New Year's Eve Fireworks  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2013

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New Year's Eve FireworksThe annual New Year's Eve Fireworks display, launched from the foot of the London Eye and from rafts on the Thames, is visible from most of central London: the basic rule is that if you can see the London Eye, you'll be able to see the show. They cram enough firepower for an hour-long display into ten explosive minutes, lighting up the sky for miles around. The best views are from Victoria Embankment, the South Bank, and Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Hungerford Bridge is closed after 8pm and there's also no entry to Westminster Bridge after this time. Go to www.london.gov.uk/newyearseve for full details.

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
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