Countdown to 2015 begins – last chance to book New Year's Eve
- Final tickets to be released in daily batches from 1-15 December
- Up to four tickets per person can be booked on official website via www.london.gov.uk
- Plan ahead to make the most of one of the busiest nights of the year
With the festive season upon us and the start of 2015 almost four weeks away, anyone wanting to watch the London New Year's Eve Fireworks display is being urged to plan ahead and book one of the remaining tickets to see the spectacular from 1st December.
The internationally acclaimed event organised by the Mayor of London is hugely popular, attracting increasingly large crowds every year. To help manage numbers ticketing has been introduced for the first time, with 100,000 made available to the public, guaranteeing good views of the display. With tickets being snapped up by people from London, the UK and around the world don't miss this last opportunity to get tickets for this spectacular event.
The final tickets are being released in limited batches from 12 noon each day between 1-15 December, providing members of the public with multiple opportunities to still get tickets. People can book up to four tickets by visiting the official website via www.london.gov.uk/nye.
Each ticket carries a £10 administration fee, which covers the costs of running the ticketing scheme. No profit is being made and every penny of the fee is being used to cover the costs associated with the scheme, including printing, distribution, on the ground ticket checks and extra infrastructure including additional fencing, stewards and toilets.
People without tickets will not be able to get into the viewing areas and the display is not being screened in Trafalgar Square or Parliament Square. For anyone without a ticket, the best view of the fireworks will be live on BBC One.
New Year's Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year, particularly in central London, but revellers, wherever they are, are advised to plan ahead to get the most out of the plethora of other celebratory activities taking place in bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs across the capital. Many venues will be ticketed and need to be booked in advance. To find out more about what is going on visit www.visitlondon.com/newyearseve.
With free all night travel, public transport will be the best way to get about and people should check out www.tfl.gov.uk for travel information.
For updates about the London New Year's Eve Fireworks, including ticketing information, go to www.london.gov.uk/nye. For additional information contact the Greater London Authority: 020 7983 4100.
For live updates on the night follow #LondonNYE.
Notes to editors
- Since being first staged at the London Eye on the South Bank in 2003, the numbers of people heading to see the acclaimed pyrotechnic and lighting display have mushroomed from an estimated 100,000 people in its first year to an estimated 500,000 last year (2013). Last year around half a million people are estimated to have headed to see the display, putting enormous strain on transport and safety infrastructure.
- After extensive consultation with the emergency services, Transport for London, local authorities and other key partners it was decided that ticketing the event was the best way to ensure the safety of those attending and to help secure the long term future of what has become an iconic London event.