Throw your soggy sparklers away and get planning your Bonfire Night 2019 celebrations in London. After all, the city's fireworks displays come complete with dodgems, laser shows and banging tunes – not your average winter's night at all. Wrap up and head to one of the many awesome displays on offer this year.
When is Bonfire Night?
Easy: remember, remember the fifth of November (the main firework action takes place on Tuesday November 5 2019, although events will run before and afterwards). Start planning your evening by using our comprehensive listings guide below. Missing out this year? Don’t give in to the firework fomo, just make sure you’re in the capital in November for the Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks on Saturday November 9 2019.
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?
You can find a ton of displays across the capital. You can do whatever suits you: stay in your local area, or venture further afield – we can help you pick a fireworks party that’s sure to end with a bang.
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Bonfire Night events in London 2019
Waltham Forest continues to bang its London Borough of Culture drum by promising one of the biggest Guy Fawkes displays ever seen in E17. Get to Chestnuts Field to see the Walthamstow sky lit up like a chaotic Christmas tree. Clasp your mitts around a steaming paper cup of mulled wine and watch the fireworks split mid-air to music selected by DJ Mighty Atom. Chestnuts Field. Tube: Walthamstow Central.
Tue Nov 5. Free. Find out more here.
Head out West for the chance to not only enjoy a firework display put on by children’s hospice Shooting Star, but also for the chance to walk a line of fire. Yes, you got that right. Brave souls can opt for a very authentic Guy Fawkes experience and walk across burning embers of up to 650C. Scorching.
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.