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New Year's Eve: What's on
OK, so we've not even had Christmas yet but you don't want to get left in the lurch this New Year's Eve.
We've rounded up some of the best knees-ups in the News Shopper patch and made this handy map so you can plan your night.
If there's any we've missed out, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
END the year in glitzy Hollywood style at Henry’s Cafe Bar in Bromley. Dress to impress, take a glass of bubbly on arrival and listen to a DJ spinning the hits til 1am. Tickets £10. E-mail email@example.com
DEPTFORD Does Disco for New Year’s Eve. It all kicks off with a free entry warm up party at Little Nan’s Bar from 7pm with themed cocktails and vintage prices before the bells are rung in at The Bunker Club next door, which is open from 10.30pm with entry costing £5 before 12 and £7 after. A limited amount of advance tickets are available from Little Nan’s. Expect to hear Kool and the Gang, Chaka Khan, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Diana Ross and those kinda guys. There’ll be a dance off and a competition for the most heavily sequinned.
CLUB giants Ministry of Sound have signed up house superstars MK and Nick Curly to headline it’s big Defected in the House show on the 31st. The party starts at 9pm and goes through to 7am. Tickets cost £50 in advance. Go to ministryofsound.com
ROCK in the New Year with Bon Jovi tribute Bon Giovi at The Venue in New Cross. There will also be DJs playing chart hits, party anthems and some indie and alternative with all the floors open. Tickets £15 in advance or £20 on the door. Go to thevenuelondon.com
BRING in 2014 with 2Tone, Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady and Dub at New Cross Inn. Ska revival legends The Selecter will perform, as will covers band Ska-Prest and DJs. Doors open 7pm and the party goes on until the morning. Tickets cost £22. Go to newcrossinn.com
LIVE music from Fifth Element, free bubbly on arrival, fireworks and a DJ make The Hob in Forest Hill and attractive proposition for New Year’s Eve. Tickets £15 or £12 in advance. Go to thehobforesthill.co.uk
LAP up the luxury of a Las Vegas New Year at Pure Bar in Bexleyheath. DJ Kaye will provide the music while upstairs will be a casino lounge with roulette and blackjack tables. Tickets £10. Go to purebarbexleyheath.com or call 020 8301 3336.
PARTY to classic hits and the best of 2013 at Air and Breathe in Dartford. As midnight approaches, there will be plenty of free party poppers and a shower from confetti cannons. Tickets £12 or £10 in advance. Go to airandbreathe.com
GET shaken and stirred at a 007-themed New Year’s Eve party at Dartford FC’s Princes Park stadium. There will be two rooms of salsa and bachata, guest DJs and top shows. Dress as Bond, villains or Bond Girls. Tickets £15 on the door, last entry 11.45pm. Go to salsawild.co.uk
BIG names will keep the party going at the O2, with the Prodigy, Rudimental DJs, Jaguar Skills, Modestep and Slipmatt all signed up for the Greenwich arena’s NYE bash.
Prodigy’s Liam Howlett says, “It’s the first time in forever that we have played the UK on New Year’s, so it’s gonna be large, bring the noise.”
Tube travel is free from 11.45pm to 4.30am, so it should be easy to navigate too. Tickets £65 from axs.com
KIDS of the nineties, head to IndigO2 because Kisstory is back for a big New Year’s knees-up. Dance in 2014 with the Kiss FM DJs playing old-school club classics. Tickets £43 to £65 at axs.com
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