Still at a loose end for New Year’s Eve? Check out these suggestions in London
Spend New Year’s Eve in an Igloo
Experience a winter pop up with the cosiest bar on the river and the return of the private dining igloos. This year, to make the experience even more magical, Jimmy’s winter lodge bar igloos are partnering with Martin Miller’s Gin to install a Northern Lights spectacle, so you get transported to Iceland from London with beautifully decorated private igloos in Icelandic textures to really bring the brand’s provenance to life, topped off with themed cocktails.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Docklands Riverside
Fancy stylish riverside fun, you’ll find it at DoubleTree by Hilton Docklands on Rotherhithe Street. Tuck into a four-course dinner with bottomless drinks and live entertainment. Later head on to their private boat and enjoy unlimited fizz, beer and wine as you cruise along the River Thames and gaze up at London’s legendary firework display.
New Year’s Eve Drag brunch Old Compton Brasserie
Old Compton Brasserie in Soho its throwing its first-ever New Years Eve Drag Show, for one night only! Perfection from head to toe, hostesses Velma Celli and Portia de Fosse will lead proceedings from 7pm with their sharp tongues and beautiful live vocals, as guests are treated to divine dining.
The evening will be split into two sittings. The early sittings, which can be booked between 6pm and 7:30pm, are £50 per person and allow for a 2-hour sitting, perfect time for some sequins and sass before heading out for the night.
If you book the later sitting between 7:15pm and 10pm, you get to keep the table for the whole night. Alongside the drag acts, resident DJ will have you partying well into the early hours before spilling out into Soho to see where the night leads. Dress to impress.
Café De Paris: The Champagne & Chandeliers Cabaret Show.
Café de Paris in Picadilly Circus is no stranger to the extravagant, the beautiful and the bizarre. Drawing on nearly 100 years of tradition, you will be welcomed with a Moët reception until 10pm for all. Following a delicious 3-course meal, hostess Miss Polly Rae will lead guests through an evening of inspired, unrestrained showmanship. The show has an incredible variety of true masters of their craft, including ferocious fire performers, aerial artists, circus oddities, burlesque and more.
Doors open at 6pm, and the last dinner sitting begins at 7pm, allowing for an 8:15pm show time. At 10pm the show will end, the ballroom tables will swiftly be removed and the club night begins, with resident DJ Lewis Player gracing the decks until 4am. Tickets start from £35 for entry to the Champagne and Chandeliers Show and admission to the club night afterwards, which features dancers dripping in diamonds and live circus acts. For dining options, tickets start from £60, which grants admission to the show and the club. Wear your most glamorous garments; it is impossible to overdress for this cabaret!
Stargazer Cruise with City Cruises
The New Year’s Eve Stargazer Cruise offers guests a panoramic view of the city’s fireworks on a glass-roofed CityLiner. Enjoy a picnic with friends and family including a small bottle of champagne (or soft drink), sandwich, crisps and chocolate to start the year off right on the River Thames. www.citycruises.com/special-events/new-years-eve/stargazer
Departing Tower Pier for two-and-a-half hours at 22.30 on 31st December 2019.
Prices from £199 per person
Moulin Rouge Event at Circus Bar & Restaurant in Covent Garden
Think Montmartre Paris and celebrate like a true bohemian at Circus! The Veuve Clicquot champagne will be flowing alongside a night of world-class performances and delicious Pan-Asian dining, the perfect way to ring in the new year. The centre ‘stage table’ will see a range of cabaret talents, pop-up circus acts and skilled beauties performing in this unique and quirky venue in London’s vibrant Covent Garden. Choose a three-course dining option or bar tickets, with the opportunity to can-can through the night, with DJs spinning tunes until the early hours.
Early tickets are available from 6:30pm cost £90 per person for a three-course dining experience. Tickets from 9.30pm cost £140 per person and include a four-course dining experience and welcome drink plus you can keep your table for the evening,
The Piano Works West End
Rock up to The Piano Works for a black-tie dinner and party with a list of song-requests at either their West End and Farringdon venues. There are several price points starting at £20 and the live music will be going throughout the night as the live band play request after request. After 2am a DJ keeps churning out music until 4am.