New Year's Eve 2016 London Event Guide
The ultimate guide to New Year's Eve 2016 in London. The most comprehensive guide and recommendation for the best NYE parties, club nights, boat parties and all-night clubbing to bid adieu to 2016! London has always been one of the best cities in the world to welcome in the New Year, and 2016 is no different. With an already buzzing nightlife scene it's no surprise that there is a huge choice of great NYE events to attend in London this year; we've outlined a selection of the best right here so your planning just got a little easier.
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Last updated on 5th December 2016
Say goodbye to 2016 with stellar DJ sets, fire performers, clairvoyants and live musicians at The Mansion London's New Year's Eve event. Following the mad revelry of last year, the party company are back with a white theme, offering prizes for the best dressed; get there early and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails.
Havoc, mischief and mayhem are set to ensue this New Year's courtesy of Indigo2. Join them as they end the year on a thematic high with a Wolf of Wall Street themed based. With the space to fill 1800 party people, this is sure to be a big one. Rules? There are none.
Rolling back the clock to the turbulent 1940s, the Blitz New Year's Eve Party invites guests to take cover in their makeshift bomb shelter, complete with reconnaissance maps, sandbags and blackout curtains. With a live band and all the champagne you could ask for, the room will be filled with uniformed young men and women in vintage outfits. You'll struggle to find a more stylish way to celebrate the arrival of 2017.
Stunning views, delicious dinner and an air of romantic weightlessness - that's what guests at the Sky Gardens can expect this New Year's Eve. With huge, bright green plants spread across the room, amazing views across the entire city and music provided by the wonderful Juke Joints, this is definitely a New Year's Eve celebration like no other.
The Views New Year's Eve celebration offers Londoners front row seats to the always spectacular fireworks display and a great way to see the city's most iconic sites, all in one night. Join the team aboard the Dutch Master Ship as they sale up and down the Thames. With two bars serving your favourite drinks all night, and a line-up of talented DJs counting down to midnight with all your favourite Hip Hop and RnB tracks. If that wasn't enticing enough, ticketed guests will have free access to a secretive after party in Central London.
The Twisted Circus is used to amazing its guests with their team of talent performers and amazing acrobats. This New Year's Eve, they take over Shaka Zulu in Camden and offer Londoners a wonderful way to celebrate the turn of the year. With snake charmers, fire breathers, sword swallowers and plenty of surprises up their sleeves, you'll struggle to find a more vibrant way to welcome 2017.
The team at 93 Feet East live up to their wild reputation this New Year's Eve, hosting a Wonderland themed celebration that's sure to raise a few eyebrows. The huge club night will be spread over 4 room, each with it's own genre of music, ranging from Funk and Soul to Hip Hop and RnB. Unlike any New Year's Eve party that you've been to, this immersive night out is a great way to make sure you start 2017 with a huge smile on your face.
Pop Brixton always know how to throw a good party and this New Year's Eve will be no different. To say adieu to 2016, the South London club is transforming into a parallel paradise with an onslaught of touch, sound and colour. Join in with the party as they invite some of London's biggest bands and DJs for a party all the way until 3am.
Sitting on the banks of the Thames, 28 West Bar in Canary Wharf will be throwing a New Year's Eve party full of great music and even better drinks. With the bar stock full with all your favourite craft beers, potent spirits and flavoursome cocktails, the venue is split into two rooms; the lounge room and the club room. Alongside the impressive lineup of resident DJs, the foosball tables and amazing views will keep guests entertained long into the early hours of 2017.
Pandora's Box is going to be a night of dangerously fun happenings as Gilgamesh Club in Camden throws another of its infamous parties. Spread across three rooms, the party is going on until 4am as six DJs have you dancing well into 2017. The swanky club has a range of private packages which include everything from sharing cocktails to Champagne.
Looking for something wholly unique and glamorous to do this New Year's Eve in London? Not only boasting a meal that's set to impress, Proud are putting on a hell of a show with some of the best showgirls, cabaret and burlesque dancers in the business.
The Driver is known for some great parties in North London, but this end of the year bash is sure to nail it. Joining them this year is Turnt as they turn it out for a night of 5 floors of unadulterated partying with DJs, podium dancers and plenty more.
