Best cities to spend New Year's Eve in the UK

When it comes to partying, us Brits are absolute champs at it. No one does a birthday, Christmas or even Halloween like us. And with NYE just around the corner, it's time to choose what city you'll be spending it in...

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 1st Dec 2022

2022 saw the return of the events industry in a big way. All the festivals that we know and love returned as well as new club nights, memorable gigs and much more. It hasn't been the easiest year for anyone but at least we've been able to get out and see the people we love and make so many more memories. New Year's Eve in 2022 is going to be massive.

But while it can be fun to throw a house party, or crawl through your local bars, nothing beats heading out somewhere completely new to tear up the town and create a memorable night. So where will you go? How do you decide? There are dozens of cities across the UK that will be perfect for your New Year’s Eve bash. But if you’ll settle for nothing less than the best, here are the best cities to spend New Year's Eve in the UK. 





This vibrant, bursting city was named one of the best cities to visit in the UK, and with good reason. Known for its insane nightlife, music, culture and fashion, Liverpool is a must for anyone who loves a great night out with an unbeatable atmosphere.

For those looking to dance the night away with a cocktail in hand, The Baltic Market will become a glittery, disco extravaganza with mouth-watering street food, DJs, and live music to see you into the new year. 

Or if the thought of spending NYE outside sends shivers down your spine, check out Mansion Liverpool which will be hosting Danny Howard. If you want to bring in the new year with a roaming brass band then look no further than the madness that will be Pins New Years Rockin' Eve

With so many diverse events on this NYE, what better place to spend it than in Liverpool?  


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Birthplace of the wild night out, Manchester is a brilliant choice for anyone looking to let go. Whether you’re still a bit emo at heart, a raver, an indie kid, or a mix of all three, there’s a venue and an event that’s perfect for you.   

Old-school music lovers simply can’t miss 90s Baby New Years Eve. See in the new year with your favourite pop and club classics blasting with a pint in hand. Or if you’re looking for a busy, city centre venue to end the year with a bang, the iconic Homobloc is coming to New Century with their Homoelectric party. Surrounded by DJs, artists, performers and a massive group of friends, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of something new.

No matter what you fancy, Manchester is a friendly, happy city bursting with top events to create a night to remember (or not depending on how many drinks you get through).


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There’s a reason Sheffield is home to 60,000 students - nights out are unmatched and the people are lovely. And to be honest, we wouldn’t expect any less from a city that’s home to music icons such as Pulp, Def Leppard, and Arctic Monkeys.

If you want to wave 2022 goodbye in the most Sheffield way possible, get down to The Leadmill's Big New Years' Eve Bash which will have a diverse range of rooms for you to enjoy. There will be indie bangers, 80s and disco classics and pop punk and emo. Discounted drinks on the night will see you walking home very merrily. 

If that isn't your vibe and you're looking for something a bit more underground then the Section 80 New Year's Eve event will bring you a night of dub, hard trance, minimal techno and more for an intense way to see out 2022. Eager to start the new year with a bang? Check out some of the amazing events Sheffield has to offer.


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NYE is the perfect opportunity to finish the year and start the new one, on a high. With this in mind, it’s vital to choose the perfect city for your New Year's Eve bash. Let us tell you a bit about Nottingham. The city has been awarded the Purple Flag Award every single year since 2010. This prestigious award recognises the city for its sublime nightlife. We think that says plenty. 

Forget the miserable English weather with Groovebox NYE. An intimate affair, get lost in deep house, disco house and more amongst a state-of-the-art visual experience. Grab your tickets today to secure your place at one of the city's most unique parties. 

There's a fiesta happening over at Revolucion De Cuba where you can say adios to 2022 with some delicious rum cocktails. With live music, samba dancers, fire breathers, confetti cannons and more this will definitely be a lively affair. You can’t beat a night out in Nottingham. Secure your tickets for the city with the best nightlife today. 


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Could the home of The Streets be anything less than a mind-blowing night out? We didn’t think so either. Plastered with stunning street art and home to one of the 12 coolest neighbourhoods in the UK, we’re certain Birmingham will be a welcome, thrilling NYE for anyone.

Tickets for Crane NYE are selling fast. Starting as early as 4 and closing up at around 2 am, the special guests will be DJ EZ and Kurupt FM, two brilliant names who will bring so much energy to the venue. If you want to spend your New Years' Eve with them then cop your tickets now to avoid disappointment. 

The Hare and Hounds are bringing out their popular Common People night which brings out the most iconic indie tunes from the 00s and 90s. Expect to be dancing along to plenty of Pulp classics as well as Oasis and Blur too. The other room of the venue will be vastly different too as it plays alternative, electronica and more.

With something for everyone, no matter what night you have in mind, Birmingham is a fantastic city to spend your New Year’s Eve in.


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A city loved by students thanks to its great transport, nightlife, and value for money - three essential ingredients for a smooth night out - consider a late one in Leeds this New Year's Eve. With dozens of nightclubs, bars, pubs, restaurants and more, this Northern gem is ready for a messy celebration. 

Mint Warehouse is always a site of mayhem within the city and Danny Bond and Friends will be there to cause as much chaos as possible. Bassline all night long sounds like a brilliant night to us and you're in good hands at one of the best venues in the city.

If glitz and glamour are more you, slide into a VIP booth at East 59 for their L/IT Ibiza Takeover rooftop party. With a fancy cocktail bar, champagne bar, and lush outdoor terrace, what’s not to love? Dance the night away with a cocktail below the canopy and start 2023 by making precious memories.

