New Year’s Eve is a tricky one to get right – with premium prices and the eagerness to embrace a new year, there’s always so much pressure to have THE BEST TIME EVER! But relax, The Resident has carefully chosen some of London’s best looking New Year’s Eve parties to ensure 2017 starts in the right mood…
The Blues Kitchen’s themed New Year’s Eve Parties
This year, the three Blues Kitchen locations in London will all be hosting uniquely themed New Year’s Eve parties to help you party well into the morning of the first. Brixton’s venue will be playing host to a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to celebrate the new year in true New Orleans style. Head to Camden for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where you can party like a rock star or make your way to Shoreditch for their Tarantino Special where they are dedicating themselves to the vampire-slaying, Nazi-killing, Kung Fu fighting, bad ass characters we all know and love. Tickets for each venue are at £25 or £50 if you want to partake in their dinner special as well. While each experience will be different, you can (as always at the Blues Kitchen) expect quality funk, soul and rock ‘n roll music playing till the small hours.
The Blitz Party New Year’s Eve Special
Step into an authentic British air-raid shelter complete with sandbags, hurricane lamps, reconnaissance maps and black out curtains for this 1940’s themed party. Dress up as a uniformed soldier or victory curled lady and dance to live music with lavish cocktails in hand all night long. And beware – The Blitz Party operates a strict 1940s dress code. Denim may be acceptable in the munitions hall and trainers do squeak nicely in the gymnasium, but that is where they should remain. Go hard or go home with this fully immersive New Year’s Eve celebration.
The Natural History Museum’s New Year’s Eve Ball
In collaboration with Guilty Pleasures, The Natural History Museum will be hosting one of the most unique NYE parties of the year. Count down the final hours of 2016 in an enviable night of extravagance in one of London’s grandest galleries. Request your favourite tracks from the DJ and dance by the Diplodocus to pop, dance, disco, R&B and club anthems. Bars will serve drinks throughout the evening, and revellers can upgrade to a special three-course dinner in the Museum before the party. You just can’t turn down the opportunity to party within one of London’s most beautiful buildings surrounded by dinosaurs and other ghastly creatures.
The Dark Circus Party
London’s hedonists are bing called to pack their corsets, collapse their top hats, and run away to the circus. The Dark Circus Party transports guests into a carnival of curiosities offering an experience that is surreal and subversive, without being too scary or strange. Guests can expect awe inspiring aerial acts, treacherous trapeze artists and ethereal silks performances while sipping on potent cocktails within intimate curtained areas. So pick a persona, embrace your inner voyeur and enter the carnival for a night of unbridled mischief.
London Cocktail Club
The London Cocktail Club is pulling out all the stops this New year’s Eve! The Covent Garden location is celebrating it’s 8th birthday so dress to impress at this black tie event as the little gem transforms into a sparkling diamond for the night. The Shoreditch LCC will be hosting a Batman-inspired soiree while you can head to Islington for their twisted Masquerade Ball. Advance tickets to all venues are just £10 and include a complimentary cocktail. Do expect over the top cocktails and some of the best party anthems that’ll have you moving and shaking well into the small hours.
The Prohibition Party
Step back to the age of loosening morals, soaring stocks and bootleg barons at The Prohibition Party. For £55, guests will be transported back to the giddy magic of the Roaring Twenties, a time when footloose flappers danced the Charleston, card sharp cads tried their luck at the roulette table, and everyone quaffed on the free-flowing illegal alcohol. Live music demands you get footloose and the roulette tables will beckon you to try your luck while those in need of a break can sneak off to the silent cinema or perch by the bar, drinking away 2016 with some of Bourne and Hollingsworth’s most creative cocktail creations. The Secret Central London Ballroom will be revealed two weeks before New Year’s Eve.
Great Gatsby party at Sky Garden
Set against the dramatic backdrop of London’s glittering skyline, Sky Garden, 35 floors above ground level, is hosting a Great Gatsby party that will take you into the small hours with with live music courtesy of Juke Joints and J and The Rest plus Sky Garden’s DJ spinning the decks until 2am. Immerse yourself in 1920s decadence and glamour and dress to impress with smoking jackets, faux furs and velvet shawls (the beautiful garden is naturally-ventilated, so it can be a little chilly!). Sky Pod Bar entry tickets are £95, or book a private table from £145 per person (both options include a welcome drink). You can also choose from two dining destinations. The Darwin Brasserie has two sittings for a four-course dinner and a glass of Champagne for £165 at 5.30pm (plus £55 if you wish to stay all night), or £255 for the second sitting at 9pm with all-night Sky Pod access. There’s also the elegant Fenchurch Restaurant on the 37th floor, offering a seven-course menu with two glasses of Champagne for £325.
90s House Party at People’s Park Tavern
From Backstreet Boys to Nirvana, this House Party will be playing all of your favourite 90’s hits all night long. Yes, that’s right. This year for New Year’s Eve you are just going to get hours and hours of 90’s bangers. Dress up as your favourite spice girl or maybe find the brightest shell suit possible and you will be in the running to win a £50 bar tab for the night as the best dressed. This night of glorious nostalgia will surely book out fast so get your mates organised.
World’s Biggest Boat Party
London will play host to the world’s biggest boat Party on the River Thames this coming New Year’s Eve with guests having the opportunity to watch the city fireworks from one of the most sought after locations. Situated between the Hungerford Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, guests will have a fantastic view of the world famous firework display making this night one to remember. Customers will return to North Greenwich Pier and have the option to continue the festivities at The Qube project till 6am. Tickets are selling from £119 per person and are limited. Boats sold out by 4 December last year so be quick and get yours now!
Over 30’s Motown Soul Party Night at The Winning Post
Get away from all the drunken teens dancing to house music and Taylor Swift by heading to The Winning Post in Twickenham this New Year’s Eve. From 9pm to 2am, you can party to all your Motown favourites on one of the biggest dance floors in the area while mingling with fellow adults. You won’t know how refreshing it is to celebrate the coming of 2017 with fellow smart and sociable people like your fine self.
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