New Year's Eve Fireworks
Wed Dec 31
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Dec 16 2014
In the past few years the popularity of London’s New Year’s Eve firework display has rocketed. Our prodigious pyrotechnics make most other world cities’ look like damp squibs and ever increasing numbers have been turning up to see the spectacle live. So many, in fact, that this year for the first time the show is to be ticketed. The £10 cost will go towards the cost of safety and administration. It goes against the grain to pay for something we’ve hitherto enjoyed for free but it’s Boris’s party and he argues that the 100,000 ticket holders will all get a decent view as well as a safe night out (apparently 500,000 people turned up last year and the huge crowds are becoming a worry). You can book up to four tickets from noon on Friday September 26 at london.gov.uk/nye. Or plan to watch the action live on telly.
The last tickets for the 2014 New Year's Eve fireworks were allocated on December 15 and those without a ticket are advised to avoid the event area. TfL will provide free travel between 11.45pm and 4.30am on the bus, Tube, tram, DLR and London Overground. Check www.tfl.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information.
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Can’t wait to see the fireworks now that we found a hotel. This site is very good if you’re still looking! https://HotelMap.com/pro/M5Z3T
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.
Had our tickets through for the fireworks. Paying £10 to gain access to the embankment. OK..so that wasn't too bad, but now we are told no chairs and no glass bottles. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts in plastic bottles. So...where does one buy Champagne in a plastic bottle. Yet another ruse to make us spend more !