31 December 2010

New Years Eve in London

This year, as has happened for the past few years, New Years Eve celebrations in London will be centred on the Southbank in Lambeth.

The organiser of the event, the Greater London Authority, has published extensive advice on getting the best from the fireworks. See the Authority's website for advice on planning the night, where to see the fireworks and how to get there and back safely.

As a result of the celebrations there will be restrictions on buses in central London and changes to the routes of buses serving Vassall Ward such as the numbers 3, 59 and 159. Various central London tube stations will also be shut at various points through the night to deal with the crowds.

On New Year's Eve there is free travel between 23:45 and 04:30 New Years Day on the tube, buses, tramlink and DLR services. Free travel is also available on London Overground trains running after 23:45.

See the Met's top tips for New Years Eve

See last years celebrations