taking you until 4am will then be DJ Gari and refined cocktails.
Dance until 4am with the Reggaeton New Year's Eve Party at Big Chill Kings Cross. Tickets start from only £15 and guarantee entry before 11pm so be quick. Sip on cocktails and all your favourite spirits as you get down to music from DJs Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and more. Afrobeats more your vibe? Brick Lane's bash is the one to go for.
Cruise down the Thames on the 31st, with the Party Hard NYE London Boat Party. In collaboration with Pukka Up, they're dishing out welcome drinks before you dance to live DJs and talented performers. And the best part? You'll have a front row seat to the fireworks.
Head to Shoreditch venue Golden Bee for a New Year's Eve you won't forget, complete with live DJs and a fireworks display at midnight. Dress to impress and hit the dancefloor, where they'll be playing house, hip hop and party tunes 'til 4am, with premium drinks on the cards too.
Burnt Faith, the UK's first dedicated brandy distillery, is inviting you to their Walthamstow bar for a NYE bash to remember. Not only will you be treated to two drinks included in your ticket price, but also the chance to groove to a mix of soul, house, funk, disco, Brazilian and Afro cuts from Sean Innit.
Never For Ever is a Kentish Town venue that's offering up affordable £8 entry to their house DJ-led party 'til the early hours. Plus, you can even upgrade to table bookings for £15 per person, which includes a glass of bubbles each for your group.
This New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Cafe, you can tuck into an indulgent two or three-course meal with a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival. What's more, there'll be a live DJ spinning all the best party tunes to get you dancing after your meal.
When it comes to banging parties on the 31st, The Prince of Wales have got you covered at their Up On The Roof NYE with Norman Jay MBE event. Expect a top-notch lineup of DJ spinning house tunes 'til 4am and plenty of drinks, all for as little as £15 per person.
Check out The Rose in Fulham for a New Year's Eve Aperitif Party, where you can try a hand-picked selection of cocktails. Start off your night at this welcoming pub, who'll be serving plenty of gourmet appetizers to pair with your drinks.
For a night of unapologetic dance music and good vibes, LoveJuice NYE at Boxpark Wembley is the event for you. See out 2023 with an epic lineup, including Sammy Porter plus a very special desk. Enjoy your favourite tipples and bag a VIP ticket to get access to an exclusive area just for you and your mates.
New Year's Eve in London for restaurants is all about showing off so, get dressed up in your glitziest clothes and celebrate the end of 2023 with Bocconcino in Mayfair. Their Disco and Dinner Party is bound to be a glamorous affair with a three-course meal and Champagne followed by entertainment until the early hours of the morning.
Situated in the City of London, Banking Hall is making sure you have an absolute blowout on the 31st December with The NYE Silent Disco. While in stunning surrounds, boogie your heart out to fabulous tunes, from garage to chart-topping hits and more.
For New Year's Eve events in London for 2023 filled with non-stop laughter, we've got you sorted with some of the best comedians in the UK at Backyard Comedy Club. To top it off? There's also music and dancing after the show. Oh, yes.
Head to the stunning rooftop bar cloudM this New Year's Eve, located in Tower Hill. As well as incredible views of the city as the sun sets on 2023, you can expect fantastic live DJ sets, tasty nibbles and Champagne toasts as you dance through the night.
Don't miss out on one of the best things to do in Central London on New Year's Eve - lunch at Orchre, found in The National Gallery. For just £65 per head, indulge in Champagne, cocktails and a delish three-course meal, all while enjoying entertainment from The Wild Roamers.