London is the perfect party hotspot, and there’s a whole host of events taking place across the city this year, from sophisticated parties held in the clouds 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: Skylight Tobacco Dock NYE Party
Book tickets to London’s igloo extravaganza this New Year’s Eve at Skylight Tobacco Dock. Dance the night away to beats by the coolest DJs, while sipping on the champers... what a way to ring in 2023! Show off your ice skating skills (...or not) on their ice rink, chow down on some traditional Alpine food or sip on a winter themed cocktail. You can get a standard ticket or if you're going with friends, treat yourselves to an evening in one of their festive covered huts or igloos! Book your tickets online here, we know that this event won't disappoint.
2: New Year's Party at Oblix at The Shard
If you’re looking for an upmarket celebration, then head over to the New Year's Party at Oblix at The Shard. Hosted in the tallest building in London, enter 2023 in awe at the most stunning 360 views of the city. With the best seat in town for the firework displays, an open bar until midnight and a glass on champagne to ring in the new year, we can't think of a better place to start 2023. If you want to kick-start your new year in style, this is the way to do it. Tickets start at £200 and can be purchased here.
3: The Piano Works Does NYE - A Black Tie Affair
From 5pm until late, The Piano Works is, as always, putting on a show. If you've been to The Piano Works before, you'll know you're in for a good time at this event. It’s a themed party like no other; request all your favourite songs for the live musician to play and sing and dance the night away, all the while getting appropriately merry on their incredible cocktails. As the name suggest, dress to impress and get ready to party. Buy your tickets online here.
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.
4: NYE at The Loft
Welcome 2023 and celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Loft, 180 Strand/Soho House. One of the hottest bars in London is putting on a glitzy and glam New Year's Eve celebration. With the dress code as Glitz & Glam, you'll want to put your most sparkly dancing shoes on, with the aim to W O W. Ladies in elegant heels, jaw dropping dresses and floor length gowns and gents in suits and tuxedos (ok... you can wear smart wear, but if there's any night to don a 007 Bond Tux, it's NYE, right?!) So, put your glad rags on for the unrivalled entertainment - Live DJs, a live saxophonist, a roulette table and magicians will be there to amuse you until the countdown starts (and then, until the early hours of the morning). It’s going to be pretty special, so be sure to book your ticket to avoid disappointment.
5: The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Show 2022!
If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun, why not head to Jay Gatsby's iconic party hosted this year at the London Cabaret Club. Just like in the roaring twenties, we'll be celebrating with lots of liquor (although, thankfully not actual bootleg booze!) and harmonic jazz, all of which is sure to get you up on your feet, dancing the night away. It may come at a price, but for a champagne reception, followed by a 4-6 course set menu, live cabaret show, and MORE! This is one of London's hottest NYE parties. As you can imagine, the dress codes requires you dress to impress, the flappier the better. You can buy tickets online here.
6: Little Bat NYE
Ring in 2023 at the Little Bat bar, with an incredible array of cocktails always on offer, it's without a doubt that they are the place to be for NYE. But what's better than delicious cocktails? Oh yes, unlimited delicious cocktails. With two packages to choose from (both including unlimited drinks), this event is sure to not disappoint. Just book a ticket, book a taxi and Little Bat will arrange the rest. It's as easy as that!
7: NYE Madison
Even not on New Year's Eve, Madison restaurant has some of the best views over London. So what a place to spend New Year's Eve... with a prime spot to watch the various firework displays light up London's skyline, NYE Madison is the place to be! Put on your most fabulous frock or sexiest suit, devour delicious canapes and be greeted with a glass of champagne, can it get better than that? Book your ticket, from £149, here and be quick!
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: Tonight Josephine's Glitterbomb
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 annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Glitterbomb. With the dress code being 'the stuff of magpie's fantasies', 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!).
10: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club - NYE Spectacular
Hosted at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, the iconic Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club will be joined by some of the funkiest live artists & DJs to ring in the New Year in style. So if you want boogie non-stop until the early hours, but you don't want a big dent to your wallet (like some of the other London NYE parties do), book your ticket now!
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 2023, you’re bound to have an unforgettable evening by celebrating it in the capital.