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 Monday, so with clever planning it can be possible to attend four 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.
NB — there wont be a firework display after the Lord Mayor’s show this year, so Bonfire night is your best chance for some aerial displays before New Years Eve.
Prices displayed are for purchases on the gate – some venues offer cheaper tickets if purchased in advance (shown in brackets) — not to mention the ability to avoid the queue at the gate.
Clever bit: Click on the headers in the table below to sort the columns as you might prefer.
|Area||Date||Gates Open||Main Fireworks||Cost (price in advance)||Notes|
|Bloomsbury/Holborn||2nd Nov||tba||5pm||Free||Primarily for children|
|Brockwell Park||2nd Nov||4:30pm||7:30pm||Free|
|Hammersmith (Bishops Park)||2nd Nov||6pm||8pm||£7 (£5)||Children’s fireworks at 7:15pm|
|Kingston||2nd Nov||6:30pm||8pm||£6 (£5)|
|Streatham Common||2nd Nov||tba||8pm||Free|
|Totteridge||2nd Nov||6pm||7:15pm||£10 (£7)||Bonfire lit at 6:30pm|
|Barnes||3rd Nov||5:30pm||7:45pm||£10||Bonfire lit at 7pm|
|Battersea||3rd Nov||6pm||8pm||From £6:50 in advance only||A large food court and bar will open from 6pm. Bonfire lit at 7:30pm|
|Beckenham||3rd Nov||6pm||8pm||£5||Funfair 6.00-10.00pm|
|Bexley/Welling||3rd Nov||6pm||8pm||£5 (£4)||Funfair and food. One of the largest displays in Sth London.|
|Blackheath||3rd Nov||4pm||8pm||Free||Funfair, food stalls and a fully licensed bar before and after the display.|
|Brockham||3rd Nov||6:15pm||8:15pm||Free||Huge event with parade and bonfire.|
|Bromley||3rd Nov||5pm||8pm||£5||Bonfire lit at 7:30pm|
|Carshalton||3rd Nov||5pm||7pm||£7.50 (£5)||Bonfire lit at 7:30pm|
|Chislehurst||3rd Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£6 (£5)||Bonfire lit at 7pm|
|Dulwich||3rd Nov||5:45pm||7pm||£5||Bonfire lit at 6:30pm. Has BBQ with mulled Wine & Real Ale bar.|
|Ealing||3rd Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£6||Bonfire lit after the fireworks.|
|Enfield||3rd Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£6 (£5)|
|Epsom||3rd Nov||5:30pm||7:30pm||£7.50 (£5)||Funfair|
|Hammersmith (Ravenscourt Park)||3rd Nov||6pm||8pm||£7 (£5)||Children’s fireworks at 7:15pm|
|Kempton Park||3rd Nov||5:30pm||8pm||£8 (£6)|
|Morden Park||3rd Nov||5:15pm||8:30pm||£8||Bonfires lit at 6:30 and 8:15. Children’s fireworks at 6:45pm|
|Southgate||3rd Nov||5pm||8pm||£6 (£5)||Food and funfair|
|Waltham Abbey||3rd Nov||2pm||7pm||£9 (£8)||Themed events throughout the afternoon|
|Watford||3rd Nov||6pm||7:30pm||Free||Kids display at 6:15pm. Bonfire lit at 7pm|
|Barking||4th Nov||4pm||6pm||£5||Funfair with a range of traditional and extreme rides.|
|Cheshunt||4th Nov||4:30pm||6:45pm||£6 (£4)||Bonfire, funfair and food concessions.|
|Barkingsid/Hainault||4th Nov||5pm||8pm||tba (£4 last year)||Kids display at 7pm|
|Richmond||4th Nov||4:30pm||7pm||£10 (£8)||Fairground rides and bonfire.|
|Tower Hamlets (E14)||4th Nov||tba||7:30pm||Free||At Bartlett Park|
|Tower Hamlets (E14)||4th Nov||tba||7:30pm||Free||At Millwall Park|
|Tower Hamlets (E2)||4th Nov||tba||7:30pm||Free||At Weavers Fields|
|Waltham Abbey||4th Nov||2pm||7pm||£9 (£8)||Themed events throughout the afternoon|
|Wanstead Flats||4th Nov||5:45pm||6:45pm||Free||Includes a laser show.|
|Brent/Willesden||5th Nov||7pm||8:30pm||Free||George Irwin Funfair will also be available|
|Crystal Palace||5th Nov||6pm||8:30pm||£5||Children’s fireworks at 7pm|
|North Kensington||5th Nov||6pm||tba||Free|
|Paddington||5th Nov||6pm||7:30pm||£9 in advance only||Bonfire lit at 6:30pm|
|Southwark Park||5th Nov||6pm||7pm||Free|
|Uxbridge||5th Nov||6pm||7pm||tba (£3 last year)|
|Walthamstow||5th Nov||5pm||tba (normally 8pm)||Free||Fairground and food|
|Wimbledon||5th Nov||5:15pm||8:30pm||£8||Bonfires lit at 6:30 and 8:15. Children’s fireworks at 6:45pm|
Caveat Emptor: The details are believed to be correct, but you should always check with the venue for changes.