The first batch of tickets for London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will be released at midday today (Friday 29 September).

The fireworks and lighting display will feature more than 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges.

While Big Ben’s famous ‘bongs’ have fallen silent during renovation works this year, the bell will be woken from its slumber to sound to kickstart the fireworks, ringing in the New Year in true London style.

Those wanting to guarantee a view and entry for this year’s celebrations will be able to book up to four tickets from midday by visiting www.london.gov.uk/nye.

Each ticket is priced £10 – the same price as 2014, when ticketing was first introduced.

Approx. 103,000 tickets will be made available for the event this year. This is slightly fewer than 2016 (when approx. 110,000 were available) partly due to Thames Tideway Tunnel works taking place on Embankment

Those without a ticket will not be able to enter the viewing area.

Alternatively, 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.

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8 comments
  1. Kerry Steere says:

    Bloody ridicules. Site went down right 12 noon. I was waiting then at noon bugger all.

  2. Saifur says:

    Wesbite is down…:((

  3. David says:

    Is there any other way of getting the tickets

  4. Radu Petre says:

    Blue area not avaible ? meas all saled?

    • Rahul says:

      Blue area’s sold out, as it’s the best area to view the fireworks. All other areas are still available.

  5. mary alision says:

    flipping ridiculous- 2nd batch sold out couldn’t even log on to system it crashed…… 12 pm was the release tried al afternoon and nothing…..
    Signed up for notification nd reminder no email received rubbish customer service….

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