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 24th October 2016
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.
Found within a few moments of Trafalgar Square, you couldn’t really ask to be more centrally located than No.8 Northumberland Avenue this NYE. They’re inviting you to experience the magic of their Enchanted Forest set-up, with a four-course meal washed down by unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks on the night. Take the easy stroll down to the riverfront to watch the fireworks come midnight, then return to toast the new year with champagne, breakfast rolls, DJs and dancing until 2am.
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.
Wanting something a bit different this New Year’s Eve? An event dedicated to the infamous Avengers heroine, discover your grooviest Jet Set Disco self at Mrs Peel’s Hogmanay special. Relish stunning views of London by night from the 15th floor of this Regent Street hotel, with entertainment on the night coming in the form of funky lounge music, strange disco DJ sets and choreographed dance troupes.
You could almost throw a stone between the Tattershall Castle and the London Eye. Please don’t actually try though. Naturally, you’ll enjoy one of the most envied and spectacular views of the fireworks display, as the skyline lights up in an explosion of colour and sound right before your eyes. Away from the pyrotechnics there’s a great spread of food, drinks, live bands and DJs until 3am - get your tickets before firework fans get in ahead of you!
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.
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.
Ending 2016 in some serious style is the People's Park Tavern in East London, and by style we mean the '90s, folks. Get out the crimping tongs, pull on the wide-leg jeans and get ready for some serious '90s action as the pub mixes the best tunes from Nirvana to Backstreet Boys.
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.
Now into its 5th year, the Hogmanay Hootenanny offers one of the most unique and vibrant ways to ring in 2017. You’ll find them having an almighty knees up on Balham High Road, where you’ll hit the dance floor to the sweet sounds of London’s wildest ceilidh band on the stage. There will be an expert caller to guide you through every step of the way and Westerham Brewery are on the drinks; which means a delicious array of ales, lagers, ciders, wines, bubbles and cocktails to help you toast the new year!
Immerse yourself in the centre of London’s NYE celebrations at this boat party promising fun, fizz and fireworks. Kicking off with a welcome glass of bubbly, sail along the Thames nibbling at finger food and helping yourself at the open bar as you watch London build with anticipation leading to midnight. A live DJ will take care of the tunes to have you up and dancing throughout and, best of all, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the world-famous fireworks display from your position on the river.
Get on those flapper dresses and bow ties because Searcy's beautiful Champagne bar at King's Cross Paddington is going all Gatsby for New Year. Join in with the sophistication with a three-course meal, bubbles and entertainment for a lovely way to say goodbye to 2016.
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.
With more than four decades of stories to tell on Old Park Lane, the iconic Hard Rock Cafe know a thing or two about hosting a memorable party. Join them on NYE where they’ll have dining only, dining and party and party only options - so you’re free to take your evening in whichever direction you choose.
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.
Couldn't see off the end of the year without a final dose of comedy? We thought not, and that's where Top Secret Comedy Club, join them in London this New Year's Eve for a fun-filled event of stand-up names, an open bar and an after-party seeing in 2017.
Promising “the convenience of a London location with the tranquility of the countryside”, Raven’s Ait is an enchanting island space on the Thames perfect for your NYE celebrations this year. Aside from the totally unique location, there will be a lavish spread featuring a canape reception, a premium 3-course dinner and DJs playing you into the new year in style.
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.
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.
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.
Ready for a night of Gatsby-inspired indulgence this NYE? Promising fatal frills, food and fireworks, soak in the vintage decadence of this boat party that features a delicious three-course meal as well as a mind-boggling murder mystery story. Will you remain sharp even once the bottomless booze gets flowing? Will you hear the gunshot over the fireworks come midnight? Dress in your speakeasy finest and experience one of the most lavish boat parties in London.
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!
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.