From this year, it will cost £10 to watch the London Eye fireworks. Well, only if you want to be really close to them.
Last year around half a million people are estimated to have headed to see the display, but to control crowds, this year, just 100,000 people will be allowed to get up close to the Embankment to watch the fireworks.
According to a Mayoral statement, following consultation with emergency services, the Mayor decided the situation had become untenable, and it was decided ticketing was the best option available to organisers going forward.
People will be able to book up to four tickets from Friday 26 September at 12 noon, by going to www.london.gov.uk/nye.
Ticketing is not for profit – the £10 administration fee will be used to pay for the ticketing itself, and the extra infrastructure the decision to ticket will bring.
To sign up for information and updates, go here.
Or, if you want to watch them for free, just find one of London’s high spots and watch them from a comfortable distance, and with a much less crowded commute home.