In order to get the most out of New Year’s Eve, you have to get planning weeks in advance. The last thing you want is the morning of December 31st rolling around and you’re yet to know exactly what you’re doing. Which is why we’ve prepared early and rounded up the very best events happening in and around London.
New Year’s Eve Spectacular at Southbank Centre
Countdown to the new year in style at the Southbank Centre. Their dazzling annual celebration is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Now in its tenth year, you’re invited to party through the decades at their one-of-a-kind unforgettable night, complete with a front-row seat to London’s legendary New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
The world-famous Royal Festival Hall is set to impress with five floors worth of festivities. Expect music from the 1920s all the way through to the present day from live bands, dance classes, fine dining and street food options, and mesmerising views of London’s fireworks.
There are five ticket options available, with early bird tickets now on sale. Choose the one that suits you and your pals. You’ll be able to pick your decade, dress to impress and join in for a night of entertainment and elegance.
The London New Year’s Eve Ball at Evolution London
Bring in the new year in the city that never sleeps and book yourself in for an all-inclusive New York New Year’s Eve party right in the heart of Battersea Park.
Dust the snow from your coat and step into the fun and revelry of New York (without the hefty plane fare). This immersive ball will see you experiencing the best of NYC, from the infamous Wu’s to the Carnegie Deli, complete with jaw-dropping acts, live music, top London DJs, a four-course banquet and dodgems.
Expect to be dining on the finest food and wines, while taking in all of the sights and sounds that surround you. This is the immersive NYE evening you won’t want to miss.
Plus, The Handbook readers get an exclusive 10% off! All you need to do is quote HANDBOOK10 when making your booking. Full T&Cs here.
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Channel your inner big kid and spend your NYE diving headfirst into Ballie Ballerson’s legendary ball pit. They have a few packages on offer, whether you’re looking to head here to kick off your night or you fancy staying out somewhere late-late.
Expect plenty to be bedazzled by glitter artists, dancing to music from live DJs and partying into the night thanks to their happy hour deals.
97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
Shangri-La The Shard, London
For New Year’s Eve 2022, Shangri-La The Shard, London welcomes guests to end the year with a look into the future at Sky Lounge. With a satellite view over London’s skyline as fireworks burst into life across the city, level 34 of the Shard will be transformed into a space-age party from a futuristic galaxy.
Explore and discover surprise performances, a glowing face paint station and a karaoke room. Sky Lounge will host a five-piece band and live DJ from midnight.
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Start the evening at One Aldwych in the heart of it all and cheers to the new year in style. Head chef Dominic Teague has crafted a very special evening that’s destined to be a triumph to the senses.
Expect canapés served with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne before tucking into John Ross smoked salmon with crispy potato, Exmoor caviar and confit lemon; seared Gigha halibut with crab mousse, saffron and sea aster; loin of Highland venison with parsnip, cèps and chocolate jus; and a dessert of coconut parfait with lime caramel and rum-roasted pineapple.
The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo
To ring in the new year at The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo, Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo and the Head Chef Claudio Covino created a special menu for a unique New Year’s Eve dinner.
Expect dishes such as hand-dived scallop carpaccio with chestnut crumble and coral salt cracker; seared tuna with citrus sauce, avocado and caviar; and black truffle risotto and homemade ravioli stuffed with white fish. Finish the dinner in good company with a semifreddo panettone dessert.
24 Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3 2DB
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Heritage Soho is celebrating in style this NYE with an extra special set menu and bottomless drinks package.
Book in now and look forward to an evening packed with fine dining and bottomless prosecco or go the extra mile and opt for bottomless Moët & Chandon Champagne.
The menu comes packed with charcuterie and cheese platters; grilled whole native lobster served with butter sauce or a beef fillet with foie gras escalope with cranberry jus and sides. For pudding, look forward to a dessert platter complete with their signature sweets.
18-20 Rupert Street, Soho, W1D 6DF
Corinthia London will be putting on a show to remember this NYE. Over at The Northall, you can book in for two dinners, whether you want an early dinner before you head out the watch the fireworks or a late dinner to cheers to the new year in style.
