This is a sponsored article on behalf of The London New Year Eve's Ball 2015.
Dream of celebrating New Year in the Big Apple? There's no need to travel 3,500 miles, or to fork out a fortune, because a slice of Noo Yoik is coming right here to London.
Taking place at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, the London New Year's Eve Ball counts down to 2016 in style. They've recreated a luxurious Manhattan lobby complete with an outdoor Rockefeller tree, penthouse bars, airy dining area, and a huge stage for acrobatic shows — check the video above to get an idea. Expect themed cocktails, a four-course meal with New York-style food, a Broadway musical and live streaming of the iconic fireworks from the Thames. Plus, for Londonist readers, there's a special discount:
Get 10% off tickets! Book before 30 November and quote code: LONDONIST
By the way, this celebration is pretty much all-inclusive. That means you don't need to worry about carrying around cash, or booking a taxi to get back home. Tickets cost £175 — not pocket change for sure — but considering the sheer scale of the event and everything included (entertainment! four-course banquet! unlimited drinks!), it's a pretty darn good deal. All of the following is laid on for guests:
Food & Drink
- Sparkling wine and hot & cold canapé reception on arrival
- Four-course banquet from award-winning caterers Smart Hospitality
- Unlimited house beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the night*
- Explosive countdown to 2016 featuring live streaming of the London firework display from the Thames
- After-dinner fun casino tables (a small charge applies to play; all profits donated to charity)
- Live music sets from the house party band and live professional DJ set
- Dodgems (after dinner's gone down, of course)
- Aerialist, acrobatic and dance performances throughout the night
- Free car parking (you can leave your car overnight and pick it up later the following morning)
- Dedicated black cab rank and free shuttle bus to London Victoria after midnight, allowing you to connect to the free New Year’s Eve Underground services.