New Year’s Eve is obviously a time for great celebration, all the champagne and singing Auld Lang Syne on repeat.

As it is such a huge event, there will obviously be thousands more people on the streets all celebrating in their own ways, and so the Met Police has released a list of ways to keep safe this year. We have added some of our own as well to ensure you have the best night out.

  • If you do not have a ticket to the New Year’s fireworks display, please watch from the comfort of your own home.
  • Most bars and clubs are ticket only or you need to book in advance.
  • It’s the end of December so it’s obviously going to be a chilly one. Dress up warm and don’t count on the copious amounts of beer to warm you up sufficiently.
  • From 11.45pm until 4.30am all TfL services will be free to make sure you get home safely. There will be night services on trains and buses for all those early morning stragglers.
  • There are lots of road closures in place from 2pm on New Year’s Eve so you are going to need to check and double check before you leave.
  • The tubes and trains are going to be very very busy, and are only going to run on a Sunday service. So allow extra time on all your journeys.
  • Criminals use the cover of crowds to commit crimes. Keep a close eye on all your belongings and only carry the essentials.

Have an amazing New Year’s Eve no matter where you are and we wish you a very happy 2018.