London: New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome in 2016 at the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.

This spectacular event takes place on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Get ready for one of the most spectacular celebrations of its kind in the world. Set against the capital’s unique skyline, it really is a sight to behold.

This year’s event will be ticketed again, which means you must have a ticket to come to the display. The celebrations were ticketed for the first time last year to make sure the event stays a safe and fun night for all.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘I am thrilled that we are linking up with a global organisation like Unicef to mark the start of 2016 by bringing people together for a shared moment of goodwill to raise awareness and benefit children around the world.

If you haven’t got a ticket to the fireworks there are plenty of other ways to celebrate. London is a great place to enjoy New Year and there’ll be lots of celebrations in the city’s pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs. Many of these are also likely to be ticketed or need to be booked in advance, so don’t forget to plan ahead.

Ticketing was introduced for London’s New Year’s Eve in 2014 as crowd numbers had increased dramatically in recent years. So, after consulting widely, it was decided that ticketing was the best way to manage crowd numbers and make the event a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Whether you’re attending the fireworks display or celebrating at another event, remember that London will be very busy on New Year’s Eve. Public transport will operate differently to normal with planned engineering works and station closures, and travelling on foot will be more difficult due to large crowds and diversion routes.

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