Matthew Pearson

London New Year’s Eve Party Guide 2019

Have a rummage around in our 2019/20 London New Year's Eve Party Guide. We've covered North and East and South and West, and some Central bashes too. There's plenty of choice out there, including...

  • A number of 90s nostalgia fests all over the city
  • Some great parties offering views of the Mayor of London Fireworks
  • A set of cool cabaret and burlesque shows
  • Parties that will take you into 2020 via the 1920s
  • Much, much more...


The Candlelight Club

Forget the 2020s. You’re going to a party at the start of the Roaring 20s. That’s the 1920s, kids. Head 100 years into the past at The Candlelight Club, an entirely candle-lit prohibition-era party held in a secret London location. Put on your glad rags, do the Charleston and sip champagne in dapper and flapper style. 7pm - 2am. From £40. The Candlelight Club, somewhere in Central London. Location is revealed 2 days before the event. For more info and to book, go HERE.

Hot Chip New Year’s Eve House Party

Party with one of the best UK bands to have appeared since the Millennium at London’s Steelyard. Their expressions on the promotional posters might make it look like they don’t want to be there, but that won’t be the case on the night. They’re doing a 4 hour DJ set, taking you right up to midnight and into the new decade. 8pm - 5am. From £45. The Steelyard, 13-16 Allhallows Lane, London EC4R 3UL. For info and to book, head HERE.

Gettin’ Pingy With It at Bounce

A 90s nostalgia New Year’s Eve party with a difference...and that difference is ping pong. Yep, London’s premier table tennis venue is throwing a big event this NYE, a mega ping pong party with tournaments, games tables, a 90s dress code and nostalgic wave after nostalgic wave crashing over the dancefloor. 8pm - 2am. From £25. Bounce Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD. For more details and to book, click HERE.

Glitter Ball at Ballie Ballerson

Get balls deep in the NYE atmosphere at Ballie Ballerson, London’s top adult ball pit place. There’s a sentence you might not have imagined reading at the start of the decade. Get some time in the pit and let the child go, before you definitely, definitely, definitely hunker down to the hard work of becoming an adult next year. Definitely. 9.30pm - 4am. From £22.40. Ballie Ballerson, 53-54 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SP. For details and tickets, go HERE.

New Year’s Eve at Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration

Head up, up, up and away on a marvellous adventure and see in the new year at Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration. With the style of the golden age of exploration and invention all around you, settle in for an evening high class Victorian entertainment, with live singers and feather dancers. All aboard (the life-size Victorian train carriage inside the venue)! 9pm - 2am. £50. Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration, 1a Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH. For details and to book, go HERE.


We Love the 90s N.Y.E 2020

If you’re not ready to show your love for the decade just gone, this could be the London New Year's Eve party for you. An hour of bottomless retro drinks; tunes from The Spice Girls, Blur, Oasis and Nirvana; and prizes for the best dressed...this is one of the best nostalgia nights this NYE. 9pm - 4am. £25. Number Six, 6 Inverness Street, Camden, London NW1 7HJ. For tickets and more info, head HERE.

California Love 90s/00s NYE Hip Hop and RnB Party

Another festival of nostalgia in North London. A London New Year's Eve party with 2Pac, Biggie, Aaliyah, Eminem and Wu-Tang, Cali Love is bringing two decades worth of the best Hip Hop and RnB to the Lockside. 9pm - 4am. From £15. Lockside Camden, 75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF. For tickets and more info, head HERE.

Deaf Rave Presents NYE

Everyone’s welcome (including hearing and disabled people) at this deaf rave, organised as a celebration of the UK and international deaf community. 3 rooms of Soul, RnB and Hip Hop, Baseline and Dubstep, UK Garage, Grime and Drill. 8pm - 3am. From £22. Colours Hoxton, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU. For tickets and more details, head HERE.

Twisted Circus NYE Festival

Spend your evening in the company of sword swallowers, acrobats and stilt walkers at this OTT London New Year's Eve party. The circus is in town for the big countdown, with a perfect selection of pop and dance tracks soundtracking the chaos. 9pm - 4am. From £40. Shaka Zulu, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AB. For more details and tickets, head HERE.

Brew Year's Eve 2019

See out the decade that made your mate suddenly give a flip about beer at Brew Year’s Eve. It’s a London New Year’s Eve party that knows what it likes and absolutely will not settle for anything else. You get a free beer or glass of bubbles included in the ticket price. 7pm - 2am. From £7.50. Brewhouse and Kitchen Islington, Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ. For more details and tickets, head HERE.


Up on the Roof’s NYE Discos with Nightmares on Wax

Legendary Warp Records DJ and producer Nightmares on Wax headlines this rooftop party in Brixton. He’ll be playing a 3 hour midnight set. 8pm - 5am. Prince of Wales, 467 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH. For tickets and more details, head HERE.

The 2019 London New Year’s Eve Ball

They’re channeling the city that never sleeps at this NYC-themed NYE ball. See Central Park, abuzz with activity, and Times Square filled with lights at this all-inclusive event. 7.30pm - 3am. £190. Evolution London, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, London SW8 4NW. For tickets and more info, head HERE.