The menus vary slightly, but you can expect dishes such as pressing of black leg chicken and celeriac with baby leeks, hazelnut and warm brioche; winter black truffle risotto; grilled Dover sole with salsify, almond, romanesco and lobster bisque; and coconut crème brûlée. There’s even a children’s option for both sittings too.
At Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, you can look forward to a rotisserie mixed grill ‘to share’ packed with a 28-day Himalayan salt-aged ribeye, Cotswold lamb cutlet and kofte, suckling pig loin and Creedy Carver duck breast and honey-glazed crispy leg. All served with chips, gravy, béarnaise sauce, stuffed grilled tomato, truffle-roasted king oyster mushroom and winter salad.
Party into the night and head down to Velvet, their new Champagne and cocktail bar, to toast to the new year ahead.
Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD
What’s NYE without a spot of karaoke? See in the new year with your nearest and dearest and book one of Lucky Voice’s private karaoke rooms.
Every private room includes state-of-the-art karaoke technology with over 11,000 songs to choose from. Plus, they’ve even got exclusive NYE playlists to get you in the new year, new me mood.
Feeling thirsty? Press the ‘thirsty’ button and they’ll bring you cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine or whatever you fancy.
Once you’ve finished singing, head down to their bar area and enjoy the live DJ at their Islington, Holborn and Brighton venues.
Holborn, Soho, Islington & Brighton
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Bring in the new year with Bentley’s signature style – think plenty of Champagne, oysters and an indulgent feast conjured up by chef Nick and his team.
Dishes include a selection of canapés, including baked Orkney scallop with apple and caviar; lobster raviolo with ceps; Bentley’s smoked salmon with crumpet, seaweed butter and pickled cucumber; burrata; and roasted veal sweetbread. Enjoy mains of Glenarm beef fillet with foie gras, truffle and Madeira sauce or baked wild mushroom pithivier with calcott and Belper Knolle. Save room for pud and tuck into a classic rum baba with blood orange.
Whether it’s early-evening oysters and fizz before you head to a party, or you’re spending the night upstairs with good company, a good time is bound to be had.
11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG
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Glide at Battersea Power Station
The big arrival to Battersea Power Station this Christmas is, of course, the Glide at Battersea Power Station Ice Rink, sponsored by the one and only Jo Malone London. Brought to life by the team behind the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, this is the ultimate festive skating experience to book this Christmas with a new shape rink never before seen in London.
And for New Year’s Eve, they will be staying open until 1am so you can see in the new year riverside and one ice!
Expect to be surrounded by twinkling lights and a giant 30ft Christmas tree as you whizz around the rink with your friends while soaking up the unrivalled views of the Thames.
Looking for other spots around Battersea Power Station? Birdies Battersea Power Station has a special NYE ticket that entitles you to a round of golf and a glass of prosecco or mocktail for just £15. While at Control Room B, you can look forward to an evening packed with Champagne, eclectic cocktails and more in a fun new setting.
Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN
When a party goes on until 4am, you know it’s a good’un. Proud Embankment will be putting on the party of the year and it comes in the form of a masquerade ball.
Don your finest threads for an evening of decadence and indulgence. You can opt for a three-, five-course menu or 10-course tasting menu, all while soaking up their line-up of award-winning acrobats, fierce fire breathers, and astonishing aerialists. Be prepared to be amazed. This is an unforgettable night.
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2AB
The Lanesborough Grill
Live out your Regency dreams at The Lanesborough Grill this New Year’s. The new flagship modern British restaurant by acclaimed executive chef Shay Cooper will be serving up a stunning five-course dinner to match the immaculate surroundings.
Set under the domed glass roof with a glittering chandelier, the evening will unfold with dishes such as Scottish langoustine tartare, Devonshire ruby red beef fillet, and vanilla mille-feuille. Tickets also include a complimentary glass of Champagne.
A live band will be performing, and there’s even a small dance floor you can boogie on once dinner’s finished.
The Richmond Club
Join in on the biggest celebration of the year as The Richmond Club hosts their New Year’s Eve Gatsby Party. Promised to be a thrilling night of live jazz music, carefully curated cocktails, fine champagne, and delicious food, this is a great opportunity to get dressed up in your finest sequined dresses and sharp suits to bring in the new year in style.
