Remember, Remember Bonfire Night… in London

In our last piece, Remember, Remember these Bonfire Night Firework Displays, we looked at a few Bonfire Night firework displays taking place across England. This piece is doing exactly the same thing but with a focus on London, the very place that Guy Fawkes had planned to execute the infamous Gunpowder Plot.

Whether you’re hoping to see a particular type of firework or simply want to drink up the atmosphere, these amazingly artistic displays will definitely be something to remember for a very long time.


North London

Fortismere School Playing Field, Fortis Green

When? Thursday 5th November

Time? Gates open at 6pm. Fireworks from 7.30pm

Admission? Under 5s free. Tickets are available in advance and on the gate. Prices from £5

With rides and games, food and a bar, the fireworks display at Fortismere School is set to be a great family evening out. The display is also being organised by the same people who arranged the Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ fireworks meaning that this is one not to miss.

Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill

When? Saturday 7th November

Time? Gates open at 3pm. Display starts at 8pm

Admission? Advance tickets only. Prices start from £6.50

Alexandra Palace doesn’t just put on a fireworks display; they put on a Bonfire Night spectacular. With a family area, ice skating, two funfairs, and a street food and craft beer village to name a few, Alexandra Palace will definitely deliver a Bonfire Night to remember!


East London

Victoria Park, South Hackney

When? Saturday 7th November

Time? From 7pm

Admission? Free

Victoria Park will be hosting a fireworks display again for the first time in five years. With organisers describing “glittering visuals” and an “atmospheric soundtrack”, these festivities won’t only light up the skies but they’ll put a smile on your face.

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

When? Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November

Time? Gates open at 2pm with last entry at 6.30pm

Admission? Under 3s free. Tickets from £6.97

Want to know what really happened to Guy Fawkes? Want to learn a little bit of 17th century history and enjoy live music, a fairground, and a barbeque and bar? The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great day out for all as they entwine history and enactments with a fireworks display at the end of the evening.


South London

Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace

When? Thursday 5th November

Time? From 6pm. Main display at 8.30pm

Admission? Tickets from £4

With a children’s show consisting of “less bangs and more magic” and a main show that will be set to music and “dancing through the decades”, Crystal Palace will be putting on a show to celebrate 150 years of firework displays.


When? Saturday 7th November

Time? From 12pm. Fireworks display at 8pm

Admission? Free

Bonfire Night in Blackheath is one of a small number of free major displays taking place in the city. With a funfair available from 12pm and a variety of food and drink stalls opening at 4.30pm, the multitude of fireworks is sure to deliver an amazing display. Donations towards the event are welcome both on the night and online.


West London

Ealing Cricket Club, Kew

When? Saturday 7th November

Time? Gates open at 6pm. Display starts at 7.30pm

Admission? From £4 – pay on the night

The theme of the Club’s night is ‘A Fireworks Fantasy’. With soundtracks such as Avatar, The Mummy Returns, Merlin, and Stargate to name a few, the Club will also be providing family- filled entertainment with rides, candy floss, barbeques, and mulled wine for the adults.

Ravenscourt Park

When? Saturday 7th November

Time? Gates open at 6pm. Children’s display at 7.15pm. Main display at 8.10pm

Admission? Under 5s free. Tickets £6

A fun filled event with children’s fireworks and a main display, attendants to Ravenscourt Park’s bonfire festivities are also treated to a funfair and a variety of food stalls. This is a great way to celebrate Bonfire night.


Will you be attending one of these events? Or maybe we’ve missed one off of the list? Let us know!


*Images from (Alexandra Palace) and (Blackheath)

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