The Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display kicks off 2012. A year of events and celebrations will climax with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Festival, the Diamond Jubilee and a host of free activities across the capital offering something for everyone.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson says: ‘A glittering display heralds the start of 2012, the most extraordinary and exciting year we are likely to see in our lifetime in this city. We will stage an incredible Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will put us in the global spotlight and spur the long-term rejuvenation of east London and bring benefits to the whole capital. From the magic of the Games, to the Diamond Jubilee, and the London 2012 Festival to our own outdoor arts festival, we will welcome the world with thrilling events in every corner of the capital, to create a summer like no other.’