Where to watch London's 2023 New Year's Eve fireworks for free: Three skyline views

The capital has a number of vantage points from which people can watch the mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks for free.
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While the Southbank will be the centre of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations, thanks to the mayor of London's annual firework display, Londoners don't have to stump up for a ticket to get a good view.

The celebratory New Year's fireworks, which will be set off from the banks of the River Thames, are set to light up the inner city as London bids farewell to another year.

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While the glow of fireworks will be seen far and wide throughout the city, some of its green spaces, in particular, offer a look at the display as part of the city's skyline.

Here's where Londoners see the 2023 New Year's fireworks from some of the city's highest points. 

Primrose Hill

The north London green space's skyline views can best be taken in from its centre. From the spot north of Regent's Park, locals will be able to see the London Eye, by which the fireworks event will take place in the distance, alongside some of the city's other notable buildings, including the Shard. 

  • When does it close? Gates shut at 1am.
  • Nearest Tube station: Chalk Farm or St John's Wood

Richmond Park

Despite being nine miles from the fireworks action, the south London green space is another spot with a view of the city sights, including the London Eye.

  • When does it close? Open 24 hours
  • Nearest Tube station: Richmond

Parliament Hill

Another north London spot that offers breathtaking city views is Parliament Hill and other spots on Hampstead Heath.

  • When does it close? Open 24 hours 
  • Nearest Tube station: Hampstead Heath