It’s New Years Eve and if like us you’re very bad at making plans more than 12 hours in advance, you might be looking for something to do tonight. Equally if you were planning to go to The Truman Show in Shoreditch then you should probably know that it’s been cancelled due to ‘surprise’ secret acts The Kooks pulling out due to illness.
In any case here are our top tips:
For the danceheads:
Fabric at Fabric: Justice and Erol Alkan spin in Room 2 while Booka Shade and Fuckpony are live in Room 1. £35.
Glitterati at Pacha: Pretend you’re in the 1990s as Alison Limerick joins the Glitterati team with a live PA alongside sets from CJ Mackintosh, Audiostylists and Darren Holland across 2 rooms. £45.
Horsemeat Disco at South Central: The queer party with style. Expect Disco fused Italo and electro. Gay majority. £10
Isst at The Three Arches, Shoreditch: A secret warehouse party with a cracking lineup including Tiefschwarz, Simian Mobile Disco and a DJ set from The Klaxons.
For the indie kids:
Afterskool+White Heat at The Quad: Two of London’s longest running indie nights team forces for a good time with DJs Glyn, Olly, Lydia and Matty down at the students’ union. £20.
Popstarz at The Scala: The UK’s biggest queer alternative club provides four rooms tonight – indie & alt dance, pop, motown and R&B, and karaoke. Prepare yourself for a crazy midnight snowstorm.Gay majority. £16 in advance from Trash Palace.
Frog at The Forum: Upgrading from Mean Fiddler for one night only not only will you be dancing to your favourite songs but they’ll be live PAs from Larrikin Love, The Young Knives and Rumble Stripes. £25 from Astoria today.
Stay Beautiful at The Bullet Bar: Slap on the eyeliner and get dressed up for London’s most fabulous glam night’s New Year bash. Suede, Bowie, Peaches, Rachel Stevens – you’ll get it all here. £10.
For those who like getting cold:
Tradition has it that central london is the place to gather, and like the last couple of years a spectacular fireworks display will be launched from The London Eye as Big Ben finishes chiming the new year in. There are viewing areas on the North and South banks of The Thames between Waterloo and Westminster bridge and giant screens in Trafalgar and Parliament Square. Events start at 8pm and it is suggested that all viewing areas will be full by 11pm.
Above all have a great time, and remember a tube home is free and running until 4.30am.