New Year Fireworks


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Road closures
Road closures

Once again millions of people around the world will have their eyes on the South Bank firework display around the London Eye, courtesy of the Mayor of London.

Renowned pyrotechnician Christophe Berthonneau will light up the sky around the London Eye to mark the start of 2009.

Space is severely limited along the Thames to watch the fireworks live. For those able to able to get into the viewing areas, there will be specially mixed soundtrack from BBC Radio 1 as they wait for the fireworks at midnight.

LG Electronics are sponsoring this year's fireworks display.

There will be all night travel on Tube, DLR, Tramlink and selected National Rail services in the Greater London area on New Year's Eve. 24-hour bus routes will run as normal, but there will be a reduction in bus services leaving central London from around 7pm to 3am, because of road closures.

There will be free travel on all journeys from 11.45pm to 4.30am on Tube, DLR, Tramlink and buses, as well as some National Rail services on selected routes out of London after midnight.

At 6pm Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment and approach roads leading onto it will close.

At 8pm the rest of the affected area and main roads leading to Central London will close.

  • Build-up from 11.50pm approx
  • FREE


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