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Things to do on bonfire night in London

You might struggle to choose which display you would like to go to if you’re visiting London over bonfire weekend. So, we’ve listed our top 10 picks of the best fireworks shows in London to make sure that you have a night to remember.

London’s skyline is set to be more breath-taking than ever on bonfire night! With a multitude of firework displays taking place across the city, the sky will be alive with colour as we mark the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 that must never be forgotten.

1. Alexandra Palace Bonfire Night

With fabulous views of London, the Firework Festival hosted at Alexandra Palace is always a lively affair. The audience is in for a real treat. First, they will witness an epic laser show before the main display even begins. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a German Bier Festival, a fairground, performers breathing fire and an ice skating rink. If you get a bit peckish be sure to visit one of the many street food stalls on offer! Alexandra Palace welcomes those of all ages to the event, so purchase your ticket before it’s too late.

2. Richmond Family Fireworks

The Richmond Family Fireworks Display is a hugely popular event that takes place every year at the Athletic Ground on Twickenham Road. Families can enjoy live entertainment, funfair rides, candyfloss and popcorn stalls. There’s also hot food and mulled wine for the adults to enjoy too - it has all the makings of a fantastic evening! 

3. Kingston Fireworks

Colour, noise and top-notch entertainment are promised by the organisers of the Kingston Firework Display. The firework show takes place at Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium. The event will be accompanied by good music, tasty refreshments and thrilling fairground rides, which can all be enjoyed before the main display begins at 8.00pm. Click here to buy your advanced tickets now! 


4. Guy Fawkes Night in Newham

Wrap up warm for bonfire night and head to Guy Fawkes Night in London, Newham! Held at Silvertown Quays, this event will be a treat to your ears as well as your eyes. There will also be a variety of tasty treats on offer along with stalls selling beer and mulled wine. 

5. Wimbledon Park Fireworks

Wimbledon Park hosts two firework displays - both on the same evening! The first display will be a musical themed extravaganza. Take your children to enjoy a colourful show full of majestic fireworks explosions. The second show also has a musical theme. A funfair, refreshments and a bar will add a little extra to your experience. Click here for information on ticket prices and shows.

6. Harrow Fireworks

Your favourite hits are coming to Harrow - but it’ll be over in a flash! As you make your way to Harrow Firework Display, you can enjoy an epic firework display accompanied by your favourite chart music. Hosted at Byron Park, this is a glittering event, full of fire spinners, Bollywood dancing and bright lights. The firework display will wow you with its grandeur and pop soundtrack. Throw a funfair into the mix along with beer tents and food stalls, you’ve got yourself a bonfire night to remember! Click here for more information about the event schedule and ticket prices.

7. Blackheath Fireworks

Blackheath Firework Display is one of the few remaining free events in London this bonfire night. The event takes place on the heath, located on Shooters Hill Road, where a funfair will be open from 12 noon. Food stalls and bars open from 5 pm, with the firework display starting at 8 pm. Blackheath itself is a quaint residential area, and its bustling pubs and independent retailers making it a lovely place to explore.

8. Victoria Park Bonfire Night

Set in the award-winning Victoria Park, this year’s display promises to be nothing less than spectacular. The Guy Fawkes fireworks in London will have a mixture of everyone’s favourite tunes. Refreshments will be available before the firework display takes centre stage so you will want to get there early to grab a mulled wine. Entry to this event is free of charge, so come along and enjoy!

9. Crystal Palace Bonfire Night

The firework display at Crystal Palace Park is a real family occasion, with a children’s show and the main family show later! There’s also a large variety of food and drink available onsite to suit all tastes. If you’re wanting to celebrate bonfire night with the family, book your Crystal Palace fireworks tickets in advance now!


Whichever bonfire event you end up visiting, we hope you have a lovely evening! Remember, if you're looking for an easy way to see London's attractions, get your Tootbus tickets now, for a fun and flexible way to explore the city.