Party in the New Year in West Hampstead

By popular demand, here’s a round-up of New Year’s Eve events in West Hampstead (and a couple in Kilburn). Whether your idea of a good night involves karaoke, fancy dress, or a three-course dinner, there’s a party for you.

The Gallery, 190 Broadhurst Gardens
There’s an ‘80s-themed party at The Gallery, with fancy dress encouraged – prizes for the best outfits! Open until 3am. £10 entry, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Railway, 100 West End Lane
Fancy a traditional New Year sing-song? The Railway is celebrating with a karaoke night, and is open until 1am. Free entry, just turn up.

La Brocca, 273 West End Lane
Fancy dress is welcome, and the theme is “famous film stars”. They promise to be “open very late”. Free entry.

The Alice House, 283-285 West End Lane
The Alice House is also embracing fancy dress – the theme here is “Après-ski”, so a good opportunity to dust off those Christmas jumpers for another outing. Advance tickets, including a drink, are £10. Tickets on the door £15. VIP packages available – check with the venue.

Mill Lane Bistro, 77 Mill Lane
If your idea of seeing in the new year in style is in candlelit surroundings with dinner and drinks, look no further than Mill Lane Bistro. Details and full menu here: Three courses, £40

The Black Lion, 295-297 West End Lane
The Black Lion is mirrorballing The Gallery: there’ll be a DJ from 9pm playing 80s tunes and 80s dress is encouraged. It’s £5 before 9pm, £8 after. They say tickets are selling fast so it’s a good idea to book in advance. Open till 3am.

The Alliance, 40-42 Mill Lane
A party with a DJ from 9pm. Open till late. Free entry (“probably – it usually is” said the woman who answered the phone).

The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road
The Good Ship is open until 4am and promises “a raucous party”. Check out full details. £10.

Priory Tavern, 250 Belsize Road
DJ (Sid Trotter) 10pm-3am; free entry, “bubbles on offer, a variety of shots and table snacks for all”. Full details.

There you have it. If none of these appeal… then you’re a tough customer. But the Jubilee Line is open late with free travel between 23:45 and 04:30 so London is your oyster (card).

How will you be celebrating the start of 2014?