New Year’s Eve Fireworks London (Pictures & Video)


When were the first New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London?


new years eve fireworks london eye view from the top

The first major New Year’s Eve fireworks display in London was on 31 December 1999 to celebrate the year 2000. That was also the day of the official opening of London Eye (without passengers). It was estimated by the BBC that about 3 million people turned up around the Thames to watch the fireworks display on that day.

Since then, every year London offers a magnificent fireworks show.


What are the numbers around the fireworks?


london eye in blue colors with the number 12 illuminated in the next building just before new years eve fireworks in london

In 2018, with a budget of about £2.3m for the New Year’s Eve fireworks, London set about 70,000 fireworks. Some 100,000 spectators enjoyed the event.


What’s the Best location to watch the fireworks from?


London Eye surrounded by fireworks on new years eve pictured from the opposite shore

New Year’s Eve Fireworks take place at London Eye in central London. Streets in the area are closed and you won’t be able to get near the river unless… you have a ticket.

Tickets cost about £10 and you can get one as early as end of September. Read more here.

If you do not have a ticket then you can gather on places like Trafalgar Square where you might be able to see small part of them. Prepare for a huge crowd. Other people will go on high grounds like Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Alexandra Palace.

BBC is streaming the event so it is a great option.

In summary, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks London is a spectacular event. Scroll down for proof..

London eye surrounded by fireworks on new years eve fireworks show view from the top

London eye in the united kingdom colors during the fireworks show for new years eve in london

close up of London eye in the united kingdom colors during the fireworks show for new years eve in london

london eye fully surrounded by fireworks in different colors during the new years eve firework show in london 2019

a close up of london eye illuminated in blue surrounded by fireworks during the new years eve firework show in london 2019

a lamp post with 3 lamps near london eye during the fireworks for new years eve

close up on london eye during the fireworks for new years eve 2019 while forming a clock

a crowd gather to watch the fireworks over london eye during the new years eve fireworks show 2019

london eye pictured from the opposite shore with fireworks all around during the new years eve show

london eye pictured from the sky with fireworks inside and outside london eye during new years eve london

london eye fully in fireworks all around in green and white during the new years eve fireworks show 2019

London eye pictured from the shore across in green red and white colors

NOTE: I don’t own any of the photos.

Watch the video of the New Year’s Eve Firework display from 31 Dec 2018.

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Fireworks London (Pictures & Video)

  1. Thanks for sharing, CP… I have a question… did you see fireworks on NYE? Where did you see them from?
    That display looks amazing…

    1. I’ve seen them only once live despite people warning me not to do so 🙈 I was at Trafalgar Square. So many people.. so little to see from the fireworks…

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