I love the orgainised public events such as the New Year's Eve fireworks - always fun in London - everyone goes off to do their own thing afterwards whether that's a movie with the kids in Leicester Square or just partying!
Since 2003, London has celebrated like this, entertaining crowds on the Thames. After Big Ben chimes at midnight, a fantastic fireworks display is launched from the London Eye, courtesy Mayor of London and Berthonneau pyrotechnics.
It's great - but because of that there are large crowds, so you need to plan (New years Eve venues are often ticket only.)
The fireworks viewing places have a limit of 180,000 people.
More details and tips on Central London on my London lens:www.squidoo.com/londonfun4less
Happy New Year London Traveller Fans!