Brooklyn Bowl is a venue that's always in a celebratory mood. Inspired by the attitude of New York's never-sleeping streets, the team behind Brooklyn Bowl host a New Year's Even celebration that won't be forgotten for a while. Complete with confetti cannons, VIP area, a few bowling alleys, multiple bars and eleven HD screens broadcasting live images from the London Eye, this party is a great way to make sure you start 2017 with a huge smile on your face.
Intrigued by flapper dresses and bootleg booze, Bourne & Hollingsworth present a 1920s themed, Prohibition-inspired New Year's Eve party. The event will take place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in Holborn and will include dazzling dance troupe numbers, live bands, DJs on the gramophone and cocktails disguised in tea cups.
For a true carnival of curiosities, the Dark Circus New Year's Eve event offers Central London's revellers a chance to chase their dreams and runaway to the circus. With lion tames, terrifying clowns and even an eyebrow raising freak show, the entire event will revolve around amazing circus stunts and death-defying trapeze routines.
Balham's favourite venue, The Exhibit is throwing a New Year's Eve bash for charity this year. See in 2017 with a glass of bubbles and A LOT of glitter as the bar invites in South London DJs for a party until 3am.
Who needs Rio when you can have a tropical themed party over in Holborn? Tropicana Beach Club is one of London's biggest openings this year and they're throwing a New Year's Eve bash to remember with '80s music, dinner and a whole lot dancing.
New Year's Eve is always big and it just got a whole lot bigger with Ultimate Power as they bring their brand of power ballads to O2 Kentish Town Forum. Get ready to sing your heart out as Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and other huge names play all night, there's pop perfection from a Guilty Pleasures DJ set and even a few special guests.
The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia are inviting dazzling The Starlet Scarlet's in for a New Year's Eve of glitz and glamour. The trio will be vamping it up with their brand of swinging jazz and reworked classics as they perform hit after hit.
From wavy flapper dresses to sleek, inch perfect suits, expect to see the finest in vintage fashion at Steam & Rye's Gatsby-themed New Year's Eve party. With a spring in their step and an easy-going approach to things, a party at this bar in the City promises to be everything but tame. The night will feature four rooms of amazing entertainment, accompanied by a brilliant live brass band and the occasional, impromptu performance by the team of Gatsby dancers. Suave, sleek and yet wonderfully chaotic all at the same time, you definitely won't forget this New Year's Eve night out in London.
Get ready for a huge Sci Fi bash this New Year's Eve as 1 Big Night Out bring you the future of partying with their mad-cap party. Tour the best Shoreditch clubs and pubs for hours of fun as professional guides take you to the best spots, finishing in Zigfrid Von Underbelly with bubbly at midnight and hours of dancing fun.
Hed Kandi is taking over Qube Project for a huge night of New Year's Eve madness. As well as the best DJs fresh from a summer in Ibiza, there will be an incredible light show, performers taking to the stage and non-stop killer tunes.
New Year's Eve at the five-starred South Place Hotel is set across three rooms this year, featuring a range of installation artists and events company. From a DJ spinning the best tracks to a secret, Miami-styled garden, the venue is promising to take you on a journey as you say adieu to 2016.
Okay, so… spending NYE gallivanting around the West End with hundreds of party people for the wildest pub crawl of the year sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Always a sell out success, you can expect 4 free drinks, discounts at all the bars, queue jump club entry (worth over £100 in itself) and a memorable night at one of the most popular and respected bar crawls in London.
Get into the swing of the New Year in the jazziest way possible. Taking place in South London's Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, The Soul Immigrants will be putting on a night of huge jazz and big beats as they put on a lively New Year's Eve show.
Ping Pong your way through to 2017 at Bounce Farringdon as the bar puts on a New Year's Eve party with a difference. There will be sociable games of 'round the table', expert UV face painters and DJ Shredded Pete on the decks to make sure your dancing shoes are well and truly worn in.
Taking place in Battersea, Liverpool Street London Bridge, The Breakfast Club is putting on a quirky bash for New Year's Eve. Choose between a secret underground cocktail bar, a 1970s bachelor pad or a tequila-filled bash as the clubs party until 3am.
SUSHISAMBA is throwing a New Year's Eve party with a distinctive Brazilian flavour. Head to the Heron Tower for some of the best views of the city as the clock strikes 12, dancers and performers dressed in white and plenty of sushi to sustain you.
