Your Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide 2018

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
27th December 2018

Before the resolutions kick in, it’s time to have one last bender, a send off for 2018. And we live in THE city for the ultimate New Year’s Eve party. Here are just 40.

M Restaurants

M Restaurants

They say that how you spend New Year’s Eve is a sign of how you’ll spend the next year, so spend it partying with your best friends at M Restaurants. Both restaurants (Victoria and Threadneedle Street) will be putting on parties with Champagne on arrival, indoor fireworks, live music DJs and a special five-course menu from Executive Head Chef Michael Reid (Celebrity MasterChef Judge, Great British Menu Finalist and Sunday Brunch Regular).

Where: Threadneedle Street and Victoria
Website: www.mrestaurants.co.uk

The Lalit

The Lalit

Bring to 2019 in style at The LaLiT London’s exclusive New Year’s party, which will pair mind-bending burlesque from Claudia Contortionist with a formal five-course dinner. Start the night right with festive fizz on arrival, before dining on oysters with cucumber and gin foam; tandoori monkfish with coriander and coconut chutney; and Sula spiced roast saddle of red deer with yoghurt sauce. As the clock strikes midnight, DJ Carly Foxx will take to the decks as you dance into the small hours.

Where: 181 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JR
Website: www.thelalit.com

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough

Where to start at The Lanesborough? The Hyde Park Corner hotel is pretty much all things to all party goers this New Year’s Eve. Their ‘house party’ will unite all parts of the iconic venue, with dinner at restaurant Céleste or Michelin star joint St. Georges & Withdrawing Room, take cocktails in The Library Bar, swing, jazz and socialising in the Belgravia Ballroom and then pop to The Garden Room for a quick cigar before heading back to the fun upstairs. It’s one great big party in one of the glitziest hotels in town.

Where: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA
Website: www.thelanesborough.co.uk

Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani

What better way to start the New Year than with good food, music and magic? Chokhi Dhani will have Magic Junior performing from 8pm, a DJ playing from until 1am and a special menu with dishes including Moët et Chandon sticky mango chicken with jumbo prawn malabar pan grilled; chicken guldasta biryani, tandoori bater, quail egg and raita and for pudding chocolate breeze with sweet trimmings.

Where: Chokhi Dhani, Nine Elms Lane, London, UK
Nearest station: Battersea Park (0.6 miles)
Website: www.chokhidhani.co.uk

Roast

Roast

Roast will be in ringing in the New Year with a special A la carte menu which includes dishes such as hand-dived scallops with cherry wood smoked saddleback, pickled celeriac and rhubarb and roasted breast of guinea fowl with a fondant potato, winter truffle and tarragon and for pudding, a preserved cherry Bakewell tart with clotted cream ice cream. There’ll also be a complimentary glass of Champagne per person, live music from 8:30pm and an interactive show with a magician.

Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney St, London SE1 1TL
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.2 miles)
Website: www.roast-restaurant.com

Park Chinois

Park Chinois

Looking for the most glamorous way to start 2019? Park Chinois is hosting a post midnight party with DJs playing on both floors until 3am. There are a limited number of tickets available so get booking quickly.

Where: Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
Website: www.parkchinois.com

27 Restaurant & Bar

27 Restaurant & Bar

27 Restaurant & Bar is swapping London for NYC as they entertain revellers with well-known and spectacular Broadway hits throughout the evening. Start with champagne and canapés on arrival before sitting down to a four-course supper and watching the entertainment as you sing your way into the New Year.

Where: 27 Restaurant & Bar at Crown London Aspinalls, 27 Curzon Street, Mayfair W1J 7TJ
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.4 miles)
Website: www.crownlondonaspinalls.com

The Montague on the Gardens

The Montague on the Gardens

The Montague On The Gardens be welcoming in 2019 with a decadent four-course meal and a live pianist in The Leopard Bar. The menu includes marbled foie gras and green peppercorn terrine with toasted brioche, rack of lamb with a black olive crust, courgette Provençale, carrot and horseradish sauce and chocolate crème brûlée with orange shortbread.

Where: 15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ
Nearest station: Russell Square (0.3 miles)
Website: www.montaguehotel.com

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky is welcoming in the New Year with a special menu which includes USDA prime sirloin carpaccio with truffle and parmesan, Irish beef fillet Wellington and Sauternes caramel with Armagnac prunes and artisanal cheeses. Open until 2am and close to Embankment it’s the perfect place for pre or post firework celebrations away from the crowds.

Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Website: www.smithandwollensky.co.uk

The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

If you’re all about this year’s John Lewis ad then it’s a little bit funny, but The Piano Works, West End might be your thing. The club that’s led by some superb piano-ing, audience requests and a house band that’s second to not many, is a great way to spend a weekend (check it out) but an even better shout for a NYE party. The event will be a black tie affair and the live music will continue until 2am (having started at 5pm!), at which point a DJ will take to the decks until 6am.

Where: 47 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DH, UK
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Website: www.pianoworks.bar

The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club

F. Scott Fitzgerald is still working his magic on the world’s New Year scene, with The London Cabaret Club throwing a Great Gatsby New Years Eve. The decadent evening will ooze with 1920s sophistication. The performances from some of London’s best cabaret dancers, acrobats, aerialists and contortionists promises to be just as memorable as 2018.

Where: The London Cabaret Club The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square WC1B 4DA
Nearest station: Holborn (0.2 miles)
Website: www.thelondoncabaretclub.com

Blakes Hotel
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Blakes Hotel

Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide, but we will love you Blakes, until the end of time… No we’re not getting incredibly soppy but are in fact quoting Moulin Rouge, which will be the theme at Blakes marvellous New Year’s Eve soiree this time around. Offering the whole package, you’ll be able to stay for two nights with breakfast and dinner included in the Blakes Restaurant, and don your best Burlesque-style outfits. Ooo la la!

Where: Blakes Hotel, 33 Roland Gardens, SW7 3PF
Website: www.blakeshotel.com

ME London

ME London

It’s already one of London’s most sought-after rooftops, but come New Year the world goes mad for Radio Rooftop. And well they might, the view of the official fireworks should be splendid, located just a short walk from the riverside, and as well as the best views there’l be a chocolate fountain, hot and cold canapés, artisan cheese, sweet treats and an open bar (you had me at chocolate fountain) all accompanied by live DJs.

Where: ME London, 336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
Website: www.melondonhotel.com

Marriott County Hall Hotel

Marriott County Hall Hotel

We bang on throughout this guide about the official Mayor of London’s New Year fireworks, and how various venues have front row seats. Well even they can’t beat the Marriott County Hall Hotel, which is so close to the launch they’ll probably ban cigarettes in case they set off the touch paper. Right on the bank of The Thames, immediately adjacent to the London Eye, traditionally the centrepiece of the display, the hotel will be throwing a full-on Gala Dinner. Either dine in the historic Library or at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar and wolf down a four-course menu including a Champagne receptoin and wines with all courses, see in New Year and enjoy live music. You literally couldn’t be closer unless you were strapped onto a rocket.

Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7PB
Website: www.marriott.com

Bocconcino Restaurant

Bocconcino Restaurant

Berkeley Street has been hosting some of the most exclusive New Year’s parties since time immemorial, from the Victorians to the roaring 20s, the swinging ’60s, the brash ’80s, and so it’s only right that the Mayfair street remains at the top of its game as the home of glitz and glamour with a little help from Bocconcino. The restaurant invites you to ‘ring in’ 2019 with two Italian  dinner options, created by Executive Head Chef Marco Corsica. Guests at the late sitting (that is, after 9pm) will enjoy a four course meal and a DJ into the early hours, plus (of course) Prosecco!

Where: 19 Berkeley St, London W1J 8ED, UK
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
Website: www.bocconcinorestaurant.co.uk

The London Edition

The London Edition

Berners Tavern, set within the London Edition, is welcoming New Year’s Eve with all the stye that you’d expect. Rolling straight on from a Christmas extravaganza, it’s not a case of leftovers and turkey butties, enjoy  dishes including a Norfolk quail ‘Waldorf’ salad with truffle and chopped liver sauce, a rack of Herwick lamb with BBQ belly, salt baked celeriac, Tokyo turnip and shepherd’s pie sauce and end with white chocolate and pecan mousse with blackcurrant sorbet. There are two sittings, at 7pm and 9pm, giving you the option of pit-stopping for dinner before heading on, or making this your base for the rest of the evening.

