Quirky New Year's Eve Parties in London

From north to south and everywhere in between, this city always has a few tricks up its sleeve for those looking for something unique, and this new year's looks to be no exception. Celebrating the last 12 months with an explosive selection of events, you can welcome in 2020 with everything from a Peaky Blinders-themed bash and an Alice In Wonderland club night to a throwback 1940s blitz affair. Weird and wonderful? You bet you can find it here.

For further inspiration, take a look at our London New Year's Eve Guide.

Last updated on 15th November 2019

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

We might be entering 2020 but this secret club is taking things back to the 1920s with this roaring party. The notorious Candlelight Club will be swinging you into the New Year with cabaret, dinner, live music, dress up and plenty of surprises.

Everyone loves a little dancing on New Year's Eve but you've never experienced it like this. Pop-Up Ceilidh gets everyone from complete beginners to experts up on their feet and laughing and you're invited to experience the full force at this Hogmanay Hootenanny in Balham.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Jump aboard a real pirate ship for a night of naughtiness this New Year's Eve. Plunging you into the world of Clyde Cassidy as he attempts to wrestle control from the governor - question is: will you give the game away? 

One of London's most sought after cocktail experiences, Alcotraz is a top spot if you're looking for a New Year's Eve party that is all twist. Choose from parties at the infamous Covent Garden and Brick Lane sites.

@ Trapeze on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Fancy a New Year's Eve in Shoreditch? Trapeze, as always, will a thing or two up its sleeves. Spend the last night of 2019 running away with the circus as the Great Eastern Street bar brings contortionists, cocktails and cracking tunes to their carousel booths.

@ Century Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 2:00

Head over to Soho where the private members club, Century, is bringing a very decadent New Year's Eve do. Bringing the Venetian spirit to central London, they'll be getting on with a chic and sleek masked ball theme, so get those gilded faces down and prepare to party over four floors of DJs and performers.

@ The King's Head Member's Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 5:00

Looking for the perfect balance of glamour and hedonism this New Year's Eve? Search no further than Gin House Burlesque, who are hosting their very first house party to kick off 2020 in style. Expect nothing other than opulence as you admire circus, burlesque and live DJ performances with gin by the bucket-load. 

@ Drink Shop & Do on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 22:00 - 2:00

One of the wackiest New Year's Eve shindigs in town, this neon party at Drink, Shop & Do is taking the decor up a notch with live dancers and performers decked out in UV paint. They'll be going hard until 2am as well, with the best drinks, tunes and neon surprises you can think of.

@ Tropicana Beach Club on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Offering one of the biggest New Year's dos in Covent Garden, this quirky night at Tropicana Beach Club is bringing the end of year heat with a stunning evening of drinking, dancing and catching some of the city's finest acts perform a mammoth Countdown Cabaret.

@ Battersea Evolution on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 19:30 - 3:00

This immersive New Year's Eve party will see you step out of London's streets and into the hustle and bustle of New York City. Complete with the smell of roasted chestnuts, an Irish bar and an array of entertainers, this bash includes all the thrill of midnight in Times Square with none of the jetlag. Tickets include a four-course meal, canapes and a welcome drink. 

@ Secret East London Venue on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Seeking a touch of debauchery this New Year's Eve? Travel back to the golden age of jazz with Bourne and Hollingsworth whose glitzy Prohibition-themed shindig will have you start the decade in luxury. Expect jazz, glamour and plenty of illicit drinking. 

@ The Secret Warehouse on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 1:00

Disco throwers Silent Sounds are back for another year of multi-channel madness as they take over an entire warehouse space to bring you one of the best New Year's Eve parties in the city. With three DJs churning out three different playlists, you'll be able to boogie the night away to a truly eclectic mix of songs.

@ Rockwell on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 1:00

Despite being a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square, Rockwell are taking you a world away from London's concrete jungle this New Year's Eve. Alongside amping up the exotic prints, animal masks and gorgeous cocktails, they'll also be throwing in some excellent live entertainment, including acrobats and snake charmers.

@ Roadtrip & The Workshop on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 21:00 - 5:00

Taking you on a journey through the most iconic tunes of the last 70 years, Roadtrip & The Workshop will be going until 5am - 5am! - this December 31st as the Shoreditch bar gets a proper disco makeover, spanning 50s rockabilly all the way through 90s indie and 00s bangers.

@ Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Bunga Bunga will be doing their level best to bring you one of the most outrageous New Year's Eve parties in London this year. Fronting four-course feasts, live singers and performers, Champagne reception and 2am pizza, they'll be showing you some classic Italian hospitality.

@ Bounce, Old Street on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Celebrate the end of the 2010s with this unique party at Old Street's Bounce. Paying homage to everything great that came of the last two decades, you'll be able to Harlem shake and visit the Big Brother diary room between rounds of ping pong, beer pong and dancing to the greatest hits of yesteryear.

@ The Bat And Ball on Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

The Bat and Ball in Stratford have got oodles to keep you busy when it comes to New Year's Eve; from ping pong and karaoke through to a hot soundtrack of 90s classics. Grab your gang and reserve a flip cup table, which comes with a 2L pitcher, making sure you can enjoy plenty of games.