Bodo's Schloss is one of London's most fun clubs, with their Alpine theme, the club likes to party hard and New Year's Eve is set to be a big one. Their No Regrets party is getting you to leave your 2016 regrets at the door and party like no tomorrow into 2017. Things begin with dinner before DJs and dancing until 4am.
If you’ve had the pleasure of joining the guys at Be At One this year, you’ll know they love a special occasion. NYE is the biggest night of the year for these guys, and you can find them going big at all of their venues across London. Track down your local and count down the clock to 2017 with banging tunes, great company and awesome cocktails.
Welcoming 2017 in the only way they know how, the team at Grace Bar in London's Piccadilly host an evening of stunning live music, huge DJ sets and all the New Year's Eve frivolity that you can handle. To get things started, the alluring happy hour kicks into life between 5pm and 7pm, and the Grace Restaurant offers it's great range of dishes for anyone looking for an easy-going spot for dinner. After that, it's all down to the Grace Girls. Playing a roster of greatest hits, these dazzling girls never fail to put a smile on everyone's face. Full of vibrant life and character, this is one New Year's Eve event in London that you won't forget.
Playboy Club London will be celebrating NYE in signature style at their Golden Masquerade Ball this year. Guests of the night will be treated to a host of inimitable Playboy-style entertainment, including elegant dancers, live music and a party-starting late night DJ. Expect delicious canapés, flowing glasses of fizz, and a complimentary drink on arrival.
The London Cocktail Club brand has gone all out this year, offering four New Year's Eve parties at their various London locations. From masquerade balls to Gotham City themed nights, each party is definitely going to leave you with a huge smile etched on your face. Of course, the talented bartenders will be busy at work, mixing, flairing and serving their stunning range of cocktails to a frivolous audience. Welcome 2017 in style with the opulent team at the LCC.
With a scotch in one hand and a fedora hat in the other, celebrate the arrival of 2017 as Don Draper in a Mad Men themed New Year's Eve extravaganza. Based in a secret location in Covent Garden, this wild night will be bursting with great Rock N Roll music, elegant cocktail dresses and sleek suits.
The Running Horse in London's opulent Mayfair area hosts a thrilling New Year's Eve party, bursting with flavoursome real ales and daring cocktail creations. With various seating areas for guests to unwind in, and an old school vinyl DJ set taking over their famous The Whip cocktail bar, the night promises to leave you smiling from ear to ear.
ElectonicSessions are hosting a New Year's Eve party aboard The Golden Flame as they set sail down The Thames. Hop on board to party with the best views of the fireworks as DJs Luke Bloomfield and a tonne of special guests soundtrack the night.
It's the 1970s in New York and the streets are awash with the new sounds of hip hop, the parties are wild and there's a sense of fun in the air. Brixton Big Apple are emulating this era for New Year's Eve as they bring all that American disco and dance over to South London. There will be bars, disco rooms and plenty of food trucks for you to get your fill.
Head over to Tiger Tiger in the West End this New Year's Eve for a six-room, party fiesta. The brilliant club has a load of options for you to style your NYE exactly as you want, from a three-course meal and early happy hour to late night DJs, countdown is sure to be a blast.
Get into the party spirit this New Year's Eve in London with Hush Mayfair in tow. Not only going all out on the Casablanca theme with fancy dress in tow, join them for a late night of French Moroccan cuisine alongside drinks, dancing and more.
Members club LIBRARY on St Martins Lane are throwing a prohibition themed bash this New Year's Eve with three options - tickets to the party, the show or a dinner and the whole night. Join the beautiful venue as they party into 2017 with a burlesque show, a four-course meal complete with bubbly and a DJ that will keep you partying until 4am.
With something of a reputation in West London for throwing wild club nights, Paradise By Way of Kensal rise hosts an opulent masquerade affairs this New Year's Eve. Waving off 2016 in style, the event will take place across two floors of this iconic location and will feature some of West London's biggest Hip Hop, RnB and Soul DJs. Elegant and suave, the team offer you a chance to start 2017 in the sleek style that we all hope to go on with.
Head down to Covent Garden this New Year's Eve for a taste of Thailand at Scarlet's. The infamous party bar will be going all out to bid adieu to 2016 with the best beach vibes in town; between 5 and 7pm, there will be a happy hour and plenty of fun and games as the night goes on.
Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, Duck & Waffle has some seriously impressive views of London. Head there this New Year's Eve to see the city come to life for 2017, there's a 1920s dress theme, canapes are served throughout the night and a swing band will be getting the party started.
A New Year's Eve Boat Party in London with glitz, glamour and great views combined, there's no better way to wave goodbye to 2016 than jumping well aboard. Not only promising fizz and a hot meal on the night, you can party your way into 2017 with DJs and dancing aplenty.
Having thrown huge New Year's Eve parties in past, the team at Shiva now turn their attention to West London, hosting an epic night out in Chelsea's Jam Tree. Spread across 3 floors and with an idyllic garden to boot, the night will bring together some of London's most talented House and Dance DJs.
The Ten Bells is a bit of an East London stalwart and you can guarantee that New Year's Eve will be a proper pub affair. Head down to the quirky boozer for a night of great music, incredible pints and a cracking atmosphere as well as bubbles come midnight.
Known for their 'devil-may-care' attitude and unbelievably generous drinks deals, the team at Clapham's Infernos are throwing a 70s themed New Year's Eve party that's sure to leave an impression on you. With the resident DJs playing all the best cheese, retro and pop tracks long into the early hours of 2017, revellers are encouraged to dive straight into the mix, dressing up as their favourite 70s character. Moonwalk and slide your way into 2017 at this fun New Year's Eve night out in South London.
For an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience, the Pukka Up Thames Boat Party offers guests a chance to see London's most iconic sights and the city's world famous midnight fire-works display, all in one night. After having cruised up and down the Thames, intoxicating revellers with alcohol and all the frivolity that New Year's Eve has to offer, the boats will take their seats near Blackfriars Bridge for the world famous fireworks display. Once the pyro-technics have finished, guests will then have a chance to dance long into the night at Hedkandi, one of the capitals most illustrious clubs nights.
Head on down the rabbit hole this New Year's Eve in London with the Big Chill bar in Brick Lane in tow. Join them not only for tea-time inspired cocktails but a roster of late night antics, fancy dress fiends, DJs, dancing and plenty more.
Get front rows tickets to the London fireworks aboard the Viscount Boat. The three-tiered vessel will take you on a tour of London's iconic sites, provide a buffet and room for dancing before helping you have one of the best views for the display.
Celebrating their first Birthday and the arrival of 2017 in one night, the team at Bounce in Shoreditch have gone all out this New Year's Eve. Each UV paint splattered Ping Pong table will be open for guests to use all night, and the entire extravaganza will be soundtracked by the bass-heavy sounds of DJs Jules Critchley and Bex Eve on the decks.
The Toy Shop in Putney host a New Year's Eve celebration bursting with confetti, stunning sights and huge tunes. With a line up of some of London's best DJs and a bar stock full of all your favourite beers, wines and potent spirits, the entire venue will be abuzz with a fun-loving atmosphere. Those that make it to midnight will enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles.
Two rooms of huge music, some of London's biggest DJs and a bar stocked full of your favourite drinks; sounds like the perfect New Year's Eve right. Experience it all and more at Loop Bar in Soho this year, as the teams behind Carwash and Boom host a huge New Year's Eve club night. With Carwash playing all your favourite 80s and 90s pop songs, Boom will be filling the rooms with the sound of the best Hip Hop, RnB and Garage tracks. All you have to do is pick which room you want to be in at the stroke of midnight.
Bringing a flavour of Brazilian fun to London is Barrio, the restaurant, bar and dancing spot. This New Year's Eve dress up in carnaval masks, white or tropical chic to join in with a vibrant and exotic party. There will be samba dancing, limbo and cocktails, all combined with some killer tunes by the DJs to keep you dancing until 4am.
Combine watching the London fireworks with some serious luxury as the River Rooms put on New Year with style. Start the evening with canapes and a four-course meal before Champagne at midnight as the incredible spectacle starts. The party doesn't stop with the bang however, as DJs keep you dancing well into 2017.
Jump on party boat Tamesis as they celebrate New Year's Eve 2016 with a rocking party. Watch the fireworks over London Eye and then party until 4am with DJ Jaxson while enjoying a welcome glass of Champagne.
