Eat, rave and laugh your way to 2022: We rounded up our favourite local events for this NYE
For many of us, 2021 began slumped on the sofa, dozing in front of Jools Holland with a green tea, instead of the usual popping of prosecco and kissing at midnight.
This year we hope to be out and about once again, whether it’s an early dinner and tucked up by 10, or partying all through the night.
There are plenty of events happening just a hop, skip and a jump from our own homes to avoid the tube in these trying times of Covid and all its variants (Omicron, we’re looking at you), so we can still hope to have an enjoyable evening surrounded by loved ones.
Here’s our round-up of what to expect this New Year’s Eve:
Party organisers Foreverland will be transforming Troxy into a magical space for New Year’s Eve and hosting a club event to celebrate the end of the year. If confetti eruptions, pyrotechnic displays and headline DJs are your thing, this might be the NYE party for you. The event will feature tracks from the likes of Biscuits, James Hype, Paul Woodford, Secondcity and will include a scintillating kaleidoscopic explosion of the senses. See event listing for more info.
Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX
Grow Hackney Wick
Grow Hackney is providing a night of funk, house and uplifting dance music this New Year’s. Get on your dancing shoes if you fancy a late night boogie at the quirky venue by the canal. Up and coming DJ, Poly-Ritmo (from Worldwide FM) will be bringing her expert music knowledge to the decks this NYE. Having grown up on a diet of jazz, soul, Brazilian and folk, the London DJ will be playing a range of funky tunes. Come dance the night away with doors open until 4 am. See event listing for more info.
Main Yard, 98C Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN
If you fancy a chilled New Year’s Eve, Morgan Arms will be hosting its annual steak night, that’s always well done! It is open all day, so book in when you can! Some walk-in tables will be available but are likely to be grabbed up quick. Fill(et) up your glasses and get ready for a dance with the DJ playing all the funk and soul you could desire from 9 pm – 1 am. This rare night will send off 2021 the right way. (We apologise for the terrible steak puns). See event listing for more info.
43 Morgan St, Bow, London E3 5AA
Number 90 promises an ‘above average’ night of great drinks and delicious food by the canal. Without the added stress or ‘frills’ that often come with New Year’s Eve, this alternative venue will be bringing good vibes. DJs will include Moodena, Sartorial and Dylan Pasqua and will be playing tropical house until 2 am. Crowds of all ages are expected, so head down to the Hackney Wick venue, whoever you are! See event listing for more info.
90 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN
New Year’s Eve at the Coborn promises a night of fizz and classic party anthems through ’til 2 am. They are offering tasty sit down meals, party packages for you and your friends, or a simple quiet drink with no NYE pressure (and no entry costs). The Coborn are known for their mouth-watering dinners, so their four course NYE meal is not one to be missed! See event listing for more info.
The Coborn, 8 Coborn Road Bow, London E3 2DA
Lord Napier Star
Lord Napier Star will be sending the old year out in style, playing a combination of 80s disco and house bangers from 8 pm until 3 am. DJs include El Conchitas, Temple of Noize from Gaydio and Ditchcoteque featuring The Diaz Brothers. Expect lots of dancing and confetti cannons throughout Hackney Wick’s only pub. See event listing for more info.
25 White Post Ln, London E9 5EN
Backyard Comedy Club
Backyard Comedy Club invites you to a different kind of NYE event this year by laughing out a difficult 2021 and welcoming in a more hopeful 2022. The night will include an evening of comedy hosted by Maureen Younger followed by cheesy disco from 11 pm until 3 am. Comedians include Jeff Innocent and Bobby Mair, with a full lineupp yet to be announced. See event listing for more info.
Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0EL
The Star of Bethnal Green
HydroLab is providing an eclectic mix of DJs from all over the UK to bring disco, house and electro music to The Star. The Star is promising a wide drink selection so you can toast a craft beer at midnight if Prosecco isn’t your thing. Karaoke is also on offer if you’d like to sing your way into 2022. Sweet Caroline won’t sing itself! Karaoke tickets also come with Prosecco. See event listing for more info.
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Raise a toast for the campest NYE in the East End! Mimi’s New Queer’s Eve at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will include tunes, gogo dancers and shows on both floors all night. Performances include Drag Race UK’s Crystal, and is hosted by punk-horror queen, Baby Lame. Many more drag queens will also take the stage for a fun NYE. BGWMC will be open from 9 pm until 2 am. See event listing for more info.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
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