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I'm back with a long overdue post!
Ever since I've moved here in the UK the first thing that I really wanted to experience first hand was the NYE fireworks display in the London Eye. With my work schedule, it was hard to have a day off of New Year so I sacrificed and worked Christmas day instead. Don't feel bad for me though. This is part of how my job is supposed to be so I'm not complaining. Believe me, it has its perks as well! The good always outweighs the bad.
Anyhow, I booked the tickets as fast as I can but sadly the Blue tickets sold out in like 5 seconds! Blue meaning the space in front on the London Eye. Luckily, I managed to score some Red tickets! Red is located on the front right hand side on the London Eye near The Embankment. Don't quote me on this though. I'm bad at directions! Haha.
As you can see, we had a good view but it wasn't the best. As for the journey to the venue, it was a bit of a struggle but good fun! I saw first hand the people of London at night. They are all up and the energy was high! They carried booze with them in the Tube. Drank like there's no tomorrow! Sang and danced on the streets! People lined up on the pubs for hours waiting for their drinks in thick furry coats. It was about -2 degrees that night but the celebration and spirit was unstoppable.
The tickets was sent to us five days prior to the event. Along with a guide to the designated entrances to our Red ticket. It also came with directions on how to get there via the Tube stating which is the nearest station to every entrance. When we got there, it was jam packed!!! We had to wait in line for an hour in a swarm of people. It was still fun though as people in line were in good spirits. Being squeezed in together helped with the cold as well!
The fireworks display was one for the books! It was all put together in tune with some music. The energy was amazing!
Would I go back and do it again? I'll probably watch on TV next time to avoid the crowd :)
Would I say that you should at least expedience it at least once in your life? Definitely YES!