London's New Year Celebrations

31 December 2011, 11:24 | Updated: 31 December 2011, 11:27

Three thousand police are going to be on duty, as a quarter of a million people are expected to be out in central London to see in the New Year.

12 thousand fireworks are going to be set off over the London Eye during an 11 minute display, triggered by Big Ben's chimes.

Boris Johnson's looking ahead to the 2012 Olympics in his New Year message, saying London is the place to be.