Elizabeth Debicki and Tobey Maguire, The Great Gatsby 2013. Photo by Everett/ REX Shutterstock.
Yet to make grand NYE plans? Welcome 2016 in style with the DesignMyNight Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide, so whatever your idea of a good night is, from 20s Gatsby and 007 themed evenings to decadent dinners and soirees, we hope these will get you in the party spirit.
New Year’s Eve Glamour Glitter Ball
Give your palate a treat and celebrate the end of the year at the Glamour Glitter Ball in Tudor Barn Eltham, London. Indulge in a luxury dining experience that includes dreamy dishes like cream of scallop soup and smoked sea bass fillet.
Murder Mystery Dinner
If you want to insert a twist to your New Year’s Eve then the Murder Mystery Dinner at The Rooms at Browns in London is the perfect option. You will be served a three course meal and a half a bottle of wine (to give you some extra confidence in trying to discover who done it). Put your thinking caps on because the winner will receive a bottle of champagne.
Dinner Dance NYE 2016
Spend the remaining hours of 2015 in London’s only surviving Thames Lighthouse in the Docklands. Munch on a three course meal with your nearest and dearest in a blissful atmosphere. Last year was a sell-out event so make sure you get your tickets early!
For the…firework fans
New Year’s Eve at The Roof Gardens
Boasting breath-taking views of the city and three beautiful gardens, The Roof Gardens in Kensington is sure to be a hotspot for glamourous New Year’s Eve revellers. For £160 you will be treated to a welcome cocktail, canapes, entertainment and a bottle of champagne, not to mention a fantastic firework display.
New Year’s Eve Thames Cruise with Fireworks
Want to be there when Big Ben chimes 12am? Yes? Then hop aboard the Thames Cruise for a three course meal and a firework display to make you go weak at the knees.
Studio 54 NYE
No need to hop on a plane to experience New York City ladies, The Oyster Shed on Angel Lane in London are going to bring Studio 54 to us with their New Year’s Eve party (or should we say disco?!). Aiming to give you a great view of the fireworks while enjoying a retro clubbing experience.
For the…boat lovers
New Year’s Eve Boat Party with All Inclusive Drinks
The Golden Sunrise Boat Party, situated on the Millbank Millennium Pier in Westminster, is offering an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Party this year, which is set to turn heads. You will be welcomed on board with a glass of bubbly, a hot meal mid-way through the night and a DJ set to keep you on the tiles as you ring in 2016.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Thames Cruise with Fireworks
We all know that every memorable evening starts with chilled prosecco, so what are you waiting for? Get your tickets for this year’s hottest cruise along the Thames (departing from Minster Exchange in the City of London, for free tipples, delicious bites and a panoramic view of London’s fireworks.
New Year’s Eve Boat and Dining on the Thames
Chime your glasses at midnight on the waves of The Thames after relaxing at The Hilton’s popular Columbia Restaurant at the London Docklands Riverside. It’s set to be a classy affair with the venues Head Chef rustling up a mouth-watering, four course meal.
New Year’s Eve James Bond Style
The brains behind Searcys One New Change Champagne Bar in London have created their most decadent event yet - New Year’s Eve James Bond style. There will be roulette tables, flowing champagne and a glamorous crowd that’s just calling your name..!
The Piano Works New Year’s Eve Party 2015 – Black-Tie Affair
If you classify yourself a hedonist, and want to experience something a little bit different this New Year’s, head to The Piano Works on Farringdon Road, London. Starting at 5pm and lasting until 5am, it’s going to be one of the capital's most raucous parties. It’s a black-tie affair so get out a little black number and dress to impress.
Little Nan’s Does Disco…NYE Party
Little Nan’s in South London is one of those hidden gems that is constantly upping their game. They are hosting a New Year’s Eve party that will be the definition of quirky. They will have cocktails in tea pots, Caribbean food and a DJ to keep you satisfied until the early hours.
Events by location
Simmons Bottomless NYE Party
Forecasted to last until 3am, you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth at Simmons’s Bottomless New Year’s Eve bash. For £50 you will have unlimited access to bottles of beer, wine and single spirits and mixers. This place is the king of kitsch so get down there for a night to remember.
Barrio North New Year’s Eve Mexflex
Barrio North is notorious for their party antics and lip smacking cocktails. If you want to have a New Year’s that’s on the wild side, you now know where to go. Don’t be surprised when their cannons go off at 12 to ring in another banter-filled year.
Distinctly Dirty NYE Party
Calling all martini fanatics, Dirty Martini in Islington, London, are hosting a cocktail filled New Year’s Eve. In light of a great year, they will have a happy hour before 9pm and will be handing out free prosecco.
Midnight Riot NYE Party
Make your last memories of 2015 with Midnight Riot Records at Fu Manchu for an electric atmosphere and night of body shaking music.
NYE at the Doll’s House
Dance the night away at The Doll’s House in Peckham and spend the first few hours of 2016 with your closest circle of girlies. There are two options available but we recommend the £30 ticket that includes an exquisite three course meal and entry to the after party.
Beauty and the Geek 90s Party
, Clapham High Street
Adventure Bar in Clapham are pushing the boat out on the 31st
with their Beauty and the Geek 90s party. There will be a fancy dress competition at 9.30pm so all you beauty queens better put in the extra effort.
New Year’s Eve: Our House, Your House
, Notting Hill Gate
There are only 100 tickets for the Little Yellow Door’s New Year’s celebration. They will sell out fast, trust us
. It’s going to be one of the most alternative nights out to end the year. You’ll also receive a glass of their house punch, yum!
New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
, secret location
Hip Hop Brunch is taking London by storm and to celebrate the beginning of 2016 they are hosting a New Year’s brunch spectacular. For £80 delve into a three course meal and complimentary prosecco. Be warned, they will have karaoke on the night.
Nude Noir Presents NYE
, Fulham Road
If you’re on the lookout for a New Year’s oozing with sex appeal, look no further than Noir’s New Year’s Eve in Goat Drink. Masked, handsome gentlemen will roam the venue and the event is a strict black-tie affair. Play your cards right and you might get a kiss at midnight!
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