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Ah, the age old question of what to do for New Year’s Eve. Do you brave the crowds at the fireworks? Do you face the inevitable disappointment of going to a mate's party? Or do you deal with the hassle of hosting one yourself? Either way, it never quite lives up to expectation — so why not leave the organising to the experts, and just focus on having a great time?
If that sounds like your kind of New Year's Eve party, then there's no better place to see in the new year than the Après London New Year’s Eve Ball. This glittering extravaganza sees Battersea Evolution transformed into an ice-cool Alpine Wonderland for the ultimate all-inclusive celebration, featuring immersive theming, delicious food, unlimited drink and spectacular live entertainment — all making for one hell of a good time. So shake off that snow and gather round the roaring log fire, because this year is going to be a big one...
Upon arrival, you'll be whisked through the forest of magnificent fir trees to a clearing overlooking the bustling Alpine Square: the perfect place to soak up the festive atmosphere and get the evening started with some frosted fizz and canapés. You needn't lift a finger from here — everything is taken care of, from the free cloakroom, to the free shuttle bus at the end of the evening.
It's only once you're seated though, that this spectacular night of entertainment really kicks off. Set beneath the starry night sky, the mid-evening four course banquet is sure to set stomachs rumbling, and there's unlimited free house beer, wine and soft drinks to wash it all down, too. Don't worry about losing your seat either — this table is yours for the night, and it's the perfect base in between the partying.
A night of magical live entertainment follows, with a live band to kick things off and acrobats performing from the rooftops. Of course, you're encouraged to do a bit of boogieing of your own: the bar is open until 2.30am, and there's a DJ on hand spinning all your favourite ski-party anthems. You can even try your luck at the casino tables or battle it out on the dodgems — there's an entire funfair to explore, with alpine themed rustic stalls and games.
Oh, and we mustn't forget the all important midnight countdown. Bask in the electric atmosphere as you and hundreds of others clink your glasses to toast in the new year, accompanied by a live stream of London's world-famous fireworks display. Sure beats waiting for it out in the cold, huh?
So round up your mates and don your fanciest outfits, because this night of festivities will certainly be one to remember. It's the all-inclusive shindig you've been waiting for, and Londonist readers can get a 10% discount on tickets using code LONDONIST17 — making this the best place to party in London this New Year's Eve. See you on the slopes...