Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Welcoming the New Year in London

For those planning to watch the fireworks today in London, do make sure to get there early especially if you want the best view. The best view is undoubtedly directly opposite the London Eye on the Victoria Embankment just north of Westminster tube station. Also be prepared to increase your tolerance level. Despite it being a celebration, there are obnoxious and rude people who attends this as well and they boy do they love to push and shove as the fireworks show begins. This is the single biggest reason why we are not bothered to go this year, that and the cold.

Getting back to a Tube station won't be easy as many will only be re-opened at 2am. Last year (well this year), we had to walk all the way to Baker's Street. Nothing much to worry about though as we've always found walking around Central London during the New Year as a pretty fun experience. As usual free Tube transport from 23:45 till 04:30 the following day, except where the stations are closed.

While we won't be braving the midnight chill just to watch 10 minutes of crackers, we will be in London tomorrow for the London Parade. The parade will start at around 12pm in Parliament Square, passing Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and terminating on Berkeley Street, Piccadilly. Hope to see you there.

Happy New Year!

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