Alternative New Year’s Eve Parties in London

If you fancy a New Year’s Eve to remember, get your gladrags on for one of these unforgettable nights out.

Black Tie Masquerade Ball at Kettner’s

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Cabaret, live music and burlesque is on the menu at at this glamorous venue, set in a Grade II listed building in Soho. Guests are encouraged to dress up in gorgeous gowns, dapper suits and ornate masks for this Venetian-themed night. You can opt to have a three-course gourmet dinner in The Apartment, a plush dining room where Edward VII entertained his mistress Lillie Langtry. Alternatively, you can book tickets for just the Masquerade Ball which includes swing dance lessons, burlesque performances, a live band and DJs until 3am.

The damage: £50 for the Masquerade Ball or £125 for dining tickets.

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A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

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Don your finest vintage garb and welcome in the New Year in style at this gorgeous riverside location. Five nightclubs spread across four floors will play host to live music, big-name DJs playing music from the 30s to the 90s, expert dance tuition, period cocktails and dining, hair and beauty salons and photography parlours. At midnight, retire to the terrace which overlooks the capital’s spectacular fireworks display.

The damage: £115 per person. Dining tickets are an additional £65.

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Tarantino Party at Blues Kitchen

Pulp Fiction fans will love this Tarantino-themed shindig which features five dollar shakes, a live surf band and a dance contest. Dress up in your finest gangster and moll outfits to make the most of this filmic experience.

The damage: Party tickets are £25, while party and dinner tickets are £50.

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New Year’s Arctic Blast at Battersea Arts Centre

To say goodbye to 2014, Battersea Arts Centre will be transformed into an Arctic wonderland, with a cosy log cabin and a labyrinth of rooms where you’ll find pop-up performances, live music and eclectic DJ sets. There will be even be snow cone cocktails to sip!

The damage: Tickets are £30

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The Dark Circus Party at The Grand Hall St Pancras

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Pack your corset for this hedonistic night of pleasure seeking and wild dancing from the creators of Torture Garden. Taking place in a velvet draped Big Top, revellers need to adhere to a strict dress code: think burlesque show girl, leopard print leotards, sideshow freaks, clowns, lion tamers and vintage suits. Weird and wonderful acts include sword swallowing, fire shows and a death-defying aerial chain. Provocative and risque, this night is not for the faint-hearted, but is perfect for those who want to release their inner exhibitionist.

The damage: Tickets are £40.

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