Why might the main ticket buyer need to show photo ID to enter the event?

This is to help us with security and to stop ticket touts. More people want to come to the fireworks than we have room for. We want to give everyone the same chance to get tickets on a first come, first served basis, and at face value (£10). That is only fair.

The main ticket buyer may need to show photo ID at the entry gate to prove they bought their tickets legally. Tickets to London New Year’s Eve Fireworks are printed on paper, complete with holograms and other special features. You must have your ticket with you on the night. We won’t accept emails or pictures (or anything else) as proof of purchase.