With just days to go until the capital rings in the start of 2024, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is encouraging Londoners and visitors to enjoy the best London has to offer this New Year’s Eve.
Tickets for the Mayor’s world-famous fireworks display are sold out which means the best way to watch the iconic display without a ticket is on TV, BBC iPlayer or by celebrating at one of the capital’s fantastic nightlife venues.
Live music events, river cruises, theatre performances, late night theatre, trips to museums after dark, dining out, street food and live music events are just some of what will be on offer as London looks ahead to New Year’s Eve celebrations.
London is officially the world’s most desirable place to travel for Christmas – beating New York, Paris and Vienna in a recent survey and has something for everyone. From ice skating at Battersea Power Station, enchanting Christmas markets along the Southbank, and the West End’s world-famous and free Christmas lights.
Londoners and visitors can find out more about some of the amazing events and attractions on offer on New Year’s Eve via the Visit London website and are advised to book dinner and tickets for clubs and activities in advance to make the most of everything on in the capital.
Most TfL services will be running all night on New Year’s Eve but there will be some closures and central London stations are expected to be busier than usual. Anyone travelling around London is advised to use the online TfL journey planner or download the TfL Go app to plan your journey and check if your route is affected before travel – including your journey home.
In the run up to the celebrations, the Mayor and key partners in London have been working together to ensure everyone who attends the capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations can enjoy them safely.
The Met Police will have thousands of officers working right across London to ensure everyone can enjoy the celebrations and will be working closely alongside colleagues from British Transport Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and City of London Police.
This year the Met are again working with the charity Safer Spaces Now CIC on New Year’s Eve, to ensure there are designated safe places where women and girls can go to if they feel unsafe, are in need of advice or want to speak to someone. The spaces, which are being funded by the Mayor of London, will be located in the Strand and St. John’s Church Waterloo.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is officially the most desirable city to visit this time of year – and with just days to go I’m incredibly excited about our city coming together to welcome the start of 2024.
“Tickets for the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London have now sold out. If you didn’t manage to get tickets to attend, the capital is packed with plenty more exciting New Year’s Eve events.
“They are the perfect setting to ring in the new year in style alongside family and friends while supporting our hospitality, entertainment and night-time sectors and helping to build a better London for all. Please do book ahead and plan your journey in advance to make the most of what our spectacular city has to offer.”