Check out our comprehensive New Years Eve London events guide.
WhenMonday 31st December 2012
WhereThe London Eye
Celebrate the start of 2013 by watching the spectacular New Years Eve fireworks in London, thanks to the free display taking place by The London Eye on the South Bank. The highlight of one of the most popular parties to be had in the capital, the display guarantees you see the New Year in with style.
New Years Eve Fireworks in London
With Bonfire Night a fading memory, there’s one last chance to see a spectacular fireworks display in London on New Years Eve. The skies of the capital will be alive with light and colour on Monday 31st December 2012 with a grand fireworks display at the London Eye, promising something special for New Years Eve and the beginning of a fantastic year.
World class fireworks for a night to remember
With previous New Years Eve fireworks winning awards for their excellence, the 2012 show has a tough record to beat. The area around The London Eye and along the South Bank will be a vibrant place to see out the capitals fantastic Olympic year, with fireworks being launched off the 135 metre high London Eye for an eye popping extravaganza. Last year, the display at the iconic landmark was set to music for the very first time, and even more in the way of stunning pyrotechnics are expected.
Travel around town for free
The crowds will be out in force but getting where you need to go shouldn’t be too much trouble on New Years Eve. Once again there will be free tube travel across New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Free New Years Eve Tube
Last year's fireworks
A staggering 250,000 people attended the New Years Eve fireworks last year, making it one of the capital's most popular ways to see out the old year and welcome the new. Last year, BBC Radio One DJ Nihal warmed up the crowds ahead of the London Eye fireworks with a live set from 10pm, and this year's event promises to be equally as vibrant. However, if you feel like watching the display from indoors instead, there are plenty of venues offering spectacular views.
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Last year, DJ Nihal make sure the party atmosphere stayed alive and kicking in the run up to the fireworks display, with sets packed full of top tunes and relentless beats to keep the crowds dancing. This year's DJ is yet to be confirmed, so check back soon for more information.
Look forward to 2013
The London Eye fireworks are the very first official event to take place in a year that promises plenty in the way of headline grabbing events across the capital. All manner of cultural and artistic events will adorn the city this year, so 2013 is bound to be a memorable year to be in London.
The New Years Eve fireworks in London takes place at the London Eye, South Bank on Monday 31st December 2012, and is due to begin shortly before midnight. The event is free to attend.
Official viewing areas include Westminster Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Victoria Embankment and the area of the South Bank directly in front of the London Eye.
The official viewing areas have a limited capacity of 250,000, and will begin filling up from 8pm. Please note that the official viewing areas will be closed once capacity is reached. The fireworks themselves begin from 11.55pm.
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