New Year’s Eve London
A Happy New Year to you all from New Year’s Eve London. On New years eve I walked down by the River Thames from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament. So as to see how the preparations for New Years celebrations were going. Also a chance to take in the last time Big Ben would strike 12 for this year before marking the start of a New Year. Check out my visit here –
Later in the evening on 31 December, over 110,000 people from almost 100 different countries came together. All lining the bank of the River Thames for the Mayor’s London New Year’s Eve Fireworks.
It had been a foggy week in London. However fortunately the fog was not too thick on this evening. The fog simply added to the atmosphere of the spectacular evening.
London New Year’s Eve Fireworks
This special annual event included 12,000 fireworks in an amazing display. The London Eye and the London skyline make an amazing backdrop for this spectacular show. There was a countdown to Big Ben chiming 12 midnight illuminated on a building behind the London eye. Once the 12 chimes began so did the fireworks over the River and London Eye. As fireworks were launched from special barges on the river and from the London Eye a choreographed soundtrack played.
Tickets for the event
The event has been growing in size and popularity for years. So due to crowd numbers it is now a strictly ticket event. Tickets for the event cost just £10 and so sell out long in advance. For the first time ever this year, viewers could also enjoy an exclusive live 360° view of the fireworks online with the BBC. Millions also tuned in to watch the event live on TV.
For details of upcoming events. Also to find details of the next New Year eve firework show and ticket details visit the Mayors website – www.london.gov.uk