Thankfully the Mayans got it wrong: armageddon didn’t ruin Christmas. Which means there’s even more of an excuse to celebrate the start of another year. The Eastlondonlines boroughs have never been shy of a party, and this year is no exception. Here’s our rundown of some of the best places around to raise a glass to 2013.
The Lewisham council is hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year at the Railway Telegraph Pub. The party boasts musical act Soul Intention, and the group will perform a two-hour set at the party. The bash is adults only, and charges £10 entry.
Seven live bands along, including Valve Control and Soul Delirious. Music and DJs kick off at 8.30 and play through the night, with a nice big break for the midnight celebrations. Tickets £6 advance, £8 on the door.
Brockley’s 1950s ballroom will be hosting a family affair with the resident DJ playing until 1.30am. There will be dancing and drinking in a child friendly setting. Tickets £25 for adults, £12 for children under 13.
Basement bar The Nest is hosting a disco themed NYE party with Psychemagik and Crazy P will be headlining the night. Adults only, Tickets from £15- £20
Warm up by the Fire Pit at Golden Bee’s outdoor terrace party at the end of the year. DJ Waity and the Smashbox Girls will keep the party going to house and commercial tracks as the countdown to 2013 begins. Tickets are £15, but there are a limited number of free tables available.
At the Red Gallery in Shoreditch revelers will be treated to dinner first by the Disappearing Dining Club. Once dinner’s done, the gallery will become a two floor rave with DJs on both floors playing electronica and house music. Tickets for the Dance only are £15.
Tiger Tiger is hosting the perfect event for anyone who wants to keep their party within budget. Tickets are £15, and the club offers a 50% off happy hour from 5-7pm.
To celebrate the end of 2012 with a touch of nostalgia try food and tribute acts at Panaha. Elvis, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart will all accompany your curry as they strut their stuff on stage at the restaurant. Tickets £49.50, including entry, food and party.
Half & Half Lounge Bar is inviting people to make themselves at home with their basement turned over to board games and couches. Upstairs there will be a livelier option with DJs playing classic RnB, garage and pop. Free entry, 21+ only.
The George Tavern is calling on the flying monkeys this year for its Wizard of Oz themed do. DJs Cinematic, Giles Atkinson and Johnny Southside will keep partygoers going into the wee hours of the New Year. Tickets are £20 in advance, £15 for students with NUS cards, and £25 on the door.
Dance to the rhythms of Carnival, with DJs Russ Jones of Arriba la Cumbia, Cal Jader of Movimientos, and Clifft of Baticumba playing Samba, Salsa and Cumbria to bring in the New Year in style.
Bring in the New Year in luxury that won’t break the bank at the Luxe in Spitalfields. DJ Evans, Martin Bunsen and DJ Evan will get you moving, and entry is free before 10pm, and just £5 afterwards. Cocktails are half price until 10pm as well.
Lautel Okhio and Sophie Robinson-Tillett