Although initially unpopular, Boris’s decision to make the capital’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display a ticketed event has been a regular source of traffic, with web users searching increasingly early in the year for news of their release dates.
When I asked Mayor Sadiq Khan’s press office when they were going on sale – or whether the new Mayor has scrapped the ticketing system – I was told an update would be coming “in a week or two”.
Mid-October does not leave a lot of time for people coming to London especially for the fireworks to make their plans so I asked again whether the Mayor is dropping the tickets.
In response the Mayor’s office tell me they’ll “have a general announcement about this year’s plans soon”.
If Sadiq hasn’t axed the tickets, what else could be causing him to delay releasing them for sale?