The fireworks display at the London Eye on the River Thames has been the highlight of many New Year celebrations in London. It has been a staple for the last 21 years as people tune in or line up on the surrounding banks to witness the show.
London Eye will not have a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Thames River today due to increasing cases of corona and lockdown in the UK.
The British Prime Minister has warned citizens in a statement not to go out of their homes to celebrate the New Year and to celebrate the New Year indoors. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, revealed that there will be a special broadcast that can be watched on TV instead.
He tweeted on December 27: “New Year’s Eve is traditionally an opportunity to show off our great city to the rest of the world.
“Our show this year will be unique – you’ll only be able to watch from home, on the BBC.
“Join us for a celebration of hope, and to reflect on the challenges of the past year.”
Meanwhile, to replace the cancelled London Eye show, there will be a pre-recorded light show video released across social media channels at 4pm on New Year’s Eve.
Just like in previous years, you can still hold a firework display at home – providing normal rules and Covid restrictions are applied.
If there is one thing that will not be changing from previous years, it’s Big Ben. The historic London landmark will be chiming in 2021 at the stroke of midnight.