Whatever the reason, London has a draw that many of us can’t resist when it comes to choosing which city New Year’s Eve should be celebrated in. Here are 5 top parties in London.
London is a party in itself during the festive season, with thousands of us flocking there to soak up some Christmas spirit, joining the maddening crowds of shoppers or, like many of us at Swide, going there to celebrate the end of the year in style. Whether you want to shake your tail feather or simply take in the scenery, here are 5 ideas that are sure to please all.
Dirty Martini 1920’s Flapper Glamour NYE Party
Not wanting to rub shoulders with sweaty revellers this year? Well, Dirty Martini in Covent Garden will be ringing in the New Year with the glam of the golden age. The 1920s are looked back as a time when sexiness wasn’t slutty and when a man could be charmed by a mere glint in the eye of a woman. If this sounds like your kind of night, then find your best flapper dressers, suits, beads, feathers and foxtrot dance moves and get yourself down to Dirty Martini for a NYE with a touch of class… that’s until the alcohol kicks in, obviously.
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Village Underground Belle Epoque Circus Party
If you are not in the mood to be the one spinning in circles and spending energy that you could be reserving for family visits, than Swide has got the perfect idea for you. Head over to Shoreditch’s Village Underground to be wowed by masked villains, corseted courtesans, aerialists and trapeze artists in the spectacular surroundings of the underground atmosphere. Prepare for your minds to be tricked and your inner exhibitionist to be set free.
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Sanderson Sessions with Marina and the Diamonds
Is live music your thing? Then New Year’s Eve at Sanderson Hotel should tickle your fancy, for the highlight of the evening is an acoustic set by Marina and the Diamonds, whose latest album is full of electropop gems that were transformed into acoustic numbers during the last year or so. After you’ll have been bowled over by the band, entertainment will go on into the early hours provided by entertainers and DJs. With a mixed bag of fun, the Sanderson hotel is perfect for anyone and everyone who is looking for an alternative to a boozy night out.
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New Year’s Eve at The London Sky Bar
This one is as simple as you would think. If the thought of seeing the skyline of the City of London erupt with the colourful flashes of a thousand fireworks, than get yourself a reservation at The London Sky Bar. Yes, there will be a DJ and disco to shake it into 2013 but the real highlights are the vintage cinema that will be playing classics throughout the night, the Champagne toast at midnight and the breathtaking panoramic view of London. If you are looking for an evening with a hint of romance, this is the one for you.
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Crazy P at The Nest in Dalston
Now here is one for those of us who just want to dance like there is no tomorrow… counting on the fact that 21st December doesn’t actually happen. Only open since 2010, this basement bar opened with the idea to bring progressive electronic music to the masses without a hefty price tag. This NYE will see the bar transformed with bespoke lighting, visuals, performance and one or two surprises. The DJ performance by Crazy P is sure to get people going out of their minds as the clock strikes midnight… expect a night that you’ll forget to remember.
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Written by Ben Taylor