Update 5th Nov: The fire strike has been cancelled, so the fireworks are scheduled to go ahead as planned – but the weather is looking unreliable, with a good chance of rain from about 7pm onwards, which may affect some displays.
Time to start planning the annual celebration of the persecution of a Papist plot to kill our Protestant Monarch. Sadly, the burning of effigies seems to be frowned upon now, although a few venues will have bonfires this year.
Thanks to a rare conjunction of the calendar and history, Bonfire Night this year will be on a Friday, so with clever planning it can be possible to attend three firework displays, spread over the whole weekend!
If I’ve missed any (as I am bound to have), then send me a note and I’ll update the details.
Clever bit: Click on the headers in the table below to sort the columns as you might prefer.
|Area||Date||Gates Open||Fireworks Start||Cost||Notes|
|Wanstead Flats||5th Nov||6:45pm||7:45pm||Free|
|Wimbledon||5th Nov||5.15pm||8.30pm||£7||Children’s display at 6.45pm. Fairground, stalls and refreshments open until 10pm.|
|Crystal Palace||5th Nov||6pm||8:30pm||£5||A children’s show will take place at 7pm.|
|Clapham Common||5th Nov||tba||7.30pm||Free||Clapham Common tube station will be closed from approximately 6.30pm to 9pm|
|Southwark||5th Nov||6pm||7pm||Free||Hot food and warming winter drinks on offer.|
|Fulham||5th Nov||6pm||8pm||£6||Children’s display at 7.15pm|
|Totteridge||5th Nov||6pm||7:15pm||£7||Bonfire lit at 6:30pm|
|North Kensington||5th Nov||tba||tba||Free|
|Barking||6th Nov||5.30pm||8pm||£5||Activities include a funfair from 5:30pm and concert stage from 6.15pm|
|Chislehurst||6th Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£6||Bonfire lit at 7pm|
|Southgate||6th Nov||5pm||8pm||£5||Full bar, mulled wine, food stalls, kids rides and more|
|Brent / Willesden||6th Nov||6.45pm||8pm||Free||If the event is cancelled then it will be held on Sun 7th Nov.|
|Enfield||6th Nov||6:30pm||7:30pm||£5||Stalls include BBQ, Beer Tent, Glow Stall and much more.|
|Bromley||6th Nov||5pm||8pm||£5||The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm.|
|Morden||6th Nov||5.15pm||8.30pm||£7||Children’s display at 6.45pm. Fairground, stalls and refreshments open until 10pm.|
|Blackheath||6th Nov||tba||8pm||Free||Currently fund raising for the display due to cuts by Greenwich Council|
|Bexley / Welling||6th Nov||6pm||8pm(?)||£6||
Funfair & Food from 6pm til 9pm
|Carshalton||6th Nov||5pm||7pm||£4 in advance||
Bonfire from 7:30pm
|Battersea||6th Nov||6pm||8pm||£6||A large food court and bar will be open from 6pm. Bonfire lit at 7:30pm|
|Ealing||6th Nov||6pm||7.30pm||£5||Bars (including mulled wine) and BBQ’s|
|Hammersmith||6th Nov||6pm||8pm||£6||Children’s display at 7.15pm|
|Victoria Park||7th Nov||7:30pm||tba||Free||Due to space limitations, there will be no funfair or food concessions this year.|
|Enfield||7th Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£5||Funfair open till 10pm|
|Richmond||7th Nov||4:30pm||tba||£8||Main grandstand provides shelter against any bad weather.|
Notes: Alexandra Palace has cancelled its fireworks this year.
Prices displayed are for purchases on the gate – some venues may offer cheaper tickets if purchased in advance
Caveat Emptor: The details are believed to be correct, but you should always check with the venue for changes.