Top Places to Watch Fireworks in London on Bonfire Night

Fireworks in London

By Anton Constantinou

Nothing says bright lights like fireworks in London. With each burst of colour, the city’s skyline is transformed into a giant sparkling rainbow that’s as exciting to watch as it is to listen to. As Bonfire Night arrives this weekend, millions will go out in search of the best views the capital has to offer. Wrap up warm and get ready to be dazzled, here are seven top places to watch the fireworks in London on Bonfire Night.

Free Fireworks in London

Blackheath Fireworks

The Blackheath Guy Fawkes bash on Shooters Hill Road attracts some 100,000 people each year. The day-long event kicks off at midday, and includes fairground rides, food and drink stalls.

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Price: Free
Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: Funfair opens from 12pm, food stalls and bars open at 5pm and fireworks kick off at 8pm.
More information: Blackheath Fireworks

Hampstead Heath & Primose Hill

fireworks in London

Fireworks from Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath

While these locations don’t put on a firework display of their own, their elevated grassy spots offer the perfect vantage points to watch all the firework action taking place across London. And the best bit? They are free to visit. Primrose Hill is open until 1am on Bonfire Night and Hampstead Heath is open 24 hours.

Price: Free
Date: 3-5 November
Time: All night
More information: on Primose Hill and on Hampstead Heath

Ticketed Bonfire Night Events

Alexandra Palace

North London’s historic entertainment venue puts lasers to music this weekend, with a live show from the king of turntablism, DJ Yoda. Expect breathtaking visuals and an epic soundtrack.


Price: £8 adult tickets (16+) / £6 child tickets (11-15 years old) / children under 10 go free.
Date: Friday 3 November and Saturday 4 November
Time: Laser show starts at 8.30pm on Friday and 7.30pm on Saturday
More Information: Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park gives us not one but two firework displays and bonfires: one Disney-themed and suitable for kids at 6.30pm, and another at 8:15pm. Visitors can also enjoy a funfair as well as food and drinks stands.

Price: £8.56 adult tickets (16+) / £6.42 junior tickets (5-15 years old) / free for children under 4
Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: 6.30pm and 8.15pm
More information: Wimbledon Park Bonfire and Fireworks

Battersea Park

The concept for this year’s Battersea Park bonfire night is ‘Power’. Watch in awe as pyrotechnics light up the sky with eye-popping illuminations set to music. Gates open at 6pm, with the first bonfire blaze starting at 7:30pm.

Price: £10.00 adult tickets (11+)/ free for under 10s, however they must have a ticket.
Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm and the firework display kicks off at 8pm. There is no entry after 8pm.
More information: Battersea Park Fireworks 2017 – Ignite the Night

Brockwell Park

The famous Lambeth Fireworks at Brockwell Park are movie-themed this year. Accompanying the 20 minute display are famous songs and quotes from top Hollywood blockbusters, along with fairground rides. The fireworks kick off at 8pm sharp.

Price: £8.50 adult early bird tickets/ £4 child early bird tickets/ £10 adult standard tickets / £5 child standard tickets
Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: Event opens at 5pm
More information: Lambeth Fireworks 2017

Ravenscourt Park

West London based and after a good Guy Fawkes show? Look no further than Ravenscourt Park. There are two firework displays on show, both of which are great for friends and family.

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Price: £6 advanced ticket price/ £8 on the gate/ under 5s go free.
Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: 6pm-9.30pm with the children’s display beginning at 7.15pm and the main display starting at 8pm.
More information: Hammersmith and Fulham Fireworks

 

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