Tickets for London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display go on sale today (Friday 2 October), allowing Londoners and visitors to the capital to see in 2016 along the Thames.
100,000 tickets will be available from midday via www.london.gov.uk/nye priced at £10 each. City Hall says all proceeds will be used to cover the evenings costs.
Last year’s decision to introduce ticketing provoked criticism that Londoners on lower incomes were being priced out of the event. The criticisms gained extra potency after hundreds of tickets were snapped up by scalpers for re-sale at vastly inflated prices.
Greater London Authority officials have previously said ticket holders will be asked to provide photo ID when entering the event’s zone in order to minimise the potential for reselling.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘Our stunning fireworks display is seen by millions of people across the globe, celebrating the successes of the last year and looking ahead with optimism and positivity to the new one.”