New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London: how to get tickets

Forget watching it on the television, book your spot to see 2018’s amazing firework display across the Thames
Ben Broomfield

In the past few years the popularity of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display has rocketed. Not to blow our own trumpet, but our prodigious pyrotechnics make most other cities’ efforts look like damp squibs. Thousands will line the Thames on December 31 2018 to see the fireworks in person, so many thousands, in fact, that NYE's fiery spectacle has been ticketed for the last few years. Find out how to get your hands on one below, and watch a previous display for an idea of what to expect:

Watch the last NYE firework display


London's New Year's Eve Fireworks: how do I get tickets?

Tickets for the New Year's Eve fireworks display usually go on sale in September. You can sign up for information on the release date on the Mayor of London's website.

Last year, you were able to buy up to four tickets per person and tickets were priced at £10 each. 

The best firework viewing locations are sectioned off and made only available to those who have tickets, each with amazing views of the display guaranteed.

There will a number of viewing areas along the Thames and on Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge, as well as an accessible viewing area. You can select your ideal spot when you buy your tickets.

Organising tickets in advance also means that you won't have to set up camp somewhere strange along the Thames in the cold at, like, 4pm, just to stake out a spot. Winner. 

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