Monday, 02, November 2015

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London

Written by
Nicola Brady

Bonfire Night in London

Where to go for the best firework displays

Fireworks

 

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, treason

Should ever be forgot.

November in England means one thing – Bonfire Night. Each year, the skies are ablaze with fireworks to remember Guy Fawkes, and his bid to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Nowadays, the shows tend to take place on the weekend closest to the 5th, rather than the night itself… meaning the old poem above isn’t always correct!

If you’re in London in early November, we have a roundup of the best places to catch the lightshow. 

Fireworks

Alexandra Palace

One of the biggest shows in London takes place in the infamous ‘Ally Pally’ in North London. As well as the fireworks, there’s street food and a craft beer village, ice-skating and a huge bonfire.
When: Saturday November 7th, gates from 3pm
Cost: £9
See:  Website

Hackney Firework Pyromusical

Head west for an extravaganza in Hackney’s Clissold Park. The fireworks are set to music, so prepare for a spectacular performance. This year’s theme is Superheroes, chosen by the local community.
When: Saturday November 7th, entry from 6pm
Cost: £7.50
See:  Website

Battersea Park Fireworks

Head south of the river for a royal themed evening at Battersea Park. As well as the fireworks themselves, there’s street food and mulled wine to keep you nice and toasty. Tickets are cheaper in advance if bought online.
When: Saturday November 7th, entry from 6pm
Cost: £10
See: Website

Richmond Family Fireworks

Leafy Richmond is home to a family friendly firework display, which kicks off at an earlier time of 7.30pm. The theme for this one is A Night at the Musicals, so get ready for some show stopping tunes from the West End.
When: Sunday November 8th, entry from 4pm
Cost: £8, kids £5
See:  Website

Picture Credits: Main image by  James Cridland, second image by  Ewan Munro.  


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