With 2019 just around the corner, people are now thinking about their New Year’s Eve celebrations and where they will be celebrating.
The Metropolitan Police Service has been working closely with the Mayor’s Office, Westminster City Council, Transport for London (TfL), British Transport Police (BTP) and other emergency services to ensure those watching the fireworks and enjoying other events across the Capital, have a fun and safe evening.
The Mayor’s fireworks display is ticketed, and it is now sold out – so the advice from the Met is to stay at home and watch them from the comfort and warmth of your home.
Whether you have a ticket, have reserved a booking at a restaurant or club, or are going to another celebration across the Capital, ensure you plan your journey. In central London, road closures will start going in from 14:00, check the relevant websites for public transport.
**** Tips to help you enjoy your New Year’s Eve: ****
– If you’re coming to the Mayor of London’s ticketed fireworks display, check out all the information you’ll need on the official website: www.london.gov.uk
– If you don’t have a ticket, our advice is to watch the coverage on television.
– Most bars and clubs are ticket only or you need to book in advance.
– If you’re going to be outside for the fireworks make sure you wrap up warm as there is likely to be lots of waiting around.
– Travel around town by public transport, if you drive into town during the day you won’t be able to drive home once road closures have been put in place. Please check www.tfl.gov.uk/nye for travel information.
– If you’re travelling by public transport, plan your journey and check the times of your last bus, tube or train. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk/nye for travel information.
– There is a huge demand for public transport at certain points in the evening. After midnight you may have to wait some time before getting on the tube or train so be prepared to queue.
– Criminals use the cover of crowds to commit crime – keep a close eye on all your belongings and only carry the essentials.
London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations provide one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services and we will be deploying additional officers across the event footprint and within the vicinity of transport hubs throughout the evening. This will include the deployment of armed patrols and other specialist officers. Working with the Event Management Company, the Metropolitan Police and other emergency services will do all we can to ensure those attending celebrations in the Capital can do so as safely and securely as possible.
New Years Day 2019 areas affected