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London welcomes in 2020 in style

Welcome to 2022!: Firework and lights show illuminates the sky over London with nods to the NHS and England’s Euro2020 side as a choir sings ABBA in Shakespeare’s Globe – but not everyone is impressed

  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged people to watch the New Year spectacular at home on television 
  • This year’s show was designed so people could not watch it all from the ground as it was spread around 
  • Anti-vaxx demonstrators held a midnight protest next to the London Eye prompting a large police presence 
  • People on social media were bemused by the show which was on television for more than half an hour