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London New Years Eve

The London Eye on the South bank of the Thames has once again been chosen as the centrepiece for this year’s New Years Eve Fireworks spectacular in Celebration of what has been described as a ‘triumphant year for the nation’s capital.

The city’s organisers expect more than 200,000 revellers to join in the fun in London for this massive New Year event. The countdown and fireworks will be broadcast live from the BBC and is themed on the last 12-months including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic and Paralympic games.

The event is being planned and managed by Jack Morton Worldwide, event planners who work for clients including Nokia and Samsung and events like the FIFA 2010 and numerous other product and virtual sites around the World.

There is limited space in each of the designated viewing areas so make sure you are there early as each area will be cordoned off once filled which last year was well before 9:00pm. This year’s fireworks display is expected to last around 11 minutes.

"Our New Year's Eve fireworks will cap a triumphant year for London," said Boris Johnson.

"As we welcomed the world to the magnificent celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the glorious success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London was at its very best.

"From the thrilling sporting action to the breathtaking cultural celebrations, it has been an unforgettable year and I am immensely proud of the contribution that our ambassadors made to that success.

"As we go into 2013 with a spectacular fireworks display I hope we can build on that energy and enthusiasm to make ours the best big city in the world."

There are other events in London which the Mayor, Boris Johnson would like people to attend:

  • Christmas Carol service – Southwark Cathedral – Monday 17 December.
  • 27th Annual New Year’s Day Parade – 1st January 2013 - starting at Picadilly at 11:45 – anticipated crowds in excess of 10,000 based on last year’s figures
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