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Dance the night away: The best New Year’s Eve parties in London

05 Dec 2023 | Updated on: 06 Dec 2023 |By Annie Lewis

From sky-high soirées to high-octane, Hollywood-style entertainment, these are the New Year's Eve parties that will help you see in 2024 with a bang

New Year’s Eve in London comes with certain expectations. In fact, it is probably the night of the year where expectations are at their highest — which can be a recipe for a seriously disappointing night out. However, the capital is gearing up to make the 31 December one to remember. 

Traditionalists may fancy a trip to Trafalgar Square to listen to live music before the countdown, or a stroll along the South Bank to watch fireworks light up the skies above the Thames at the London Eye. However, for those looking to push the boat out, how about a lavish, champagne-filled party promising haute cuisine and an epic view to boot? Here are the best New Year’s Eve parties to book tickets for now… 

Bar Des Prés, Mayfair

Ring in 2024 with a Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party at Mayfair’s famed Franco-East Asian destination from acclaimed French chef Cyril Lignac. On 31 December, guests will be transported to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s at Bar Des Prés, with champagne towers and dazzling entertainment. Inside, the restaurant will be decorated with gold façades and opulent ostrich feather centrepieces, while guests are encouraged to embrace the spirit of the Roaring Twenties by dressing in their most glamorous attire. Gentlemen are welcome to wear tuxedos, suits, and bow ties, while ladies are invited to shine in flapper-style dresses adorned with fringing, feathers, and sequins.

The stars of the show, however, are menus courtesy of chef Cyril Lignac and his team. A welcome coupe of Ruinart bubbles will be served alongside crispy tarama and caviar, plus a selection of delicate temari. Crunchy mushroom galette will follow, plus expertly cut yellowtail carpaccio, langoustine tortellini bisque and grilled scallops with tart yuzu creme. Finish with the delicate Mont Blanc pavlova with rich chestnut Chantilly cream before taking to the dancefloor as DJs and a saxophonist set the scene from 10pm to 2am.

From £130 per person, visit bardespres.com

Sky Garden, Monument

Overlooking London’s bustling cityscape, Sky Garden is set to be one of the hottest destinations in town with its renowned end-of-year party, complete with live music and late-night DJs playing until the early hours. Fenchurch, located on the 37th floor, is offering an unparalleled dining experience for those who want to end the year on a gastronomic high. From £645 per person, guests will be greeted with glasses of Dom Pérignon champagne and feast upon a five-course tasting menu by head chef Kerth Gumbs, featuring scallop tartare, truffle and wagyu beef with bubble and squeak and bone marrow sauce, and dark chocolate sorbet with burnt blackberry, kasha buckwheat and sea buckthorn. 

Downstairs at Darwin Brasserie, the party continues. Offering a more relaxed evening on the 36th floor, enjoy a four-course set menu – think Ckaitafi prawns, confit duck and ham hock terrine, and wild sea bass – alongside a glass of Moët and Chandon champagne and live performances by resident DJs and ALR Music’s Dee Supreme. Promising the best 360-degree views of London, get a front-row seat for the best fireworks displays and dance the night away. 

From £195 per person for standing tickets, visit skygarden.london

Brunswick House, Vauxhall

Brunswick House, the antique-filled Georgian mansion-turned-restaurant in Vauxhall, will host an atmospheric New Year’s Eve party in its candlelit dining room, bar and cellar vault room with a special four-course menu created by chef Jackson Boxer and his team. The set menu will begin with a selection of shared snacks, including devilled eggs with trout roe and the signature grilled potato bread, before guests are offered a choice of chalk stream trout crudo with green tomato and apple, saffron gnocchi, wood-fired Highlands sirloin, and boozy prune tart with almond sorbet. Downstairs, the Cellars bar will be open into the wee hours to host Blues band, The Fool’s Moon, which guests can enjoy before and after dinner.

