Last Chance To Get Tickets For The London New Year's Eve Fireworks

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Last Chance To Get Tickets For The London New Year's Eve Fireworks

A final batch of tickets for the New Year's Eve fireworks by the Thames goes on sale next Thursday (28 November).

The tickets are released at midday on the Mayor of London's website (currently showing as sold out, until the new batch goes on sale). They cost £10 each, and grant access to the riverside viewing area, close to where the fireworks are set off.

A first batch went on sale in September. This new release is the last of this year's 100,000 tickets available, so if you want in, be ready at midday on Thursday.

Why do you need a ticket for the London New Year's Eve fireworks?

The ticketing was introduced a few years ago in order to manage crowd numbers in very busy areas.

Can I watch the London New Year's Eve fireworks without a ticket?

It's free to look at the sky, so no-one's stopping you enjoying the fireworks from anywhere in London if you don't have a ticket. You just won't be able to access the closest areas with the best views along the Thames, and organisers ask that you stay away from the area if you are ticketless, to avoid further overcrowding and congestion.

Our favourite place to watch the fireworks? At home, on TV, drink in hand. It's warm, there's food and drink (and toilets) readily available, and it's nowhere near as overcrowded as the streets of central London. But if you're determined to head out, Primrose Hill is usually a good option.

No ticket? No problem — check out other New Year's Eve parties and events in London.

Last Updated 19 November 2019