If you are not yet a member of The Richmond Club, don’t worry as this event is also open to guests.
This event is yet to go on sale, however, you can register your interest by emailing [email protected]
115-117 Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 2PN
From fire breathers to acrobats and dancers, Bocconcino is throwing an epic NYE Venetian masquerade ball this year.
Taking inspiration from the masked balls at Venice’s carnival, this New Year’s Eve, the Italian restaurant will celebrate elitist intrigues, hidden identities and mysterious misfits. Spend the night sipping Champagne, dining on delicious Italian dishes and being entertained by the live performers in front of you.
Their ground floor will make way for two dinner seatings (an early and a late), while their lower ground floor will be transformed into the ball area.
19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED
The Rubens at the Palace
Close to Buckingham Palace, celebrate in true royal spirit with a trip to the Rubens at the Palace.
At the New York Bar, soak up the vibrancy and spectacle of the festive season in the most opulent way with live music, a festive sharing platter of decadent snacks and a bottle of Champagne to toast to the season’s cheer.
Or, book in for The English Grill’s spectacular affair. Expect plenty of live music, canapés and champagne, followed by an eight-course menu paired with Champagne and wine. This is a black-tie event, so dress to impress.
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS
The Piano Works
Somewhere you can always guarantee a good time is The Piano Works. Both their Farringdon and West End venues will be pulling out all the stops this NYE.
There are various packages you can book in for, from three-course dinner services to bottomless drinks and even after 2am tickets.
Expect plenty of brilliant tunes, including live performances and DJ sets, fizz and fun.
Farringdon & West End
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The London Cabaret Club
It wouldn’t be NYE without a bit of glamour, and the London Cabaret Club is putting together a night that Jay Gatsby would approve of.
Head back to 1920s America, the era of bootleg liquor, red-hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Their grand Art Deco Ballroom will be given a makeover, complete with an opulent set menu and lavish entertainment.
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, WC1B 4DA
Always a highlight on the annual calendar, Home House’s legendary New Year’s Eve parties get booked up quickly. This year’s theme is centred around Studio 54, so expect plenty of glitz and glamour.
Members and guests staying at the home can welcome the new year in with exceptional dining options, live music and a midnight countdown for a glamorous start to 2023.
Bedroom rates start at £495 for members and £693 for non-members for a Club Room, including two tickets to the New Year’s Eve party. Reservations can be made via email at [email protected].
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Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay
For a more sophisticated evening, look to the Savoy Grill. Set within the iconic Savoy Hotel, you can look forward to an incredible seven-course tasting menu created by world-class chefs.
Expect dishes such as vadouvan spiced Orkney scallop served with Delica pumpkin and Oscietra caviar; and butter-poached wild turbot with verjus beurre blanc.
The dinner will be accompanied by a live harpist providing the perfect ambience for an evening of incredible food and fine wines to raise a glass to the new year.
The Savoy, 100 Strand, WC2R 0EZ
The Rooftop at Trafalgar St James
Watch the Trafalgar Square fireworks in style this year as pitch up at The Rooftop atop Trafalgar St James.
To kick off the evening, you can look forward to a food and drink feast with live entertainment. Expect plenty of canapés, sharing starters and mains of slow-cooked, smokey short rib of beef with boulangère potatoes and button onions or a charred leek and aubergine dish with roasted vine tomatoes, tempura enoki, aubergine puree, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, coconut cream and kow Choi oil. For pud, there’ll be a selection of mini desserts, cakes, mousses and truffles.
As the clock strikes midnight, head out to the viewing terrace to welcome in 2023 with unbeatable views of the fireworks.
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS
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Decadence is the order of the day at Corrigan’s Mayfair. Chef Luke and his team have dreamt up a fantastic evening of fine dining, as well as wonderful drinks and wine pairings from their sommeliers and exquisite live music in Dickie’s Bar.
Whether joining them for a full feast or stopping by for a few pre-party-prandials, Corrigan’s Mayfair is the place to toast your successes of the year and welcome new beginnings.
