The final release of tickets for the spectacular London New Year’s Eve fireworks will be available to buy from midday on Friday 1 December, after the first set sold out earlier this month.
This year’s stunning spectacle will once again be focused around the Coca-Cola London Eye on the River Thames. More than 3,000 people, from pyrotechnicians to stewards, work together to ensure that the capital’s celebrations run smoothly and are the most dazzling on the planet. The renowned pyrotechnic and lighting display will feature more than 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges.
While Big Ben’s famous ‘bongs’ have fallen silent during vital renovation works this year, the unmistakeable bell will sound to kickstart the fireworks, ringing in the New Year in true London style.
Londoners are reminded to plan early and book tickets in advance. Typically, the final batch of tickets sell out in a matter of hours. Those without a ticket will not be able to enter the viewing area. Demand is always extremely high with visitors travelling from around the world to witness this incredible display.
As well as being enjoyed by more than 100,000 spectators on the banks of the Thames, the display is watched by over 12 million broadcast viewers on TV, promoting London as global capital of tourism and culture. For those without a ticket, the event can be watched live on BBC One and there are also hundreds of other opportunities to bring in 2018 in style at bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs across the capital. To find out more go to: www.visitlondon.com/newyear.