Where: 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NP
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)
Website: www.editionhotels.com

The Savoy

The Savoy

Could it get any grander than The Savoy? The hotel that has hosted literally hosts of luminaries for New Years past, will be once again throwing themselves open for one of the grandest bashes in town. Not only the hotel’s commanding Thames-side location a huge bonus from a fireworks point of view (they’re basically opposite!) but the figurative fireworks inside on the plates, in the ballroom and the various bars. Like the  Beaufort Bar, with its dark opulence, and unlimited canapés and Champagne. Or for the more peckish, try dinner at Kaspar’s at The Savoy and Thames Foyer who will be offering guests a four course menu along with a welcome glass of Louis Roederer Brut. The menu includes a first plate of lobster ravioli with vanilla foam and lobster and a crab bisque. Mains are Irish black Angus beef filet and Perigord truffle foie gras with black garlic whipped potato and bone marrow or line caught turbot supreme with langoustine and clams with Irish dulse and caviar velour. And the big party will take place at the Savoy’s ballroom, the perfect after dinner experience.

Where: The Savoy, Strand, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Holborn (0.3 miles)
Website: www.fairmont.com

Percy & Founders

Percy & Founders

Start New Year off with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve before tucking into a three-course set menu as the ideal way to say farewell to 2018. We’ve got our eye on the venison loin with potato fondant, broccoli and red currant jus; the pan-roasted scallops with black pudding and golden raisins and for pudding the chocolate and armagnac fondant with salted caramel ice cream. The bar will remain open until 1am, backed by a live DJ.

Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.2 miles)
Website: www.percyandfounders.co.uk

The Lighterman

The Lighterman

Start with a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne before tucking into a three course menu with dishes such as pork and pistachio terrine and spiced chutney and fillet steak with fries, stuffed Portobello mushroom and bone marrow gravy and for pudding, buttermilk panna cotta with blackberries and gingerbread biscuit. Then dance it all off to the DJ who will be playing until 1am.

Where: 3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH
Nearest station: London St Pancras (0.2 miles)
Website: www.thelighterman.co.uk

InterContinental London Park Lane

InterContinental London Park Lane

Perrier-Jouet have joined forces with the Intercontinental London Park Lane to present their New Year’s Eve Champagne Lounge; a perfect combination of jazz and Champagne (and if you’re not a jazz fan, the Champagne will at least take the edge off). The location, the hotel’s Arch Bar and Wellington Lounge, is a great setting and ideal for seeing in the new year! With Champagne and canapés free-flowing, this should be a great evening.

Where: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)
Website: www.parklane.intercontinental.com

Sky Garden

Sky Garden

The dazzling Sky Garden which towers 155 metres over London streets will be throwing a Studio 54 party for NYE, giving you a chance to indulge in nine-piece party band beats and get a truly splendid view of the pop and crackles of fireworks. If you’re done with awkward dinner parties or spending the evening in with your cat, it’s time to go full blown New Year; think sparkles, sequins and disco dancing in something we imagine to be on par with the Friends episode where Monica and Ross whack out their famed NYE dance. Guests will receive a welcome drink upon arrival and dine on snacks and sharing boards which are available to purchase, as are dining packages.

Where: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, UK
Nearest station: Monument (0.2 miles)
Website: skygarden.london

The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

Look familiar? Studio 88 is the sister club to The Piano Works and takes the perfect formula of a band and pianist, audience requests and an evening of Champagne, merriment, music to its logical New Yearsy conclusion.

Where: 47 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DH, UK
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Website: www.pianoworks.bar

Mews of Mayfair

Mews of Mayfair

A night of mystery and magic awaits you at Mews of Mayfair as they have arranged for you quite the New Year’s Eve spectacle. You’ll be able to select from a menu that includes poached chalk stream trout, aylesbury duck rillette, backed gnocchi and more with all ingredients being totally organic and free range. And as the clock strikes twelve you’ll don a mask and join in on a Masquerade Party, laden with Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere to ring in the New Year. Essentially, it’s one big party with great food and you can’t go far wrong with that!

Where: 10 Lancashire Court New Bond Street W1S 1EY
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.3 miles)
Website: www.designmynight.com

Voltaire Cocktail Bar & Vaults
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Voltaire Cocktail Bar & Vaults

Dig under the Crowne Plaza London – The City and you’ll find a special ancient hideaway, welcome to Voltaire Bar & Vaults. Ideally located close to Blackfriars Bridge (perfect for the fireworks) Voltaire Bar & Vaults is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that promises a buzzing crowd, live music and tables for four to ten guests, or single tickets if you’re feeling friendly (midnight stranger kiss not guaranteed). But, frankly, quite likely.

