Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2019 In London

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Where To Watch Fireworks On Bonfire Night 2019 In London
Alexandra Palace puts on one of the city's biggest displays

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

The Fireworks Festival is back at Alexandra Palace

CORAM'S FIELDS: Technically more central London than north London, Coram's Fields in Bloomsbury hosts a family-friendly firework display. 1 November 2019

ALEXANDRA PALACE: The Fireworks Festival is back at Alexandra Palace, with tickets on sale now. It's much more than just a fireworks display, with film screenings, ice skating, cabaret shows, a street food festival and bier festival alongside the pyrotechnics. No half measures here then. 1-2 November 2019

Fireworks with views at Alexandra Palace. Photo: Lloyd Winters

BARNET AND HARROW: This year's Harrow fireworks display in Byron Park is choreographed to movie music, with a nod to Diawli too. There's also a human pyrotechnics show. The fun starts at 12pm with a funfair and food stalls, Bollywood dancing, a fire engine display (keep them on hand for the pyrotechnics...), face painting and more. The 20-minute display is at 7.30pm. 2 November 2019

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. 2 November 2019

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, with a 25 -minute display over the lake, choreographed to music. A children's fun fair and food and drink stalls also feature. 2 November 2019

DULWICH: Head to Dulwich Sports Club for a family-friendly evening. We're promised more food and drink stalls than previous years including mulled wine, ale, pizza and a barbecue. Under 10s go free. 2 November 2019

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. 2 November 2019

CARSHALTON: Wallington & Carshalton Round Table puts on a charity firework display in Carshalton Park, with all profits to local charities. 2 November 2019

Fireworks with a Power Station backdrop in Battersea Park

BATTERSEA PARK: One of London's biggest firework displays takes place in Battersea Park, with a bar, food stalls and entertainment running alongside the display. New for 2019 is an afterparty for adults only, taking place at Evolution Battersea, and only open to fireworks display ticket holders. 2 November 2019

CRYSTAL PALACE: They don't just do fireworks in Crystal Palace — they do 'musical lightning'. Arcadia — the company behind that festival spider — brings its Lords of Lightning show to Crystal Palace's Fireworks Spectacular.  Of course there are fireworks too — and a bonfire, street food and funfair rides — but if you're looking for something a bit different, this sounds like a solid option. 2 November 2019

Lords of Lightning appear at the Crystal Palace Fireworks Spectacular

BLACKHEATH: It's hoped that this year's Blackheath fireworks will go ahead, but at time of writing, they are 'under threat due to financial cuts' and Lewisham Council is running a crowdfunding campaign. Possibly 2 November 2019

BECKENHAM: Beckenham Fireworks in the Park is organised by the 5th Beckenham South Scouts, and as such is a really family-friendly event. There's a quiet display for kiddies, a main display, plus food stalls and a funfair. 2 November 2019

Oohs and aahs in Merton

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. 5 November 2019

SOUTHWARK PARK: Southwark Park's popular fireworks 'extravaganza' (their word, not ours) are back for 2019. This is a ticketed event, and a popular one so be sure to book ahead. It's free for Southwark residents, but for out-of-towners its £8.50 for adults. 5 November 2019

Eyes to skies in Merton

LAMBETH: Lambeth Fireworks in Brockwell Park is taking a break for 2019. Keep an eye on the website to see what's happening in 2020.

Firework displays in east London: Victoria Park and Clissold Park

CLISSOLD PARK: Hackney's fireworks are back in Clissold Park this year. Live music, street food and children's entertainment runs alongside the display. 2 November 2019

VICTORIA PARK: The official Tower Hamlets borough fireworks night takes place in Victoria Park, and the best news is, it's free. There's a space theme this year to mark 50 years since the moon landings, with soundscapes and spoken word storytelling to enjoy before the main event. 3 November 2019

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

Firework night at Barnes Sports Club

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM: This borough's official event takes place in Ravenscourt Park (the Bishop's Park event isn't happening this year, due to the building works at Craven Cottage). It's a ticketed event, with an early children's display for the littl'uns at 6.30pm, followed by the main display at 8.30pm. 2November2019

RICHMOND: Looks like there will be a display at Richmond Athletics Ground again this year. There's a funfair on site too, plus food and drink stalls, so bring plenty of cash. 3 November 2019

KINGSTON: Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium is the venue for Kingston's fireworks, organised by the Rotary Club. Children's fun fair rides are before the display, along with live music from Radio Jackie to entertain the adults. 8 November 2019

Hammersmith & Fulham's official display takes place in Ravenscourt Park

BARNES: Barnes Sports Club is the location for the local fireworks, along with a competition for the best Guy (anyone welcome to enter) a bar and barbecue. Sparklers and glow sticks available to buy. 9 November 2019

WEMBLEY PARK: Light Up The Night in Wembley Park this year. It's free, and family-friendly, which is pretty good considering Wembley usually puts on one hell of an event — there was a mechanical elephant last year. This year, expect lantern parades, giant puppets and firework display at an evening which combines Bonfire Night with Diwali celebrations. 10 November 2019

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Last Updated 11 October 2019