Bonfire night is almost upon us and London will be awash with fireworks displays so whether you’re new to London, visiting or just fancy somewhere new this year, this helpful little guide we’ve put together will enable you and your friends to have a great night out.
1) Battersea Park Fireworks – Saturday November 4th
The Battersea Park firework display is a well-known one and immensely popular, usually selling out well in advance but our top tip is to head to Chelsea Embankment and join the throngs of Chelsea & Kensington residents who descend upon it to watch for free from across the river – take along some tasty snacks and a drink and enjoy what’s sure to be a fantastic 22-minute display. The fireworks start at 8pm but if you do get tickets doors open at 6pm and the bonfire starts burning at 7:30pm.
2) Ravenscourt Park Fireworks – Saturday November 4th
Ravenscourt Park offers a fantastic family friendly event with two displays, a children’s display at 7:15pm and the main display at 8pm – you’ll be surprised just how good the children’s one is and the main display seems to go on forever and is set to a great selection of music. The Park is pretty big and the funfair and numerous food stalls will keep you all going throughout the night.
Tickets can be purchased here and cost six pounds.
3) Hackney Firework Pyromusical – Saturday November 4th
Join the hipster set for what’s sure to be a fun night, this year’s fireworks are set to music and the theme is the movies. Doors open at 5:30pm with the display starting at 7pm. They’ll be a funfair, food stalls and street performers.
The events take place in Clissold Park and tickets cost £8.50 and can be purchased here.
4) Blackheath Fireworks – Saturday November 4th
This is a big one, attracting massive crowds and the reason why is rather pleasing – it’s totally free! Expect fairgrounds and food and drink stalls with festivities happening throughout the village with the fireworks start at 8pm. Blackheath is easy to get to, sitting just behind Greenwich so why not combine a nice walk along the river before heading through the beautiful Greenwich Park with it’s fantastic views before heading to Blackheath just after midday when the fairgrounds start up.
You can find more information here
5) Parliament Hill – Saturday November 4th & Sunday 5th
Not so much a display, more a multitude of displays and all for free. This is one of London’s better kept secrets that Londoner’s like to keep to themselves. The hill itself sits in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath and offers some of the best panoramic views in London hence why so many people will be flocking here. The area is serviced by a number of tube and London Overground stops and you can simply follow the crowds as you approach the heath. Expect sparklers, drink and people flying drones overhead; wrap up warm, take some snacks and enjoy a seemingly endless amount of displays from all directions.
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