The first batch of tickets for London's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display go on sale at noon this Friday, 29 September.
100,000 spectators are expected to throng the banks of the Thames in central London, to watch the spectacular unfold, while another 12m viewers will watch it on TV.
Priced £10 each, every penny from the tickets goes towards the 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges. 3,000 people, from pyrotechnicians to stewards, are employed to make the event happen.
Said the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan:
London is the greatest city in the world and our amazing fireworks display on the banks of the River Thames cannot be beaten. Visitors will witness an extraordinary display, showing that London is open for business, outward looking and open to all people from across the world.
My number-one priority is the safety of all Londoners and, as always, the police and emergency services will be working closely with organisers to ensure the evening’s festivities run smoothly and are safe for everyone to enjoy.
Since ticketing for the event was first introduced in 2014, the price has remained the same.
As for Big Ben's bongs? They're currently halted for repair work, but the bell WILL ring at the stroke of midnight, as the first fireworks shoot into the sky.
Book your tickets, £10 each, from noon on 29 September here.