New Year's Eve Parties in Central London
Central London is notorious for its partying, but the area seriously comes into its element when it comes to New Year's Eve. Whether you're looking for a fully-fledged party oozing with vibrancy or something more stylishly quaint, there's most definitely a memorable party for you in Central. Check out our list of the top parties in Central London this NYE and discover your perfect idea of an end-of-year celebration!
For further inspiration, take a look at our New Year's Eve London Guide.
Last updated on 21st October 2016
This New Year's Eve in Central London is hot to trot with events and parties, but are any of them offering comedy on the bill? Join Top Secret Comedy Club as they share a roster of jabs and laughs before the countdown begins with an after party and open bar.
Fancy nailing down a spot with superb views of the fireworks? You almost certainly can’t get any closer than the Tattershall Castle; the permanently moored venue positioned directly opposite the London Eye. Join them and you’ll experience one of the most anticipated NYE parties in central London, with the fireworks coming alongside food, drinks, live bands and DJs until 3am.
Who doesn’t love a few fancy dress shenanigans to help them ring in the new year? Exactly - nobody - which is exactly why Adventure Bar’s shindig looks set to be one of the hottest going down in Covent Garden! Dress up as your favourite animal* and nail that CATwalk, the best dressed will land a £100 bar tab. Head down before 9pm to claim a free cocktail to get you started then drink and dance into the early hours at this buzzing par-tay.
* There’s a complimentary cat facepaint for those who “forget”.
We’ve looked it up - you can’t get any more central than The Admiralty, the Fuller’s favourite located on Trafalgar Square. Join them for NYE where there will be three delicious courses of homely food, prosecco and a live screening of the fireworks come midnight. There’s a variety of different ticket types to fit your plans and the guys here will see in the new year to the soundtrack of a live band.
Always one of the most fun-loving, wild events in the party calendar, you know it’s going to go off at this NYE special bar crawl. You’ll find hundreds of party people from around the world getting involved; gallivanting around the West End to enjoy 4 free drinks, discounts at all bars and queue jump club entry (worth over £100 in itself) while a professional photographer snaps all the best bits!
Get dressed up in your finest retro and 80s wares this New Year's Eve in London with the crazy Carwash team. Partying like it's 1979, head on down for a night of dated classics, disco hits and dancing as the years move on and the clock strikes 2017.
Looking for a boat party packed with fun, fizz and fireworks this NYE? You’ve found yourself a winner here, with a memorable party on the Thames kicking off with a champagne reception then continuing with unlimited beer and wine from the open bar. There’ll be a mix of hot and cold finger food to pick at, a live DJ spinning a playlist of those party classics and come midnight you’ll enjoy one of the best views of the fireworks from the river!
When it comes to glitz and glamour on the closing of the year, no one knows how to do it quite like 8 Northumberland Avenue. From stunning dining tables down to fireworks and entertainment, splash the cash for something a little special this year.
The Escapologists welcomes guests with open arms this New Year's Eve, throwing a fun-loving masquerade ball in their idyllic cocktail den. Enchanting with beautiful furniture and idyllic decorations, the venue keeps with their part Victorian Gentlemen's Club, part Masonic Lodge vibe, creating a themed New Year's Eve celebration hosted by the venue's famed Baron. With a delicious buffet available for early birds, guests can purchase an All You Can Drink Ticket, which as you can guess, includes free drinks all evening.
You’ll probably know Be At One for their amazing cocktails, buzzing atmosphere and some of the friendliest bartenders in the business. They’re up to their usual tricks this NYE, holding no-nonsense parties featuring banging tunes and awesome cocktails, some of which continue until 5am. They’ve events going down at venues right across central London; find your perfect location by clicking through here.
Ring in the new year at the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe this year if your idea of a great party involves classic American fare, lots of champers and a classic Hard Rock playlist. Surround yourself with iconic rock memorabilia and good people and pick between one of their three (Dining only, Party only, Dining & Party) ticket options to take the night in whatever direction you fancy.
How does unlimited drinks all New Year's Eve sound? Yep, that's what we thought, and Simmons are back with their wildly successful New Year's Eve parties for 2016 as they offer unlimited beer, Prosecco, wine and house spirits in their unique and quirky bars.
Immerse yourself at the very heart of all the activity this NYE as you cruise down the Thames aboard the Golden Sunrise Boat. A glass of fizz will get you off and running, with hot food (chilli con carne or a veggie option) to look forward to all washed down with unlimited drinks from the open bar. Toast 2017 in style by watching the fireworks on the back deck then head back inside for more DJs, drinking and dancing at this cracking boat party.
Think of Sounds Familiar as a full-on party in a pub quiz format. Well-known as one of London’s most popular and raucous music-based quizzes, they’ll play snippets of the songs and all you’ll need to do is write down the artists name and song title - it’s as simple as that. Throw in a few drinks, some great company and that NYE party spirit and you’ll soon find yourself up on the chairs, singing and dancing to your hearts content as the clock nears midnight!