Friday 23rd November
- This year’s spectacular event will pay tribute to the capital’s relationship with Europe
The final batch of tickets for the Mayor of London’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks will go on sale at midday on Friday 30 November.
This year, as part of the Mayor’s #LondonIsOpen campaign, the capital will welcome in the New Year by celebrating its relationship with Europe through the music of some of the continent’s finest artists.
The fireworks will show the world that London is proud to be a global, European city and send a message of support to the more than one million European citizens living in London.
The spectacular display, organised by the Mayor of London, will bring together more than 100,000 spectators around the Coca-Cola London Eye.
Ticket holders will be able to enjoy a pyrotechnic and lighting display choreographed to music, with more than 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges on the River Thames.
The celebration will again be started by the strikes of Big Ben, which has remained silent during the year while undergoing renovation works.
Anyone without a ticket will be able to enjoy the fireworks live on BBC One alongside more than 11m TV viewers or choose to celebrate the New Year at hundreds of events at bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs across the capital.
The fireworks are also beamed to TV audiences around the world, reinforcing the city’s position as a global capital of tourism and culture and showing that London Is Open.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Every year London puts on the greatest fireworks show in the world with the spectacular images of our skyline shared all around the globe.
“This year I’m proud that we are paying tribute to our close relationship with Europe as we welcome in the new year with a message of support to the more than one million EU citizens who have made London their home.
“Once again we will show that the greatest city in the world will always be open.”
Each ticket is priced at £10 – the same price as when ticketing was first introduced four years ago. The majority of tickets went on sale in September and this will be the last chance to secure THEM.
Those wishing to attend the display are advised to plan early and book their tickets in advance. Demand is always extremely high and those without a ticket will not be able to enter the viewing area.
To ensure that the event is safe and enjoyable for all, the Mayor’s team works closely with a wide range of partner agencies including the Met Police, TfL, local authorities and the emergency services.
There are likely to be train timetable changes in place and those with tickets travelling to see the fireworks are advised to check the latest updates. There will be no Southern trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, with trains diverting to and from London Bridge. A full breakdown of how journeys will be affected by improvement work across London over the Christmas and New Year period can be found by visiting NationalRail.co.uk/Christmas.
Travel will be free of charge to everyone using TfL services between 23:45 on New Year’s Eve and 04:30 on New Year’s Day. Most public transport will be running and will be the easiest way to get around. There will be a special all night service on most Tube lines, the DLR and London Trams. There will be road closures in central London from early afternoon in preparation for the fireworks celebrations. Some buses will be diverted or stop short of their final destination as a result whilst engineering work will be taking place on some Overground lines and on TfL Rail. Taxi fares will have an extra charge of £4 from 20:00 on New Year’s Eve. To plan your journey, visit tfl.gov.uk/nye.
Tickets will go on sale from midday on Friday 30 November. There will be a maximum of four tickets per transaction.
To sign up for ticket alerts and for more information go to www.london.gov.uk/nye