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Eurovision party tips: The best places to celebrate the big night

Including fancy dress nights, lip sync battles and a venue offering free shots for every 12 points the UK gets

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 13 May 2016 12:24
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With Eurovision fever in full swing, there's only one extremely important thing left for you to do: find a place to celebrate the typically flamboyant evening.

Fortunately, the below places have you sorted. With big screens, fancy dress and euro discos lasting until the early hours, these venues are more than happy to house you and your Eurovision-loving pals for the evening.

Themed quizzes, lip sync battles and VIP treatment (should you don the best costume, of course) - it's time to get swept up in the euro-phoria.

Nordic Bar, 8pm

This is the closest you'll get to the Stockholm-held ceremony without leaving London. With three sizeable screens and entry price set at £7.90 (there's a drink thrown in for good measure), prepare to cheer on this (or laughing at) this year's contestants. 25 Newman Street, London, W1T; nordicbar.com

Out of Office, 6pm

It's free entry at this Battersea fancy dress party (wrapping yourself in a competing country's flag counts). Tie-in cocktails are sure to be a highlight and make sure you enter the sweepstake for a chance to win Euro-based prizes. 2A Stormont Road, London, SW11 5EN; outofoffice.uk

The Roxy, 8pm

This respectable venue has you covered for those seeking a more refined viewing experience. Well, as refined as a Eurovision Song Contest viewing experience can be. There'll be appetizers, mains and dessert with a £12 entry. 128-132 Borough High St, SE1 1LB; roxybarandscreen.co.uk

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 7pm

Renowned for its annual parties, this establishment's celebrations kick off at 6pm for an evening of fancy dress, party games and a Eurodisco like no other. If the UK get handed 12 points (and we mean if) it's a free shot for all. 42 Pollard Row, E2 6NB; workersplaytime.net

Century, 6pm

Eurovision fever has paved the way for this private member's club to welcome non-members for a night of fun that begins long before the ceremony commences. There'll be lip sync battles, VIP treatment and rooftop dancing (really). 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LG; eurovisionpartylondon.com

Phoenix Artist Club, 7pm

Live cabaret performances will provide this locale with suitable theatricality while the themed menu and ensuing quiz will get you in the perfect mood for Eurovision hijinks. It's £12 a ticket with a free glass of champagne that'll enable you all to rise (like a phoenix) to the dancefloor. 1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU; phoenixartistclub.com

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The Water Poet, 5pm

Probably the only Spitalfields pub throwing a Eurovision shindig - and probably the only shindig that'll bear a Swedish cocktail cave celebrating ABBA - The Water Poet will have an epic nine screens as well as a smorgasbord of Swedish delicacies. The first 50 people to arrive in fancy dress will get a free drink to wash those meatballs down. 9-11 Folgate Street, E1 6BX; waterpoet.co.uk

Thinking Bob, 6:30pm

If you're looking for a place to watch the contest outside of your own home sans extravagant theatrics, this social club is your best bet. There'll be three screens for you to sit back and stare in disbelief as the evening's events unfurl in front of you. With a 2:30am closing time, the watering hole is also offering a free glass of champagne for you to toast the winners. 56 Wood Ln, London W12 7SB; thinkingbob.co.uk

The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on Saturday 14 May at 8pm

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