Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, Fireworks Night – whatever you choose to call it, it’s just around the corner and London offers countless of places to enjoy the glorious fireworks.
So what is Bonfire Night actually and who is this Guy Fawkes? Here’s the short version -
In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious traitor.
Now we don’t want it to sound like we’re crazy here in England because obviously we’re not celebrating that someone tried to blow up our beloved Houses of Parliament. But the fact that they failed is indeed worth celebrating, even 410 years later. In fact, the fireworks have been a tradition ever since that night in 1605.
The official Bonfire Night in 2015 is this Thursday, 5th November, but there will be loads of firework displays in London all weekend. Find the list of our favourite spots below.
THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER
Crystal Palace Fireworks display. Children’s show from 7pm and main show from 8.30pm. £6 advance tickets, £10 on the door.
Wimbledon Musical Fireworks display with a child friendly display with Disney music at 6.30pm, and the general one at 8.30pm. £8.80 advance tickets, £10 on the door.
Southwark Park Fireworks Night has unfortunately sold out already. Find a good spot nearby instead and watch the impressive show for free.
Cleveland Square fireworks with bar and barbecue. £10 tickets – no tickets sold on the door, must be pre bought.
FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER
Kingston Fireworks display at Kingmeadow Stadium from 8pm. £4 advance tickets, £5 on the door.
Bishops Park fireworks display in Fulham. Children’s firework start at 7.15 followed by the main display at 8.10pm. £6 advance tickets, £10 on the door.
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER
Morden Park Musical Fireworks display with a child friendly display with Disney music at 6.30pm, and the general one at 8.30pm. £8.80 advance tickets, £10 on the door.
Battersea Park Fireworks Displays in beautiful settings. Starts at 8pm. £6.50-10 advance tickets – no tickets sold on the door, must be pre bought.
Victoria Park fireworks – for the first time in 5 years! Doors open at 7pm. Free admission.
Enjoy your Bonfire night in beautiful London, and let’s keep our fingers crossed for a night without too much rain.