Where: 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB, UK
Nearest station: Blackfriars (0.3 miles)
Website: www.voltairebar.com

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

If it’s good enough for the Spice Girls then who are we to say zig-a-zig-nah? The hotel’s famous staircase was the backdrop for the Wannabe video, but the imposing gothic hotel is the perfect backdrop for your new year party. Head on a journey through history and location as you embrace the diversity and lifestyle of four separate European cities in St Pancras Renaissance’s novel New Year party. Held in the Booking Office Restaurant and Bar, the station hotel will whisk guests to Venice, Vienna, Paris and London, with food and cocktails from each city along the way.

Where: Euston Road, London, NW1 2QR, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London St Pancras International (0 miles)
Website: www.stpancrasrenaissance.com

St Martins Lane

St Martins Lane

St Martin’s Lane was always going to be keepin’ it classy for New Year’s Eve and their restaurant, Asia de Cuba, is doing just that with a five-course dinner. Arrive to a glass of Champagne alongside canapes, cocktails, spirits and mixers oh and did we mention the 5-course dinner? Yep, you’ll indulge in one of those too. Favouring the re-fuel method, St Martin’s Lane are offering up sandwiches after the clock strikes midnight, in a bid to keep those feet dancing to the DJ spinning you into next year. Well, sounds like the full package!

Where: 45 St. Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4HX, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0.2 miles)
Website: www.stmartinslane.com

Sanderson Hotel

Sanderson Hotel

Morgan’s Hotel Group strike again, this time at The Sanderson where hand-dived scallops and pressed foie gras are order of the evening, along with Champagne for a hearty meal in the restaurant. Meanwhile New Year’s Eve in the Long Bar will involve a resident DJ and the chance to dance into 2019 in style.

Where: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.4 miles)
Website: Get tickets here...

The Petersham

The Petersham

One of London’s most elegant hotels, perched overlooking the Thames as it flows serenely toward the big smoke. The Victorian splendour is perfect for hosting New Year, where they’re putting on a five-course blowout dinner before welcoming the new year with Champagne and (and the mechanics of this are a little unclear) guaranteed real snowfall!

Where: The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
Nearest station: Richmond (0.8 miles)
Website: www.petershamhotel.co.uk

8 Northumberland Avenue

8 Northumberland Avenue

Just a stone’s throw from all the New Year’s excitement on Trafalgar Square, and about two stone’s throws from the river where one of the biggest fireworks displays in the world will be taking place come midnight. And inside it’s pretty impressive too, with an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party in the ball room. Enjoy Champagne and a four-course dinner, followed by a unique view of the fireworks before heading back indoors and out of the cold with late-night snacks and dancing until the party comes to an end at 2am.

Where: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Website: www.8northumberland.co.uk

The Langham, London

The Langham, London

Sitting, as it does, opposite the BBC, you can bet that the DJs at The Langham for their New Year’s Party are going to be more than up to the challenge of bringing in the New Year The Wigmore within the hotel. Grab a bite first at Palm Court, where dishes will be served to the backdrop of a smooth jazz trio, or choose between a three and five course meal at Roux at The Landau.

Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.3 miles)
Website: langhamhotels.com/london

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Bring in 2019 in dazzling style at Aqua Shard with spellbinding views from one of London’s most iconic restos, with the opportunity to indulge in the Mayor of London fireworks, exploding against the city skyline. The last supper at the coveted New Year hot spot will include a sensational dining experience featuring English wagyu and scallops, with wine accompaniment. Think five-course best of British offerings, Champagne to see in the New Year and throughout and party filled to the brim with glamour for dessert. The Spinettes harmony band will lead you into the countdown and then DJs will take it from there, booming into 2019 until 3:30am. Who said nothing good ever happened after midnight?

Where: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.1 miles)
Website: Get Tickets Here...

Aqua Nueva And Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Nueva And Aqua Kyoto

Everyone loves a rooftop party, more so at New Year when it’s serious #viewgoals time as the pops and bangs of fireworks steal away with the night. This is why aqua, the rooftop venue in London’s west end, is the coveted NYE destination and undeniably the place to be seen come countdown. What’s more, there are two restos to pick from. Enjoy Spanish cuisine in aqua nueva or Japanese in aqua Kyoto. Either way, you’ll be well fed with stomach’s lined for the rest of the glitz and glam the evening holds.

