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New Year’s Eve 2021: The 32 best London dinners, parties and events to book now

With more than half of the country already planning to go out this New Year’s Eve, the desire to mark the start of 2022 with a bang is at an all-time high. And if you’re still figuring out what to do and where to go, we’ve got you covered.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a night out seems like a pastime that many of us can no longer relate to.

After all, the end of 2020 saw us swap fluorescent club lights and delicious cocktails for a night on the sofa with a cup of tea, and leave our fancy partywear in favour of a pair of pyjamas due to Covid-19.

And while the pandemic is definitely still out and about, there is a clear desire to mark the beginning of 2022 with a bang, with many planning to return to the party scene and get out this New Year’s Eve.

According to a new survey by Skiddle, more than half (54%) of the country already have plans to go out this year, and just 4% plan to stay home and have an early night – and if you have just decided to take your NYE celebrations to the next level now that Boris Johnson has given the all-clear for celebrations to go ahead with no plans for a UK lockdown this side of 2022, we’ve got you covered with sme big party inspiration.

From themed club nights to decadent four-course meals, we’ve listed some of our favourite New Year’s Eve events to book across London, no matter what part of the city you’re in.

As with all plans in the time of Covid-19, of course, we’ll urge you to stay safe, use your judgement, and stay within the government guidelines with regards to wearing face coverings in public spaces to prevent the spread of omicron getting out of control. With all that in mind, now it’s time to get booking before these in-demand events sell out so you can start planning your go-to party outfit. Just make sure you check with the listed event organisers to find out what their individual Covid policies are. 

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East London

  • Bibo Shoreditch

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    NYE events 2021: Bibo Shoreditch

    For a taste of Spain this New Year’s Eve, guests can head to Bibo Shoreditch for a special edition set menu followed by live DJ entertainment. Available for one sitting taking place from 9pm, guests will be served a glass of Champagne Veuve-Clicquot Yellow Label before feasting on the likes of shredded snow crab with whipped herbed cream and caviar, local oyster with jamón ibérico and charcoal grilled lobster with sherry and butter sauce. 

    Book Bibo Shoreditch

  • The Duchess of Dalston New Year's Eve 2021

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    NYE events 2021: The Duchess of Dalston

    This year, The Duchess of Dalston is putting on a party to remember, filled with bespoke cocktails and free-flowing food until midnight. You’ll be able to dance the night away until 2am and mark the new year with a bang.

    Book The Duchess of Dalston New Year’s Eve

  • So Fresh So Clean at Boxpark Shoreditch

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    NYE events 2021: Boxpark

    Take it back to the 90s with So Fresh So Clean as it comes to Boxpark Shoreditch for New Year’s Eve. Bringing classic hip-hop and RnB songs from the 90s and the 2000s, this party is sure to be a relaxed and carefree atmosphere filled with good drinks and even better tracks that will keep you dancing until the early hours. 

    Book So Fresh So Clean at Boxpark Shoreditch

  • Moth Club Dancing In The Dark NYE special

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    NYE events 2021: Moth Club Dancing In The Dark NYE special

    We may be entering a new year but you can turn back the clock at this 80s-themed night at The Moth Club. Countdown to 2022 and enjoy the first hours of the new year with a beverage in hand and singing along to your favourite old school tracks.

    Book Moth Club Dancing In The Dark NYE special

  • Skylight New Year's Eve At Tobacco Dock

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    NYE events 2021: Skylight New Years Eve At Tobacco Dock

    Live DJs, ice skating and cocktails are on the agenda at Skylight’s New Year’s Eve rooftop party. Enjoy the amazing views which will be illuminated with fireworks when the clock strikes 12 while enjoying the best tracks and alpine snacks.

    Book Skylight New Year’s Eve At Tobacco Dock

Central London

  • New Year’s Eve at Balthazar

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    NYE events 2021: New Year’s Eve at Balthazar

    This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a night of live music and a festive cocktail menu at Balthazar.

    Restaurant-goers will be able to dine on a series of favourites and warming winter dishes, including onion soup with Emmental cheese and croutons, macaroni cheese, and moules mariniere and frites, while taking a trip to the heart of Paris with the brasserie’s very own twinkling Eiffel Tower interior installation.

