Giant pillow dens. A house of clouds. Immersive performance, live music, DJs, dressing up… Safe to say, this is a New Year's party less ordinary. One of ELLE's favourite pop-ups of the season, the Imaginarium's finale also features feasting, fortune tellers, acrobats falling from the ceiling – and, if our experience was anything to go by, an absinthe-soaked visit from the green fairy. Because OBVIOUSLY.
7.30pm-2am; from £15
The Imaginarium, 32 Southwark Street, London, SE11TU
We like: watching the fireworks over the Thames. We don't like: waiting around in the cold/wet/wind for hours beforehand. Not how we roll. Which is why we're taking the far more stylish – and champagne-fuelled – option and making for the five-star Marriott London County Hall instead. Sitting smack next to the London Eye, it has the best seats in the city come firework o' clock, and rather than standing about in the build-up you can be working your way through a five-course tasting and fizz menu at Gillrays. Seafood/champers/cheeseboard… we're loving 2018 already.
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB
So you fancy a house party, but none of your friends have stepped up and you're not going to risk your upholstery, ta. Well here's a chance to go one better, by going to Bobby Fitzpatrick's house party… in the 1970s. Yep, the nostalgia-packed West Hampstead bar is throwing an era-appropriate do, complete with Studio 54 sounds, potent punch bowls and, we'd hazard a guess, Night Fever moves a-go-go. There's even a 70s kitchen where, under House Party Law, all the action will be happening. Flares and 'fros recommended.
Bobby Fitzpatrick, 273 West End Ln, London, NW6 1QS