See & Scene New Year’s Eve Special: The RVT, Ku Bar, Comptons, Duke of Welly, Halfway II Heaven, Recon London and more…

New Year at the RVT

There’s a packed few days ahead at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern with not one but two amazing parties to say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. On New Year’s Eve it’s those frisky buggers from Beefmince with their Big Dong… what else? And the next day on New Year’s Day it’s Anthem Retro with big lush dance classics from Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs plus a live PA from the brilliant Katherine Ellis. Tickets for both events via

Party late at all the Ku venues

All the Ku Group venues, that’s (deep breath) Ku Leicester Square, including Klub and Light Lounge, Little Ku and She Soho will be open extra late to 5am on New Year’s Eve. That’s more amazing DJs, more time in the stylish venues, more yummy cocktails or glasses of bubbly, more time to marvel at what Neiko and Stefanos are nearly wearing and more time to gaze at them bar boys. Happy Ku year!

Celebrating at Halfway II Heaven

There’s a gorgeous weekend ahead at Halfway II Heaven starting on Friday (28 Dec) with cabaret from Tanya Hyde and Lola Lasagne. On Saturday you get the classic line-up of Mrs Moore, Rose Garden and The Vixens with DJ Justin Swift and on Sunday Crystal D’Canter is joined by the brilliant Vileda Moppe. Monday is of course New Year’s Eve which sees a galaxy of stars seeing in 2019 – at the time of writing there were a few tickets left on sale at the bar.

Panda Pop at The Welly

For New Year’s Eve there’s going to be a whiff of day-glow and some giant pop tunes as the one and only Heidi Liscious takes over The Duke of Wellington for her Panda Pop NYE special. It will be pop, disco and more fun than you can shake a bright pink wig at!

Welcome in 2019 at Comptons

The guys at Comptons will be welcoming in 2019 with a big phat sexy party that features DJs Dom Top playing pop hits past and present and James Bartlett delivering house and disco classics. Plus you can watch the NYE fireworks on their huge high definition screens and it’s free entry all night.

Angie Brown is at G&D for NYE

At the George and Dragon in Greenwich on New Year’s Eve The Duchess will be welcoming house music legend Angie Brown. Angie will be belting out hits and club classics such as I’m Gonna Get Ya and Rocking For Myself. It’s a ticketed event, all ticket-holders are guaranteed entry before 11pm. The party will continue until a super-late 5am with the resident DJs. Book your tickets now via

Old Ship New Year’s Eve bash

John and the team at The Old Ship in Limehouse will be welcoming in the New Year in style with DJ Matty B playing all the hits from 8pm to late plus there’s a free buffet to keep you going through to 2019! Grab a £10 ticket from the bar to guarantee entry.

NYE at The Victoria

Pixie and the team at The Victoria in Walthamstow will be hosting their New Year’s Eve party from 9pm with DJ Aaron playing all the biggest hits and taking you into 2019. It’s free entry, but last entry is 11.45pm, so get there early!

Rose & Crown on NYE/NYD

There’s two rather fabulous nights on offer at Ye Olde Rose & Crown in Greenwich starting with their New Year’s Eve party from 8pm on Monday (31 Dec) – it’s free entry if you grab a ticket.  And the very next day on Tuesday (1 Jan) it’s Showtunes Tuesday when you get to sing-along to all your favourite songs from musicals. 

Recon London this Saturday

If you’re over the family fun and will scream if you ever see another Disney film again, then this Saturday (29 Dec) head to Recon London at Fire in Vauxhall where the fun will definitely more ‘adult’. There will be multiple rooms packed with fetish guys of every kind, amazing DJs and even a VIP area. Get tickets and details at

XXL’s Bearhemian Rhapsody 

There’s hint of We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You at Pulse on New Year’s Eve at XXL’s Bearhemian Rhapsody. DJs Moto Blanco will be rocking the main floor alongside all the brilliant residents while the club is fit to bursting with bears and hotties.

Party at G-A-Y

There’s a host of RuPaul’s Drag Race stars at G-A-Y on New Year’s Eve when Aquaria, Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara grace the hallowed stage, plus don’t forget G-A-Y Bar on Old Compton Street is open for a mind-blowing 36 hours until midnight on New Year’s Day.

Libidex Grand Winter Sale

Those helpful latex clad eleves at Libidex know it’s an expensive time of the year and to help us all have as much fun as possible they have launched a big sale that includes up to 50% of items in the Hard & Heavy range. Check out the Grand Winter Sale at

Lolly’s at The Yard Coventry

The gang at The Yard in Coventry really know how to throw a party and for New Year’s Eve they are going all out to ‘blow our minds’… Hey Mickey! Helping them bring in 2019 they have 90s pop sensation Lolly live in the building performing hits such as Viva La Radio, Big Boys Don’t Cry and of course her version of Mickey! Plus it’s free entry all night, no tickets required.

Double the talent at Sundowners

For New Year’s Eve the team at Sundowners in Margate have an amazing double delight of cabaret talent with none other than Drag Idol winner and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Danny Beard plus fellow BGT star Eva Iglesias. Advance tickets are £12 and on sale now at the venue.

Clonezone winter sale

If you want to treat yourself to something a tad more ‘special’ than the socks your Auntie got you for Christmas then you’ll be thrilled to hear the team at Clonezone have a massive winter sale on right now. There’s up to 75% off some top brands in their shops and also online at

Sailors in Limehouse

Sailors is the mega friendly sauna in Limehouse, just near the White Swan. If you want some relaxed fun then it’s open from 11am to 11pm most days over the festive period, but note it’s shut New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Enjoy the heat!


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