New Year's Eve 2013 Firework Display
Tue Dec 31 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jan 10 2013
Heralding the start of 2014, London's official New Year's Eve fireworks shoot off from the London Eye, with Big Ben, St Paul's and the rest of the City all crowding into one stunning background. Beat that, world.
If you're planning to enjoy the festivities live be sure to plan ahead: designated spots along the Thames typically fill up round 9pm. (Don't bother looking for a spot at the London Eye – the area's cordoned off as a fall-out zone.) Prime vantage points include the Victoria Embankment, north of the Thames, and some of the central-most bridges (Waterloo, Westminster and the eastern Jubilee footbridge; the Millennium Bridge has only a partial view of the Eye). If you fancy splashing out this NYE, why not party at the top of The Shard and (on a clear night) get the view of the fireworks to be found in London. Of course, the view on BBC1 ain't bad, either.
No word yet on whether some benevolent sponsor will fund free, late-night tube travel, but there's every reason to be hopeful. For more information visit our guide to public transport this festive season.
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Is this place outside?? So do you have to pay and buy tickets to be there to watch the fireworks?? I am really confused as this is my first time in London for New Years and I don't know what to do..... HELP!!!
Get your booze and party! There is loudspeakers playing great music and the firework display is amazing. Been there for new years 2011 & 2012 and probably will go again this year. I would recommend going on Waterloo Bridge, you get a great view and have a lot more space then you would have on Westminster Bridge which will be full around 9. After the fireworks end the majority of people goes to the tube station in a loooooong cue.. What I would recommend is wait. Wait for the music the stop and then go. It saves you standing in the cue and you can just party on! Music goes on until about 1/half past 1.
I have always wanted to come down to London to see the fireworks and be part the the new year celebrations, so this year my family and I will be doing just that, can't wait.
The last time i saw the London fireworks was when i was a child, i now have 2 children of my own and feel as my daughter birthday is on new years eve it would be a magical moment to spend in London with a wonderful atmosphere, and watch the sky come alight.
Every year I watch the fantastic Firework display and New Years display in London and each year it beats the previous one ! As I am now in my 'wiser' years I would love the opportunity to visit New York and see the places that people dream about and compare with our wonderful London. Being a Londoner born & bred, I would be very amazed that anywhere would compare with our vibrant city. Architect, history, museums, palaces, parliament, theatres, atmosphere, the list is endless of what we have on offer to our visitors.