Who says fireworks can't be political?

The fireworks display in London organised by the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, had a not-so-subtle political message.

To ring in the new year of 2019, the London Eye was lit up to look like the EU flag with the display taking place near the Houses of Parliament.

The phrase 'London is open' was spoken in Spanish, Polish, French, Romanian, German and Italian.

The song 'There For You', by Culture Shock, kicked things off.

Meanwhile other songs included in the 11-minute soundtrack were 'We Are Your Friends', 'Stay' and 'Don't Leave Me Alone'. Artists from Ireland, France and Sweden featured in the music.

Khan previously expressed that he wants  a second referendum instead of exiting the EU.

He said that he hoped the New Year's event will "send a message of support" to European citizens residing in London.

Many tweeters picked up on the political nature of the impressive display.