Words by Kasia Hastings
If a hot date with Jools Holland isn’t on your agenda this New Year’s Eve, fear not, London is brimming with fabulous ways to see in 2015.
NYE: Vegas Last Words at The Book Club
This Shoreditch favourite will be transformed into the original Sin City for this Vegas style NYE blow out. Get trippy on the dance floor a la Fear and Loathing with DJs SlothBoogie’s mix of disco, house and techno, or get hitched for one night only at the shotgun wedding chapel. Think 1970s trailer park kitsch with an injection of American Hustle glamour.
100-106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH, 020 7684 8618, slothboogie.com.
Doors open from 8pm-3am. Tickets from £15 and are available here.
Disappearing Dining Club NYE
For its latest pop-up, the Disappearing Dining Club is throwing a spectacular NYE all-nighter at the Chainstore, a waterside Victorian warehouse. With welcome cocktails, canapés, a four-course dinner and DJs on the decks until 4am, this Docklands dinner dance is the perfect way to sail into your New Year’s Day hangover.
The Chainstore, Trinity Bouy Wharf, E14 0JY, 07507 754318, disappearingdiningclub.co.uk.
Doors open for dinner and dancing from 7pm-4am and tickets are £100 or for those just dancing, 10pm-4am and £30 tickets. All available here.
£1 is added to every Dinner Dance ticket, to be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Gilles Peterson at the Prince of Wales
Head south to Brixton’s the Prince of Wales to hear Worldwide party-starter Gilles Peterson bring the New Year in with a bang. The mix master and BBC 6 Music favourite will be delving deep into his collection of dub, house, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, funk and much more alongside Simbad, Eskimo Twins for Slide & Get Diverted’s NYE special.
The Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Rd, SW9 8HH, 020 7095 1978, pow-london.com .
Doors open 9pm-6am. Final release tickets are £40 and available here.
A Vintage New Year's Eve, at the Southbank Centre
Now in its third year, vintage aficionados Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway have mastered the art of vintage merriment. See the Royal Festival Hall transformed into six sets from decades gone by, get glam at the salon, sip cocktails at the bar and dance into the early hours wearing your favourite vintage look.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX, 020 7960 4200, southbankcentre.co.uk.
Doors open from 7pm- 2.30am. Party & dining tickets are £192.50, and tickets are £117.50 for those just partying. All available here.
The Blitz Party
Get into the Blitz spirit at one of London’s most popular New Year’s Eve parties. If festive cheer, all-night dancing and costumed shenanigans sound like just the ticket, don your red lipstick and rollers and join the fashionably Forties pin-ups at the Bourne and Hollingsworth bunker bash.
Great Suffolk Street Arches, 29 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0NS, 0203 1741154, theblitzparty.com.
Doors open 9:00pm-3.00am. Tickets are £40 and are available here.
Réveillon at Sushi Samba
For a truly VIP experience Sushi Samba’s Réveillon spectacular is hard to beat. Ring in the New Year 175 meters above ground with a champagne reception, signature aperitivos, samba dancers and live music from BELAIR. Dress code: glamorous whites (in keeping with Brazilian Santeria tradition) are the order of the night.
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, 0203 640 7330, sushisamba.com.
Doors open from 6pm-till late. Tickets start at £125.00 per person and are available here.
Vintage Bombay Glam at Dishoom
If you haven’t discover the old school elegance of Bombay café Dishoom’s new King's Cross spot then now’s your chance. Bring in the New Year in sated Bombay style with a menu of Dishoom favourites; Lamb Raan, Phaldari Kofta Ruby, Masala Prawns and Black Daal. Peg cocktails, aged in bottles and barrels, before being served over hand-chipped ice are also on the menu and will no doubt help make this a night to remember – or not.
5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB, 020 7420 9320, dishoom.com.
Doors open 8pm- till late. Tickets are £48 per person including a glass of prosecco on arrival and sharing food. Entry to the 10pm party is free, with guest-list. All are available here.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of this year’s NYE fireworks with hip flask in hand you may be left in the dark this year. Boris’ newly introduced £10 tickets have now sold out and are selling for four times the price online. The Royal Parks are also closed to the public so head to Primrose or Parliament Hill if you’re after more bang for less buck.
Parliament Hill London NW5, Primrose Hill, London NW3. Fireworks 11.45pm-12:45am, nye.london.gov.uk.
TFL will be providing free travel all night on all its public transport services, from 23:45pm on New Year’s Eve until 4:30am on New Year’s Day – hoorah!