From £90 per person, visit resy.com

Amazónico, Mayfair

For one night only, buzzy Mayfair spot Amazónico will be bringing back its Jungle Fever New Year’s Eve Party with headliner DJ Natasha Diggs. The Latin American restaurant on Berkeley Square and its destination cocktail bar, Octo, will be transformed into a tropical disco wonderland for revellers to see in 2024 in style. Shimmering disco balls, sparkling installations and luminous neon lights will be suspended from the ceiling to create the ultimate backdrop while partygoers are encouraged to don their best tropical disco glamour – so dust off those sequins and get ready to groove the night away.

Brazilian band Banda Ipanema will get the party started from 6pm before Flo Collective takes over with their infectious disco beats. Amazónico’s executive chef Vitelio Reyes will serve an inventive five-course menu featuring Scottish halibut with Latina-style bouillabaisse and Chilean wagyu fillet with black truffle glaze, before Diggs takes to the stage alongside Amazónico’s DJ Trys and Tony Cortez to spin their signature electro-tropical beats. The night will culminate in Octo with a soul and disco showcase until 4am. 

From £275 per person, visit amazonicorestaurant.com

The George, Fitzrovia

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Ring in the New Year at The George, where an evening of cocktails, live Irish music, and dining awaits. Indulge in a three-course New Year's Eve dinner featuring native oysters and grilled tiger prawns alongside the pièce de résistance – Cumbrian beef Wellington served with braised red cabbage and roast potatoes – followed by a sweet finale of clementines and champagne granita. Following dinner, the celebration continues in the pub, where guests who have dined are invited to enjoy the live Irish band until 1.30am with a glass of bubbly in hand. 

From £100 per person, visit thegeorge.london

Bistro Bleu, Bloomsbury

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Let yourself be swept away to a bygone era of elegance and opulence this New Year's Eve as Bistro Bleu, the French-inspired Bloomsbury bistro, transforms into a dazzling parlour from the Roaring Twenties. Channel your inner Gatsby and don your finest Jazz Age attire for an evening featuring a six-course menu with wine pairings, paying homage to the timeless allure of French cuisine, from seared pigeon breast served with pickled blackberries to noisette of venison and carrot Parisienne. Finish off your night with coffee, champagne and chocolate truffles, and a toast to 2024 with live music to accompany the countdown. 

From £99 per person, visit rugbytavern.co.uk

Yaatra, Westminster

This New Year’s Eve, celebrate at Yaatra’s eccentric Hollywood-meets-Bollywood New Year’s Eve Ball to enjoy some true glitz and glamour. Housed in the Old Westminster Fire Station, the Indian restaurant will be serving a special New Year’s menu available for both lunch and dinner, before the restaurant’s downstairs will be transformed into a vibrant after-party until 3am. Guests are encouraged to dress up in glamourous Indian attire, or anything that sparkles, while a DJ will be playing the best Hollywood and Bollywood hits. 

Upstairs in the restaurant, the limited-edition New Year’s menu starts with saffron goose tikka with mint and garlic chutney, and kale, chickpea and sweet potato chat, before dishes of butterfly sea bream with a devilled shrimp skewer and the apricot-stuffed winter root kofta with creamy coconut korma and artichoke crisp. 

From £75 per person, visit yaatrarestaurant.com

Stereo, Covent Garden

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Head into 2024 at Stereo’s Studio 54-themed New Year’s Eve party, as the Covent Garden club pays homage to the famed nightclub’s intoxicating nights and New York’s iconic parties of the 1970s. Kick-off celebrations with a decadent dinner to fuel a night of dancing to live music that spans genres, from disco classics to contemporary hits, while the sound of Baby Sol and her band, along with DJ Billie Jean, will keep you on your feet way past midnight… 

From £20 per person, visit designmynight.com

The Coral Room, Bloomsbury

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Bid adiós to 2023 at a Latin-infused New Year fiesta at The Bloomsbury Hotel’s Coral Room. In collaboration with Casamigos Tequila, Casa Coral: House of Friends is set to be the hottest spot to salsa your way into the dawn of 2024. Enjoy a carefully-curated menu of disco-worthy cocktails, such as Island Dreaming – a blend of bourbon, lemon, vanilla, Lilet Blanc and lemon curd – and Midnight Mocha Martini, made with Reposado Casamigos, Mr Black Liqueur, coffee and tiramisu foam. Roaming drummers and Latin dancers will set the tone for the night, while DJ Basil spins Latin beats to keep you on the dance floor well into the New Year. 

