Things to do on New Year’s Eve in London for 2021

If you’re going to be in London for New Year’s Eve this year, you’re in for a real treat. Things may have looked a little different last year, but the capital’s celebratory spirit is back for 2021.

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London is the perfect party hotspot, and there’s a whole host of events taking place across the city this year, from all-night parties to quirky live entertainment. So, whether you’re ready to dance the night away or want to keep things fairly low-key, you’re sure to find something fun to do when December 31st rolls around. To help you plan a night you won’t forget, we’ve put together a handy guide: here are the best things to do in the capital on New Year’s Eve. 

1: Tobacco Dock NYE Party

Book tickets to London’s only indoor festival this New Year’s Eve at Tobacco Dock. With a line up featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, including Jax Jones, Rudimental and Joel Corry, you’re sure to be in for a great night. Party the night away and say hello to 2022 listening to the best beats of the year. Book your tickets online here.

2: Après Ski New Year’s Eve Party at The Shard

If you’re looking for an upmarket celebration, then head over to the Après Ski New Year’s Eve Party at The Shard. Hosted in the iconic Shangri-La, you’ll be transported to an Alpine winter wonderland, replete with stunning views of the city. There are two different VIP packages to choose from, but both include drinks, buffet food and your own private waiter! If you want to kick-start your new year in style, this is the way to do it.

3: The Prohibition Party NYE Special

Taking place at the Village Underground, just 10 minutes away from our London City Shoreditch hotel, The Prohibition Party invites guests to escape to the Roaring Twenties for a night of sheer decadence. It’s a themed party like no other; expect live bands, dance troupes and an elaborate cocktail menu of ‘bootlegged booze.’ Dress to impress and get ready to party, Prohibition style. 

4: New Year at The White Mansion

Welcome 2022 and celebrate New Year’s Eve at The White Mansion. Hosted in North West London at a top-secret location (partygoers receive the address 48 hours before), it comes with a dress code (white), but you can be as outlandish as you like – in fact, it’s encouraged. Put your glad rags on and you could be the lucky winner of the Best Dressed award. Plus, the entertainment is unrivalled; with three dancefloors, DJs, live performers and even a clairvoyant, it’s going to be pretty special, so be sure to book your ticket to avoid disappointment.

5: Love Come Down NYE

If you’re looking for good old fashioned fun, lots of disco and an inclusive vibe – oh, and affordable drinks – then head to Love Come Down. Set in a cavernous warehouse space in Harringay, it promises ‘pretension-free’ partying without the gimmicks. Playing disco (and some house) until the early hours, it’s a must for anyone who wants to dance the night away. You can buy tickets online here.

6: New Year’s Eve at Sushisamba

Ring in 2022 at Sushisamba Heron Tower with a captivating New Year’s Eve Sambazonia celebration, full of delicious food and exciting surprises. Get ready to party the night away with a variety of DJs, live performances, and immersive entertainment. Best of all? It’s just a 16-minute tube journey from easyHotel London City Shoreditch

7: Dancing in the Dark – NYE Special

Hackney’s Moth Club will be transporting partygoers back to the 80s this New Year’s Eve with their retro themed night, Dancing in the Dark. Expect to hear classics from the likes of Prince, Whitney Houston and David Bowie, and sing your heart out until the early hours. 

8: Ballie Ballerson New Year’s Eve Glitter Ball Out

Head to Shoreditch’s Ballie Ballerson this New Year’s Eve for a celebration like no other. Spend the evening partying in the original ball pit cocktail bar at their Glitter Ball Out. There are different entry times to choose from, so you can start your night there, join to ring in the new year or turn up later and party until the early hours. Whenever you get there, one thing’s for sure: it’s bound to be a memorable night!

You can get tickets online now. And, while you’re at it, why not book a stay with us at our London City Shoreditch hotel? It’s a 12-minute bus or car ride away from Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch, or a 15-minute walk.

9: Singeasy at the Piano Works

The ultimate karaoke bar located in London’s vibrant West End, Singeasy at the Piano Works is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re a Whitney wannabe or a Freddie fan, this immersive, sing-along experience is a wonderfully unique way to spend your evening. With a West End host, singing waiters and a piano vocalist, this isn’t your average karaoke bar. The theme is black tie, so make sure you dress to impress for a night of first-class entertainment.

The Piano Works, located in Whitcomb Street, is just 18-minutes away from easyHotel Paddington on the Bakerloo line, or 19-minutes on the tube if you’re staying at easyHotel Victoria.

10: Josephine’s Glitter Bomb NYE at Tonight Josephine

If you’re looking for a night of fun, glitz and glamour – with plenty of sparkles to boot – head to Tonight Josephine in Clapham, Shoreditch or Waterloo for their spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration, Glitter Bomb. With the tagline ‘get your sassy pants on,’ guests are encouraged to don their best and most extravagant outfits (think glitter, sequins and feathers), and dance the night away. Festivities start early, at 7pm, but are set to go on until the early hours. If you’re looking for the perfect place to party with your besties, Tonight Josephine has got you covered.

Our Victoria hotel is just 20 minutes away from the Waterloo venue and 25 minutes from Tonight Josephine on Clapham High Street. And, if you’re staying at easyHotel London City Shoreditch for New Year’s Eve, their Shoreditch spot is a mere 10 minutes away by bus, or a 15-minute walk (if you’re willing to brave it in heels!). 

Whether you want to dance all night at a disco or enjoy a sophisticated soiree in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, there are plenty of New Year’s Eve events to choose from this year. However you choose to ring in 2022, you’re bound to have an unforgettable evening by celebrating it in the capital. 

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