London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display to be ticketed for first time this year

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    Tickets now on sale for London’s internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations

    Due to the huge popularity of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display, the decision has been made to control crowd numbers by ticketing the event. There are 100,000 tickets available to the public, guaranteeing good views of the pyrotechnic display and a better visitor experience.

    People, from anywhere in the UK or abroad, can now book up to four tickets by going to

    Tickets cost £10 and all of the proceeds will will be used to pay for administration costs and ensuring the event is safe.

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are phenomenally popular, not just in the capital, but across the world and we want to ensure it continues to be a safe, enjoyable and sustainable event for the long-term. After consulting with our partners, we are introducing ticketing to help manage crowd numbers and create a better experience on the night. For anyone without a ticket the fireworks are again being shown live and in full on television, meaning you can watch it in glorious HD colour without missing a single second. And don’t forget, there are hundreds of other New Year’s Eve celebrations to enjoy in bars, restaurants and clubs across the capital.”

    For more information about what’s going on in London on New Year’s Eve go to


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