The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 22nd December 2011

From a journey down a rabbit hole with Henry Conway at The Sanderson and skating at Somerset House to a seven course Victorian style feast in Clapham and a party in a Moroccan souk, we've got New Year 2012 covered.


If you ever wondered how Alice would have celebrated NYE, this is your chance to find out. The Sanderson is hosting The Curiouser & Curiouser World of Henry Conway which promises stilt walkers, fire dancers and live music. Tickets: £75 for canapés and a glass of fizz, £160 for a 5 course meal at Suka or £220 for a five course meal at Courtyard (both of which include a £40 drinks tab.

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, W1

On Ice

Skate into 2012 in Somerset House’s 18th century courtyard with live music, DJs and a complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight while watching the Mayor’s Fireworks display from an exclusive spot on the River Terrace (skaters £50/spectators £35). Fill up at rinkside Tom’s Skate Lounge with hot chocolate, cupcakes and winter cocktails; burgers and dogs at Tom’s Deli and tapas from Fernandez & Wells.

Skate Session Times: 20.00-21.00,21.15-22.15,22.30-23.30

Favela Fiesta

Members’ only Maddox club is going public with its Reveillon Brazilian style party complete with complimentary Caipirinhas on arrival, traditional Brazilian feasting supper, Brazilian tunes on the decks and fun in the secret garden. The club is also turning while for the occasion as this signifies luck for the new year. Tickets from £70.

Maddox Club, 3-5 Mill Street, W1


Powder Keg Diplomacy is hosting a seven course spectacular with Victorian inspired libations. You’ll feast on Goat’s cheese and beetroot tart with pickled walnut, crystallised ginger; Slow roasted pork belly with Blythburgh black pudding, sweet potato & rosemary mash and Pear and Bramley strudel with whiskey cream. Espresso Martinis should keep you good and perky.

£65.50 / non diners £10.

Powder Keg Diplomacy, 147 St Johns Hill, SW11

Moroccan Oasis

It may be cold outside but it’s sure to be hot and steamy at Momo’s. Get the party started with a comp glass of Pommery Brut Royal and an Amuse Bouche and then choose from starters of Sea scallops carpaccio with Celeriac Confit, mains of Lobster Tagine and desserts including Valhrona Chocolate Plate and Jamaixan Pepper Ice Cream, £90pp. Sittings are 6.30 and 8.30 but opt for the latter and celebrate with DJs and dancing.

Momo, 25 Heddon St, W1