Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2022 In London

Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2022 In London
Crowds standing looking up at a firework display in the sky
Battersea Park hosts one of the capital's biggest firework displays.

London's bonfire night fireworks are among the best in the country and are back with a bang. There are also funfair rides, food and various other entertainment. Here’s our guide to firework displays and bonfire night events across London. And as 5 November falls on a Saturday this year, we can expect a whole weekend of whizzbangs.

Firework displays in north London: November 2022

ALEXANDRA PALACE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2022: The daddy of north London bonfire events, Ally Pally's Fireworks Festival is so much more than a pyrotechnics display. Family-friendly activities include an ice disco and film screenings. There are street food stalls by StrEATlife festival to keep everyone fed, as well as the German Bier Festival (complete with Elvis tribute...) for older audience members. And that's before we even get to the fireworks themselves, which are released against a stunning backdrop, with a huge bonfire adding to the atmosphere. 5 November

HARROW FIREWORKS 2022: Byron Park is the location for Harrow Fireworks, which is an afternoon and evening event, incorporating a small fun fair, face painting and Henna art for kids, as well as bar marquee and a world food arena. That's all open from 12pm, with free entry until 3pm. You'll need a ticket after that, with the fireworks action kicking off around 7.30pm. 5 November

Firework displays in south London: November 2022

Two people, silhouetted against an installation featuring white light bulbs, in the dark
Family night at Battersea Park Fireworks has a 7-metre tall visual light installation as a bonfire alternative

HERNE HILL FIREWORKS 2022: South London's velodrome hosts a family-friendly Halloween fireworks display, with seating and banked tracks offering plenty of vantage points for looking to the sky. Food and drink stalls are open, too. 29 October

WIMBLEDON PARK FIREWORKS 2022: Merton Council runs two official firework displays, the first of which is the Wimbledon Park fireworks display. There's a food village and funfair on site, and two displays in one night — the earlier (6.45pm) is aimed at families, with a pop music soundtrack, while the latter (8.30pm) is more for adults, with a Kings and Queens music theme. 4 November

MORDEN PARK FIREWORKS 2022: Merton's second display is in Morden Park, the following day. It's a similar set-up to the Wimbledon event, with food stalls, a funfair, and two different displays in one evening. 5 November

BECKENHAM FIREWORKS 2022: Croydon Road Recreation Ground is the venue for Beckenham's fireworks display, organised by and raising money for the 5th Beckenham South Scout Group and other local causes. Food and drink options include paella, burgers, hot dogs, candy floss... typical fireworks fare, though maybe check out the funfair rides before you tuck in. There's no bonfire at this one, and tickets are available in advance, as well as on the gate on the night — ideal if you're a last-minute planner, or want to wait and see what the weather's doing. 5 November

DANSON PARK FIREWORKS 2022: Welling Round Table's fireworks display in Danson Park, Bexley, raises money for local causes. The 25-minute display is set over the park's lake, and choreographed to music. While you're waiting for that to start (8pm) enjoy the funfair and food and drink stalls.  5 November

BROMLEY FIREWORKS 2022: Bromley High School's grounds host a firework display for the second time, along with funfair rides, food stalls and a bar. 5 November

DULWICH FIREWORKS 2022: The 'kids for a quid; offer is back for the fireworks displays at Dulwich Sports Club — which makes it a very popular event with local families. the 20-minute display is accompanied by food and drink stalls (think burgers, Indian, pizza, washed down with ale or mulled wine9 5 November

CARSHALTON FIREWORKS 2022: Wallington and Carhsalton Round Table is responsible for the fireworks display in Carshalton Park, which also incorporates a light and laser show ahead of the main display, replacing the traditional bonfire. 5 November

BATTERSEA PARK FIREWORKS 2022: One of the biggest displays in the capital, Battersea Park's fireworks take place across two nights. Saturday night is a traditional fireworks event, with bonfire, sing-along fireworks display, and autumnal food and drink stalls. Sunday night is the family-friendly event — think earlier start time, light installation instead of a bonfire, fireworks display, and sweet treats at Sweetieland. Both events are taking environmental considerations seriously — no single-use plastic will be issued, and fireworks provider Titanium Fireworks is partnered with a UK tree planting scheme to offset the footprint of all explosives and their journey to the event. 5-6 November

Looking for other regular displays in south London? Lewisham Council has confirmed that the famous Blackheath fireworks still won't be back this year, and it doesn't look like the displays in Southwark Park or Crystal Palace will be back either.

Firework displays in east London: November 2022

Seven people silhouetted, looking up at fireworks in the sky
Photo: Arthur Chauvineau via Unsplash

Bad news, east Londoners — there don't seem to be any firework displays in your neck of the woods this year.

CLISSOLD PARK FIREWORKS 2022: Hackney Council has once again scrapped the Clissold Park fireworks, citing financial pressures.

VICTORIA PARK FIREWORKS 2022: Previously one of the biggest displays in London, it doesn't look like these ones are back this year either.

Firework displays in west London: November 2022

Fireworks exploding against a black sky
Photo: Elisha Terada via Unsplash

RUISLIP FIREWORKS 2022: Head to McGovern Park for a fireworks event with a Greatest Showman theme. A funfair, bubbleologist, stilt walkers, a snake charmer, face painting, Irish dancing, live music from Shay Gaston, food stalls, four bars and DJ Johnny McGovern are all part of the fun, along with the all-important fireworks display. 4 November

KINGSTON FIREWORKS 2022: The 2021 Kingston fireworks display was postponed until 4 November 2022 due to evolving Covid situation back then — we're working to confirm whether the new date is still going ahead this year, so keep an eye on this page. 4 November

BARNES FIREWORKS 2022: Barnes Sports Club is the venue for Barnes Bonfire Night. Get building your Guy for the Best Guy competition — winner gets the honour of lighting the bonfire. Food and drink stalls, a bar and live DJs are all part of the build-up to the main event, the fireworks display.  5 November

RICHMOND FIREWORKS 2022: Richmond's annual family fireworks are back at Richmond Athletic Ground. As well as the choreographed display, the event includes funfair rides, food and drink stalls, live music and dance entertainment, and an afterparty in the Members' Bar. 6 November

Doesn't look like Hammersmith & Fulham's display in Ravenscourt Park is happening this year

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Last Updated 27 September 2022