London’s best New Year’s Eve parties 2013

Whatever your desired level of decadence, there are shenanigans to suit

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New Year Cabaret Ball, Proud, Camden

The Proud Gallery in Camden will be throwing a 20s-themed New Year’s Eve party replete with bands, DJs, themed cocktails and variety performers including aerial hoopists and fire breathers. Dress in your best Gatsby-esque attire. To win four tickets to the party and a bottle of champagne, send us your best party tips in 140 characters to Elleexperience@elleuk.com by 12 noon, Monday, Dec 16, our favourite will get the prize

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31st December 2013, 7pm-5am; Proud Camden, Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH; 0207 482 3867; proudcamden.com; Tickets from £24

Dollop NYE 2013, Troxy

A stellar line-up of DJs has been announced for Dollop’s New Year’s Eve party, including Joy Orbison, Jackmaster, Oneman, Paul Woolford and Leofah. The venue is also a selling point; built in 1933 as one of London’s first grand, elegant cinemas, the building has retained its amazing Art Deco interior. These days, a state-of-the-art PA system and five bars have kitted it out for clubbers.

31st December 2013, 9:30pm-5:30am; The Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX; 0844 888 0440; troxy.co.uk; Tickets £35 or £45 depending on time of booking

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Last Night on Earth, O2 Academy Brixton

Sasha’s first London New Year’s Eve performance in more than 10 years; a crowd of nearly 5000; a venue steeped in music history... this will be a massive party. Four rooms will host a line-up of DJs including Guy Gerber, Ellen Allien, Nic Fanciulli, Deetron, Hot Since 82 and Laura Jones. Get ready to dance til dawn.

31st December 2013, 9pm-6am; Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL; 020 7771 3000; o2academybrixton.co.uk; Tickets £45

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A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party, Southbank Centre

Celebrate the styles and sounds of seven decades – from the 30s to the 90s – in this bumper New Year’s Eve party. There will be five vintage nightclubs with live music, DJs, dance tuition, themed cocktails and dining, hair and beauty salons, photography parlours and an exclusive terrace overlooking London’s NYE fireworks. Dress according to your favourite era.

31st December 2013, 7pm-3am; Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX; 0844 847 9910; southbankcentre.co.uk/vintagenye; Tickets £95 (standard), £160 (includes 3-course meal)

Dark Circus Party, Bloomsbury Ballroom

A hedonistic mix of cocktails, risqué theatrical performances and amazing costumes, the Dark Circus Party is the combined effort of Belle Epoque and Torture Garden. Not as hardcore as Torture Garden's usual parties, but slightly more depraved than Belle Epoque’s vintage soirees, expect candles, trapeze artists, a cabaret show and some inspired fancy dress.

31st December 2013, 9pm-3am; The Grand Hall, Camden Centre, Euston Road, London WC1H 9JE; 020 7724 1617; darkcircusparty.com; Tickets £40

Seedy Sonics + Gin & Juice + Running Wild: The New Year's Eve Clash, Renaissance Rooms

A collaboration between crews from London, Bristol, Leeds and other parts of the UK brings you this three-room, 2000-person event with music styles from bashment and dancehall to hip-hop, R&B and everything in between. If that’s not enough to tempt you, there will also be a bouncy castle, ball pits, glitter by the ton, circus face-painting, Jerk chicken BBQ's and a roller disco.

31st December 2013, 8pm-5am; Renaissance Rooms, Miles St arches, London SW8 1RZ; fatsoma.com; Tickets £17.50 and upwards

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Champagne and dinner in Vertigo 42

For a more sedate but utterly luxurious New Year’s Eve, the champagne bar in Vertigo 42, at the top of iconic high rise building Tower 42, is your spot. Drink Laurent Perrier before tucking into a tapas- style menu prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Anthony Demetre. After dinner, you’ll have an unparalleled view of London’s fireworks display and live music will keep the party going.

31st December 2013, 10pm-late; Vertigo 42, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ; 0207 877 7842; vertigo42.co.uk; Tickets £150

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