Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2018 In London

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Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2018 In London

We don't want to brag, but London's fireworks are among the best in the country. This year's offerings range from council displays to children’s fireworks, ticketed-only events and fundraising conflagrations. In many cases there are also funfairs — and food to go with the fireworks. Here’s our guide to firework displays and bonfire night events across London.

Firework displays in north London: Alexandra Palace, Harrow and more

Fireworks night at Alexandra Palace, London
Photo: Alexandra Palace

CENTRAL LONDON: Technically more central London than north London, Coram's Fields in Bloomsbury hosts a family-friendly firework display. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, 2 November

ALEXANDRA PALACE: The Fireworks Festival is back at Alexandra Palace. Full details for this year have yet to be announced, but last year it included a laser display, street food market, a German Bier Festival, funfair, ice skating and Day of the Dead Parade. No half measures here then. From £8.50, book in advance. 2-3 November

BARNET AND HARROW: The theme for this year's Harrow fireworks display in Byron Park and fun day is: film. The fun starts at 12pm with a funfair and food stalls, while the 21-minute display (how precise is that?) at 7.30pm is accompanied by a movie soundtrack. £5-£10 (VIP tickets £25), book in advance, 3 November

BOUNDS GREEN: Head to the Scout Park in Bounds Green for food stalls, marshmallow toasting, a bonfire, and the fireworks. There's also an alternative low-noise display for young children and those with autism for whom the loud display is overwhelming. £3-£5, book ahead, 3 November

Firework displays in south London: Battersea, Dulwich, Morden, Wimbledon and more

Fireworks night bonfire night event at Battersea Park, south London
Photo: Battersea Park Fireworks

BEXLEYHEATH: Welling Round Table holds a charity fireworks event in Danson Park. This year's details have yet to be announced, but last year involved a 25 minute display over the lake, choreographed to live music. 3 November

DULWICH: Head to Dulwich Sports Club for a family-friendly evening. We're promised more food and drink stalls than previous years. Under 10s go free, and the first 500 kids through the door will be given a free light rope. £0-£8, book ahead, 3 November

LAMBETH: Lambeth Fireworks take place in Brockwell Park, with two separate displays. The event opens at 5pm, with the first display at 6.45pm. The later display, at 8pm, has a Time Tunnel theme, and will be accompanied by songs from the 1980s to the present day. From  £3-£6.50, book ahead, 3 November

MORDEN PARK: The first display by the London Borough of Merton takes place in Morden Park with funfair rides, refreshments, a bar, and two different firework displays. £7.49-£10, book ahead, 3 November

CARSHALTON: Wallington & Carshalton Round Table puts on a charity firework display in Carshalton Park. Gates at 5pm, fireworks at 7pm. 3 November

BATTERSEA PARK: One of London's biggest firework displays takes place in Battersea Park, with a bar, food stall and entertainment running alongside the display. Tickets on sale from September. 3 November

BECKENHAM: Beckenham Fireworks in the Park is organised by the 5th Beckenham South Scouts, and as such is a really family-friendly event. Last year, there was a quiet display, a main display, plus food stalls and a funfair. Check back on the website for this year's details and tickets. 3 November

BLACKHEATH: The fun on Blackheath begins at noon when the funfair opens, followed by food and drink stalls at 5pm, and the fireworks display at 8pm. Free, just turn up, 3 November

SOUTHWARK PARK: Southwark Borough's firework display is pitching up in Southwark Park for the 15th year, synchronised to music. Free for Southwark residents/£3.05-£9.67 otherwise, book ahead, 5 November

CRYSTAL PALACE: The fireworks in Crystal Palace Park will have fewer bangs this year, for younger members of the audience, but will be followed by a light show for everyone to enjoy. Food and drink vendors available on site. £4.50-£9.50, book ahead, 5 November

WIMBLEDON PARK: Fireworks takes place near the athletic track in Wimbledon Park, with a funfair and stalls in the vicinity too, as well as two different firework shows. Book ahead, 5 November

Firework displays in east London: Victoria Park and Clissold Park

CLISSOLD PARK: At time of writing, details are still being finalised for Hackney's fireworks in Clissold Park. £3.50-£7.50, 2-4 November?

VICTORIA PARK: The official Tower Hamlets borough fireworks night takes place in Victoria Park. The theme this year is monsters, inspired by Frankenstein. As well as the fireworks themselves, expect pyrotechnics displays, food and drink stalls and a live soundtrack. Free, just turn up, 4 November

Firework displays in west London: Wembley Park, Richmond and more

Fireworks night 2018 at Wembley Park
Fireworks night at Wembley Park

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM: There are two events for this borough, both consisting of a children's display followed by a main display. £6-£8, book ahead. Bishops Park 2 November/ Ravenscourt Park 3 November

KINGSTON: Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium is the venue for Kingston's fireworks, organised by the Rotary Club. Children's fun fair rides will be open before the display, along with live music to entertain the adults. £4-£5, book ahead, 2 November

BARNES: Barnes Sports Club is the location for the local fireworks, along with a competition for the best Guy, a bar and barbecue. Fireworks display followed by a late-night disco. 3 November

EALING: Ealing Cricket Club hosts a fireworks display to celebrate 100 years of the RAF, complete with children's rides, food and drink stalls and a barbecue. £4.25-£8, book ahead, 3 November

WEMBLEY PARK: Bonfire Night and Diwali are celebrated simultaneously in Wembley Park, bringing together a firework display, a fire light parade, fire garden (we're sensing a fire theme), plus Bollywood brass band, neon dancers and a mechanical elephant, to name just some of the features. Sounds like quite a spectacular night. Free, just turn up, 4 November

RICHMOND: The theme of this year's display at Richmond Athletics is 90s music, and costumes are encouraged. There's a funfair on site too, plus food and drink stalls, so bring plenty of cash. £6-£13, book ahead, 4 November

PADDINGTON: Cleveland Square, usually a private residents' garden, is opening up for the night for a bonfire, fireworks, a light show, barbecue and bar. £6-£15, book ahead, 5 November

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Last Updated 31 October 2018