The Dunky’s Masquerade Party
If you want to don a mask and add just a touch of glamour to your New Year’s Eve then head to the Admiral Duncan for their Masquerade Party. Not only is there Karl and his team but also the glorious cabaret talents of Son of a Tutu, Martha D’Arthur and Baga Chipz. Get there early, it’s going to be mental.
Mariah’s at the White Swan
It’s all about pop at the White Swan for New Year’s Eve as the extraordinary Mariah and Friendz will be bringing their party madness to the Limehouse venue. There’s going to be shows galore from the likes of Baby Lame and Freida Slaves while DJs include TeTe Bang and Crystal Beth. It’s going to be full on bonkers, open until 5am and tickets start from just £10 at outsavvy.com
Comptons NYE Rave
The team at Comptons have a 90s rave theme for New Year’s Eve with DJs James Bartlett and Tasty Tim spinning the tunes for your pleasure until 3am, plus it’s free entry all night.
Rupert Street’s New Year’s Eve
Rupert Street will be packed on New Year’s Eve and it’s no wonder as not only do you get the friendly staff, amazing drinks menu and the amazing DJ JB John, we are also promised a fine selection of go-go boys shaking those moneymakers like it’s 2018.
All that glitters at Halfway
There’s a shimmering quality to New Year’s Eve at Halfway II Heaven as their theme this year is All That Glitters Is Gold. The fun-sized cabaret bunker will be as crazy as ever and you’ll get to see in the New Year with CK, Rose Garden, Mrs Moore, Tanya Hyde and DJ Justin Swift plus Heather and her gang. Grab a wristband for £15 in advance from behind the bar for entry on the night, plus it includes a glass of bubbles and buffet too.
Sodoma NYE in Rome
If you want to really go for it this New Year’s Eve then we recommend a visit to Rome for Muccassassina Sodoma, an extraordinary party in association with Hustlaball Berlin. You can expect world-class DJs, live porn shows from big name stars and more super hot guys than you can shake your stick at in the whole of 2018. Get tickets and more information at muccassassina.com
See in 2018 at the Old Ship
If you want some East End fun on New Year’s Eve then head to the Old Ship in Limehouse. There will be a warm welcome from John and his gang from 8pm and DJ Matty will be mixing up the hits.
Savage is the killer party where anything can and does happen at Metropolis, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. For New Year’s Eve they have a formidable DJ line up including Rory Phillips, Terry Vietheer and many more. It’s open from 10pm until 5am and tickets are £10 from app.dice.fm
DB Xtra at the Vaults
This Friday (29 Dec) you can start the weekend as you mean to go on with a visit to the launch night of DB Xtra at the Vaults on Leake Street, SE1. There will be two rooms of amazing music, including, in room one, R&B, garage, bashment, soca and hip-hop, plus a room dedicated to Bollywood, Bhangra and desi. The party is on from 10pm until 4am and you can get tickets from outsavvy.com
Hazel Dean at the George and Dragon
For New Year’s Eve the Duchess and her minions at the George and Dragon are welcoming pop legend Hazell Dean to the Greenwich venue. Hazel will be performing hits such as ‘Who’s Leaving Who’, ‘Whatever I Do’ and ‘Searching’, plus the pub is open until 5am. Get your tickets to guarantee entry from georgedragon.com
Recon London this Friday
This Friday (29 Dec) those bad boys at Recon kick off the filthy festivities of the New Year’s weekend with their full on Recon London party at Fire in Vauxhall. Taking over all the venue’s arches this will be a massive fetish party packed with hot horny guys. Get your tickets now at recon.com/events
WE Festival in Madrid
If you want something decidedly hotter for your New Year celebrations then book a ticket and head to Madrid for the four-day debauchathon that is the WE Festival in Madrid from Thursday (28 Dec). Packed with club events, amazing DJs and performers this will be an extraordinary way to see in 2018. Tickets at wenewyearfestival.com
Retro Bar’s NYE
We love the Retro Bar, the small but perfectly formed bar just off the Strand. On New Year’s Eve it will be all about the music with Jeffrey Hinton, Heidi Heelz, Lesley Lush and more spinning gorgeous tunes on vinyl. It’s free entry but you need to grab a wristband from the venue before the night.
Her Upstairs NYE BYE
You can say BYE to 2017 in glorious queer style at Her Upstairs in Camden on New Year’s Eve from 7pm to late. Hosted by Meth with special guests Holestar, Vinegar Strokes, Herr, Cheryl Hole, Tayce and Mynxie Monroe. Advance tickets are £10 at skiddle.com
Big Gay NYE
Looking for something a bit special this New Year’s Eve? Gay socialisers Jake are throwing their Big Gay NYE at cool Shoreditch hangout The Ace. With go-gos from the Red Hot calendar, a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival and, at midnight, a merge with Daddy Issues in the basement, it’s looking like it could be ‘the one’! Book £25 tickets in advance only from jakeldn.com