This month’s big events, including New Year’s Eve fireworks, Madness rocking The O2 arena and a quirky Christmas Day tradition in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake.
SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER
Welcome in 2017 with a bang and watch the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the River Thames. As you join the crowds of people counting down from 10 and watch the hands of Big Ben creep to midnight, you will get a front-row seat to the capital’s sights, from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament. Booking is essential – tickets include DJ entertainment, access to viewing areas and a 10-minute fireworks display. www.london.gov.uk