Whether you’re married with 2.5 children, DINKY’s (Dual Income No Kids Yet), or a little bit too old for clubbing, there is something for you to do this New Year’s Eve in London. And we’re here to point you in the right direction.
A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at London‘s Southbank Centre will entertain you and your (slightly older) kids. There will be pop-up vintage nightclubs, a private terrace overlooking the Thames (and fireworks display), dining rooms, photo studios and a hair and beauty parlour where guests can have their hair done in a decade-specific look.
Why not mix sultry with cirque at a vaudeville-inspired New Year’s Eve party at The Lucky Pig? Their “Top & Tails” evening promises burlesque dancers, hoop performers, fire-breathers, mischief makers and live music from DJ Bijoux (BOOM).
Keeping in line with the carnival theme, No. 32 The Old Town is hosting an “All the fun of the fair” party complete with stilt-walkers, funfair food, a photo booth and other carnival delights.
For an interactive pan-asian dining experience (where tablecloths are virtual, the ordering system is beamed onto your table and “chef cams” show the chefs at work) head to Inamo restaurant. Illusionist Jake Banfield will do the rounds and DJ, comedian and quiz master, Garth Cruickshank, will test wits and dish out prizes throughout the evening.
Or maybe a wilder Tokyo-esque evening with Geisha Girls and Nyotaimori (body sushi – the Japanese practice of serving sushi from the naked body of a woman) is more your thing? MODE is hosting a “Last Night in Tokyo” party.
For good food and live music, catch nine piece brass band, The Brassroots, at Blues Kitchen Camden. Guests can indulge in ginormous ribs, catfish gumbo, alligator and barbeque meat while jamming along to a fusion of genres.
> Fireworks by: flickr.com/Oddtwang
> Anna the Hulagan by: annathehulagan.com
> Inamo by: https://www.inamo-restaurant.com
> Nyotaimori by: Shutterstock.com
> The Brassroots by: www.thebrassroots.com