Fantastic fireworks in London and Edinburgh as 2018 arrives in UK
Published on Dec 31, 2017
Edinburgh threw "the best party ever" with dancing and music, as Big Ben's bongs returned for 100,000 lining the Thames in London.
Many thousands of people across the UK have celebrated the beginning of 2018 with fireworks and parties.
In London, more than 100,000 people gathered on the banks of the River Thames for a 12-minute pyrotechnics extravaganza.
More than 10,000 fireworks lit up the sky during the sold-out event, which received cheers from the crowd.
They were accompanied by the music of Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Florence Welch, with the second half of the show commemorating 100 years of women having the right to vote.