Basically a party in a pub quiz format, Sounds Familiar has been labelled as one of London’s most popular nights out. They’ll play clips of tracks, you’ll write down the song name and artist, have a few drinks and by the end of the night you’ll find everybody up on the tables, singing and dancing the night away. The Quiz goes until 10.30pm at which stage DJ Al leads the countdown to 2017 with more party tunes until the wee hours.
Get familiar with one of the most unique bars in North London this New Year's Eve. Invited guests to don their finest black and white outfits, head on down for a night that blends roaring entertainment and DJs with dinner, dancing, drinks and plenty more as the clock strikes 2017.
Battersea Evolution is hosting a Carnivale to ring in the new year with stunning style. An immersive experience offering a riot of colour, caiprinhas and favela street food scenes, get here early to take in the scenes from the tropical hillside, before moving towards a lavish feast in the dining hall. Expect spectacular performances in between each course, a live stream of the fireworks come midnight, DJs continuing the party into the early hours and much, much more.
If you’re gutted that you didn’t get to try Hip Hop Brunch for yourself in 2016 - you’ve got one more chance left! These guys have developed quite the name for themselves thanks to their raucous hip-hop based event, where three delicious courses are devoured washed down by cocktails before a killer schedule of hip-hop anthems and karaoke gets underway.
Looking for a new year's eve party in London that's set to dazzle? Found upon The Thames, join Bar&Co for their biggest party of the year as they close the antics of 2016 with a front row to the fireworks, drinks, dancing and plenty more as the clock strikes 2017.
Bocconcino Mayfair is going all out for this New Year' Eve as they throw open their doors a la Great Gatsby. The Mayfair venue will be hosting an incredible party night of fireworks, four courses, canapes and bottomless cocktails and spirits. The fun doesn't stop there as live musicians and performers put on a spectacular show between each course and DJs lead you into a night of dancing.
Returning for yet another year after reaching unprecedented peaks in 2015 and 2014, the White Mischief New Year's Eve Extravaganza offers London's more adventurous revellers a fantastically unique way to welcome 2017. With a handful of dazzling dance performances, a range of daring burlesque shows and even some great live performances, this night is definitely a celebration of excess. With dinner included and a bar full of all your favourite drinks, New Year's Eve parties in London just don't come as frivolous as this.
For something truly unique on what is undoubtedly the busiest night of the year, head to the Flight Club in Shoreditch and enjoy a cheap, easy going New Year's Eve night out. Known for their easy going approach to things, this event signposts itself as offering 'no themes, no fuss, no overpriced entry, just a great night'. The venue's dartboards offer a great way to pass time, while the fully stocked bar and delicious sausage rolls will keep you well fuelled all night long.
Adventure Bar’s NYE bash is all about London’s most raucous party animals this year. Dress up as your favourite and own that catwalk; the best costume on the night will scoop a £100 bar tab to help those celebrations! They’re pulling out all the stops so you should with your fancy dress choices too; and there’s a free cocktail with your name on it if you’re in before 9pm!
Shimmy on down to Swan at the Globe this New Year's eve in London for a late night party to remember. Seeing in just right, your £20 entry ticket promises a roster of live DJs, drinks, dancing and plenty more as the new year comes calling.
Add a side of bowling to New Year's Eve at All Star Lanes on Brick Lane as they put on their Rock Around The Clock New party. Tickets start from £15 and includes a welcome glass of fizz, a glass to celebrate the new year and sliders and canapes to nibble on. Get ready to dance too, as DJs spin some seriously hot records.
With a reputation for hosting wild club nights, the team at Proud Camden haven't held back this New Year's Eve, hosting an event that's sure to draw crowds from across the capital. Things will get underway with a live performance by the Supreme Collective, before the venue's resident DJs take over, playing all the best Hip Hop and Garage tracks long into the early hours of 2017.
Unveil your inner Tarantino fan this New Year's in London with a themed special at the heralded Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. Noted for their wild nights and New Orleans inspired antics, head on down for a fun-filled movie romp with cocktails, live music from The Beekays and more.
The Piccadilly Institute are taking you down the rabbit hole to a world of Alice in Wonderland fun this New Year's Eve. Join the massive club as they transform their nine club and bar spaces into a magical world, there will be a candy floss machine, confetti canon and a chance to win a trip to New York.