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Bonfire Night firework displays in London

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

By Things To Do Editors

Like a set of soggy sparklers, Bonfire Night 2020 celebrations in London won’t be quite the spark of joy we were hoping for. Usually, the city's fireworks displays come complete with dodgems, laser shows, and banging tunes. However, this year things will be more subdued. All of the capital’s biggest displays have announced they will be canceling their bangs and sparks this year, including Alexandra Palace, Victoria Park, Blackheath, Wimbledon Park, Southwark Park, and Beckenham. 

When is Bonfire Night?

Easy: remember, remember the fifth of November (the main firework action takes place on Thursday November 5 2020, although events usually run before and afterwards). 

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?

Usually, a ton of displays take place across the capital meaning you can stay in your local area, or venture further afield for displays. However, this year Bonfire Night has basically been cancelled in the capital. 

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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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