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London's Tower Bridge jumps the New Year gun!

One of London’s iconic landmarks has jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year.

Screen grabbed image taken from Twitter of the Twitter page for Tower Bridge, which jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year.
Screen grabbed image taken from Twitter of the Twitter page for Tower Bridge, which jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year. Image by Twitter/PA Wire

Tower Bridge, often a backdrop for snap-happy revellers during the annual fireworks display over the Thames, wished its Twitter followers a happy 2016 at midnight – 24 hours early. A post on the bridge’s official Twitter feed, which has since been deleted, said: “Happy New Year from everyone here at Tower Bridge!” Around 20 minutes later, once the mistake had been shared widely by other users, it posted: “Oops, guess we got a little too excited there …” People were quick to mock the mistake – and similar ones made by other landmarks and businesses.

Screen grabbed image taken from Twitter of the Twitter page for Nottingham Castle, which also jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year.
Screen grabbed image taken from Twitter of the Twitter page for Nottingham Castle, which also jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year. Image by Twitter/PA Wire

Sparkling water purveyor Highland Spring sent a message to its followers on both Twitter and Facebook which read: “Break out the bubbles – it’s 2016! #HappyNewYear.” And Nottingham Castle, which is holding a free fireworks display, posted: “Happy New Year from all the staff at Nottingham Castle!” Chris Robertson, from Nottingham, responded: “Guys. You’re a day early.”

(Press Association)