This time ten years ago Kylie Jenner was a mere tween, N Dubz were riding high in the charts and Trump was nothing more than a funny word. It’s fair to say that the past decade has been a bit of a rollercoaster - and one which deserves a proper send-off. So we’ve asked the team at DesignMyNight to round up the very best New Year’s Eve parties from across the UK. From Alice in Wonderland-themed raves to black-tie dinners and boat parties underneath London’s famed fireworks. 2020? We’re coming for you.
1. Putt Your Way Into 2020 At This New Hi-Tech Golf Hub - London
Get ready to putter the Tee in party at Puttshacks New Year’s Eve spectacular. Head to their swanky Bank venue and enjoy an all-night bash complete with as much mini-golfing as you can manage, as well as 5 drinks and delicious canapes throughout the celebrations. And for when you’re finished balling? There’ll be a DJ set courtesy of Tough Love, seeing your right through ‘till midnight and beyond.
2. Party Like The Pink Ladies At This Neon-Lit Bar - London
Tonight Josephine is a wonderland of powder pink walls, neon lights and some of the most Instagrammable loos around. And this year they’ll be throwing yet another picture-perfect bash, themed around one of the most iconic girl gangs of all times - The Pink Ladies. Tickets cost only £10 and include two cocktails as well as a late-night playlist of the very best girl power bops of all time.
3. Rock Karaoke And Feast On Pizza At This Italian-Themed Bash - London
Bunga Bunga is offering a slice of Italian madness in the heart of Covent Garden. Rolling out the red carpet for one night only, party-goers will be invited to don their sparkliest attire and step into a world of the weird and wonderful. Kicking off the evening with a four-course feast accompanied by a troupe of dancers, aerial acts and fire breathers, you’ll welcome in the 1st of January with a round of Bunga-oke… parties don’t get more extra than this.
4. Boogie To Live Music Before Signing Off The Year With A Glass Of Fizz - London
The Piano Works is enforcing a strict ‘dress to dazzle’ dress code at their exclusive black-tie event this New Year’s Eve. Get yourself suited and booted before dancing the night away to the house band who will be taking audience requests all night long. Keen to make a meal of it? Opt for a VIP ticket and enjoy a three-course dinner and glass of fizz, all for only £45. Who said being boujee should break the bank?
5. Catch The Fireworks At This DJ-Led Boat Party - London
Once a Dutch barge boat, Tamesis Dock is now one of London’s best-loved floating boozers. Festooned with twinkly fairy lights, the top-deck here boasts some of the city’s best views of London’s legendary midnight fireworks display. Climb aboard this New Year’s Eve and party the night away to some of the best club classics of all time. £60 tickets will not only get you entry, but a glass of fizz and a bacon butty to ease the inevitable January 1st hangover.
6. End The Year With A Three-Course Dinner And Dazzling Cabaret - London
Located in the heart of London’s iconic Camden Market, Fest is promising an extravaganza of drag, debauchery and dancing at their late-night bash. Head here early doors and enjoy an awe-inspiring cabaret show whilst tucking into a three-course dinner. And with the lights staying low until 5am, the celebrations certainly won’t end when puddings have been packed away. For the faint of heart, this one is not.
7. Dance Out The Decade Surrounded By Circus Acts And Confetti Drops - Birmingham
Runaway to the circus this New Year’s Eve as Birmingham’s O2 Academy transforms into a wonderland of jaw-dropping acts, mind-boggling contortionists and daredevil sword swallowers. The largest-ever event from the team behind Twisted Circus, this freakish festival will culminate in an unforgettable midnight confetti drop. You’d be a clown to miss it.
8. Sip Happy Hour Drinks At This Neverland-Themed Cocktail Bar - Bristol
Get your sparkle on as Bristol’s best-loved bar, London Cocktail Club hosts a big, bad and boozy New Year’s Eve bash. The best part? It won’t break the bank. Priced at only a tenner, partygoers will enjoy a complimentary cocktail and happy hour offers until 10pm. Erupting into a cocktail-fuelled rendition of Auld Lange Seine as the clock strikes 12, this night promises to be one to remember (...or not).
9. Power Through Bottomless Prosecco And Karaoke ‘Til You Drop - Birmingham
Finish 2019 on a high note at The Distillery’s karaoke extravaganza. Be you more of a Mariah or a Macklemore, a Madonna or a Marvin Gaye, you’ll be given the chance to take to the stage and prove your musical prowess. Worried about getting stage fright? Two hours of free-flowing prosecco and pizza between 8pm and 10pm should sort you out…
10. Get Lost In Wonderland At This Wild Rave - Manchester
Fall down the rabbit hole at this quirky New Year’s Eve rave. The legendary people at Xclusive have teamed up with Gorilla to present a 700-people strong rave, complete with Manchester’s best DJs, stunning live acts and Insta-worthy decorations. Get your gang here early enough and you’ll be greeted with a complimentary cocktail, served to you by the Mad Hatter himself. It’s entirely bonkers, but we’ll tell you a secret - all the best parties are.
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