Complimentary entry, visit thecoralroom.co.uk

Decimo at The Standard, King’s Cross

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To round off another year of iconic parties, The Standard is turning its Decimo restaurant into a party palace for New Year’s Eve with music from Grammy Award-winning and five-time Brit Award-nominated Soul II Soul and special guests. Continuing its legacy of throwing the hottest New Year’s Eve party in town – with previous performers including Benji B, Janet Kay and Loose Ends – the evening is set to be the best yet. Kicking off from 9pm, be transported up the iconic red pill lift for an evening of impressive cityscape views, soulful tunes and plenty of champagne to boot. 

From £75 per person, visit ra.co

Home House, Marylebone

As the crowning jewel of Home House’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the New Year’s Eve Ball on 31 December will feature a special menu and live performances. Each floor of the historic private members’ club has been transformed into an elegant winter haven of elegance, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of dancing and celebration. But be quick, tickets are limited – and this is the place to be and be seen come midnight… 

Visit homehouse.co.uk

Ham Yard Hotel, Soho

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Boogie the night away at Ham Yard Hotel’s Croc Bar and Bowling Alley with tunes courtesy of DJ Bestley. With champagne practically on tap and a selection of late-night snacks in spades, the bar team will also be serving a disco-inspired cocktail menu with highlights including Disco Inferno and Lady Marmalade. Filled with 70’s and 80’s classics, we guarantee you won’t leave the dance floor… 

From £85 per person, visit firmdalehotels.com

100 Wardour Street, Soho

Dance the night away with your nearest and dearest at 100 Wardour Street’s Music Sounds Better With You party. Let loose and celebrate with live music and a delicious three-course dinner – think beef carpaccio, Thai lobster curry and gingerbread cheesecake – flowing cocktails, and fizz, followed by renowned DJs spinning dance anthems and club classics until 3am. 

From £129 per person, visit 100wardourst.com

Alto by San Carlo, Selfridges

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Take the express lift to Selfridges’ rooftop for a taste of la dolce vita on New Year’s Eve, courtesy of chic Italian restaurant Alto by San Carlo. Adorned with golden baubles and twinkling lights, enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival followed by five courses of Venetian cicchetti, where you can pick from Caprese salad, Sicilian arancini, spaghetti puttanesca and veal Milanese. Following dinner, enjoy entertainment from a live sax and DJ set until 1am.

From £85 per person, visit sancarlo.co.uk

Skylight Bars, across London

Take to the sky and say goodbye to 2023 with Skylight Bars, offering panoramic views of the finest fireworks the capital has to offer. Whether you’re looking to gather your gals, dine with a date or party with pals, head to Skylight Peckham or Tobacco Dock for the countdown as fireworks light up the skies. The former will be hosting the Dine and Dance event, comprising a three-course supper with a glass of champagne – think mixed cheese and charcuterie boards, braised ox cheek risotto and affogato with coconut ice cream – and special DJ sets. The Tobacco Dock outpost will host the Skate and Celebrate event, where DJs, rooftop ice skating, raclette, heated luxury igloos and a photobooth will be ready for guests to ring in the New Year. 

From £45 per person, visit skylightbars.com

The Thin White Duke, Soho

See in the New Year immersed in Shakespearean tales at The Thin White Duke’s A Night for Star-Cross’d Lovers party. Throughout the evening on the 31st, revellers will be invited to enjoy limited-edition cocktails created by mixologist Dav Eames in partnership with Playwright Gin, including In Fair Veron-i – a punchy combination of gin, Select 1920, picon, absinthe and Sacred spiced vermouth – alongside Mai Dim Sum. In true Shakespearean splendour, The Thin White Duke will be transformed into a striking recreation of Juliet’s funeral, with guests invited to pick their poison (or not) in a game of Russian shot roulette. Dance into the early hours to a soundtrack from the Duke's in-house DJ. 

From £50 per person, visit thethinwhiteduke.london

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