Don’t fancy ringing in the new year at a crap house party or ignoring it completely by getting an early night? Are you determined to go out but your mates just can’t decide on where? We’ve solved all your NYE woes and rounded up the events, whether you fancy dinner or something a little stronger, that’ll start off your 2022 in style.
Somerset House has a full evening of fun planned for this New Year’s Eve. Maximising every area of the grand building, you can late-night skate, belt out a few songs with drag queens at the karaoke dungeon (taken over by LGBTQ+ bar Dalston Superstore), enjoy a live pianist in the piano bar or simply dance the night away with their roster of DJs. No NYE would be complete without bubbles, and thankfully there’s plenty of Moet to go around to, along with some special surprises throughout the night.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Sunday in Brooklyn
Notting Hill restaurant Sunday in Brooklyn has put together a special four-course menu to celebrate NYE. The menu includes some of their most popular dishes along with some new creations, with highlights including the cold smoked artichoke with saffron aioli and the swordfish with charred broccolini, tomato and butterbean pistou. There are two sittings available, 5:30 pm or 8:30 pm and tickets start from only £55 which also gets you a welcome glass of champers. Those booked onto the later session will also get a glass of bubbles for the champagne toast at midnight. Chin chin.
98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU
Hoppers King’s Cross
See out 2021 with a massive Sri Lankan feast at Hoppers King’s Cross, with a soundtrack of live jazz. The menu, which costs £50 per person, includes black pepper prawns, deveilled guinea fowl, Ceylonese fried chicken kothu, Jaffna lamb shank, fish burani, hoppers & dosas, vegetable maluwa, chutneys & sambols, brinjal moju, and mango & sago pudding. YUM.
4 Pancras Sq, London N1C 4AG
Decimo at The Standard
The Standard hotel’s 10th-floor restaurant Decimo is bringing the party this New Year’s Eve. DJ Benji B will be taking the decks, who has worked with the likes of Vigil Abloh, Kanye West and Ms Lauryn Hill, to provide a killer playlist to dance into 2022. There will also be some special guests announced in the run-up.
The Standard, 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG
One of London’s hottest rooftop restaurants has pulled out all the stops for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. The evening includes a whopping 11-course sharing meal (including oysters and their famous manchego cheesecake), glasses of fizz, a killer view of the city, and some surprises along the way – what more could you possibly want to enter the New Year with?
Seabird London, 40 Blackfriars Road 14th Floor, South Bank, London SE1 8NY
LWE at Brixton Academy
LWE are ringing in 2022 with their ‘Love Unlimited’ NYE extravaganza at Brixton Academy. It will be a curated evening of house and disco music, with DJs including The Blessed Madonna, Jayda G and Hunee. Tickets start from £35 and you can dance the night away and well into the early morning with the event lasting until 5am.
Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Rd, London SW9 9SL
Defected at Printworks
Defected is taking over Printworks on NYE with the likes of DJ EZ, Danny Howard, Sam Divine, Mele, Darius Syrossian and Riva Starr all hitting the decks. If you want to make it a double header, Glitterbox will be in the house on New Year’s Day for a day party full of confetti and costumes, and sets from the likes of Kiddy Smile, Jocelyn Brown, Floorplan and Derrick Carter.
Printworks London, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ
A Night of Fantasy at Park Chinois
Mayfair’s super-luxe restaurant and club Park Chinois is putting on a ‘night of fantasy’ this New Year’s Eve. Tickets cost £200 which includes a cocktail reception with canapes, a three-course meal and show, and even a designer outfit for the evening (rented from Wardrobe HQ). FANCY.
17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA
It’s gonna be Studio 54 vibes (with a jungle twist obvs) at Amazonico, with an all-day disco party going late into the night featuring live music from Latin bands and electro-disco from the resident DJs. There’ll be three types of tickets available – £58 for cocktails & canapes, £135 for the early evening feast, and £245 for the dinner and disco.
10 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR
Davies and Brook
It’s the last hurrah for Davies and Brook and they’re doing in NYE in style with a luxurious six-course menu, featuring dishes like caviar slice, miso black cod with roasted turnip & savoy cabbage, venison wellington, and pear & cranberry doughnut with mulled wine ice cream. It’s £275 per person and if you really want to push the boat out, you can add on a wine pairing.
Claridge’s, Brook St, London W1K 4HR
There may not be fireworks this year but don’t let that stop you from spending New Year’s Eve with an epic view over London. Jason Atherton’s City Social, on level 24 of Tower 42 in the City, boasts amazing views over the capital, and you can enjoy those with some epic modern British food. The restaurant will be putting on a special menu for the end of the year, or you could head over to the bar, Social 42, to sink a couple of their signature cocktails as you wave goodbye to 2021.
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ
Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius
Borough Market’s restaurant Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius has put together an evening of indulgence for New Year’s Eve. The eight-course menu features some of the chef’s fave ingredients including two types of truffle (Périgord Black truffle and White Alba truffle), dry-aged beef and leafy celeriac. You can even go all out and get some extra truffle shaved at the table. It’s £160 per person which gets you the meal, a glass of fizz and a digestif.
43 Borough Market, London SE1 9AH
The Prohibition Party
Go back in time to the roaring twenties at the Prohibition Party. Held at East London’s Village Underground and run by Bourne & Hollingsworth, the evening will transport you back to the Prohibition era with live performances, dancing, roulette tables and partying. In true Prohibition style there will even be secret drinking dens to enjoy a tipple. Tickets cost £55 or you can get a pre-party dance class for £70.
Village Underground, London, EC2A 3PQ
The Hijingo Matrix
Red pill or blue pill? Ring in the New Year, Matrix-style at multi-sensory bingo hall Hijingo. There are three packages to choose from – Trinity, Morpheus and Neo – but each one gets three games of Matrix-themed bingo, where you can win prizes like red pill blue pill shots, a drone, and even a European holiday, drinks, and an afterparty post-game with a live DJ. Will you be The One to win big?
90 Worship St, London EC2A 2BA
See in 2022 with a five-course feasting menu at Bar Crispin, which includes poached oysters with champagne beurre blanc, lamb en croute with celeriac & black garlic, and salted dark chocolate cake with caramel & creme fraiche. The £65 tickets include the menu, a champagne aperitif on arrival and a party popper at midnight.
19 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PY