London’s New Year fireworks are famous around the world. The event is so popular that you have to be quick and clever in order to get the best seats in the city to view the show. Here are tips on where to watch New Year 2019 fireworks in London!
The Best Places to Watch the Show
The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display takes place in the foot of the London Eye. You can enjoy the show from most of central London – the rule of thumb is that if you can see the London Eye, you can probably get a good view of the fireworks as well.
The 15-minute show is always stunning and its popularity led to organisers creating a ticketed area around the rafts of the Thames to guarantee people are safe. The ticketed viewing areas include these places:
- Victoria Embankment
- The South Bank
- Westminster Bridge
- Waterloo Bridge
However, the event has already sold out so getting to the ticketed area won’t be possible – unless you know someone with a ticket who wants to take you there!
Restaurants and Other Venues Offering Plenty of Options
But don’t despair! Plenty of other spots offer you opportunities where you can watch the New Year 2019 fireworks. You can find private events at Aqua Shard, Jimmy’s Lodge on the River and London Marriott Hotel Country Hall.
These are just a few examples of the events taking place across the capital city. You can find many other ideas for restaurants hosting New Year functions at Londontown.com. Just remember that you will have to book a ticket and these will sell out quickly, too!
Free Places to Enjoy London New Year Fireworks 2019
You don’t have to spend a dime to watch the fireworks, of course. Not only can you enjoy the show on TV but you can also find spots in London that give you a good view. If the weather is good and the skies are clear, then you should head out to Cannon Street, Tower Bridge or Parliament Hill.
Cannon Street and Tower Bridge are popular places to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks so you should make your way in the area early. There are pubs and restaurants nearby to entertain you but remember to check if they require you to pre-book.
Parliament Hill is less crowded but it does require clear skies. You should also keep in mind that London’s public transport will run on a different schedule on New Year’s Eve.
Create Your Own Firework Display
If you want to skip the crowds, then you can have your own fireworks display with the help of Firework Crazy. We have plenty of stunning fireworks to entertain you and tips for creating a perfect display! You could have your own fireworks show earlier and then gather around the TV to allow London’s fireworks to blow you away at midnight.
However you choose to celebrate the New Year’s Eve fireworks, we hope you have a lovely start to the year!