After two firework-free new years, London’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks are back for the first time since 2019. The end of year show by the river is one of the biggest in the world, with people rushing to buy tickets from October to see tens of thousands of pyrotechnics light up the city landmarks by the Thames. This year, 100,000 people will gather near the London Eye to say hello to 2023. Ticket holders will be allocated one of a series of viewing areas to see the sparkles which stretch from Victoria Embankment to Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said this year’s event will be the ‘best ever’ after the long hiatus. But if you want a river-side seat you better look sharp. The first release of tickets has already sold out and the second release, due at the beginning of December, is sure to go just as quickly. If you’re keen to bag a spot, read our guide on how to get tickets. But, if you do end up missing out on tickets, don’t fret. Head to your nearest hill or just whack on BBC1 and watch it with a selection box.
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