Sadiq Khan: London's New Year's Eve fireworks a 'celebration' of capital's relationship with Europe


Monday, December 31, 2018

The annual New Year's Eve fireworks display in London will be a celebration of the city's relationship with Europe, Sadiq Khan has said.

The Mayor of London said the sold-out fireworks show would send a message of support to more than one million European citizens lving in the capital, tying in with the London Is Open campaign which promotes inclusivity in the city.

Khan has previously expressed his backing for a second EU referendum, and has publicly voiced his concerns about the effects of a no-deal Brexit on London.

"Every year our capital puts on the greatest fireworks show in the world with the spectacular images of our skyline shared all around the globe," he said.



"I'm proud that this year the millions watching around the world will see us send a message of support to more than one million EU citizens who call London their home.

"By paying tribute to our close relationship with Europe as we welcome in the New Year, we will once again will show the world that London will always be open."

The display is the largest annual fireworks display in Europe and will use eight tonnes of fireworks. There are expected to be more than 100,000 spectators at the event.

The event will be broadcast on BBC One for those who were unable to buy a ticket.