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Guide: New Year’s Eve In Chelsea

Cara Delevingne models Jimmy Choo's New Year's glamour
Cara Delevingne models Jimmy Choo's New Year's glamour

Still undecided on your New Year’s plans? Make it your most memorable yet in London’s most glamorous neighbourhood, Chelsea, where there are options aplenty, from the refined to the raucous.

Whether it’s unbridled tequila-fuelled high jinks at Tonteria, a masquerade with a twist at Raffles, or a lavish evening at Albert’s Club, here’s our line-up of the best ways to see in 2018.

As for what to wear, we’ve got you covered there too.

Albert's Club New Year's Eve

Albert’s Club

Albert’s is hosting the most lavish New Year’s party in Chelsea, with a sumptuous four-course banquet including lobster, foie gras and fillet Rossini. Expect music that will have you up and shimmying on the dancefloor and midnight treats.

Tickets for dinner are £150 or nightclub tickets for £50. Contact reservations@albertsclub.com to book.
92b Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LQ
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Barts Chelsea New Year's Eve

Barts

Chelsea’s very own speakeasy, Barts, is channeling the glitz and glamour of 1930s Chicago this New Year’s Eve. Once you make it past the secret back door, there’ll be a performance by R&B & Soul singer Kyrah, delicious Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere lawless liquor and bacon butties at midnight.

Bar ticket, £80, includes Veuve Clicquot Champagne reception, bottomless beers, wines, house spirits & mixers, alongside Belvedere cocktails. As well as the above, a table ticket, £100, also includes guaranteed seating and table service
Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Avenue, SW3 3DW
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Maggie’s

Prepare to be shaken, not stirred, as Maggie’s celebrates all things Bond. Expect plenty of gents in dinner jackets, some of Bond’s nemeses, lots of gals in Casino Royale-worthy dresses, and probably a few gold-painted “Fingers”.

Tickets are £40, including a Moët & Chandon Champagne reception, bacon butties at midnight, an “epic” New Year’s toast and the club’s signature musical hits from the Eighties.
329 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL
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Tonteria

Whatever they have planned for the big night, the people at Tonteria, which aptly translates as “Foolishness” in Spanish, it’s sure to involve plenty of the Mexican-themed Sloane Square club’s signature brand of off-the-hook hedonism and, naturally, lots of tequila. Measured by previous years shenanigans, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.

7 – 12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG
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Beaufort House

Beaufort House will be hosting a wittily named evening of gilded glamour at its BeauFort Knox party. In true Beaufort style, you can expect a stylish black tie soiree and an evening of gold infused elegance and fun. There will be a DJ on each floor, with bubbles flowing, lashings of Ferrero Roche chocolates, gold and dancing until the early hours.

Tickets for a five-course dinner are £75, while party-only tickets are £30.
354 Kings Road, SW3 5UZ
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Raffles

A night of mystery and intrigue awaits you at Raffles, which is hosting a masquerade party with a saucy Eyes Wide Shut theme. Capes, suspenders, black tie and lingerie as your year get’s off to a scintillating start with performances of an erotic nature throughout the night.

Tickets will be £30 for ladies and £40 for men before 2am; Table packages start from £750. Members and their guests will receive complimentary entry.
287 King’s Road, SW3 5EW
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The Botanist

Head to The Botanist at Sloane Square for a glamorous night of dining and dancing, with a DJ spinning tracks until 2 am in the stunning new-look restaurant. We suggest making a reservation to ensure your spot for all the action.

Entry is free and last dining reservations are at 11.15 pm.
7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE
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Bluebird

The dress code is fabulous and festivities kick off at 7 pm. Sit down to a decadent New Year’s menu, including dishes like roast fillet of beef, bordelaise, garlic and potato puree, and black truffle, then kick your heels up with live music from Barberpop and a DJ spinning tracks to ring in 2018.

Tickets, £150 per person, are limited, so call reception on 020 7559 1000 or email enquiries@bluebird-restaurant.com to book. Tables are available for the Bar area from 9:30 pm, with bar packages available.
350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU
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The Rib Room At Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Rib Room bar, with its excellent cocktails and extensive wine list, will be open until 1 am and serving complimentary canapés from 6 pm. Get dressed up and see in 2018 amidst the old-fashioned glamour of this classic hotel bar.

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