As the autumn evenings grow crisp and cool, November events in London begin with an abundance of beautiful Bonfire Night fireworks on Thursday November 5 2015 to warm things up. Wrap up snug and head to one of the capital's many firework displays to enjoy a show of spectacular colours over some of London's top attractions and beyond.
When is Bonfire Night?
Remember, remember the fifth of November (the main firework action takes places on Thursday November 5 2015, but events will run into the weekend and beyond). Check our listings below for more details, and if you can't make any of them you can see more firework action in November at the Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks.
What is Bonfire Night?
Bonfire Night a.k.a. Fireworks Night, a.k.a Guy Fawkes Night, traditionally marks the anniversary of the end of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
Where is Bonfire Night?
Firework displays take place across the whole of London. Check back here for the best and biggest events to visit.
Bonfire Night events in London 2015
The lofty palace returned to illuminating the skies of north London two years ago following a distressing four-year hiatus, and it's back again for 2015. As well as an impressive firework display (from 8pm) with a glittering panoramic view of London as its backdrop tickets include entrance to a family zone with funfair rides and entertainment, an adult funfair and a street food and craft beer village.Read more
Fireworks fill Harrow's Byron Park again in 2015 along with heaps of sparkling entertainment catering to all ages. The site opens from 1pm and boasts a world food area and fun fair. Little ones will be kept busy with face painting, sport workshops, games and sessions with a caricaturist, plus a Disney character parade from 6pm. A DJ set will also take place between 4pm-6pm. Tickets are cheaper if booked in advance and a family ticket is available online. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
Last year saw the first public fireworks display in the borough of Hackney for over a decade. The pyrotechnics return to Clissold Park in 2015 and should be a real treat for local residents once again. Information is yet to be confirmed for this year's entertainment, but 2014's involved a display set to music with fireworks specially chosen to prevent animals that live in the park to become distressed. Fire-walkers, an aerialist and illuminated stilt-walkers also featured as well as food and drink stalls on site. Tickets must be bought in advance from Hackney Empire and more information will be available soon.Read more
The fireworks at this north London cricket club will be set to music to make them all the more impressive, and a bonfire will be lit beforehand to keep the crowd warm ahead of the display. Mulled wine and hot food stalls will be on hand to fill hungry bellies, too. Gates open at 5pm with the bonfire starting at 7.15pm and fireworks at 7.45pm.Read more
Bonfire Night events in London 2015
Only the organised may take in the fireworks from Battersea Park, as tickets which go on sale this Autumn must be bought in advance. Those who do manage to do some forward-planning will be rewarded with a display that's choreographed to a musical soundtrack, plus a bar, food stalls and concessions selling glow products to make everything even more colourful. Gate opens at 6pm, the bonfire begins to blaze at 7.30pm and fireworks kick off at 8pm. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The Blackheath Fireworks night is one of the city's few major displays that remain free to attend, so it's no wonder as many as 100,000 people turn up each year. Though Lewisham Council are happy to treat us to it, donations towards the costs of running the event are welcomed, with collections on the night should you forget to donate online. The display kicks off at 8pm, but the event also features a funfair (from midday) and food and drink stalls (from 4.30pm). Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The Rotary Club of Chislehurst puts on its annual celebration, including a dance performance and a firework display that kicks off at 7.30pm. This year the pyrotechnics (which will last over 20 mins) are provided by award winning group Phoenix Fireworks. Also on site will be a hog roast plus more warming food and drink stalls. All profits from the event go to local charities and good causes further afield. Tickets (capacity is about 6,000) can be brought from various local businesses (see this list) or online at the Visit Chislehurst website here. To find firework displays all around London see www.timeout.com/fireworksRead more
This year Crystal Palace Fireworks celebrate 150 years of filling the skies with catherine wheels, bangers and beautiful rockets. The whole family will be happy with a children's show at 7pm that includes the more colourful and less noisy explosions, while the 8.30pm show will include all the bangs it can, and will be set to music. Sadly there is no funfair this year but food stalls will feature. No alcohol is to be consumed at the event. Book in advance online. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
