Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in London 2019
The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair
The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party for the first time this year. Celebrations will commence at 9pm with welcome cocktails in the walnut-panelled Magritte Bar, followed by a five course dinner in The Colony Room. Post-midnight, guests will be entertained by a live 1920s swing band – in keeping with the Roaring-20s-Art Deco design of the Mayfair-based hotel – which will play popular jazz music until 2am. See in 2020 in style by spending the night at the five-star property and enjoy a Full English Breakfast on New Year’s Day and a late check out time of 2pm.
Location: The Beaumont, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London, W1K 6TF Price: Tables are available for parties between two and eight people, £195 per person. The Beaumont’s NYE accommodation package is available from £925, which incorporates a five course dinner and overnight stay for two people in a Classic Room Time: From 9pm Closest Station: Bond Street
The Lanesborough’s New Year’s Eve House Party, Hyde Park
Following its inaugural New Year’s Eve party in 2018, The Lanesborough will once again be closing its doors on 31 December to throw a house party in collaboration with Moët & Chandon. The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Céleste, will be transformed into an exclusive nightclub, while The Belgravia Ballroom will be serving a selection of speed rails, rum and Champagne-based cocktails to a backdrop of Latin American music. Elsewhere, The Great Hall will be converted into an extensive seafood and champagne bar; the St Georges’ dining room will become a Lebanese Lounge; the Library & Withdrawing Room will be offering up house music and cocktails; and, finally, The Westminster Room will become a modern-day speakeasy with signature Gatsby-era cocktails and a live band. Doors open at 8pm and festivities continue until 3am.
Location: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA Price: Tickets cost £275 per person Time: 8pm-3am Closest Station: Hyde Park
Decimo at The Standard King's Cross
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias and his restaurant Decimo have been the talk of the town since opening atop The Standard King’s Cross. Offering views of pretty much every sight that London has to offer, it will undoubtedly be a wild night to ring in the New Year.
Location: The Standard, 10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG Closest Station: St Pancras
The London Cabaret Club at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, Bloomsbury
You’ve seen the film, now live the experience. Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, the London Cabaret Club will be putting on a Great Gatsby extravaganza this New Year’s Eve at the appropriately Art Deco Bloomsbury Ballroom. Channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Daisy Buchanan during a six- or four-course dinner, while stars from the West End perform a diverse range of acts, alongside routines by acrobats, aerialists and contortionists. After the show, entertainment continues in The Ballroom’s newly relaunched Rose Bar, where a DJ will keep the party going until 5am – ensuring that New Year’s Day might be something of a struggle.
Location: The London Cabaret Club, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, WC1B 4DA Price: Diamond Table, six course dinner with wine pairings, £495 per person; Gold Table, four course dinner and half a bottle of Verve Clicquot Champagne per person, £295 per personTime: From 7pm Closest Station: Holborn
Radio Rooftop at ME London Hotel, The Strand
Launched on the Strand in summer 2012 as the UK’s first Foster + Partners’ hotel, ME London has since become one of the hottest venues in town come New Year’s Eve thanks to the envious view offered by the hotel’s top-floor bar, Radio Rooftop. A panoramic vista of London’s central skyline – stretching from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament – provides one of the best vantage points from which to witness the capital’s spectacular firework display come midnight. Tickets include a welcome glass of Champagne and an open bar (beer, wine, single house spirits), hot and cold canapés, charcuterie and artisan cheeses, sweet treats, and a live DJ set. Doors open at 7:30pm and the party will continue until late.
Location: ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA Price: Tickets start from £300 per guest (minimum two guests) Time: From 7.30pm Closest Station: Covent Garden
Madrilleno restaurant and celeb-magnet Amazonico made a splash in Mayfair even before it opened. With its luxe rainforest ambiance and a menu that straddles Europe, Asia and South America, it’s the flavour of the month. Get bookings in for NYE now, where there will be a house band and DJ to see you into 2020.
