This Week in London – Fireworks Night

Alexandra Palace Fireworks – Fri 4th & Sat 5th

One of London’s most popular fireworks displays, and definitely my favourite, is held in the vast grounds of Alexandra Palace, with it’s amazing panoramic views across the city.


A photo I took at the display last year

What makes this event my favourite is that as well as an outstanding fireworks display (seriously – it’s the best one I’ve ever seen), there an additional laser show, a giant bonfire, plenty of food and drinks stalls, an elaborate parade, fun fair, German Bier Festival and ice skating. Plus the last session of the night on the ice rink is a skating disco… a fun way to top off a great night!

Last years parade – This years theme is Day of the Dead




Southwark Fireworks – Sat 5th Nov

Southwark fireworks are one of the most popular and central displays of the night, and what makes this one even better is that tickets are free (although you do still have to book them in advance)! The event has food, drink and entertainment along the south bank of the River Thames.

Battersea Park Fireworks – Sat 5th Nov

Another iconic London bonfire night event, located in the Borough of Wandsworth. The display, which is set to music, is extremely popular so tickets must be brought in advance.

Battersa fireworks.jpg

Corams Fields Fireworks, Bloomsbury – Fri 4th Nov

A lesser known family display in central London which aims to raise money for a good cause. Located in central Bloomsbury, this event starts at 3pm and features fairground rides and food stalls before the display starts at 5.15. Entry is free but asks for donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

corams field fireworks.jpg


London Vantage Points

If you’ve left it too late to get a ticket to one of the big events, or simply don’t fancy the crowds, try heading to one of London’s many vantage points. From empty fields to fancy top -floor restaurants there is definately somewhere you can head to catch a glimpse of London’s many displays on the big night…

  • Primrose Hill
  • Epsom Downs
  • King Henry’s  Mound
  • Parliament Hill
  • Hampstead Heath
  • The Orbit
  • Tate Modern’s Switch House Viewing Platform
  • Sky Garden
  • Aqua Shard
  • Oxo Tower Bar
  • Duck and Waffle
  • Sushi Samba


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