Top 14 Bonfire Night fireworks displays in London 2018

Remember, remember the fifth of November with these top Bonfire Night fireworks displays in London.
Fireworks Festival at Alexandra Palace
Fireworks Festival at Alexandra Palace. Photo: Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust

Each year, London marks the historic moment when Guy Fawkes and his motley crew attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605 – the day became known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more commonly Bonfire Night.

Every November, bonfires are lit on which effigies known as β€œguys” are burned, while the skies are filled with colourful fireworks. It’s also a time to enjoy traditional Bonfire Night food and drink, alongside music, funfairs and family activities. 

Find out where to watch London's top 2018 Bonfire Night displays

Central London

Southwark's fireworks night

Southwark's fireworks night draws in the crowds every year and is one of the largest displays in the city. With a setting along the south bank of the river Thames, food and drink and plenty of entertainment, it’s a great place to experience your first Bonfire Night fireworks display in London. Early booking is advised as tickets usually sell out in advance. 5 Nov

Battersea Park fireworks

Join thousands of revellers as this pretty park is illuminated with a huge bonfire and a spectacular fireworks display. Tuck into food and drink from the restaurants and bars of nearby Battersea Power Station, before filling your Instagram feed with snaps of the Battersea Park fireworks display on the banks of the river Thames. 3 Nov

South London

Lambeth fireworks

Get set for a magical night at the Lambeth fireworks in Brockwell Park. Expect a dazzling firework display to popular soundtracks, alongside a tempting array of street vendors, live music and entertainment at this south London Bonfire Night festival. 3 Nov

Crystal Palace Fireworks

Join in the β€œoohs and aahs” of the crowd at the Crystal Palace Fireworks display this Guy Fawkes night in London. An Insta-worthy light show kicks off celebrations, followed by the main fireworks display later in the evening. 5 Nov

Blackheath fireworks

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Make your way to Blackheath Fireworks, one of the largest free London fireworks displays on Bonfire Night. Enjoy this epic event which regularly hosts more than 80,000 people and includes a funfair, as well as an array of food and drink stalls. 3 Nov

East London

Guy Fawkes Night in Newham

Join in the family fun in Newham as this year’s free Guy Fawkes Night display takes place at the Royal Docks. Take the little ones for a ride at the funfair and don't forget to stop by the food stalls for a mulled wine or two. 3 Nov

Tower Hamlets fireworks

Drop by the Tower Hamlets fireworks in Victoria Park for an evening of Bonfire Night fun. Keep warm with snacks from the food and drink stalls, before the free fireworks display lights up the skies over east London. 4 Nov

North London

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Head over to north London for a weekend of fun at the annual two-day Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival. One of the top Bonfire Night events in London, the activities on offer include a German beer festival, a funfair, ice skating, live music and a dazzling fireworks show. 2-3 Nov

Light Up the Night at Wembley Park

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Watch fireworks shimmer over Wembley Stadium’s iconic arch at the Light Up the Night display in Wembley Park. See the stunning fireworks display set to music, enjoy family entertainment and feast at delicious food stalls. 4 Nov

Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

Fireworks at the Royal Gunpowder Mills were amazing!

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Discover the history of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot with the Royal Gunpowder Mills’ Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks event. The former gunpowder factory offers a line-up of daytime activities and foodie treats, before a spectacular fireworks finale. 3-4 Nov

West London

Kempton Park Racecourse fireworks

Experience one of the biggest firework displays in west London at Kempton Park Racecourse. You’ll find thrilling rides, DJ sets, warming food and a themed firework display set to top tunes, which are sure to impress! 3 Nov

Wimbledon Park fireworks

Witness a breathtaking display of pyrotechnics at the Wimbledon Park fireworks, where music and fireworks combine to create a dramatic show. There's funfair rides for some extra fun, plus a variety of food stalls for warming Bonfire Night snacks. 5 Nov

Learn more about Bonfire Night fireworks in London and the story behind Guy Fawkes Night.

NYE fireworks in London

Bonfire Night in London is not the only large-scale fireworks London event. At the end of the year London’s largest annual fireworks display takes place: London New Year’s Eve fireworks. Find out more about the London NYE fireworks, including how to get London fireworks tickets.

 

 

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