Location: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR Closest Station: Green Park
Sushisamba, Liverpool Street
Bring New Year’s Eve to the next level – the 38th floor of the Heron Tower to be exact. Sushisamba has a sturdy reputation for throwing some of the wildest parties in town and this year is no exception. The restaurant will be transformed into an Amazonian rainforest with an immersive design, Amazon-themed cocktails, colourful performers and proceeds donated to charity partner Cool Earth.
Location: Sushisamba, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY Price:From £200 per person Time: From 6pm Closest Station: Liverpool Street
Quo Vadis Members' Club, Soho
Private club Quo Vadis will be opening the doors of its second floor to the members and public alike with an evening of fun and frivolity. After gourmandising on an exceptional Jeremey Lee feast featuring such classic dishes as baked salsify, sirloin and meringue tumbles, guests can pull shapes to a DJ from 10pm onwards.
Location: Quo Vadis, 26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL Price: £75 per person Time: 7.30pm-2am Closest Station: Tottenham Court Road
The Savoy, The Strand
Renowned for hosting some of the best parties in the capital for more than 130 years, The Savoy offers one of the best vantage points for watching the fireworks. See in 2020 at its New Year’s Eve bash, which begins with a champagne reception, followed by a six-course dinner and dancing in the majestic Lancaster Ballroom.
Locatin: The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ Price: From £450 per person Closest Station: Charing Cross
Aqua Shard, London Bridge
Ascend to the rarefied height of the 31st floor on 31 December, when Aqua Shard hosts its famous New Year’s Eve shindig in one of the city’s most famous skyscrapers. You can treat yourself to an elegant five-course dinner in the restaurant or, if you’d rather focus on liquid sustenance, opt for the celebration bar, where you’ll be plied with champagne, canapes and entertainment.
Location: Aqua Shard, Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, UK SE1 9RY Pice: From £395 per person Time: Dinner times from 7.30pm-9.30pm; Party from 9.30pm-3.30am Closest Station: London Bridge
Aqua Kyoto, Oxford Circus
Ring in the New Year from a celebrated Soho rooftop at Aqua Kyoto. There will be a DJ performing from 10pm until 4am and attendees can either opt for a bar ticket with entertainment or a dinner ticket with champagne upon arrival.
Location: Aqua Kyoto, 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street), London, UK W1B 3BR Price: From £70 per person Time: 6pm-4am Closest Station: Oxford Circus
12th Knot at Sea Containers London, Southbank
Perched atop Sea Containers London on the South Bank, 12th Knot offers peerless views of the Mayor of London’s fireworks. This year the rooftop bar is hosting an event sponsored by Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rosé Champagne, complete with live music followed by the venue's resident DJ who will provide the soundtrack to the start of the New Year until 2am to keep you moving.
Location: Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD Price: From £185 per person Time: 8pm-2am Closest Station: Southwark
Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard
The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard is offering two decades for you to choose from this New Years Eve to ensure you welcome the new decade we are embarking on in style. Get transported to 1977 at GŌNG Bar, London’s highest hotel bar, as it is transformed into the iconic Studio 54 club for one night only for a Studio 52 soiree. Groove all night to the best disco tunes alongside internationally renowned acts who will be sure to add yet more glitz and glamour to the proceedings. Alternatively, enjoy a first-class flight like no other back to the 1950’s at TĪNG Restaurant and indulge on a six-course menu as the fifties themed festivities get underway.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU Price: GŌNG Bar: Standing tickets from £180 and include a glass of Champagne and canapés; Tables from £700 depending on the view and number of guests, price includes a bottle of Champagne and canapés. TING Restaurant: Price of first seating is £290 for a 6-course menu with wine pairings – no entertainment included; price of second seating is £548 for a 6-course menu with wine parings and includes live entertainment Time: GŌNG Bar: open until 2am, last entry 9.30pm; TING Restaurant: first seating from 6pm-8.30pm; second seating from 9pm-1am Closest Station: London Bridge