16th Dec 2012 3:11pm | By Editor
Welcome in 2013 in a velvet-draped big top where acrobats swing from the ceiling, ringmasters crack whips and ballerinas twirl.
Expect amazing costumes and performances from some of Europe’s top acrobats.
Sneak away to the intimate curtained areas on the mezzanine level, and pop into the boudoir for a lesson in costume makeup.
Costumes should be wild and wonderful.
Dec 31, 9pm-3am 54, £40
Village, Underground, Holywell Lane
Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
Tube | Shoreditch High Street
Defected In The House presents a line-up of world-class underground house DJs including Dennis Ferrer, Deetron and Noir.
Dec 31, 9pm-7am, £33
Electric Brixton, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RJ
Tube | Brixton
It’s all about the Eighties at this party, inviting guests to toast iconic personalities from Roger Moore to Timmy Mallet with a Veuve Clicquot reception.
At 2am, bacon butties will be wheeled out so you can refuel and carry on your 80s dance-a-thon.
Dec 31, 10.30pm-late, £30
Maggie's 329 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL
Tube | Earl’s Court
Four rooms of dance music hosted by Toolroom Knights who have residencies in cities across the globe including Vegas, Moscow and Miami.
Dec 31, 10pm-5am, £45
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP
Tube | Elephant & Castle
An all-night rave in deepest Peckham with a stellar line-up that includes Chicago-based artist Amir Alexander, Dutch dubstep DJ Martyn and Secretsundaze residents Giles Smith and James Priestley.
Expect to be working up a sweat to house, techno, drum’n’bass and dubstep.
The party has been moved from its original warehouse location but the vibe will remain anarchic.
Dec 31,10pm-6am, £27
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Station | Peckham Rye
Latin-themed bar, Barrio East is promising a “big block rocking celebration” on New Year’s Eve.
Beats will be provided by DJ Jimi Needles and Ferdie Ahmed, there will be a tequila ice luge, and cocktails – which the bar speci alises in – will be discounted until 10pm.
When midnight strikes, confetti cannons will fire.
Dec 31, 8pm-4am, £10+
Barrio East, 141-143
Station | Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN
Tube | Old St
Photos: Sin Bozkurt