...Places to Celebrate NYE
“New Year's Eve is like Marmite; you either love it or you hate it. But if you're in town and looking to celebrate, here are some of the best places to see in 2011.”
Some people choose to pretend it isn’t happening. Some people proclaim it to be the best night of the year. Some people spend the first few days of January recovering in the foetal position, whilst others opt for an early night on the 31st and make the 1st the day to celebrate. However you choose to do things, London is sure to have something on offer. And below you will find the best of what's on offer for those that prefer their parties to have a healthy twist of hedonism, and where to head if you would rather opt for a sumptuous, indulgent, fine dining affair.
Head to St Martin’s Lane for a 'Glamorous Rio Carnival' themed night. Enjoy a six-course dinner in Asia De Cuba, with a glass of champagne upon arrival and entrance to the party at The Light Bar for £240 per person (entrance to the party alone includes entertainment and music for £85 per person). Sanderson Hotel is hosting a Parisian themed French Cabaret night. The six-course dinner in the hotel restaurant with champagne upon arrival and party entrance is £240 per person (£20 supplement to dine in the garden). Entrance to the party alone with Champagne, canapés and entertainment is £90 per person. The Roof Gardens is hosting ‘Glitz and Glamour on the Roof' for £125 per person. Starting with a reception at 8pm with special canapés and a bar with themed NYE cocktails, the evening will then offer fantastic music and DJ sets, a rooftop firework display and breakfast canapés at 3am. Hoxton Pony will be marking the biggest party night of the year with their biggest line up yet. With exclusive DJ sets by Hot Chip (Joe Goddard), Foals (Edwin Congreave) and two of the best DJs in the world at the moment (Roy Rovelli and Sam Young), guests are advised to book tickets early. For something a little different, head to Altitude 360 for ‘Diamonds in the Sky.’ Starting with a welcome cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by delicious tasting dishes and an internationally inspired feast, a midnight sparkling drinks reception and unrivalled views of Thames fireworks, this party is expected to stay pumping until 6am. supperclub is being transformed into an Arabian palace for a four-course dinner, followed by a colourful extravaganza of dazzling performances and DJ sets that will continue until 5am. Tickets cost £95 per person including dinner and £40 for club entry only. Floridita is playing host to a New Year's Eve Spectacular which will include an indulgent four-course dinner alongside night-long entertainment from the likes of the Floridita Vaudeville Girls and Zazou's electro-swing sextet. And Beach Blanket Babylon (Shoreditch) will be seeing in the New Year with a black tie ball. There are 2 sittings in the restaurant with a fabulous party in the bar and Basement club lounge which starts at 7pm and goes on until 3am with dazzling entertainment and DJs.
Claridge's is offering a fabulous New Year’s Eve menu to be served in The Reading Room and is priced at £175 per person. Claridge’s, as ever, is sure to deliver something spectacular. The Soho Hotel is offering a New Year’s Eve menu in Refuel for £85 per person and Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair, is starting off their evening with cocktails in the bar followed by a seven course Gala Dinner in Butlers restaurant, with dancing till the early hours (prices from £115 per person). The Cinnamon Club will be playing host to a live band, magician and DJ and offering a four course menu for £125 per person. Or, you can go all out at The Ritz. There are many dining options at The Ritz on the 31st but if you want to make a bang louder than all the firewoks in London put together, The Ritz Restaurant is offering a black tie Gala Dinner for £1,100 per person (or £9,900 for a table of ten). This exciting evening features an outstanding six course dinner, dancing to a ten piece band, a regimental marching band, a lone piper and a brilliant fireworks display over the Garden to herald in the New Year.
Bring it on 2011, we’re ready for you.
The Roof Gardens
The Hoxton Pony
Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch
The Soho Hotel
The Chesterfield, Mayfair
The Cinnamon Club