Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks

Things to do, Fireworks
© Peter Kindersley

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 (from 2pm). There'll also be caft activities for children including slime workshops and lantern making. Grab something hot to eat at the Gunpowder Cafe before the day rounds off at 7pm with a 15-minute fireworks finale created ForceFX, the folks behind film and TV special effects. Booking is recommended.

See our list of fireworks displays in London