There’s a huge range of Bonfire Night events this year from big, free for all, council run displays to children’s fireworks, ticketed-only events and fundraising conflagrations. In many cases there’s also funfairs and food to go with the fireworks. Here’s our guide to a few displays:
For our updated version please see – Where to Watch the Fireworks in London this Bonfire Night 2016
Barking and East London Round Table hosts a charity firework display on Saturday 1 November in Barking Park. Gates open at 5.30pm, display at 8pm. There will be live entertainment from 6pm, featuring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford plus Sam Knight and Jazz Blaack. Tickets can be bought on the night and cost £5/£1.
Coram’s Fields has a fireworks display for children starting at 5.15pm on Friday 7 November, and it’s free.
Once the scene of one of the best displays in London, Primrose Hill is now just a decent vantage point for admiring other fireworks.
City of London
The Lord Mayor’s Show ends with fireworks again this year, starting 5.15pm on Saturday 8 November. Best views are between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges.
Caterham Round Table‘s firework display, bonfire and torchlight procession takes place on Saturday 1 November in Dene Field. Events start at 6pm while the torch procession kicks off at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5, children go free.
Hammersmith and Fulham
Fireworks are superhero themed in Hammersmith & Fulham: first in Bishop’s Park on Friday 7 November, with a children’s display 7.15pm and the big ones at 8pm (£6 advance/£7/8 on the gate), then in Ravenscourt Park on Saturday 8 November, same times and prices.
Southwark’s Free Fireworks Night takes place at Southwark Park on Wednesday 5 November. Gates open at 5.30pm for a display starting at 7pm. During the night, there will be pop tunes, fire and light circus performances and a family funfair. Hot drinks and food plus luminous paraphernalia will all be available to buy on-site.
Finally, for those of you who would like to find out more about the history behind Bonfire Night, The Royal Gunpowder Mills has a weekend of learning about pyrotechnics and the Guy Fawkes story on 8-9 November, 10am-5pm both days. There will be re-enactments from the period, craft activities and the ‘Ghost of Guy Fawkes’ children’s play. Tickets can be bought in advance and cost £8.55/£6.75.
Watch fireworks explode over Walthamstow Town Hall at Chestnuts Fields on Wednesday 5 November, for free. Doors open at 6.30pm for a display starting at 8pm. On the night, there will be music during the display alongside food and drink stalls.
Please let us know of any other displays that you feel are worth mentioning – contact Function Fixers now!
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