Nine ways to spend New Year’s Eve
We love a good shindig for New Year’s Eve. Here’s the best events near you to see in 2019…
Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
A sparkling Glitz and Glamour party at Epsom Race Course will see revelers enjoy a three-course dinner in the Queens Stand as well as dancing until 1am. Just before midnight, you’ll also get a glass of Champagne to toast 2019 – and watch the London skyline as it lights up from the balcony.
1920S New Year’s Eve, The Plough, Clapham
This New York-inspired bar will be going full out flapper era with its unique 1920s theme but the booze will be freely flowing with ample fun cocktails for you to try out. Guests can expect an array of tasty canapés, a photo booth and a live DJ in a great setting just off the common.
Prohibition NYE at the Dog and Fox, Wimbledon
All the bars are closed due to Prohibition in full force, but the Dog and Fox is letting in a select few of those in the know. Guests will be propelled back in time with a live band playing jazz greats. Cocktail menus will be circulating but make sure you find out the password before ordering at the bar. Book in advance for dining options.
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
Perhaps you’d like the added element of celebrating the start of 2019 in a vineyard? Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking is hosting a glittering evening with canapés to begin with, followed by a four-course dinner. Of course, accompanied by its very own fine wines and fizz. denbies.co.uk New Year’s Eve at Ram Jam Records, Kingston Goodstuff returns to Ram Jam Records with a fun-filled colourful 1960s theme. Dress to impress and listen to some soul, funk and old school R ‘n’ B to see you into the new year. £40
Noughties New Year’s Eve at Duke’s Head, Putney
Expect a full-on evening of live music from the noughties, featuring the Spice Girls, Eminem and Britney. Upgrade to the premium Noughties party pack which includes entry for groups of up to six people with a bottle of toffee vodka and bottle of bubbly as the clock strikes midnight.
New Year’s Eve at The Boaters, Kingston
Live music will play you into the New Year accompanied by sweeping views of the twisting Thames. Head down early to enjoy some home-cooked specials on the menu and enjoy a glass of fizz as you see in the final night of the year at this much-loved Kingston pub.
‘80s ‘90s bring it all back bash at The Bishop, Kingston
Dig out your leg warmers and see in the new year with an all-out time warp that will take you back to the ‘80s and ‘90s. Ticket price includes entry, glass of fizz and an unlimited buffet. 7pm-1am
Disco made me do it at The Clapham North
The Clapham North will be looking to the new year but taking inspiration from the past with mirror balls, big hair and even bigger dance moves. The resident DJ will be hitting the decks until the early hours of 3am. Start your night early with two courses of a special evening dinner for £20 and add bottomless bubbles for just £15 more.
Berliner Philharmoniker Live, Wimbledon
Start your celebrations early with a special New Year’s Eve concert at Time and Leisure Studio with a live cinema broadcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker Concert season, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. 4pm; £18.70