Designmynight.com's best London NYE parties
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Designmynight.com's best London NYE parties
New Year’s Eve is nearly here... and to get you in the mood, we've asked our party-privvy friends at Designmynight.com to reveal their top spots for a seriously good night welcoming 2014 in style. From chic city clubs and luxurious bars to the best fireworks in town, here's where you'll want to be celebrating in the capital this New Year's Eve. Of course, a brilliant night just wouldn't be the same without an amazing dress, so enjoy Team LBD's dress edit too. The Roof Gardens One of the most sought after and exclusive clubs in London, The Roof Gardens situated in trendy Kensington, is putting on a night to remember. As well as an unrivalled club scene, there is also, as the name suggests, a stunning rooftop garden that will play host to an incredible fireworks display at midnight. Compliments of the night include mini bottles of champagne, welcome canapes, DJ party sets backed by a live six-piece band, a photo booth to capture the evening’s fun, and breakfast nibbles to be served in the early hours. All served up in luxurious surroundings, there is no doubt that this event will be a night to remember. Tickets: £135. What to wear: With a dress code that states 'No effort, no entry', this chic Gorgeous Couture Bailey dress, £160.80, is the perfect style to impress in. With on-trend asymmetrical neckline, clever draping to flatter the figure and short and flirty length, this dress will focus all attention on you. Team with a pair of mega-heels and some drop-earrings. Apres Bar London This high-profile bar situated just off of bustling Oxford Street is preparing to bring in the New Year with a Big Apple bang as they throw their Manhattan-meets-Mayfair party in true big-city style. Taking the sophisticated interior of the cocktail bar Stateside, you can expect to see plenty of glitz and glam and of course Cosmos and Manhattans aplenty. Whether you fancy booking a table to celebrate A-list style or you’d rather meander through the different rooms to explore all that this quirky club has to offer, you will no doubt experience the best of New York New Year right here. Tickets: £20. What to wear: Of course the dress code for the night is New York glamour and we can’t imagine Carrie Bradshaw would don anything other than the LBD for such an occasion. With clever ruching and sexy lace panels, this one shoulder Lipstick Boutique Sasha Dress, £70, will have all the Sex and the City allure necessary. Drink Shop & Do Inspired by Studio 54, the New York nightclub de rigueur favoured by the likes of Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol and Diana Ross back in the Seventies, Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross is having a 1970s themed disco that will transport you to a time of polyester suits and high-shine maxis. Expect plenty of seventies classics blasting from the DJ booth and be prepared to get covered in confetti come midnight. Don’t worry about the Prohibition, the bar will most certainly be open and there are dancers and entertainment to ensure this vintage-inspired event brings in the New Year with true Studio 54 style. Tickets from £20. What to wear: There’s only one thing to wear to such an event and that’s a dramatic dress with the wow factor. Opt for this HMH Couture Alecto Dress in Teal, £445, with a glossy sheen and figure flattering draping this is the ultimate party dress and perfect for this event. London Sky Bar Prepare yourself for a truly spectacular New Year’s Eve at the exceptional London Sky Bar situated at the top of Westminster's Millbank Tower. In the chicest of luxury backdrops you can experience the enchanting fireworks display that takes place next to the London Eye and drink in the view of London lit up for the New Year. Get a ticket to this event and gain entry to four exclusive venues within London Sky Bar, including Skyloft, P.O.M Restaurant and Bar, Altitude 360 and The River Room; each with their own atmosphere, music and unique style. There’s even a luxury cinema playing old movie classics throughout the night with complimentary popcorn and candy floss. Don’t miss the Bucking Broncos or shot girls and of course there will be champagne flowing and the Chimes of Big Ben to signal the New Year. Tickets from £185. What to wear: A glamorous dress for a glamorous occasion, this Forever Unique Imogen Dress, £220, has couture-worthy details to get you noticed. With its bandage bodycon style and on-trend velvet panels that create a memorable figure, this is the dress to be pictured in for the New Year celebrations. Miabella In the heart of London’s West End is one of Soho’s most loved nightclubs, Miabella. A night guaranteed to satisfy even the most seasoned party-goers; their Black and Gold Masquerade party will see the New Year in in true style. Split into a mysterious labyrinth of booths, tables, tunnels and VIP rooms, there will be no shortage of visual surprises and eclectic décor. A champagne reception to get the party started and a host of DJ sets to play classic tunes throughout the night, the Black and Gold party will be a truly stylish affair. Tickets from £25. What to wear: As the theme is black and gold, this means you to must deck yourself in this glamorous colour combination; this Aftershock London Kali Dress in Gold, £44 fits the theme perfectly and the black vest top leaves a blank canvas to accessorize with a statement gold necklace.