First round of New Year's Eve fireworks tickets released

Mon, 25/09/2017

The first batch of tickets for the London New Year’s Eve fireworks will be available from midday this Friday.

The event is focused around the London Eye on the River Thames and will feature over 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges.

More than 3,000 people, from pyrotechnicians to stewards work together to ensure that the capital’s celebrations run smoothly.

Big Ben, which is currently undergoing renovation work, will kick-start the fireworks as usual with its famous bongs.

Demand is always extremely high for tickets, with visitors travelling from around the world to witness the display. Londoners are reminded to plan early and book tickets in advance. Those without a ticket will not be able to enter the viewing area. For those without a ticket, the event can be watched on BBC One.

People wanting to guarantee a view and entry for this year's celebrations will be able to book up to four tickets from midday on Friday 29 September by visiting:

Each ticket is £10 – the same price as 2014, when ticketing was first introduced - with every penny being used to pay for the costs associated with the ticketing scheme.

Last updated: 13 October 2017
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