300 Drones above Greenwich welcome in 2021

300 Drones above Greenwich welcome in 2021

The eyes of the world were on Greenwich at midnight as we welcomed in 2021 and ushered 2020 out the back door.

London’s 10-minute display for 2021 over the Thames aired on television at midnight, and began with a poem which addressed the pandemic, that said: “In the year of 2020 a new virus came our way; We knew what must be done and so to help we hid away.”

Light projections lit up the sky over the O2 Arena at Greenwich Peninsula, including the NHS logo in a heart accompanied by a child’s voice saying: “Thank you NHS heroes”.

Above The O2, 300 drones formed a series of images to reflect 2020, including paying tribute to the NHS, Captain Sir Tom Moore and Black Lives Matter, and sent a message of love and togetherness for 2021.

The display ended with a call from Sir David Attenborough about the need for action on climate change.