Remember remember the 5th of November – yay Guy Fawkes Night is almost here! I love Bonfire Night, I believe it’s the real start of winter. The tradition of wrapping up in my winter clothes and heading down to celebrate with the rest of London never fails to put a smile on my face. And what’s the very best thing about Guy Fawkes Night?… fireworks! So what’s on this year? Look no further, we’ve got it all here:
Friday 1st November 2013
Bishops Park Fireworks
This fireworks display will be choreographed to ‘Superhero’ music starting at approximately 8pm. There’s also a funfair and food stalls on offer. £5 Tickets booked in advance from Lyric Theatre box office, £7 on the door.
Saturday 2nd November
Fireworks at Alexandra Palace
The biggest of the lot, this display comes complete with winter festival featuring helter-skelters, carousels and ice skating as well as the German Bier Festival.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Website
Another biggie, Blackheath’s fireworks tends to attract thousands of people due to its free entry policy. It starts with a funfair at 4pm, then food stalls and a bar opening at 5pm.
Blackheath Fireworks Website
This display takes place at Ealing Cricket Club and this year will be themed on ‘Stage and Screen’. You’ll hear music from Skyfall, The Dark Knight and Star Wars as well as plenty more. There’ll be a bar selling mulled wine, a barbecue and candy-floss stalls as well as a few rides. Doors will open at 6pm – we advise you to arrive early to avoid queuing.
Ealing Fireworks Website
A grand display in Battersea Park, the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks kick off at 8pm. Stalls will be selling mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and toffee apples…Yum. Music and other entertainment accompany the fireworks. Tickets must be bought in advance from Ticketmaster, none are sold at the door. Tickets cost £6.50 until Oct 27, £8 until Nov 1 and £10 on the day; under-10s go free, but a ticket is still required.
Book tickets on Ticketmaster
Battersea Park Fireworks Website
Morden Park Fireworks
The fun here starts at 6.30pm with a bonfire and a fireworks display especially put on for young children. However at 8.15pm there’ll be a more elaborate and exciting display for the adults.
Morden Park Fireworks Website
Ravenscourt Park Fireworks
Like Morden Fireworks, the festivities at Ravenscourt Park will start with a children’s firework display starting at 7.15pm. There adults show follows on at 8pm and will be choreographed to Superhero music. We recommend you buying tickets in advance as tickets will be cheaper than on the night (you can buy advance tickets until 1st Nov from the Lyric Theatre box office).
Ravenscourt Park Fireworks Website
Tuesday 5th November
Brockwell Park Fireworks
There is no fireworks on Clapham Common this year but Brockwell Park is not far away and their fireworks will be set to the Four Seasons. Brockwell Park will play host to four different zones based around Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. All will offer food, drinks and entertainment before and after the display.
Brockwell Park Fireworks Website
Crystal Palace Park Fireworks
This also offers two displays, starting with the children’s display at 7pm, followed by a main display set to music which starts at 8.30pm. You’ll also be able to enjoy the funfair and food stalls.
Crystal Palace Park Fireworks Website
Wimbledon Park Fireworks
The night starts with a bonfire and fireworks display for young children, then there will be a noisier and more exciting display. Wimbledon Park will also play host to a funfair for the night which will stay open until around 10pm.
Saturday 9th November
Lord Mayor’s Show with Fireworks
One of the most spectacular of the lot, this three-mile-long procession will start from Mansion House, then travel through the Square Mile and will finish up at the Royal Courts of Justice. The fireworks display normally starts at 5pm and takes place from a barge moored between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.
Lord Mayor’s Show with Fireworks Website