New Year’s Eve fireworks in London

Thursday 4th December 2014 11:49 am posted in What's On, Lifestyle, Events, Families

New Year's Eve fireworks in London (c) Kois Miah

Looking to enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London? Limited tickets are being released every day from now until 15 December. Make sure you grab them before they sell out as the only other way of ensuring a good view will be on BBC1.

London’s New Year’s Eve firework display has rocketed in popularity over the last few years, with 500,000 spectators turning up last year, causing a considerable headache for the organisers. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made the controversial decision to limit crowds this year to ensure safety for spectators by releasing only 100,000 tickets and charging for them. Tickets have already sold out but from now until 15 December, a limited number will be available to buy each day from noon.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, London’s skyline will be illuminated by a stunning display of pyrotechnics, widely acknowledges as being some of the biggest and best in the world. As the clock strikes 12 midnight, the famous Big Ben ‘bongs’ will be relayed across the ticketed viewing areas, before the UK’s most spectacular annual fireworks display takes place to a specially created musical soundtrack.

After the traditional sing-along to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ the celebrations continue until 12:45am with a live DJ set. Transport for London will be providing free travel all night on all its public transport services, from 23:45pm on New Year’s Eve until 4:30am on New Year’s Day – for travel advice visit Transport for London

Tickets are limited to a maximum of 4 per person and are on sale each day until 15 December for £10 each.