Bonfire Night in London
Remember, remember, there’s something to look forward to about the days turning colder in November. The weather might be getting crisper, but there’s nothing like warming your hands over a hot bonfire or drawing your name in the air with a sprinkler (we know you still do it). So here are our top picks of London’s best Bonfire Night celebrations to give you that warm, fuzzy winter feeling inside.
Our all-time favourite has to be the famous ALEXANDRA PALACE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
. There’s nothing like watching the fireworks in the grounds of this historic building – it’s one of the highlights of the London events calendar. And it’s not just about the fireworks, Alexandra Palace also plays host to a whole range of activities for all ages, including ice skating and even a German beer festival from the 4th to the 5th November. And the backdrop of London’s brilliantly illuminated skyline simply can’t be beaten. This year, there’s a family zone with funfair rides and entertainment for the kids, plus an adult funfair filled with further rides, street food and a craft beer village. Definitely the place to be this November.
We also love the annual BATTERSEA PARK FIREWORKS DISPLAY
, which takes this beautiful park to the next level of atmospheric perfection with its bright illuminations. Find the usual fireworks, plus a range of scrumptious food and drink stalls or go the full hog and book an exclusive fireworks cruise to pass by the festivities in style. Or head to the ever-popular SOUTHWARK FIREWORKS DISPLAY
, which draws around 30,000 people each year. It’s wonderful watching the fireworks go off over the Thames from the south bank of the river, and the food, drink and entertainment on offer really makes for a magical night out.
If you’re looking for a particularly family-orientated Bonfire Night, try the BISHOP’S PARK FIREWORKS NEARBY PUTNEY BRIDGE
tube station on 4th November. This family-friendly fireworks display is alcohol-free and dog-free and attracts thousands of visitors each year to its brilliant illuminations.
So, no matter which fireworks display your choose this Bonfire Night, it’s clear that London has the widest choice around to truly make this year’s Bonfire Night a memorable night. The perfect thing to warm up this winter, it’s time to be a kid again and ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’.