Does anyone know where the fireworks will be displayed from - sorry don't live in Hampshire and will be staying over with a friend :)
Mayflower Park had a big fireworks display for Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) in November, but sadly there are no events organised by the Council for New Year's Eve. In fact Southampton seems to party every night except on New Year's Eve bar a few pubs. However from anywhere overlooking Mayflower Park or Ocean Village you will see fireworks from any of the boats in the harbour. Most of the people I know go to Bournemouth or Swanage for NYE fireworks.
^^^ The London Firework display is a ticket only event and is sold out. As for trying to find a hotel room for the night it's not something I would try this late, never mind the expense.