2018, what a year. If you refuse to spend your last night of it at home on the sofa, we’ve got just the thing. DesignMyNight have rounded-up the best New Year’s Eve parties up and down the country, and there’s something for everyone.
From The Wolf of Wall Street-inspired parties on iconic rooftops to a deadly circus night with fire breathers and cage dancers, here are 10 smashing ways to start 2019.
Like a house party but so much better, The Red Mansion is here to help you see in the New Year with a bang. Boasting three dance floors, fire shows, seductive cage dancers and a clairvoyant, the dress code to this bizarre party is ‘red’ ( it’s advised you make an effort because best dressed will win a prize). Held in a secret location, ticket holders will be sent the address 48 hours before the event starts. If you arrive before 10pm, you’ll benefit from 2-4-1 drinks at the bar.
Only opening this year, Flight Club has made quite the impression on the people of Manchester, and to finish the year on a high they’ve organised one helluva New Year’s Eve party. For £15 you’ll get a complimentary glass of fizz, 90 minutes to throw as many darts at the bullseye as you can and you’ll get to munch their signature sausage rolls throughout the night. Going with a big group? Book a table for 8 or more and they’ll throw in a free bottle of bubbly.
Silent Sounds is one of London’s best boat parties. With five star reviews across the board, for New Year’s Eve, they’ve exclusively taken over The Banking Hall to throw another boisterous do. With three DJs battling it out on the decks, you’ll have three stations to choose from on your colour-coded headphones. If you work up an appetite on the dancefloor, you can head to their hot dog bar to refuel on beastly burgers and dirty fries.
Looking for an iconic way to say ‘see ya later’ to 2018? Twisted Circus is taking over BUNA for a night like no other. Expect a heap of circus acts; we’re talking fire artists, daredevils, mind-bending contortion and wax seduction (yes, this is an actual thing). That’s not all though, you’ll get a complimentary flute of prosecco and there will be a confetti shower when the clock chimes 12.
It’s 1920. You’re in Chicago. Booze is banned. Bart’s is one of London’s best speakeasy bars and they’re taking you back to the days of the Prohibition with their New Year’s Eve party. Find their secret entrance and you’ll be welcomed into a proper knees-up with bottomless cocktails, beer and wine. Offering you a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival and bacon butties at the strike of 12, you don’t want to miss this quirky shindig.
Sky Garden is known for its panoramic views of London and this year they’re throwing a Studio 54-inspired party to celebrate the end of 2018. There are plenty of packages to pick from so no matter what you go for, you’re guaranteed the best views for the fireworks at midnight. The dress code is ‘disco’, so make sure you plan ahead with your outfit.
If there’s one thing Jay Gatsby knew how to do, it’s party. There’s a massive mansion in Brighton and it’s going to be home to one of this year’s most epic New Year’s Eve parties. Channelling everything Great Gatsby, dress to impress at this immersive night and get ready for energetic cabaret performances, themed rooms with lots of entertainment, casino tables and a night out you’ll never forget.
Madison is an open-air rooftop bar championing brilliant views of London. and they’ve organised a corker of a night to finish 2018. Taking inspiration from 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street, the sky-high space will welcome you with a complimentary drink and canapes alongside incredible firework displays come 12am, but they have a few surprises up their sleeves… who remembers that marching band underwear scene?
The world’s biggest boat party? Obviously, it’s in London. Setting sail at 9pm, you’ll spend your last few hours of 2018 sailing down the Thames with incredible views of the city and its famous landmarks. What’s even more impressive is that Tower Bridge will be raised for you come 11.30pm. Your night will start with a complimentary glass of bubbly and you’ll have access to an afterparty at McQueen when the boat docks.
All Star Lanes are ditching 2018 to bring you a party worthy of 1998 this New Year’s Eve, promising a killer soundtrack – think Nirvana and the Fugeea. The night includes a glass of bubbly at midnight, but before that you’ll be treated to a two-course meal and a half bottle of wine to get your evening off to a boozy but brilliant start. As this is one of the coolest bowling alleys around, we obviously recommend stepping out of your new brogues to nail a strike (or five) on one of their lanes.