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29/12/06
Mayor's Fireworks to Lead London's 2007 Celebrations
- 200,000 expected for riverside pyrotechnics

MayorLONDON is set to host another huge fireworks display this New Year's Eve.

The pyrotechnics, courtesy of the Mayor's Office, feature a 2012 Olympics theme - Dreams for London.

Alongside the rockets and bangers set off from around the London Eye will be projections onto the nearby Shell Centre featuring children from nearby Johanna Primary School, Lambeth.

Mayor Ken Livingstone said "London's New Year's Eve fireworks display is now established as one of the highlights of the year. It will provide a spectacular backdrop to the capital's celebrations and will be the first big event of 2007. The display will set the scene for another year of events in the most exciting city on earth and the experiences we want people to have in the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games. However you plan to celebrate, have a great night. My best wishes for 2007."

Following the chimes of Big Ben at midnight, a ten-minute display, will be fired from the London Eye and from the river.

The Mayor's Office website advises: "The fireworks can be viewed wherever you can see the Eye - from balconies, windows and high points across the capital. There are viewing areas between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges on the banks of the Thames".

While the fireworks will see the biggest single gathering of partying Londoners, the majority will head to smaller events in the city's multitude of clubs, bars, and restaurants.

Travel on London Underground, London Buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and tram services will again be free on the night thanks to sponsorship this year from NatWest Bank. Selected national rail services will also be free, funded by the Mayor's Office.

DISPLAY TIMETABLE DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

8pm 11:55pm
Dreams for London the dreams, hopes and aspirations of young Londoners: projections and lighting onto the Shell Building, plus light effects on the British Airways London Eye.

11:55pm - 11:59pm
5-minute countdown will begin with lighting effects on the British Airways London Eye.

11:59 MIDNIGHT
There will be a 60 second countdown on the Shell Building, as well as lighting effects on the British Airways London Eye.

MIDNIGHT
Big Ben chimes; a TEN-minute pyrotechnic and lighting display at the London Eye and from the river.

More Info on Fireworks Display



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