Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored by Alexandra Palace. Scroll down to read about their fireworks spectacular.
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- ...where you can find London's smallest church?
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- ...about the imperial measurements of Trafalgar Square?
Last chance to get your tickets to Alexandra Palace's spectacular fireworks display
Time is running out to get your tickets for the ultimate firework night at Alexandra Palace.
For the first time, the popular display will take place over two nights (4 and 5 November), and promises to be much more than just fireworks — this is a full-on festival.
Ally Pally will have ice skating to wear you out, and bonfires to warm you up, as well as a full-scale German Bier Festival inside the palace and a fully immersive Day of the Dead Parade. Fill up on street food and craft beer, and indulge in a glass of mulled wine to take the November chill away.
A high tech laser display will take place before the start of the show — an incredible firework spectacular against the beautiful London skyline.
Adult tickets are £11, children under 10 go free – book yours here to avoid disappointment.
Food and drink
- The street food markets are closing for winter so where will you eat now?
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- Liven up your lunch break with one of London's most expensive sandwiches — or even better, begin your day with one of London's most indulgent breakfasts.
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Things to do
- Face your phobias at London's scariest places.
- See the work of one of Britain's greatest painters, Paul Nash, in a new exhibition at Tate Britain ★★★★★
- Love live music? We reckon these are London's best venues for watching gigs.
- See art that's a million years old at British Museum's new South African exhibition ★★★★☆
- See Kaiser Chiefs play in a tiny London venue... for £2.
- Make like a Viking at this Nordic themed winter rooftop bar.
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