Bonfire Night is coming and with it all the buzz and excitement of fireworks displays. Across London the sky is lighten up by amazing fireworks shows and spectacular colours, but we all know that the best spots to admire these events sold out quite fast, or get really packed if they are free. Here is a list of the best ones around, so that you can make sure you arrive early or secure yourslef a ticket!
The Lord Mayor’s Show
Taking place on 9th November, this event is celebrating the traditional journey of every newly-elected Lord Mayor of London. The celebration is today a procession that runs between Bank at Alwych during the day, and culminates in the evening with a spectacular fireworks show. It is possible to book grandstand seats to admire the parade, while fireworks will take place over the river. Details still need to be announced so keep an eye on the official website.
Do you have kids, or you are simply affected by Peter Pan syndrome? Then Legoland is the place to be! For 4 days there will be fireworks displays together with a super heroes battle theme. It’s time to dress up like your favorite super hero and enjoy the fun! For an unforgettable experience, special 3D glasses are available for purchase. The rides also stay open after the fireworks show, so you can try out one of them. For info on tickets, opening times and other attractions visit their Q&A.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks
Taking place in the iconic North London venue, also known as Ally Pally, this show comes back with a Bang! The event will run all throughout the day, with a family fun fair, food stalls and even a german bier festival! Limited tickets are available on the day (2nd November) but it is also possible to buy them in advance directly on the website. Back with a Bang is also the nickname the event has been named after – we can’t do anything other than expect a real blastoff!
Bishops and Ravenscourt Parks Fireworks
Brought to you by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, fireworks will take place at Bishops park on Friday 1st November and at Ravenscourt Park on the 2nd. Also here the theme will be super heroes. Gates open at 6pm, so make sure you arrive eraly! Cheaper tickets can be purchased from the Lyric Theatre box office until October 31st.
One of the few admission-free fireworks event, this show takes place in Lewisham and attracts up to 100,000 every year. Alike other events, the festival area offers food stalls, funfair and entertainment. If you wish to support the event, ensuring that it will run free for the newt years, you can purchase 5 £ tickets that include a tour of the firing zone and premium position to see the show. VIP tickets are also available.