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New Year’s is fast approaching and if you’re planning on spending it in central London, you’ll need a ticket for the first time. Here’s where to see the fireworks, whether you have a ticket or not.

Sure you can watch the spectacle on the telly, but it’s nothing like seeing the London Eye lit up in real life. The vibe on the streets is electric with live music, DJs and friends from all over the world.

We should just come out and say it: the tickets for the 2014/2015 fireworks show are now sold out. But don’t worry. These are just tickets to see the fireworks from the official viewing platforms on the Victoria Embankment. There are plenty of other ways to see them without a £10 ticket.

  • Book yourself a table at one of London’s rooftop bars in the city centre.
  • Get yourself to a bridge early in the evening to get ahead of the crowds. Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge are the best for seeing the show.
  • Try hotels along the Thames with river views. While some guests will be able to enjoy the show from their hotel windows, hotel lounges and restaurants will also offer a great view.

And don’t forget, TfL services are FREE from 11:45pm on December 31st to 4:30am on January 1st to make sure everyone gets some safe and sound.

Img: ramnaganat / Flickr cc.

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