Ready to check out what Leeds has to offer? Same here.


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Newcastle has previously been named the best place to visit in the world by Rough Guides. And in 2019, the city was named as one of the best UK city break destinations by the travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller. Curious to see what’s on? We know you are.

Revolution Bar in Newcastle will be holding a party that gets you a free drink with entry. There are special VIP packages too that entitle you to plenty of free drinks and a VIP booth to make sure you have the most luxurious end to the year. Go on, you deserved it. For immaculate vibes and that classic Northern cheer, get up to Newcastle for a cracking New Year’s. 


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From Camden to Soho and everything in between, the capital is bursting with parties that feel tailored just for you. We mean, come on. It is the capital. So, of course, there’ll be plenty of choices available!

Cafe Mambo Ibiza are back in London and they'll be taking over Q in Shoreditch. Bringing the sounds of Ibiza over to the UK, there will be surprise live performers and DJs who will be re-interpreting those classic sounds which will make for a unique party experience.

An all-out party will be sparked at the Troxy when Horse Meat Disco takes to the stage as part of Cirque Du Soul's New Years' Eve special. Anish Kumar, Luke Wolfman, Wil Weaver and more will also be joining them for what will be one of the liveliest parties in the whole of London.

This is just a small taste of the dozens of crazy events going down on NYE in London. Check out all the unreal New Year’s events in London now. 


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If you know anything about Bristol’s nightlife, you know it’s legendary. The city has many strings to its bow including a vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, a crazy music scene that’s only growing stronger by the minute, and a massive variety of bars.  

Motion is one of the best clubs in the whole of the UK and they are linking up with The Blast to see the year out in style. The names that have been announced include DJ Hype, Gardna and Chimpo but there's plenty more where that came from. You won't regret bagging tickets for this one.

Lakota is another brilliant spot for all things clubbing and their New Years' Eve 2022 event will feature the likes of Willow, Hunee, Dan Shake and more. Across three rooms that will span house, disco, Italo, Techno and more, you will be absolutely losing it to some incredible tunes.

Could Bristol be the best city to kick off your 2023 in?


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Edinburgh is more than just stunning architecture. This creative city is brimming with pubs, bars, nightclubs, jazz bars, and pretty much anything else you can think of. The city is safe and affordable and the people will take your night from great to amazing. 

Sometimes New Year's Eve presents us with the best opportunity to sing our hearts out free of judgement and that's exactly what will happen at Tamagotchi NYE- Glitter Ball at Subway Cowgate. Expect to hear anthem after anthem as you get out on that dancefloor.

The Liquid Room is a brilliant club and it'll be hosting a Hogmanay party with Nightvision that will see the rising Irishman blk. take to the decks after a huge year for him. This is for the people who want to be immersed in a dark and raw rave until the early hours of the morning.

Whether you’re looking for a party to see you into the wee hours of the morning or a more laid-back stroll into 2023, Edinburgh is the city for you.


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Easily one of the best UK cities for clubbing, Glasgow is also known for its live performances, but also for having more choices available than Edinburgh. A relatively cheap getaway too, Glasgow is perfect for a cheeky weekend away to see in the new year.  

New Year's Eve, it’s a celebration! And what better way to celebrate it, or Hogmanay as the Scots say, than at SWG3 for their exciting night that will feature Mella Dee. The DJ/producer is known for pushing things forward and that extends to his live show which we're sure will delight you this year.

You could head down to The Classic Grand for 1994 NYE 2022 Love Me Right where resident DJs will be playing the very best old skool tunes for you to enjoy. So if you like things from the previous generations then this will be the night for you. We hear there will be some good drinks deals too.

Eternalise the start of 2023 in the beautiful, lively city of Glasgow.


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Lively and closely packed for easy bar hopping but still big enough to jump around and dance 'til dawn, Cardiff is a fantastic city for a New Year’s blowout. And if your hangover isn’t too much of a handful, there are plenty of sights to see and activities to get stuck into the following day.

House music is the order of the day over at District where Sosa, Ammara and Lucas Alexander can all be found. The venue prides itself on the unforgettable experiences that it provides, so you can be damn sure that it'll make this a New Years' event that you'll always remember.

NYE Revs in Cardiff will see a live saxophonist, various performers and a cocktail fountain all awaiting your arrival. The drink selection will be amazing and there will be a special countdown clock heading straight for midnight.

Known as one of the UK’s rowdiest cities when the night falls, get to Cardiff for an unreal NYE.


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A famed city on the South coast known for its vibrant artistic streaks and its thriving nightlife. It feels inevitable that you'll have a night out here at some point and we can thank the city for giving us some amazing bands and club nights.

Foreverland Brighton will be taking place on New Years Eve and it'll see The Concorde 2 transformed completely into a sci-fi fantasy world. Full of bright colours and intricate decorations, it will be the perfect place for chaos to commence. Expect some absolutely mind-bending moments.

How would you like to go a bit crazy when it comes to bringing in 2023? Well, the Slap NYE 12 hr Mindbender will have you going all the way from 9 at night to 9 in the morning. A host of hot names will be there to guide you through such as Odeon & Fatzo, Burnski and Marco Tropeano.


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There are so many amazing cities across the UK. All of which will throw countless NYE parties with the power to blow your socks off, leave your ears ringing, and put a smile stretching from ear to ear on your face. But as these cities are known for their insane nightlife, diverse options and, well, being loved by all who visit, these are our top picks. What city will you find yourself in this New Year’s Eve? 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.









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