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Top New Year’s Eve Parties in East London

Every year, we approach New Year’s Eve with the same naïve excitement for the wild possibilities of the night, and every year we end up in bed by 11.45 after making up the words to Auld Lang Syne …

This year will be different.

The Blitz Party

See in the New Year with something unique: a Blitz-themed party at Village Underground. 1940’s-style attire is a must to truly throw yourself into the Blitz spirit, dancing the night away to live Big Band music. There’s even a pre-party swing dance class for you to sharpen your steps before the main event.
Where: Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
Tickets: theblitzparty.com

The Carnival of Light

Jaguar Skills has been announced as the headliner for the New Year’s Eve show, The Carnival of Light, at Shadwell’s incredible Art Deco venue, Troxy. Seeing you into the new year will be live dancers, acrobats and circus performers, set against a backdrop of laser shows, UV displays, indoor fireworks, a Chinese Dragon, fire performances and confetti. The illusive Jaguar Skills, whose identity is still a mystery, will perform alongside The Carnival of Light resident DJs. Expect drum and bass, deep house, tech house, transe, techno and bassline to ring in 2019 with a killer soundtrack.
Tickets: thecarnivaloflight.co.uk
Where? Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX

Toast to 2019 on BŌKAN’s 38 & 39th Floor Roof Terrace

Towering above the streets of the capital, Bōkan offers 360-degree show-stopping views of the iconic London skyline, making it the ultimate spot for celebrating the New Year with a stunning view of the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight! The premium package includes unlimited house spirits and mixers, cocktails, prosecco, wine, beers and soft drinks as well as a bowl food buffet served from 10pm – midnight alongside live entertainment! 
Where: Bōkan – 38th & 39th Floors
Novotel, Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP
Tickets: events@bokanlondon.com

NT’s Bar & Nanny Bills

If there’s one night of the year you need to line your stomach, it’s New Year’s Eve. Tuckshop, London’s party collective, have teamed up with NT’s for their first ever New Year’s event, with a three-course banquet courtesy of Nanny Bill’s. This intimate banquet of expertly prepared pub-grub will be accompanied by live jazz from Ronnie Scott’s regulars Christian Brewer and Tertia May, as well as bottomless Prosecco and wine, followed by an all-night party with sets from Leffto, Hardhouse Banton and many more exciting guests.
Where? Night Tales, 207 Westgate Strett, Dalston, E8 3RL
Tickets: ntbar.co.uk

Pulp Fiction at Hoxton Square Bar

If you want a New Year’s night out with the retro aesthetic of Pulp Fiction without the unmitigated violence of the Tarantino movie, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Throwback are taking over the venue for a night of forward-thinking disco music and retro beats in immersive Pulp Fiction-themed surroundings. Join DJs Kon and Harry Wolfman for hip shakers and remixed dance music classics and ring the new year in with pure disco fever.
Where? Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU
Advance Ticketshoxtonsquarebar.com

The Book Club NYE Temple of Dance

The amazing carnival vibe at ‘The NYE Temple of Dance’, hosted by The Book Club, will transform you to warmer climes, and you’ll quickly forget you’re in chilly East London at the end of December. Dedicated to the sights and sounds of electronic party music, The Book Club is transformed into a futuristic temple with confetti, air horns, face painters, dancers and festival décor. Head down into the basement bar, or ‘temple’s tomb’ for a lavish world of Neon sound tracked by headliner DJ Die, or upstairs for the eclectic sounds of Meltout Crew. 8pm-3am
Where? 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
Advance Ticketsthebookclub.eventcube

NYE House Party @ Oslo

This New Year’s EveOSLO in Hackney presents a late-night house-party like no other. The East London venue is undergoing a transformation for the biggest party of the year, with each of its three rooms becoming familiar house-party hang-outs. The Lounge will be hosting Valhalla, with the sofas pushed to the side of the room, the TV is on mute and Dave has brought around his speakers and lighting rig. The DJs will be playing hip-hip, R&B, pop, house and UKG into the early hours. The Kitchen, famously the hub of any good house party will be in the bar and restaurant area, with the Locomotive DJs serving the best in disco, funk and boogie alongside retro classics. OSLO‘s Green Room is becoming The Garden, guests might think that this is the intimate space to head for some peace, but oh no there’s a party going on out here too! Pop Confessional will be bringing the guilty pleasures and sing along tunes to the yard all night long.
Where? 1A Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL
Tickets: oslohackney.com

Free New Year’s Eve Party at The Three compasses

Partying all night lonnnng (well, until 2am, when everyone decides that actually The Dolphin is in fact a really good idea) with resident DJ Symon playing a classic Compasses party set. Expect funk, soul, disco, hip hop, 50s & 60s oldies, party bangers & dance classics…
99 Dalston Lane E8 1NH
Tickets: 3compasses.com

The Fire & Ice Party @ Café 1001

Celebrate NYE at Shoreditch’s uber-cool hangout, Cafe 1001.
Café 1001, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL – 9pm – 4am (last entrance 1am)
Tickets: designmynight.com

Last Nights of Havana

Last Nights Of Havana will be hosting a very special New Year’s Eve Party, complete with a live jazz band, salsa dancing, live DJs & delicious cocktails. The pre-revolution party is inspired by 1940s and 50s Havana and evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. Expect live entertainment from professional salsa dancers and jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso while feasting on the finest Cuban street food and expertly made rum cocktails.
Where? Last Nights of Havana, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane Gate Entrance, London E1W 2SF
Tickets: designmynight.com