    Book Balthazar

  • STK Strand and Westminister

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    NYE events 2021: STK Strand and Westminister

    What better way to start the New Year than dining on delicious food in a buzzy atmosphere? Well STK will provide just that as guests will be able to enjoy its signature A La Carte menu alongside the new year’s eve specials, featuring Wagyu from around the world and STK’s very own live DJ.

    Book STK 

  • Swingers, various locations

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    NYE events 2021: Swingers

    See in the end of 2021 at Swingers – the perfect spot for fun-fueled festivities. Get merry with Swingers’ special cocktail ‘Gingle all the way’, while enjoying a competitive game of mini-golf and enter the new year a true winner.

    Book Swingers

  • My Victoria Street NYE Studio 54 immersive night

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    NYE events 2021: My Victoria Street NYE Studio 54 immersive night

    Embrace the spirit of Studio 54 this NYE with a 70s-themed party which will be filled with great food, drink, debauchery and disco.

    Book My Victoria Street NYE Studio 54 immersive night

  • NYE dinner at Gaucho

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    NYE events 2021: Gaucho

    Enjoy an a la carte menu and dance the night away at Gaucho Canary Wharf, O2, Piccadilly (top floor), Tower Bridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester, with venues open till 1am.  

    Book Gaucho

  • New Year's Eve at Chotto Matte

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    NYE events 2021: New Year's Eve at Chotto Matte

    Chotto Matte has partnered with spirits brand, The House of Suntory, to combine the wonderful Japanese light festival with the wild rainforest of Peru, for a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other. 

    The venue will welcome guests to celebrate the most sparkling night of the year with hypnotising bioluminescent installations and limited-edition cocktails featuring Roku gin, Haku vodka and Toki whisky from the House of Suntory spirits portfolio.

    Book New Year’s Eve at Chotto Matte

  • Crazy Pizza Marylebone

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    NYE events 2021: Crazy Pizza Marylebone

    Crazy Pizza is inviting guests to become immersed in the mysterious world of the Venetian masquerade for a truly special New Year’s Eve. Full of suspense and surprises, and with champagne and sparklers at the ready, the venue will transport guests to the streets of Venice, thanks to Venetian inspired decor, mysterious masked hosts, along with captivating entertainment throughout the night.

    Book Crazy Pizza Marylebone

  • New Year's Eve at Folie

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    NYE events 2021: New Year's Eve at Folie

    This chic New Year’s Eve party is taking inspiration from ‘nouvelle vague’ – the French cinematic movement of the 1960s. 

    With a lavish five-course menu and music from resident DJ Florian, this is sure to be the ultimate NYE destination to celebrate the occasion.

    Book New Year’s Eve at Folie

  • Madison New Year's Eve party

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    NYE events 2021: Madison New Year's Eve party

    Madison has big plans in place for New Year’s Eve – from a special, indulgent brunch to a mega rooftop party. There will be an epic line-up of live entertainment all night long, with music from some of London’s hottest DJ’s and performers ready to dance the night away along with one of the greatest views of London as the backdrop to the celebrations.

    Book Madison New Year’s Eve party

  • Galvin at Windows NYE dinner

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    NYE events 2021: Galvin at Windows NYE dinner

    For a simple and chic New Year’s Eve celebration, dine in style at Galvin at Windows. Enjoy a six-course feast along with a DJ and live entertainment, making this the ultimate NYE event for a sophisticated night out.

    Book Galvin at Windows

  • City Social

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    NYE events 2021: City Social

    Boasting magnificent views of the city, City Social is a great location for those looking to enjoy the bustling atmosphere while dining on a modern-British menu, which has been given a very special tweak for the end of the year.

    Call 020 78777708 or email for further info, or to book City Social.

North London

West London

  • Sumosan Twiga NYE celebration

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    NYE events 2021: Sumosan Twiga NYE celebration

    Knightsbridge’s finest dining destination, Sumosan Twiga, invites guests to end 2021 in style with the most elegant party of the year. From shadow to shine, Sumosan Twiga will showcase the hope and light of what 2022 has to bring with an immersive evening of culinary delights and entertainment.

