Where To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks In London 2023

When does Fireworks start?

Start Date & Time: Sunday 31 December 2023 at 8:00pm
End Date & Time: Monday 01 January 2024 at 12:30am
The countdown to midnight takes places followed by a spectacular fireworks display and the chime of the Big Ben can be heard as well. A DJ is present throughout the event until 12.30am to get you in the festive groove. Recommended to arrive early as it can get quite crowded.

Where do they take place?

The London New Year’s Eve Fireworks takes place from the London Eye. The best views are directly opposite the River Thames with a ticket bought from the official website. Tickets can be bought for different official zones from where the fireworks can be enjoyed. Also if you want to avoid the massive crowd and stay away from the cold, the pyrotechnics will also be broadcast on live TV and streamed in 360 degrees by the BBC!

Where do I get the tickets for New Year's Eve Fireworks?

Unfortunately all the tickets for this year’s fireworks are SOLD OUT! Don’t forget to sign-up for alerts on the website for their next year’s release of tickets. Please do not come to the event without a ticket, as you will not be allowed entry.
External Link: Official Website
Price: All tickets are £20 each and are inclusive of booking fees and VAT
Note: Remember to take a valid ID with your tickets for entry and security purposes. Tickets cannot be transferred.

The fireworks launch from the London Eye and go as high as 200m into the air. So you can always watch these fireworks for FREE from various vantage points across London. Read more on this below.

How to watch the New Year's Eve Fireworks for FREE?

If you are not lucky to get the tickets or don’t plan to spend or avoid the crowds, there are many spots in London where you can watch the fireworks for free. Please don’t head to centre as it will be very crowded. It is suggested to travel bit afar from the centre for the best views. Here are some of the best places recommended.

Central London
Cannon Street from St. Paul’s Cathedral to Monument is a great spot to see fireworks as it is quite close to the official viewing areas. The bridges here will be crowded and if you can reach early then it will be easier to grab a spot. Southwark and Millennium Bridge being close to the official viewing area will be surely crowded. Tower Bridge though famous does not offer great views and will be closed. Westminster Bridge and Golden Jubilee Footbridge will be closed for the event.

North London
Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park: At a height of 76m and situated on north side of the park, top of the Primrose hill will offer great views of London. Get here early as it can get crowded fast. The park closes at 1am
Nearest tubes: Chalk Farm (though trains won’t be running beyond 9.30pm), Camden, Swiss Cottage

Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath: Though its height is 98m, but situated far from Primose Hill, the fireworks view wont be as good as from Primrose Hill. But the views of London from here is surely nice.
Nearest tubes: Hampstead tube, Hampstead Heath overground, Gospel Oak

Alexandra Palace: Famous for the Bonfire Night fireworks, it is far from Central London but offers great views of the city.
Nearest tube: Alexandra Palace

East London
Point Hill in Greenwich Park offers great views of the fireworks.
Nearest tube: North Greenwich

South London
Hilly Fields: It is quite far to watch the fireworks but offers good views of the city
Nearest tube: Ladyfield, Brockley or Crofton Park

Alternate Ways to watch the Fireworks
Plan to take the New Year Eve’s cruise on River Thames to get awesome views of the fireworks and surely less crowds.

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