Tickets for London's biggest New Year's Eve firework display go on sale tomorrow (2 October), with Londoners praying that issues with last year's event will be ironed out.
Approximately 100,000 tickets will go on sale for the spectacular, which sees the London Eye made over into an industrial-sized Catherine Wheel. As per last year, these tickets will cost £10 each; Boris Johnson is already being warned there must not be a repeat of 2014's fiasco when only 27,476 Londoners got to see the display, while many other tickets were resold by have-a-go touts.
Said Labour's London Assembly economic spokesperson, Fiona Twycross: "Last year, despite Londoners footing the bill, only a quarter of the 100,000 tickets were sold to residents in the capital, with many others resold at massively-inflated costs on ticket touting websites. The mayor needs to make sure that this year controls are in place to stop that happening."
As yet, event organiser Greater London Authority is still fishing for corporate sponsors — another problem it experienced last year. Some more positive news is that 2015's display will be partnered with Unicef.
If you're eager to see this year's fireworks, we'd recommend you buy your tickets sooner rather than later. You can do it from midday tomorrow.