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K 7EH
Hithe + Seek
Celebrate the new year in style at Hithe + Seek. Wine and dine with panoramic views over London and the Thames. Enjoy eight small plates with an option for matching wine pairings, a half bottle of Taittinger Rosé Champagne per person, and a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne per person at midnight.
Live music until midnight and a DJ until 3am to dance into the new year!
If you prefer something more private, you can book out and host your own party of up to 30 in the Presidential Suite.
60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD
Searcys at the Gherkin
This New Year’s Eve, London landmark Searcys at the Gherkin will be bringing the sparkle with a dazzling feast and unrivalled 360° panoramic views. Priced from £349 per guest, ring in the new year at the very top of London’s most iconic skyscraper, where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne before indulging in a four-course dinner.
For early celebrations this New Year’s Eve, London landmark Searcys at the Gherkin will be bringing the sparkle with a dazzling afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of Searcys limited-edition Blanc de Blancs Champagne and unrivalled 360° panoramic views.
Raké’s Café Bar
You’re invited to leave your stresses at the door and let loose at the Café Bar with no rules.
Although an intriguing café in the daytime, Raké’s Café Bar comes alive at night time and they are offering a party to remember this NYE.
Party-ers can kick off their night to remember with Rake’s eight specially crafted signature cocktails, which are based on the series of eight paintings by William Hogarth called ‘A Rake’s Progress’. Non-drinkers can still have a blast with the bar’s range of non-alcoholic cocktails – designated drivers even have a mocktail named after them.
40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Explore Kensington at New Year’s and book in for The Milestone Hotel & Residences’ spectacular affair.
The hotel will be offering a dedicated NYE tasting menu filled with dishes such as set mushroom consommé with pickled celeriac, roasted yeast and winter truffle; Scottish Highland venison tartare; langoustine and salmon raviolo with champagne velouté, chive and langoustine oil; pan-roasted fillet of Hereford beef with mashed potato, creamed cabbage, smoked onion and red wine jus; and 70% Guanaja chocolate parfait with clementine and cardamom.
Look forward to an evening packed out with music, decadence and Champagne as you toast to the new year ahead.
1-3 Kensington Court, W8 5DL
With a tasting menu like no other, spend your New Year’s Eve with Daffodil Mulligan this year. With fire scallops, baked Dover sole and venison on the menu, this is the perfect opportunity to kick off 2023 like only the Irish can!
Head downstairs after the meal to party the night away at Gibney’s Bar, who’ll be pouring Champagne and Guinness into the early hours.
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The Montague on the Gardens
Bid farewell to 2022 with The Milestone on the Gardens. This NYE they are celebrating with a dining experience between 5:30-9pm filled with Champagne and private dining options.
Book in for dinner and choose from pan-roasted chicken supreme; ox cheek ragout; duck cottage pie; or traditional fish and chips, before heading out into the night.
15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BJ
The Swan, London
This New Year’s Eve, the Swan Restaurant will be serving up a tasting menu filled to bursting with delicious bites. Expect to be tucking into Dorset crab with fennel cream, lobster jelly and caviar; Scottish beef wellington with black truffle mash and port sauce; and poached pineapple and coconut mousse with passion fruit and banana sorbet.
The Bankside Restaurant has spectacular views of the River Thames and the London skyline, which is incredible at night, so a wonderful place to see in the new year. You might even spot a firework or two.
The Chesterfield Mayfair
Toast to the New Year in the most stylish of ways with The Chesterfield Mayfair’s New Year’s Eve dinner, an exceptional celebration shared over the finest of cuisine. The menu is yet to be announced, but we just know it’ll feature traditional favourites.
If you’re more after afternoon tea, they offer an NYE take on their festive afternoon tea. Available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
35 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5EB
Just 40 minutes from London Liverpool Street you’ll find the finest place to spend the night. We’re talking late-night DJ sets headlined by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, a dedicated glam squad, a two-night package stay, private bookable parties, seven-course tasting menu and a whole lot more.
Feeling more like a festival than a hotel, Birch is set within 55 sweeping acres of green space, and their parties are legendary. Book into Birch’s flagship restaurant, The Zebra Riding Club, for a seven-course tasting treat or get glammed up by their free Glam Squad before heading for a night of dancing to DJ sets.