    Each floor will have bespoke entertainment and guests will be surrounded by mesmerising ballerinas dancing around the stunning restaurant. This will be accompanied by talented violinists performing throughout the evening as well as an eccentric opera rock singer who will bring electrifying energy to the venue.

    Book Sumosan Twiga NYE celebration

  • The Nutcracker at Royal Albert Hall

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    NYE events 2021: The Nutcracker at Royal Albert Hall

    If you’ve yet to see The Nutcracker, this could be the chance to do so before the end of the year. Enjoy a showing of the enchanting production on NYE, which features Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score and is the quintessential ballet to see at this time of the year.

    Book The Nutcracker at Royal Albert Hall

  • The Dorchester

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    NYE events 2021: The Dorchester

    The iconic hotel will be hosting a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner, including a four-course menu with wine pairings and entertainment from a seven-piece band and DJ to get you on the dancefloor in the wee hours of the morning.

    Book The Dorchester

South London

  • Bunga Bunga Battersea

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    NYE events 2021: Bunga Bunga Battersea

    Say bye to 2021 and ring in the New Year with a night oozing with old school Italian glamour at Bunga Bunga’s sparkling white Venetian masquerade ball. 

    Dress up in white and don your finest jewels, and Bunga will provide the mask and a welcome bellini upon arrival to get the party started. Head upstairs to Club Bunga where a live band and two DJs will fill the floor with all-night anthems for you to dance the night away.

    Book Bunga Bunga Battersea

  • Le Pont de la Tour NYE dinner

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    NYE events 2021: Le Pont de la Tour casino party

    If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic location this new year’s eve, Le Pont de la Tour is just the place. Witness the twinkling lights and stunning views up the river and see in 2022 at the restaurant, where you can enjoy a six-course tasting menu for £150 per person. 

    Book Le Pont de la Tour NYE dinner

  • Birdies

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    NYE events 2021: Birdies

    Say sayonara to 2021 and hello 2022 at Birdies new year’s eve party. With a spectacular live DJ set from 8pm-1am and killer cocktails, you’ll be able to dance into 2022 at the hottest destination in Battersea

    Book Birdies

  • The Beirut Groove Collective NYE Party

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    NYE events 2021: The Beirut Groove Collective NYE Party

    Venture over to Peckham for an incredible New Year’s Eve party at a new venue, Well Seasoned. Expect to hear pioneering, genre-forming and obscure records from The BGC DJ crew + friends at this all-nighter, along with a live performance from London-based Sudanese band The Scorpios, who’ll be serving up a set of funk and soul-infused afrobeat, melded with Arabic rhythms.

    Book The Beirut Groove Collective NYE Party

  • Seabird New Year's Eve

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    NYE events 2021: Seabird New Year's Eve

    Ring in the new year with a very special evening at Seabird.

    Located in Southwark, spend the end of 2021 upon the 14th floor and take in the picturesque views along with a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, followed by a selection of sharing dishes including scallops with truffle followed by three main courses to choose from. 

    Book Seabird New Year’s Eve

  • Defected NYE at Printworks

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    NYE events 2021: Defected NYE at Printworks

    Music label Defected will be taking over Printworks for New Year’s Eve and you can expect nothing but amazing music from the label’s iconic roster.

    Book Defected NYE at Printworks

  • No 29 Power Station West

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    NYE events 2021: No 29 Power Station West

    Overlooking the Thames, No 29 Power Station West is a great location for good views and good food.

    The bar and restaurant will have everything you’ll need for a night out, from an in-house DJ and a drool-worthy cocktail menu to fortune-tellers offering free ‘year ahead’ tarot card readings.

    Book No 29 Power Station West

  • New Year's Eve at Bar Elba

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    NYE events 2021: New Year's Eve at Bar Elba

    Dance the night away at Bar Elba and enjoy the stunning views along with a party-ready playlist, lip-smacking burgers and glorious giveaways.

    Book New Year’s Eve at Bar Elba

Images: The Duchess of Dalston; Dice FM; Tobacco Dock; Galvin at Windows; City Social; Getty; Ham Yard Hotel; The Standard; The Salt Room; Lost Boys Pizza; Royal Albert Hall; The Dorchester; Printworks; No 29 Power Station West; Bar Elba

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