Foals at HMV Forum
What: Ring in the New Year with Mercury Prize-nominated indie rockers Foals and hundreds of hipsters. The gig’s put on by Camden bar the Flowerpot and also features DJ Caribou and up-and-coming band Trophy Wife. If this is anything like the Flowerpot’s last NYE gig with Mumford And Sons, it’s one not to be missed.
When: Dec 31, 8pm–4am
Where: HMV Forum NW5 1JY
Tube: Kentish Town
How much: £30 adv
Strawberry Moons New Year’s Eve Party
What: Heart 106.2’s Matt Wilkinson will be spinning some toons at Strawberry Moons. Boogie the night away on a flashing dance floor to club grooves and chart classics and get 50% off all drinks from 5-7pm!
How much: Tickets: £20 adv
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Where: 15 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BF 020 7437 7300
Moondance New Year’s Eve
What: Lights and lasers, drum and bass – it’s New Year’s Eve, rave style, at the eighth annual Moondance. House, electro and club classics will shake the foundations of this massive warehouse packed with DJs and techno-aholics. Leave the ear plugs at home, but bring the glow sticks.
When: Dec 31, 9pm–6am
Where: The Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, Southwark, SE1 0NS
How much: £15 – £25 adv
Off Piste New Year’s Eve
What: Find shelter in Battersea Park’s Evolution arena. You’ll be joined by trapeze artists, fire-eaters and dancers in a winter wonderland complete with snow topped trees. Have your pick of champagne, high-octane shots, specialty beers and wines and dance like snow bunnies as DJs take up the icicle stage.
When: Dec 31, 7pm-2am
Where: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ
Tube: Sloane Square
How much: £120 adv
Bangers and Mash New Year’s Eve
What: Carl Barat (of The Libertines fame) will spin a midnight DJ set at Brick Lane retro spot All Star Lanes. Crazed Cabaret will dance and Akayzia & Kings Of The City provide live music. There’ll be dirty beats played upstairs.
When: Dec 31, 8pm-4am
Where: 95 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6Ql
Tube: Aldgate East
How much: £25 adv
BodyMove presents White and Gold Rio Carnival
What: Club Egg is all about the glitz and glam as their monthly Saturday clubnight Body Move transforms three floors and five dance areas with white and gold carnival decadence. DJ Spen, Brazilian percussionists, musicians, dancers and loads of other techno and funky acts will complete the Carnival transformation.
When: Dec 31, 8pm-12pm
Where: Egg, 200 York Way, N7 9AP
Tube: King’s Cross
How much: £25-£35 adv
The Vegas Hotel: Pacha New Year’s Eve
What: Start out the New Year with a gamble at the West End club, Pacha. It will give Vegas a run for its money when casino games and showgirls take hold. Two rooms of music provided by the Hoxton Whores and Bam Bo Tang, among others, will make you shake your rump like you’ve got nothing left to lose.
When: Dec 31, 8pm-6am
Where: Terminus Place, SW1V 1JR
How much: £35 adv
TNT’s Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve
What: Join us for a roaring party at Gigalum nightclub. Tickets are just £10 and include a glass of champagne (before 9pm), live music, drink specials and a stellar line up of DJs. Bring out those flapper dresses and dapper suits for the roaring twenties theme. Come early between 6pm-8pm and get 2-4-1 on main meals and a special offer on punch. Prize for best – dressed too!
When: Dec 31, 7pm-3am
Where: Gigalum, SW4 9DW
Tube: Clapham South
How much: £10
Together NYE at O2 Academy Brixton
What: Always-hip Mark Ronson and Annie Mac are headlining the Together show at the O2 Academy Brixton. Fake Blood, Hervé and Zinc and many more will also be keeping the party moving with the best electro, drum ’n’ bass and dubstep.
When: Dec 31, 9pm-6am
Where: O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
How much: £35 adv
Strange Days with Sonic Youth
What: New York City grungers Sonic Youth bring rock to Londoners looking for something outside the techno realm. They’re joined by American rock trio Shellac, post-punk The Pop Group from Bristol and London-based Factory Floor.
When: Dec 31, doors open at 7pm
Where: HMV Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QH
How much: £40 adv
Glitz and Glamour on the Roof
What: Fireworks, canapés and New Year’s Eve-themed cocktails are just the tip of this classy party on the Kensington Roof Gardens. Three DJs will spin the musical entertainment and Black2Basics will be hosting a soul dance, DJ and fusion percussion set.
When: Dec 31, 8pm-4am
Where: Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA
Tube: High Street Kensington
How much: £125 adv
– Heather Vandenegel