Magical NYE Experience

Dazzle into 2019 with a magical NYE experience at one of London’s favorite rooftop venues as this is sure to be one hell of a closing party and the best place to see in 2019! 
The Magic Roundabout, Old Street Station
Tickets: magicroundabout.co

Mac & Wild Devonshire Square

Celebrate Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) for an evening of celebration, indulgence and friendship.
Where? 9A Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YN
Tickets: macandwild.com

The Shoredtich NYE Pub Crawl

See in the New Year with this epic pub crawl of the year!
Meet from 8.30pm to 9.15pm at Sink Bar
4 Paul Street Corner of Paul and, Worship St, London EC2A 4JH
Tickets: here

The NYE Goblin Ball

Don your mask and let your wild side shine, and goblins, princesses and creatures of the night dance magic dance to an eclectic roster of DJ’s spinning funk, soul and alternative through to the small hours.
The People’s Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road E9 7BT

NYE Back to the Old Skool Party

Back to back 90s and 00s with gin and loelash.
Where? Big Chill, Brick Lane, Dray Walk, London, E1 6QL

Dr. Klugers Bottomless Booze NYE Party

Party your way into 2019 under Dr. Klugers giant glowing disco balls. Head to The Breakfast Club’s Dirty Little Secret- Dr Klugers- this NYE for a 2 hour bottomless bonanza with all night drink deals & DJ’s to end this year with a bang!
Where? The Breakfast Club, 1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5EL

Elvis-themed bash, Canary Wharf

Join Boisdale, Canary Wharf for a delicious 3 course meal at £49.50 then watch Aitch B at the controls for a mix of old skool soul, boogie, cutting edge funk, rare groove and a touch of rub a dub reggae.
Boisdale, 1st floor, Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

London Cocktail Club

Hosting wicked parties and general mayhem across the capital.
London Cocktail Club locations: Shoreditch, Monument, Liverpool Street & Bethnal Green

Decadence: NYE Feast, Debauchery & Dance Party!

You are invited to join The Kings Head in a night of delectation and debauchery, as they see in the New Year with fine food, champagne, musical accompaniment and visual treats from London’s most seductive performers. When the clock strikes twelve the night will just be getting started, as what was once sophisticated descends into a night unlike any other. Lucky guests will be attending a private party with immersive fire performers, drag artist, taxidermy,  dancers, cocktails and DJ’s keeping the dance floor full till the early hours of 2019.
The King’s Head,257 Kingland Road E2 8AS
Tickets: designmynight.com

NYE with Dave Drake

Kansas Smitty’s legendary New Years’s Eve party returns for the fourth year running. Your ticket gets you seats for the show with three of our most sought-after players, as well as prosecco at midnight and all the cocktails you could need for the perfect end to 2018.
Dave Drake, 63 – 65 Broadway Market E8 4PH
Tickets: kansassmittys.com

Celebrate at Camino, Shoreditch

Countdown to the new year with bubbles and tapas in the restaurant, followed by DJs and dancing in the bar!
Principal Place 2 Curtain Road EC2A 3BL
Tickets: designmynight.com

UV NYE, Ping Pong Party

Like no other, a NYE party, Bounce, Old Street is set in a 14,500 square feet subterranean world of graffiti, UV light, Ping Pong, Wonderball tables and amazing vibes. UV face painters on hand to make sure you can shake your urban thang and light up the dancefloor. BTW bright white is the best party wear too for maximum disco stand out. Dance until the early hours with DJ Nate, the legend, the man known for creating THE BEST AND FUNKIEST party tunes, guaranteed to get you up and boogieing all night long (all night)! Bounce is also throwing in a few extra surprises on the night, the types of ones which will make your Instagram go WILD but more importantly they’re just pretty memorable, for all the right reasons.
Where? 241 Old Street EC1V 9EY
Tickets: bouncepingpong.com

Shoreditch Shakedown NYE Special

Your NYE plans won’t get anymore naughty than spending the night at The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch. Warmly welcome in 2019 with confetti, cocktails and music to get you movin’ and shakin’ til the stars disappear and the sun comes up. The fantastic 8 piece World Famous BK House Band are welcomed to the main stage. Plus two very special live shows of frenzied funk and soul, expect to hear classics from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac to James Brown amongst many other well loved legends from the golden era of music.
134-146 Curtain Road EC2A 3AR
Tickets: designmynight.com

NYE at Catch

Shoreditch’s notorious club Catch will be celebrating the new year with a BANG!!! With Resident DJ’s they’ll be bringing you some of the best new music from Hip-Hop & R&B To Old School Hip-Hop.
Where? 22 Kingsland Road E2 8DA
Tickets: designmynight.com

Party Like it’s 1998 @ All Star Lanes

Bring your glowsticks and drink, dine and bowl back through time this NYE at All Star Lane, with their resident DJ playing all your favourite 90s anthems, go party like it’s 1998!
95 Brick Lane E1 6QL
Tickets: designmynight.com

Hair of the dog, New Year’s Day

Bottomless Brunch at Andaz London Liverpool Street on

What would be your ideal start to the new year? Sure, we all have grand plans of waking up at 6am for a run and a protein shake, but let’s face it, you’re much more likely to awaken to beer fear and a headache. Thankfully, Andaz London Liverpool Street have the ultimate antidote: a ‘brunch in bed’ hangover cure that is sure to get 2019 off to the best start. Included in the package is an overnight stay in a Queen room, a two-course brunch in bed, unlimited Prosecco, and a 4pm check-out time to coincide with the decline of your hangover.
Where? Andaz London Liverpool Street, 40 Liverpool St London EC2M 7QN
Book? hyatt.com


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