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 3rd January 2023

Party On The Thames

From bottomless booze to views of the capital's greatest landmarks, London Party Boats are throwing one helluva shindig on its London vessels. Expect to be toasting the New Year with a glass of fizz in hand alongside dancing to club classics and commercial hits from the DJ.

Enjoy Some Cabaret

If you're looking for the sexiest shows and things to do on New Year's Eve in London, then this night of raucous fun from Camden Cabaret is just the ticket. Head on down to be treated to the very best burlesque, comedy, jazz, drag and more, all topped off with a free buffet.

Play Some Cool Mini Golf

If you're in need of a little fun this New Year's Eve, plonk is sure to give you exactly what you need. Head to the venues in Camden and Borough Market on the 31st, where you'll be able to challenge your family or friends to plenty of games in the wacky space.

Enjoy A Bottomless Burlesque Brunch

Featuring the three most important Bs - burlesque and bottomless booze - let Tonight Josephine's Glitterbomb event sort you out this New Year's Eve. Sashay your way to their Waterloo or Clapham watering holes for poppin' bottles, lip-sync battles and karaoke galore.

Enjoy Some Late-Night Comedy

Looking for New Year's Eve events in London for 2022 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.

Play Some Shuffleboard

At its Canary Wharf and London Bridge venues, Electric Shuffle is helping you start New Year's Eve the right way with a celebratory brunch. While you tuck into bottomless pizza, enjoy a bottle of prosecco and a few competitive games of shuffleboard.

Head To A Hip Hop, Bashment or Afrobeat Party

What's The Motive throw hip hop, bashment and afrobeat parties across London, from Clapham all the way up to Shoreditch, and New Year's Eve is no exception. Expect them to be packing out dancefloors at the city's hottest venues to countdown to 2023.

Hyper Reality

If you're after things to do on New Year's Eve, Hyper Reality in Bethnal Green has a boatload of fun activities to get stuck into. From VR experiences to game consoles, karaoke nights and laser tag, the options are endless. The best bit? There's also a pretty cool bar for tasty drinks.

Head To This Jazz Club

If you're on the hunt for fun things to do on New Year's Eve, check out Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. Your evening includes an intimate vibe with performances from The Soul Immigrants - think the best-of-the-best of jazz and funk.

Go All Out With The Rubens at The Palace

Celebrate the end of the year with a trip to The Rubens at The Palace. Both The English Grill and The Curry Room will be hosting opulent dinners, so whether you fancy venison loin with a truffle and celeriac gratin or an unctuous lamb rogan josh, these guys have got you sorted.

Head To A Sing-Along Party

This New Year's Eve, why don't you head over to one of the many Young's venues? You can celebrate at a James Bond-style party near Woolwich Arsenal, say goodbye to 2022 at a beach party in Brixton or guzzle down Champers in Tooting.