Kingston Round Table and Kingston Rotary Club host this fireworks display that is set to music, with a funfair and rides for children to enjoy from 6.30pm, and music from local independent radio station Radio Jackie's DJs to entertain visitors before the main event. Any profit made on the night goes to local charities. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The Morden Park fireworks involve bonfires and two displays, the first of which is suitable for young children, followed by a more elaborate (read way louder) adult display, again kicked off with a bonfire. Fairground rides and food stalls also made an appearance. Ticket prices for the Modern Park 2015 festivities have yet to be announced but should be available from October online. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
This family-friendly event is the biggest in the borough. Last year the fireworks display was choreographed to Michael Jackson's greatest hits so we're wondering what's going to 'beat it' this year. Expect a bonfire, sparklers, live entertainment and a funfair, with mulled wine and hot food to warm up with. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The skies above Southwark will sparkle once again this November 5 thanks to this annual free display. Expect fireworks to be set to music like previous years and light displays beforehand to keep the crowds entertained. The event usually attracts big numbers so gates open early to allow visitors to find their prime viewing spot. Last year also saw a family funfair, hot food stalls and warming drinks to keep crowds feeling toasty. See the website for updates closer to the time. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The fireworks at this north London cricket club will be set to music to make them all the more impressive, and a bonfire will be lit beforehand to keep the crowd warm ahead of the display. Mulled wine and hot food stalls will be on hand to fill hungry bellies, too. Gates open at 5pm with the bonfire starting at 7.15pm and fireworks at 7.45pm. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
Bonfire Night events in London 2015
Just when you thought fireworks couldn't get more exciting, here comes your chance to watch them go off in a place that made gunpowder its business. Learn what really happened to Guy Fawkes in the Royal Gunpowder Mills' costumed re-enactments of his famous plot, which feature the chance to learn about the people, food and life of the seventeenth century. Craft activities for children including making a Guy Fawkes lantern, and there'll be live music, fairground rides, a barbecue and bar. The day rounds of at 7pm with a 15-minute fireworks finale. Booking recommended. See our list of fireworks displays in LondonRead more
This free fireworks display takes place on Wanstead Flats. The pyrotechnics will be choreographed to music from 1965 to 2015 to celebrate fifty years of Newham. The gates will open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start. Sparklers, personal fireworks, glass bottles and alcohol are banned on site and there will be checks in place, so no sneaking a sausage dog in under your jumper.Read more
Bonfire Night events in London 2015
This traditional bonfire night celebration features a best guy competition (6.30pm) and official lighting of the bonfire (7pm), with the fireworks going off at 7.45pm, when presumably the fire will be roaring. Food, mulled wine and a licensed bar will all be on hand to tempt you, too. Tickets can be bought in advance at lower prices from the clubhouse.Read more
One of a pair of Hammersmith and Fulham Council displays (the other is in Ravenscourt Park), this family-friendly display will feature children's fireworks at 7.15pm before the main event – a choreographed display at 8pm. There will be no admittance after the displays have started and no alcohol is allowed, but funfairs and food stalls will keep the atmosphere quite cheerful enough, we're sure. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Lyric Theatre closer to the time. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The annual Ealing Cricket Club have chosen a 'Fantasy' theme for their 2015 event, so visitors can expect some pretty epic musical accompaniment during the dazzling display. Refreshments will involve mulled wine, a barbecue and candy-floss stalls, and family-friendly entertainment, rides and glow novelties will keep visitors of all ages busy. Gates open at 6pm and the display kicks off at 7.30pm. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
Along with its sister event in Bishops Park, this family-friendly night of fireworks and fun from Hammersmith and Fulham Council offers a children's display at 7.15pm before the main event at 8pm, which will be choreographed to music. A funfair and food stalls will keep everybody happy between, but please note that no alcohol will be permitted at the event. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Lyric Theatre closer to the time. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
The Wimbledon Park fireworks involve bonfires and two displays, the first of which is suitable for young children, followed by a more elaborate adult display, again beginning with a bonfire. Expect fairground rides and food stalls to make an appearance and check the website from October to book tickets. Find more fireworks displays in LondonRead more
See London's best fireworks in photos
Bringing a bit of sparkle to the dull nights of winter is Bonfire Night (and New Year's Eve, let's not forget), when an array of glittering firework displays light up London's skies. But if standing out in the cold isn't your vibe, flick through our gallery of fireworks and enjoy the beauty of the occasion from the comfort of your seat.Read more