Aqua Nueva– this restaurant that thrives off Spanish influence will be supplying a curated menu boasting dishes synonymous to the country. On offer there’s Jamón Ibérico, cod ceviche, violet artichokes, fillets of Galician beef and an ending of dark chocolate hemisphere mousse on offer.

Aqua Kyoto– Renowned for their contemporary take on Japanese cuisine, kyoto will be offering a curated menu of staple dishes from edamame, to a New Year’s innovative nigiri sushi with caviar and wagyu beef sirloin. For dessert, revellers can choose from yuzu mousse and petit fours.

Get tickets here

Where: 240 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 3BR
Website: www.aquakyoto.co.uk/experience

Hutong

Hutong

Whilst New Year’s resolutions might be things that go in one year and out the other (get it?) Hutong are keeping it real and sticking to their word that they’ll continue to throw epic parties. Situated on the 33rdfloor of The Shard, guests will enjoy a four-course sharing menu littered with delectable Chinese dishes and washed down Champagne on arrival, and to toast in the New Year. Going out with a bang, you’ll watch the fireworks then party up in aqua shard until 3.30am.

Where: Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.1 miles)
Website: www.hutong.co.uk

W London Leicester Square

W London Leicester Square

How about a NYE with a difference as W London toast to not only a brand-new year but all of the bright sparks that have made this one oh, so rambunctious! The Bright Young Things New Year event invites you to grab that outrageously sparkly outfit from your wardrobe and don it to an event that will have your feet aching come morning. There will be a mix of acid-tone club-glam, live performances and resident DJs blasting you into 2019. Attendees will feast on a luxe and playful eight-course tasting menu by chef, Ben Murphy, with dishes taking influence from his childhood. Guests can choose from wine pairing or free-flowing Champagne to boot… wow, it’s a hard life!

Where: Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6QF
Website: www.theperceptionbar.com

The Wolseley

The Wolseley

Last year saw Annie Lennox getting the restaurant up and dancing and now The Wolseley is back for NYE 2018 to see if they can top it! The suave event will see guests donning their flashiest outfits and feast on a five-course menu alongside a booming London Dance Orchestra, in what we can only imagine to be like a scene from Bond. Then, as the night progresses and the hair starts to progressively get let down, the seven-piece band will usher guests onto the dance floor for a rip-roaring repertoire of 1930s and 402 swing until 1am. The Champagne fuelled event is an unmissable way to get involved with New Year’s Eve shenanigans.

Where: 160 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9EB
Website: Get Tickets Here

Ivory Vaults

Ivory Vaults

If, like me, you don’t consider it New Year unless you’re dressed in chainmail, then head to The Ivory Vaults for a NYE party with rather a big difference. The St Katharine Docks venue are throwing a full-on mediaeval banquet. The six course meal will be accompanied by entertainment including professionally trained fighting knights, acrobats, musicians, singers, dancers and court jesters. As well as dinner there’ll be Champagne and a disco (I think by this point they’ll have dropped the Mediaeval thing) until the small hours of 2019.

Where: Ivory Vaults Ivory House St Katharine Docks London, E1W 1BP
Nearest station: Tower Hill (0.4 miles)
Website: www.ivoryvaults.com

Sea Containers London

Sea Containers London

Right at the top of the Mondrian London sits one of London’s most enjoyable bars. Welcome to Rumpus Room and look forward to a New Year’s Eve to remember. Not only is the view one of the best in town (you’re on the edge of the Thames so should get a prime view of the official display, but Rumpus Room is high enough to see out across London at the various pyrotechnics happening across the capital. The format for the night will be a Champagne reception followed by an open bar all evening with entertainment from a live band as well as live DJ set.

Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, UK
Nearest station: London Waterloo East (0.3 miles)
Website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

Bvlgari Hotel London

Bvlgari Hotel London

If you’re planning to eat out this New Year’s Eve then you might want to consider Bulgari Hotel and their restaurant Rivea London. Inspired by Italian and Provencal food markets, Rivea London offers French and Italian cuisine, and if you’ve not yet made it down then they’re running a four or seven (yes, seven) course New Year’s Eve menu. Perfect pre-party scoff.

