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16th Dec 2012 3:11pm | By Editor
It’s been an immense year for London, so don’t even think about leaving the capital when it comes to seeing it out
Home to 94 creative studios, Netil House is an amazing venue and this will be one of London’s coolest warehouse-vibe parties.
Headliners include Belfast’s Space Dimension Controller, Manchester’s XXXY, R&S Records’ Pariah and Breach. Amazing visuals will be created by VJ Rebel Overly.
Don’t miss out on having a drink in Netil360, the building’s panoramic rooftop bar with spectacular views of London.
Dec 31, 8pm-6am, £20
Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, E8 3RL
Station | London Fields
This Fifties-style bowling clubs always knows how to put on a party.
The NYE gig will feature music provided by Funk King, BBC Radio 6’s Craig Charles as well as the Correspondents – including blues, jazz, electro and drum’n’bass.
The basement room will be taken over by London hip-hop crew Livin’ Proof and, if you feel like a break from dancing, the bowling lanes and karaoke rooms will be open as usual.
Dec 31, 7pm-4am, £20
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
Tavistock Hotel, WC1H 9EU
Tube | Russell Square, Goodge St
You can always count on the quirky Last Tuesday Society to throw a wild, spectacular party.
This year, London’s ultimate purveyors of decadence are holding a masked ball that will include the sounds of Urban Voodoo Machine, a cinema of desire, rooms of dancing as well as the chance to be fed oysters by naked people covered in gold.
Plus, the party is in aid of homeless charity, Crisis.
Dec 30, 10pm-4am, £15+
28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ
Tube | Elephant & Castle
Fire eaters, bubbly, a five-course gala dinner, then access to the nightclub are all on offer at this South African-themed venue. Breakfast at 3.30am.
Dec 31, 8pm-4am, £25
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AB
Tube | Chalk Farm
With Simian Mobile Disco headlining and DJ sets from the dance-house Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem and Andy Butler along with live vocalists, this NYE bash is all about the music.
Dec 31, 9pm-5am, £20
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP
Tube | Old Street
Giant balloons, swirly visuals, free entry before 10pm, booze and a mash-up of indie and electro anthems.
Plus, you get a “F*ck NYE” badge.
Dec 31, 9pm-3.30am, free
Koko, 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
Tube | Mornington Crescent
Old skool, jungle and general electro mayhem from the likes of veterans Ratpack, Micky Finn and Slipmatt.
This is a big party – some 55 artists will play for 10 hours in three big arenas. Epic.
Dec 31, 8pm-6am, £25
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL
Tube | King’s Cross