Things to do with the kids in London on New Year’s Eve
- Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 19:00
- Last Updated on 30 December 2019
- Monica Costa
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London on New Year’s Eve is very exciting with hundreds of events taking place outdoor as well as in clubs, pubs and restaurants across the capital even with children.
New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations – TICKETS REQUIRED FROM THIS YEAR
From this year London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will require tickets. For the first time 100,000 tickets are being made available to the public with each one guaranteeing a good view of the celebrations and a better visitor experience. People can book up to four tickets, each subject to a £10 administration fee, by visiting www.london.gov.uk/nye. Ticketing is not for profit with every penny of the administration fee being used to pay for the ticketing itself, and the extra infrastructure the decision to ticket will bring.
Since it was first staged at the London Eye on the South Bank in 2003, the numbers of people heading to see the acclaimed pyrotechnic and lighting display have mushroomed from an estimated 100,000 people in its first year to more than 400,000 in 2012. Last year around half a million people are estimated to have headed to see the display, putting enormous strain on transport and safety infrastructure. Apparently ticketing the event was the best way to ensure the safety of those attending and to help secure the long term future of what has become an iconic London event. For additional information contact the Greater London Authority: 020 7983 4100.
Cruising Guide to The River Thames
Personally I would love to spend New Year’s Eve on a boat roaming on the Thames and watching the fireworks from there. City Cruises has a special Autumn/Winter offer: with every single or return adult ticket, a child travel for free.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums