9 Unmissable Firework Displays This Bonfire Night

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Phil Clarke by | Posted on 1st November 2017
9 Unmissable Firework Displays This Bonfire Night

Remember remember the 5th November, gunpowder treason and toffee apples, fireworks and massive great bonfires. It’s that time of year again where the nation gathers to burn a Catholic on pyre and watch tens of thousands of pounds explode into thin air. Coming hot-on-the-heels of Halloween Guy Fawkes night marks the start of winter proper so now’s the moment to grab your welly boots, a bobble hat and some sparklers and head down to one of these bonfire and firework displays.

Battersea Park

Join 50,000 fireworkers in Battersea Park for an evening based on the theme of ‘Power’ which is appropriate given the backdrop is the iconic Battersea Power Station. As well as a 22 minute long firework display the oooh and ahhhers in attendance can grab something tasty from the food and drink stalls and warm themselves by the bonfire. Set in Battersea Park by the river thames it’s within easy reach of Sloane Square tube or Clapham Junction railway station.
Saturday 4th November, book tickets here

Alexandra Palace

Mixing two perfect ingredients, beer and fireworks, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival will combine with the German Bier Festival to create a brilliant combo. The panoramic view of London will only be matched by the laser show and a fireworks display curated by DJ Yoda. The German Bier Festival will be on-hand to provide an array of street food options, while activities include an ice rink, a fairground and festival tent.
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November, book tickets here

Crystal Palace

No strangers to fire, given the structure it’s named after itself burned down, Crystal Palace bonfire promises to be an extravaganza over two shows (both of which sold out last year). Interestingly there will be a children’s show that will be set to music and feature fewer ‘bangs’ but more colour! The grown up event will have all the bangs.
Sunday 5th November, book tickets here

Victoria Park

Billing itself as the largest fireworks night in London, the Tower Hamlets bonfire hasn’t been monetised by spoilsport councils trying to squeeze extra cash out of residents, it’s entirely free. Totally gratis. If this wasn’t itself hugely welcome, there will be fresh food and drink for sale and music and entertainment alongside the traditional bonfire and fireworks display.
Sunday 5th November, click here for more information

Kensington Roof Gardens

Keeping it classy in Kensington, the Kensington Roof Gardens will be hosting their own fireworks party. With cocktails served throughout the evening and BBQ snacks on offer to guests, the main firework display will be in the beautiful Spanish Garden shortly before midnight, after which the fun will continue courtesy of the club’s resident DJs.
Saturday 4th November, book tickets here

Brockwell Park

Lambeth’s main firework display at Brockwell Park in Herne Hill is this year themed on A Night At The Movies. The music accompanying the fireworks will feature tracks from famous films, while the foodies present will be able to gorge on delicious wares from Jolly Hog & Sausage, Porkys BBQ, Get Wurst, Elley’s Doughnut Bar​ and Mac to the Future among others.
Saturday 4th November, book tickets here


Drawing up to 100,000 visitors, the Blackheath fireworks display has the advantage of being free, and will include a funfair and food stalls for Lewisham Council’s main firework display and bonfire. Overlooking East London Blackheath is easily accessible from Blackheath station, via bus or a scenic walk through the park from Greenwich.
Saturday 4th November, click here for more information


If you’re a fan of the 80s, then take a Guy Fawkesy trip down to Richmond Athletic Ground in Richmond. The fireworks display will be set to classic cheesy 80s pop singles. There will also be entertainment and a funfair for all the family. There will also be mulled wine, hot food, candy floss and popcorn stalls and an after-party in the Members’ Bar.
Saturday 4th November, book tickets here

Ascot Racecourse

Given fireworks and horses don’t traditionally get along you might be forgiven for thinking that Ascot Racecourse isn’t the natural place for a fireworks extravaganza. You’d be wrong, they have the biggest display in the area. After a day’s racing the family-friendly bonfire night fun will get underway with free fairground rides, entertainments including light walkers and LED jugglers, balloon makers, pony rides, face painting, soft play and science shows. The day ends with over 10,000 bangs in a 20 minute firework display.
Saturday 4th November, book tickets here

Whichever you choose it promises to be a magical evening and, more importantly, the last big thing before Christmas! Happy Guy Fawkes night!

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