Best London parks for free New Year's Eve fireworks

Head to one of London’s beautiful parks to enjoy a free firework show

For safety reasons there are only 100,000 tickets available for New Year’s Eve firework display along the River Thames. However they were sold out in a day back in October. The top viewing spots are gonna be busy, and by the evening, road closures will be in place from Oxford Street, Elephant & Castle, Southwark Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge.

If you missed the chance to get a ticket, there’s no need to panic; London is known to have great views of the fireworks from its parks.

Here’s five places to watch London’s New Year’s eve fireworks for free. Remember to grab your jumper and hat.

Alexandra Palace


If you’re a North Londoner, up on the hill at Alexandra Palace, there are benches waiting for you to perch on to enjoy the show. Less crowded than being in town, it should be a great spot. The easiest way to access the park is by Wood Green station. Click here for location


Hampstead Heath


Here’s another location for jaunters in North London. Hampstead Heath with its high vantage points is perfect and you can enjoy a long walk before the final countdown.  
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Greenwich Park


Greenwich Park near the Royal Observatory is an excellent location to watch the fireworks plus it has panoramic views across the city. It will be busy, so get there early.
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Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill at 76 meters high is one of the highest points in the city. Next to London Zoo and right near Camden Town, why not make a day of it? The nearest tube station is Chalk Farm. Click here for location

Hilly Fields


Don’t worry, we thought about the Southern jaunters as well. Hilly Fields located in Brockley, is a prime spot to enjoy the New Year's Eve fireworks. The closest stations to the park are Ladywell and Crofton Park station. Click here for location

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