This year, the fifth of November falls on a Monday, and there’s no better place to spend it then at a bonfire night in London. A time for toffee apples, writing out your name with sparklers and wrapping up warm, bonfire night is the best way to start your winter with a bang. With events running over the weekend and on the night itself, we’ve put together a few of the capital’s best firework displays so you don’t miss out on the fun.
A monster themed bonfire night in London at Victoria Park
Grove Road, E3 5TB
Outdoor theatre company Walk the Plank have helped Tower Hamlets council organise this year’s popular firework display at the historic Victoria Park. Taking place on Sunday 4th November, this is a great bonfire night in London for entertaining all the family. After last year’s successful sci-fi focused display, this year’s theme is monsters, inspired by the novel Frankenstein. Walk the Plank have created a spellbinding display and soundtrack that will leave everyone in awe.
The event starts at 7pm and is free of charge.
A music-focussed bonfire night in London at Clissold Park
Stoke Newington Church Street/Green Lanes, Hackney, N16 9HJ
Head down to Clissold Park on Saturday 3rd November for a treat for both the eyes and the ears. This bonfire night in London promises a fireworks display synchronised to music, street performances and even a children’s village for the little ones. Gates open at 5.30pm and the twenty minute display will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets range from £2.75 to £8.75 and are well worth the money. Purchases can be made here.
Celebrate Guy Fawkes night in Walthamstow
48a Greenway Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 3QN
For a purse-friendly bonfire night in London, round up the family and head to Walthamstow cricket club on Saturday 3rd November. If you’re a funfair fan, this will be right up your street, with rides on offer for all ages. This event starts at 4pm, so you can make the most of your evening and enjoy the music and wide variety of food on offer. Children under twelve go free while adult tickets are priced at a reasonable £3. Tickets can be purchased here but can also be bought on the night.
A traditional bonfire night in London at Blackheath
Blackheath, SE3 0TY
This event attracts up to 100,000 people every year, so if you’re looking for a bonfire night in London that goes all out, head to the annual Blackheath display on Saturday 3rd November. With the funfair opening at 12pm, you can make a real day of it or you can make your way down later on to catch the fireworks. To top all of that, this is another bonfire night in London that is free of charge, so it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Please plan ahead and use public transport, as there are a number of road closures in the area to facilitate the event. More details can be found on the Lewisham council website.
Waltham Forest fireworks display
Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, E17 4JF
The yearly fireworks display at Waltham Forest promises to be bigger and even better this year. Taking place on Bonfire night itself, you and your friends and family can enjoy a great night out free of charge. You can catch the fireworks at 8pm, but doors open at 6pm. Head down to one of the bars for a mulled wine or cider to really get you in the mood for this winter bonanza.
Bonfire nights in London
There are lots of bonfire nights in London, but if there isn’t one in your area try looking further afield to see if any catch your eye. Travelling by public transport is usually advisable, but don’t miss this yearly opportunity to gather your nearest and dearest and make some winter memories.
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