250,000 to view fireworks on Thames tomorrow

Over a quarter of a million people are expected to line up along the Thames to witness London’s New Year’s Firework display tomorrow.

The Guardian report that the traditional celebrations in the Southbank area will prove extremely popular amongst revellers this year following promises that the show will be more impressive than ever.

The display, featuring an accompanying DJ set by Radio 1 DJ Nihal, has been billed as a showcase to celebration to welcome a year where Britain will host both the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Thousands are expected to hit one of the many party venues London has to offer following the display.

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 3,000 officers in the capital to ensure that revellers are kept safe throughout the New Year celebrations.

In an interview with The Press Association, Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Julia Pendry asked for the public’s assistance in reaching this goal.

She said: “New Year’s Eve is a special time of the year and we want people to enjoy it to the full. Make sure you look after yourself and those around you. Officers will be out and about to deter criminals and keep crowds safe.

“New Year’s Eve in central London is extremely busy so do come prepared and wrap up warm, as you may have to wait to prevent overcrowding. The viewing area does fill up really quickly and each area will be closed off by the organisers once it reaches its capacity.”