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...Places to Celebrate NYE

Date: 10.12.10 Category:

“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.

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The Sanderson

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The Sanderson

Hotel

"Sanderson is a five star luxury hotel offering a stylish bar and restaurant in a beautifully and intriguingly designed space."

50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG

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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

Nightclub

"As The Drifter once sang; Everything is alright up on the roof."

6th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

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The Hoxton Pony

The Hoxton Pony

The Hoxton Pony

Bar

"The Afternoon Tea is not one to take your grandmother to...but that's a good thing."

104-108 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AH

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supperclub

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supperclub

Restaurant with bar and nightclub

"With no airs and graces, supperclub is a wonderful disarming atmosphere that provokes relaxation and profligacy, camaraderie as..."

12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ

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Altitude London

Altitude London

Event space

"The views from this riverside tower are breath-taking; Altitude London offers a natural high."

29th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

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Floridita London

Floridita London

Restaurant with bar and nightclub

"Floridita remains a staple on the Soho scene offering live entertainment and killer cocktails."

100 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TN

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Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch

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Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch

Restaurant with bar and nightclub

"Flamboyant but elegant, rustic but chic, BBB in Shoreditch is a vibrant place for drinking, dining and dancing."

19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

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Claridge's

Claridge's

Hotel

"A name synonymous with style, glamour and exceptional service; Claridge's remains at the forefront of London's hotel scene."

Brook Street, London W1K 4HR

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The Soho Hotel

The Soho Hotel

Hotel

"The suites at The Soho Hotel are as unique as they are chic."

4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH

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The Chesterfield, Mayfair

The Chesterfield, Mayfair

Hotel

"Set against the backdrop of the garden and fountain, the Conservatory is a lovely setting for afternoon tea. "

35 Charles Street, London W1J 5EB

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The Cinnamon Club

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The Cinnamon Club

Restaurant

"A great setting for a business lunch, The Cinnamon Club offers modern Indian cuisine in stylishly sophisticated surroundings. "

30 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU

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The Ritz

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The Ritz

Hotel

"The Ritz at Christmas is one of the most traditionally exquisite places to be. "

150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR

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