Police have put out a safety warning to those going out tonight to celebrate the New Year.

The highlight of London’s celebrations will again be the Mayor’s fireworks display on Victoria Embankment, which has already sold out.

The Met Police has been working closely with the Mayor's office, British Transport Police (BTP), Westminster City Council, event organiser Jack Morton and other emergency services, to ensure the event runs smoothly and spectators enjoy the evening and bring in the New Year safely.

So what is their advice?

- Road closures in central London will start from 2pm on December 31, these include the following bridges: Lambeth, Westminster, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

- People with a ticket to watch the fireworks are advised to check the website to ensure they are aware of conditions of the ticket and what they will, and will not, be allowed to take within the ticketed area.

- Pack light and bring essential items only. No backpacks or suitcases will be allowed into the event.

- If visitors do not have a ticket, entry will not be permitted to the event, so the advice from the Met is to watch the fireworks from the comfort of your home.

- 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 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.

On the day you can follow on Twitter via @MetPoliceEvents, and keep up to date on @LDN_gov and @TFL