New Year’s Eve in London 2016
The festive fun will be done before you know it, so avoid the post-Christmas comedown with a cracking New Year’s Eve night out. Where better to enjoy the occasion than über-cool East London? Take a look at our pick of New Year’s Eve nights to remember and book ahead for the big event.
1 Big Night Out NYE Pub Crawl – 31st December
1 Big Night Out – Multiple venues, London
1 Big Night Out Shoreditch is your passport to a party that’s like no other. Sponsored by the good souls at The Dictionary Hostel (that’s us 😉 ), experienced and entertaining guides will take you to the very best of eclectic, bohemian London. To the party hotspots for those in the know. Enjoy exclusive, queue-jump access to four NYE parties, discounted drinks all night long and a complimentary glass of bubbles to see the New Year in. These legendary nights sell out super-fast, so book ‘early bird’ tickets now for £30 each. Leave it too late and the price will double. If it doesn’t sell out first!
Defected in the House with Basement Jaxx – Ministry of Sound – 31st December
Ministry of Sound – 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DP
This explosive NYE party at Ministry of Sound celebrates the Defected label’s momentous year of events. With a huge line-up, headlined by Basement Jaxx, alongside acts, such as Sonny Fodera, Franky Rizardo and Simon Dunmore, head to Ministry of Sound to herald 2017 in true Defected fashion. The first releases have already sold out, so get in quick. Tickets are currently £72.80.
Afro Disco NYE – The Book Club – 31st December
The Book Club – 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH
Bringing reggae, garage, hip-hop, house and disco to The Book Club in Shoreditch, Afro Disco takes you on a global excursion to sunnier climates, travelling the world in search of the funkiest rhythms and boogie-able beats. Expect Stone Heads and Tiki bars, set to an afro-disco soundtrack, headlined by Alexander Nut. ‘Early bird’ tickets have already sold out, so snap up existing tickets, selling for £15 each.
Just Juice NYE Circus – Queen of Hoxton – 31st December
Queen of Hoxton -1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
Head to the Queen of Hoxton for NYE with Just Juice. Expect a carnival of sights and sounds from the East London party crew as they transform the venue into a circus of delectable delights. With heavy base beats from DJ Champion and a Disco Set from DJ Die, enjoy over-the-top theatrics and a host of circus surprises. Tickets are selling out super-fast. Those remaining are currently £20 each. Just don’t forget your top hat!
NYE at Studio 54 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – 31st December
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Throwback are taking over Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a NYE party like no other. Inspired by the sights and sounds of 1970s New York, dust off your platforms, it’s time for disco fever. With boogie prince, The Reflex, in the DJ booth, the Studio 54 style venue is the place to strut your Old School stuff. Tickets are available for around £20 each or buffet and boogie for £40.
The Cave Club NYE – Moth Club – 31st December
Moth Club – Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 6NU
Celebrate NYE under the glitter-gold ceiling of the Moth Club. Enjoy DJ Sets inspired by the sounds of new wave, dance-rock and punk at the Cave Club. From Bowie and Blondie to New York Dolls and Grandmaster Flash, get your groove on to sounds of the 70s and beyond. Flamboyant dress is positively encouraged and tickets are still available at £10 each.
Flawless NYE Beyoncé Party – The Macbeth – 31st December
The Macbeth – 70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP
Flawless nights are a sell-out at The Macbeth of Hoxton and this year’s NYE Beyoncé party is set to be the same. Open until 5am, with DJs spinning all your favourites from Destiny’s Child to Snoop Dogg, these events are roadblocks, so buy final release tickets in advance and ensure your entrance for a bootylicious £15.
VICE NYE House Party – The Old Blue Last – 31st December
The Old Blue Last – 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES
Head to The Old Blue Last for some NYE VICE-approved entertainment. This refurbished East End boozer and live music venue brings you some of the best forward-thinking bands and DJs from the music scene. So far, the line-up is TBA, but buy tickets in advance for a fiver. Start the New Year the right way with some post-Christmas VICE carnage.
Sabotage: NYE with the Beastie Boys – The Shacklewell Arms – 31st December
The Shacklewell Arms – 71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB
Head to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston for a Sabotage NYE tribute night. Pay homage to Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock with music from the Beastie Boys’ genre. Enjoy the Boys’ back catalogue as well as sounds from their influences, spanning punk to hip-hop and rock and roll. Don’t fight for your right to party, nab advance tickets for a fiver!