The best ways to spend New Year’s Eve across the UK

See in 2018 in style!


by Niamh Brodie |
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There’s absolutely no denying it; New Year’s can be a nightmare to organise. Not making plans followed by creating a last minute WhatsApp group to rally the troops isn’t an option this year, though. There are some incredible events taking place across the UK, from secret parties in mansions to masquerade balls that will take you around the world, you’re officially out of reasons to stay at home in your pjs.


The Best Ways To Spend New Year's Eve Across The UK - heat

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Ballie Ballerson's New Year's Ball Out - London

Over adulthood? We know the feeling. If you feel like embracing your inner-child this New Year's Eve, Ballie Ballerson is the where you need to be. Leave your cares at the door as you dive into a ball pit packed with over one million balls, and relive your childhood memories through theatrical cocktails inspired by retro sweets. You'll get a complimentary glass of bubbles at midnight with your ticket, and a DJ will see you into the New Year with non-stop tunes.

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NYE at Rumpus Room - London

Rumpus Room isn't just one of London's most beautiful (and Instagrammable) bars, it also brags incredible views of the Thames. They're going big this New Year's Eve, welcoming guests with a decadent Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Champagne reception, followed by free-flowing tipples all night long. A DJ and a five-piece band will be your entertainment for the night, and to keep you going through your last hour of partying, bacon butties will be served at 1am.

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New Year's Eve with Winterland - London

Winterland has been charming South Londoners with its festive décor and riverside activities since November; and they're determined to keep the party going with an unforgettable bash for New Year's Eve. Find their snow-frosted wardrobe-like entrance and you'll be met with warm mulled cider, cheese-drenched raclette dishes and a winter wonderland boasting neon-lit curling lanes, mini golf and prosecco pong. Winterland is BYOB, and cocktail lovers can enjoy 2-4-1 tipples until 8pm on the 31st.

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New Year at The Mansion - London

Obsessed with pink? The Mansion are here to answer your prayers with a shindig that requires wearing a whole lotta fuschia. Even if it isn't your favourite colour, three dancefloors of DJs, blazing fire performers, cage dancers and saxophonists should entice you to buy a ticket for this all out soiree. They will get you into the party mood with 2-4-1 drinks before 10pm, and there's also going to be a mouth-watering selection of street food on offer throughout the night. If you fancy a bit of Mystic Meg action, visit the clairvoyant who'll predict your future for 2018...

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A Masquerade Ball: Around The World New Year Extraordinaire - London

If you think New Year's Eve is a time to be lavish, head to The London Cabaret Club's Masquerade Ball. Taking you around the world via an international menu and a barrage of firework display screenings from across the globe; expect to be blown away by an extraordinary cabaret experience featuring fire breathers, spinning aerolists and daring contortionists. You can skip the special treatment and just go to the show, but the Diamond Table ticket - which includes a Dom Pérignon Champagne and canapé reception, and a four-course wordly dinner expertly matched with wine - is more than worth the price tag.

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Cirque d'Soho - 100 Wardour Street

The Bar and Lounge at 100 Wardour Street transforms into Soho's very own Big Top as Cirque d'Soho comes to town. Join Ringmistress Lady Alex, as well as a mix of mesmerising performers for an immersive circus experience to bring in the new year. Bask in the glory of colourful chameleon Lilly Snatchdragon, take a step into Professor Kelso's mystic caravan, and be dazzled by Storm Hooper – a visual circus spectacle that has to be seen to be believed.

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Party Like It's 1997 - Manchester

If you're obsessed with 90s fashion (like most of us are), All Star Lanes in Manchester are about to make your dreams come true with a 1997-themed New Year's blowout. Whip out your finest chokers, boob tubes and denim, because this bowling joint is celebrating the era's fixation with neon, Britpop and garish fashion. The soundtrack is gonna feature everything from Britney Spears to Destiny's Child; and your ticket to this ultimate rave includes a welcome cocktail, fizz at midnight and games of bowling.

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New Yea's Eve at White Mink - Brighton

Thinking of playing it safe and visiting your favourite cocktail bar on the 31st? Don't. White Mink is an electro swing speakeasy celebrating the glitz and glam of the 1920s and 30s, and it's sure to be the best thing you do all year. Expect four floors of burlesque, tarot readers, music and dancing - accompanied by a decadent three-course meal featuring the likes of côtes du boeuf and rosewater, orange and cardamom crème brûlée. Although dressing the part isn't mandatory, they strongly encourage getting creative with whatever 1920s attire is in your wardrobe.

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27 hour NYE party - E1 London

For anyone who wants to go HARD on NYE (and party for 27 hours, lol) then this factory party is the one for you! The brand new London venue E1 and will feature Mano Le Tough, Âme, Blawan, Avalon Emerson, Kiasmos and more. We applaud your seasonal commitment., tbh.

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NYE at The Jeckyll: A Tale of Two Floors - Birmingham

If you love gin, there's only one place for you this New Year's Eve in Birmingham: The Jekyll and Hyde. They're billing their New Year's do as 'A Tale Of Two Floors', where you choose the night you want by the floor you party on. Upstairs at the Gin Parlour is a decadent affair with a cheese and charcuterie board from Birmingham's own Anderson and Hill, a welcome drink, bubbles at midnight and a gin masterclass. But if you want more of a wild card night, head downstairs to Mr Hyde's Swinging NYE; where cocktails, gin goblets and fizz will be flowing to a glorious soundtrack of retro swing music.

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Hogmanay Gala Ball - Glasgow

Hogmanay to the Scots is a really big deal, and what better way to experience it than at 200 SVS' Gala Ball? This stupendous evening will begin with Champagne and canapés, before you sit down to enjoy a delectable four-course meal alongside live entertainment. More champers will be served when the clock strikes 12, along with some traditional Scottish stovies. It's a black tie event, so you've got the perfect excuse to rock the fanciest dress you own

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Stunning New Year’s Eve Dinner & Firework River Cruise - London

For those in the know, a river cruise is undeniably one of the most spectacular ways to watch London's fireworks. Hop on the DoubleTree by Hilton for a glamourous cruise kicking off with Champagne and canapés, before you sit down to a four-course meal featuring the likes of lemon cured salmon and Champagne parfait. Beer and wine are included in the ticket price too, so you'll get free-flowing booze until it's time to get your feet back on dry land.

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