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London New Year's Eve: Fireworks, Travel & Other Tips

15/12/2014 14:00 GMT | Updated 15/12/2014 14:59 GMT

As we hurtle towards the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve in the country’s capital promises to be a big one.

London Mayor Boris Johnson is laying on a ticketed fireworks event on the Thames, billed as “one of the biggest celebrations of its kind in the world”.

Tickets are £10 and are divided into three viewing areas taking in the spaces between Westminster Bridge and Embankment station, between Embankment and Temple stations and to the rear of the London Eye and on Westminster Bridge.

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New Year's Eve in London last year

As of Monday tickets were no longer for sale, though unless Boris has erected giant screens across the London skyline, there will undoubtedly be vantage points across the city where you can view them for free.

Celebrations will continue until 12.45am with a live DJ set and the lights display will be broadcast live on BBC1 if you don’t feel like braving the crowds.

What’s more, getting around London on public transport will be free from 11.45pm on 31 December until 4.30am on 1 January.

This includes travelling on the bus, Tube, tram , DLR and London Overground.

Some road closures will be in place and drivers are advised to check here before travelling.

If you’re still up and about on New Year’s Day there will be a parade starting at midday on Piccadilly and moving through Haymarket, Pall Mall and Whitehall, arriving at Parliament Square at 3.30pm.

Have fun and stay safe!

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