Mayor confirms plans for New Year's Eve fireworks

08 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today confirmed plans for this year's New Year's Eve celebrations, which will see a spectacular fireworks display at the EDF Energy London Eye.

As the clock strikes midnight, the glittering show of pyrotechnics and lights will burst into the sky overhead, watched by large crowds along the river Thames. Millions more across the country and around the world will also be able to watch the display live on television.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'With so much to see and do, London is one of the most exciting places to enjoy the festive season and to bring in the New Year. Ours is a city of dynamism, exuberance and soaring ambition, which is encapsulated in the always magnificent fireworks display that heralds another exciting twelve months in the life of our great capital.'

More details about the Mayor's New Year's Eve fireworks display will be announced in due course. Media wanting to apply for accreditation and receive more information should email [email protected]. www.london.gov.uk/nye

 

Notes to editors

1. The Mayor's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations are produced by London based Jack Morton Worldwide for the tenth consecutive year. Jack Morton is a global brand experience agency. For more information, please contact [email protected] on 020 8735 2000 or 07850 186 199, or visit www.jackmorton.co.uk.

2. The Mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks display is always enormously popular. Each year it attracts a capacity crowd, who have a long wait in the designated viewing areas along the Thames. Access to each zone will be closed as soon as it is full. Due to the crowds and waiting time people with young children may wish to consider celebrating the New Year closer to home.

3. Anyone wishing to see in the New Year in central London is advised to plan ahead. Revellers will need to be prepared for large crowds, on the streets and at venues. Many pubs, bars and clubs will be ticketed with advance booking required, so some people may want to celebrate elsewhere.

4. Public transport will be the best way to get around the capital on New Year's Eve. There will be free London travel, sponsored by Diageo GB, on bus, Tube, tram DLR and on London Overground. Passengers are advised to plan their journeys in and out of central London to enjoy the New Year's Eve celebrations.

5. More details will be available at www.london.gov.uk/nye. Information about events and attractions throughout Christmas and into New Year can be found at www.visitlondon.com. Information to help you plan your journey over the same period will be available at www.tfl.gov.uk in December 2013.