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Bonfire Night firework displays in London

Ooooh, ahhhh, wow... Admire London’s biggest and best fireworks displays this Bonfire Night

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By Katie McCabe, Charlie Allenby and Charley Ross |
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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

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Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

icon-location-pin Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace
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Bestival founder Rob da Bank is curtaing the music for the epic display at Ally Pally. Go to see fireworks exploding over a glittering panoramic view of London, watch a pagan fire-lighting ritual and down some steins at the German-style beer tent. 

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Blackheath Fireworks

icon-location-pin Blackheath, Blackheath
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As one of the capital’s rare major displays that’s still free, Blackheath attracts huge crowds. Arrive early for fairground rides and food, or wait until 8pm for the big display. Don’t miss a wander through Blackheath Village, where the celebrations spill out into the streets.

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Battersea Park Fireworks

icon-location-pin Battersea Park, Battersea
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Award-winning pyrotechnicians are behind the illuminations set to fire up the Wandsworth skies. Bag your ticket to see bonfire-torching and an eye-popping 22-minute display. 

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‘Light Up the Night’ in Wembley Park

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London
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This massive (free) light-filled festival celebrating both Bonfire Night and Diwali is back. Enjoy your fill of funfair rides and street food before watching a lantern-filled parade and stunning firework display, and party on afterwards at Boxpark Wembley if you've got the stamina.

 

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Ravenscourt Park Fireworks

icon-location-pin Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
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Along with its sister event in Bishops Park, this family-friendly night of fireworks and fun also 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. 

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Harrow Fireworks Display

icon-location-pin Byron Park Harrow, Borough of Harrow
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This year, Harrow’s illuminations will be set to tunes from the movies. There’ll also be a section dedicated to the borough’s Indian community celebrating Diwali. Before the big bangs expect Bollywood dancers, Indian food and henna hand art stands. 

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Wild Wolf Fireworks and Bonfires

icon-location-pin Bounds Green Scout Park, Bounds Green
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The Wild Wolf Explorer Scouts are behind the sparkles set off in the bucolic surroundings of Bounds Green park. We reckon it’ll be a cracker – Scout’s honour.

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Barnes Bonfire Night

icon-location-pin Barnes Sports Club, Barnes
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This traditional bonfire night celebration features a ‘Best Guy’ competition and an official lighting of the bonfire (7pm), with the fireworks going off at 7.45pm. 

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Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks

icon-location-pin Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Cross
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This bonfire bash is an all-weekend affair, with a short theatre production around ‘The Ghost of Guy Fawkes’, slime-making workshops and even a tractor-trailer guided tour for yourself and the young ones to enjoy – but don't miss the firework display at 7pm on the Saturday night. Starry-eyed delights.

 

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Beckenham Fireworks

icon-location-pin Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham
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The Beckenham Scouts are at it again, taking over the park in Croydon Road Recreation Ground for the area's annual firework display. 

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25 stunning photos of fireworks in London

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.

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