A Happy Ending at New Year’s Eve

An immersive London New Year’s Eve party that throws together a huge number of fairy tales into a chaotic, intoxicating whole. Head down into the Waterloo Vaults and live happily ever after. Until 4am. 8pm - 4am. £25. The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7NN. For more details and to book, click HERE.

NYE by the Thames

Head feet first into 2020 at this Caribbean theme party. It’s right by the Thames, offering great views out onto the main London fireworks display. There’s an unlimited jerk chicken buffet and rum punch between 9pm and 10pm, so make sure you’re down there for that. 9pm - 4am. £30. Cottons Restaurant, Unit 12, Flagstaff House, St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall, London SW8 2LE. For more info and to book, head HERE.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party at Union Street Cafe

Head over to Southwark’s Union Street Cafe for an evening of Italian food and partying. Choose from a three course or four course menu, with courses including lobster with soft polenta, wild mushrooms and tarragon pesto. Once the dessert spoons are down, it’s time for some lively jazz from London Django Collective to whisk you off past midnight. 7pm - 1am. £95. Union Street Cafe, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS. For tickets and details, go HERE.


One Night in Vegas Featuring Suspiciously Elvis

Boisdale in Canary Wharf are hosting The King this year, with an Elvis tribute act there to ring in the new year. See out 2019 with dinner and a stage show taken right out of Elvis’s late period Vegas days. This jazz venue, restaurant and bar boasts a fine a la carte menu celebrating the best in British produce and a bar with over 1000 malt whiskies. 6pm - 3am. From £55.50. Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QT. For details and to book, head over HERE.

New Year’s Eve: Skylight 2020

Head up to Tobacco Dock’s Skylight for an evening of special guest DJs, dancing and ice skating on a rooftop in East London. Put on your skates for a spin out on the ice, then lace up your dancing shoes ready for the countdown. 6pm - 2.30am. From £45. Skylight, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF. For more details and to book, go HERE.


One of London’s hottest and biggest Hip Hop and RnB night is taking over two floors of Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel for their New Year’s Eve Party. Expect 90s and 00s stuff on one floor, new stuff on the other, played by a host of leading and celeb DJs. 9pm - 5am. From £15. Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ. For details and tickets, head HERE.


One of the other big hitters in East London Hip Hop and RnB nights, Southern Hospitality (the people behind Hip Hop Karaoke) are at The Book Club this NYE. Starting from 8pm, expect big singalongs and party jams, taking you from the 90s, through the 00s to right this very minute. 8pm - 3am. From £1. The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH. For info and bookings, go HERE.

Prohibition Party New Year’s Eve Special

Johnny Law has closed down all your favourite watering holes. The city’s gone dry. Everywhere except the Prohibition Party that is. This popular 1920s themed night is going big this time out, with more opulence, more elegance and more extravagance planned for their New Year’s Eve party. Expect beautiful dresses, exquisite drinks, fabulous music and a raid about midnight. Quick few bucks in the right hands and it’ll all get going again. 9pm - 3am. From £55. Secret East London location. For more details and to book, head HERE.


NYE 10 Year’s of Proud Cabaret

Celebrate the 10th birthday party of Proud Cabaret, the wildly popular, wild, excessively well-received and excessive cabaret show. Expect fire breathers, acrobats, circus performers, aerial artists and...the unexpected. They offer excellent views of the main London fireworks too. 6.30pm - 11pm. From £39. Proud Embankment, Waterloo Bridge, 8 Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2AB. For more info and to book, click HERE.

NYE Night Market Party

Catapult yourself into the new year at this 90s throwback event held at the Market Hall Victoria. There’ll be plenty of street food, a live band taking 90s classics requests and lots of 90s themed games throughout the evening. 8pm - 2am. £35. Market Hall Victoria, 191 Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E 5NE. For more info and to book, head HERE.

Moon and Mischief New Year’s Eve Extravaganza 2019

Go big to see out the year in style at this cabaret, circus act, drag and burlesque New Year’s Eve party. Get ready for the big countdown with a number of acts popping up all around the dance floor. This is one of the most unpredictable New Year’s Eve parties in town this year. 8pm - 2.30am. From £15. Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ. For more info and to get your hands on some tickets, go HERE.

New Year at the Gold Mansion

This private venue will be decked out in golden finery for this year’s New Year’s Eve party. With an exclusive, luxurious feel all about the place, this is the party for those wanting to get a bit of glam in their lives before the decade’s out. Expect roving musicians, DJs across three dance floors and fire shows, cage dancers and aerial performers. 9pm - 4am. From £36. Held at a secret London venue. For details and to book, head HERE.

New Year’s Eve: Creatures of the Night

Get nocturnal at Creatures of the Night, the New Year’s Eve party held at the Natural History Museum. Grab a complimentary drink, try your luck at musical bingo and cover you and your mates in UV body paint for the Museum of the Moon silent disco. It looks set to be a hoot. 8pm - 1am. £99. The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD. For details and bookings, go HERE. So that's what's on at New Year's Eve in 2019, party-wise. But what's on at Christmas this year, everything-wise? Well, find out HERE.
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