New Year’s Eve London: Fireworks on the Bridge

May 22, 2015
New Year's Eve London: Fireworks on the Bridge

New Year’s Eve in London is celebrated along the Victoria Embankment area of the River Thames where the London Eye and Big Ben are situated. I was lucky enough to witness the London fireworks while I was pursuing my Masters of Law from Cardiff University, Wales.

New Year’s Eve London: Fireworks on the Bridge

Getting There

On the 30th December 2013, my friends and I booked our Megabus tickets to London, and the next day, we boarded the bus to the city of dreams, fashion, glamour, romance and where hearts of young and old beat alike. It took us approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach the Victoria Coach Station, and from there, we walked to the Victoria tube station.


Our next mission was to find a hotel. We boarded a tube to Edgware tube station and arrived in Sussex Gardens, where we had book a hotel called, Four Stars. The owner, a Pakistani man, was kind enough to give us a discount for our stay.

After eating at Fatoush, an amazing Lebanese restaurant in the area and walking around Londinium, we headed to the Victoria embankment so that we could settle in for the firework show. Luckily, we reached the bridge only 15 minutes before it closed.


Though in 2013, I did not need to purchase tickets, that changed in 2014 and only those with tickets were allowed in the viewing area.

The Experience

It was a cold and breezy evening, though it became warmer as it became more crowded. I could see people from across the globe, and I knew that it London really was a melting pot of cultures. The atmosphere was very festive, with people dancing and singing, as the DJ played popular party songs. Seeing happy people made me happy, and I had a smile pasted on my face.

new years at london eye

About Rani Singh

Rani is currently working as a legal associate in a law firm in Pune, India. She is from Assam, a beautiful State in India. Rani loves law and wants to teach law at some point in her life. She also loves traveling, folk music, new cuisines, and nature. She obtained her Law degree from Cardiff University. While studying she lived and travelled across the UK and Europe. She hopes to see the whole world one day!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *