One hour before the New Year we decided to just head of towards Westminster. It was a stupid decision of course. The Tube, not helped by a partial piss-poor Tube Strike, was packed. So we took the bus to Victoria and walked the 1/2 a mile journey on Victoria Street to Westminster. It was packed with revellers. We took position on Parliament Street with a great view of the Big Ben and a partial view of the London Eye.
A minute before the New Year, London decided it needed a little rain. As usual.
While most of the fireworks were shot from barges on the Thames, some were from the London Eye itself. It was quite pretty. Those on the Victoria Embankment had a great view.
When the last colour went off, people started kissing, hugging, shaking hands and generally wishing everyone else a happy New Year.
More pictures here.
New Year's resolution:
1. Be nicer to tourists.
2. Shed the post-Christmas weight.
3. Start exercising.