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
CENTRAL LONDON: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 2019 date TBC.
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: At time of writing, it's not been announced if Hackney's fireworks are back in Clissold Park this year. 2019 date TBC.
VICTORIA PARK: The official Tower Hamlets borough fireworks night usually takes place in Victoria Park. No 2019 details announced yet — keep an eye on the website. 2019 date TBC.
Firework displays in west London: Wembley Park, Richmond and more
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
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
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM: There are usually two events for this borough, take place in Bishops Park and Ravenscourt Park. 2019 details TBC.
EALING: Last year, Ealing Cricket Club hosted a fireworks display to celebrate 100 years of the RAF, complete with children's rides, food and drink stalls and a barbecue. No details for this year yet. 2019 details TBC.
WEMBLEY PARK: Last year, Wembley Park put on one heck of a free event with firework display, a fire light parade, fire garden (notice a theme)?, plus Bollywood brass band, neon dancers and a mechanical elephant, to name just some of the features. Fingers crossed it returns this year. 2019 details TBC.
PADDINGTON: Cleveland Square, usually a private residents' garden, opened up for the night for a bonfire, fireworks, a light show, barbecue and bar in 2018. 2019 details TBC.
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