Heralding the start of 2013, London's official New Year firework display from The London Eye and barges in the Thames is certain to be a spectacular show against a stunning backdrop. The display will be broadcast live on BBC One. If you're planning to head into town to watch the fireworks live, don't leave it too late or you may find yourself being turned away. Good viewing spots are limited (designated viewing areas along the Thames fill up by around 9pm). Don't make for the London Eye – the immediate area is cordoned off as a fall-out zone – and note that road closures in the area will start early in the evening. The prime vantage points are the Victoria Embankment, north of the Thames, and the bridges (Waterloo, Westminster and the eastern Jubilee footbridge; the Millennium Bridge has only a partial view of the Eye). See the website for details of dedicated disabled viewing areas. For updates see www.london.gov.uk/newyearseve.
Want to see the New Year's Eve Fireworks live? See our guide to buying tickets here.