How to survive New Year’s Eve as a singleton

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  • You don't need a midnight kiss to have an amazing New Year's Eve. Here we've rounded up our favourite London events to see in the New Year solo...

    Massive NYE Party
    The Gable, 7pm
    If you’re in the mood for a flirty New Year’s Eve, head to The Gable to meet other singles and dance into 2017 to sets from the resident DJ. There is also optional speed dating at the event in case you want to find that midnight kiss – just FYI.
    Ticket: £20

    The Covent Garden Comedy Club NYE
    Covent Garden, 7pm
    After the year we’ve had, we could do with some cheering up. Rock up to this comedy event solo or with a friend and enjoy a brilliant line-up of comedians, DJ sets and a lot of freebies. A package ticket will grant you entry to Opal Nightclub’s ‘Hollywood Glamour’ NYE bash if you need an after-party.
    Ticket: £30

    Skating at Somerset House
    Somerset House, 8pm
    For a more relaxed end to 2016, skate into the New Year with your friends and family at the beautiful Somerset House. Enjoy a live DJ set and browse the Fortnum and Mason arcade – whilst sipping on Fortnum’s Rosé Champagne of course.
    Ticket: £62

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    Red Carpet NYE 2017
    Leicester Square, 8pm
    If you want to head out for a night of glitz and glamour but can’t find the right people to go with, don a gorgeous dress and head out to this New Year’s Eve gala tailored especially for singletons.
    Ticket: £40

    Lights Display at Kew Gardens
    Kew Gardens, 10am to 4.15pm
    If you haven’t already then pop down to see the beautiful lights display at Kew Gardens. For a more laid-back way to end the year invite your friends to wander the grounds and use the scenery to snap some final insta-worthy pictures of 2016.
    Ticket: £16

    When Harry Met Sally Screening
    Leicester Square, 6.30pm
    Wanting to celebrate New Year’s without going all out? Avoid the rowdy mobs and head to the Prince Charles Cinema for a screening of When Harry Met Sally. Did we mention there’s an open bar? And you get a party popper. Win.
    Ticket: £35

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    Twilight Climb up the O2
    The O2, 4pm-6.30pm
    Watch the sun set on the London skyline from the top of the O2 dome. Seeing the views of the city from a prime location is a special way to see the old year out with friends or by yourself. There’s even time afterwards to head on to a NYE party if you fancy.
    Ticket: £35

    Karaoke NYE
    Bethnal Green, 9pm
    For a hilarious end to the year head down to The Star in Bethnal Green for their New Year’s Eve karaoke party. Enjoy two fun filled hours of sing–along antics and then dance the night away with your friends to House, Disco and Funk party classics.
    Ticket: £10

    London New Year’s Eve Fireworks
    London, 7.30pm
    You don’t have to spend all your money to enjoy the celebrations. Take a walk around central London to see the best firework displays – or alternatively just watch them from the comfort of your sofa live on BBC One.
    FREE

     

    Words by Annabelle Green

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