In the last number of years, London City on New Year’s Eve has seen a phenomenal increase in tourism, due in part to the dazzling displays of pyrotechnics and the eclectic party atmosphere. The fireworks displays are amongst some of the most renowned displays around the world. In fact it’s so popular that the event has to be ticketed. Here is Accident Advice Helpline’s Survivor Guide for London City on New Year’s Eve.
Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online. You may purchase up to four tickets for you and your family or friends. There are four viewing areas which can be selected when purchasing your ticket. As always, it’s advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Wearing appropriate clothing
If you do plan on watching the firework displays, ensure that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather. The British weather can be somewhat disappointing at the best of times but in December, the low temperatures could cause serious injuries such as frostbite. As you will be outside and standing for extended periods of time, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes with adequate grip in order to prevent aches in your ankles and feet, as well as preventing as a slip, trip or fall from occurring.
Raising a toast to the New Year is one of the most common traditions on New Year’s Eve right across the world. However, consuming alcohol can have a number of negative effects, including slowing down reaction time and causing you to become unfocused. Set this against the backdrop of the huge crowds that swoop down on London City on New Year’s Eve and it can quickly become a powder keg for a number of accidents. Ensure that you remain alert,. Keep your valuables in the inside of your coat pocket in order to stop pickpockets. If you notice any suspicious activity, inform the police or event stewards present.
If you’ve suffered an injury over the festive season and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information on how you could be entitled to a no-win-no-fee* claim for compensation. Our professional and highly-trained advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have in regards to the claim process. You are under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
Date Published: December 3, 2015
Author: David Brown