Where: Bulgari Hotel London, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.2 miles)
Website: www.bulgarihotels.com

The Rubens at the Palace

The Rubens at the Palace

Wherever you dine this New Year’s Eve, it’ll be worth stopping into The New York Bar at The Rubens at the Palace for a spot of post dinner grub and Champagne. Their sharing platter should give you more than enough to fill a nosebag while the hotel, right next to Buckingham Palace couldn’t be more convenient (especially if you’re The Queen).

Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0PS
Nearest station: London Victoria (0.2 miles)
Website: www.rubenshotel.com

Mews of Mayfair

Mews of Mayfair

Mews of Mayfair will be masquerading as a Masked Party this New Year’s Eve, bringing a spot more glamour to Mayfair (were such a thing possible). Pop on your best mask, grab your free glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and enjoy the night. There’s a prize for the best dressed and this promises to be one of the cheapest New Year’s parties in down, with tickets starting at just £20.

Where: 10 Lancashire Court New Bond Street W1S 1EY
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.3 miles)
Website: Get tickets here...

Madison Restaurant

Madison Restaurant

One member of The Handbook team is convinced that Madison has the best view of any restaurant in London (it’s unclear what Galvin at Windows, Skygarden or any of The Shard restaurants have done to her), and she has a point; looking out over St Paul’s gives Madison one of the most enviable roof terraces in town. So much so that it’s difficult not to see how this wouldn’t make the most ideal place to celebrate anything, let alone New Year’s Eve. And this NYE they’ll be holding a Wolf of Wall Street themed party. Given their location right in the centre of the Square Mile, plus their New Yoik-ey vibes, this couldn’t be more appropriate, or promising..

Where: Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Pauls, London, EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Mansion House (0.2 miles)
Website: www.madisonlondon.net

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

Cuban vibes down at 100 Wardour Street. And while there mightn’t be torpedo shaped hand rolled cigars on hand, nor rampant Marxist–Leninist Communism, there will be a Havana-inspired evening with a Cuban band, dancers, and entertainment in the bar as well as a live band, The Fellas, in the restaurant.  Welcome to “Fiesta del Soho”.

Where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
Website: www.100wardourst.com

Jin Bo Law

Jin Bo Law

A great opening for 2018 was Jin Bo Law and as if things couldn’t get any better than this sky bar in The City, they’ve only gone and brought in a snow machine for New Year’s Eve! Obviously this could backfire if it actually snows, I don’t think we’d mind. Watch the final sunset of 2018 before getting to work celebrating the final midnight, with live DJs, canapés, Champagne at midnight and ‘one special appearance you won’t forget’ (beats us but sounds intriguing).

Where: 14th Floor Dorsett City, 9 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AH
Nearest station: Aldgate (0.1 miles)
Website: www.jinbolaw.co.uk

Lucky Voice Soho

Lucky Voice Soho

If there’s one time of year that it’s possibly appropriate to slur the words to Wonderwall while downing another glass of Prosecco it’s New Year at Lucky Voice. Their *extreme* karaoke, with extreme props and Prosecco. “By now you should’ve somehow realised what you gotta do…”

Where: 52 Poland Street, London W1F 7NQ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)
Website: www.luckyvoice.com

Chinese Cricket Club

Chinese Cricket Club

We tried to go to Chinese Whispers Club but think the address got confused somehow along the way. So instead we’re heading to Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza London The City where they’re serving up a nine course (scrolling up, I think that’s a record) dinner for New Year’s Eve for a medley of the AA Rosette winning restaurant’s favourite hits.

Where: Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Blackfriars (0.1 miles)
Website: www.chinesecricketclub.com

Diciannove Italian Restaurant

Diciannove Italian Restaurant

It’s Capodanno at Diciannove! The Italian New Year feast will kick off with a glass of Prosecco on arrival followed by a 4 course dinner and, of course, live entertainment. Under the eye of Executive Chef Alessandro Bay, who trained under Michelin star chef Georgio Locatelli, guests will enjoy freshly made pasta, Italian wines served in carafes, sit down to a sophisticated Italian meal this NYE.

Where: Diciannove Italian Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Blackfriars (0.3 miles)
Website: www.diciannove19.com

Fifteen

Fifteen

How about New Year round Jamie Oliver’s place? Specifically, his restaurant Fifteen where their NYE Colourama dinner will provide plenty of fizz (they’re partnering with Veuve Clicquot – after all, what’s New Year without bubbles?), paired with a feast of the sensations from the naked chef.

Where: 15 Westland Place, London N1 7LP, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Old Street (0.2 miles)
Website: www.fifteen.net

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