Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College played host to the main spectacle in the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve display, with fireworks, lasers and lights illuminating the skies.

The thirteen-minute dynamic broadcast show, seen live on BBC One at midnight on New Year’s Eve and broadcast to a global audience, saw London welcome in 2022.

The display above Greenwich included fireworks, lighting and 500 drones, synchronised by GPS, lighting up the skies above the Old Royal Naval College to music from Elton John, Dua Lipa and Blur, alongside words from Sir Ian McKellen, England Manager Gareth Southgate and the Mayor of London.

Shakespeare’s Globe, Old Royal Naval College, The Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge and Big Ben were also part of the live broadcast event.

News Shopper: Drones lit up the sky in Greenwich (Mayor of London)Drones lit up the sky in Greenwich (Mayor of London)

Matthew Mees, Chief Executive of Old Royal Naval College, said: “We are thrilled that the magnificent Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, is the backdrop for London’s innovative New Year’s Eve firework and lights display this year.

"The broadcast spectacular showcases this extraordinary cultural destination and architectural wonder at the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

"We are so proud that the Old Royal Naval College’s breath-taking buildings and iconic riverside setting make up this defining moment at the end of 2021 for the whole world to enjoy."

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