31/12/2013 07:38 GMT

How Will London 2013 New Year's Eve Fireworks Measure Up?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As 2014 dawns and Brits prepare to see the new year welcomed with an explosive firework display, here's how the New Year's Eve celebration has changed over the years and got steadily fancier.

HuffPostUK has gathered the last five London New Year's Eve firework displays in order and by how much they costed, so you can compare how 2014 does in style and in how quickly it burns through the budget.

Most Expensive UK Fireworks