When you think of New Year’s Eve in London, your mind inevitably jumps to Big Ben striking 12 and swathes of people being dazzled by the triumphant firework display. Whether you’re huddled up in the crowds at Embankment with a hot drink or have the telly on for the countdown, chances are you catch a glimpse of the show every year.
And the sparkles are back once more to welcome 2024 in style. Big Ben will chime once more and we’ll wave goodbye with a full firework display. When those clocks strike midnight, those with tickets can catch the show live, and those at home can catch the spectacle on BBC One and BBC iPlayer with a mug of hot cocoa/mulled wine.
2022 marked the first full New Year’s Eve firework display in London since 2019, with both 2020 and 2021’s cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. They returned in typically jubilant style, and now it’s almost time for that same old timeless trick to be repeated.
How do I attend the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London?
Just like previous years of the fireworks in London, you will need a ticket to attend. As you can imagine, the demand is preeetttty high, so you’ll need to be fast. There’s 100,000 spots up for grabs, with six different spaces you can select to buy your tickets in. They cost £20 ( a £5 jump from last year’s price to see the light) and are limited to four-per-purchase.
A batch of tickets will go on sale today (November 3) at midday, so anyone hoping to witness the beauty when the clocks strike 12 at the end of the year will need to be glued to their screen at this time. Get to your keyboards at midday and get ready to hammer that buy now button to lock yourself into the end-of-year celebration.
Speaking about the display, Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Celebrating the new year in the heart of our capital while watching our spectacular fireworks display on the banks of the River Thames is the best ticket in town. Millions around the world will see our capital’s skyline illuminated by an extraordinary celebration of fireworks that will show London is for everyone.”
Find out more information on the New Year’s Eve fireworks site.