List of London’s Bonfire Night Fireworks for 2012

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.

Fireworks at Greenwich this evening


Clever bit: Click on the headers in the table below to sort the columns as you might prefer.


AreaDateGates OpenMain FireworksCost (price in advance)Notes
Bloomsbury/Holborn2nd Novtba5pmFreePrimarily for children
Brockwell Park2nd Nov4:30pm7:30pmFree  
Hammersmith (Bishops Park)2nd Nov6pm8pm£7 (£5)Children’s fireworks at 7:15pm
Kingston2nd Nov6:30pm8pm£6 (£5) 
Streatham Common2nd Novtba 8pmFree  
Totteridge2nd Nov6pm7:15pm£10 (£7)Bonfire lit at 6:30pm
Barnes3rd Nov5:30pm7:45pm£10Bonfire lit at 7pm
Battersea3rd Nov6pm8pmFrom £6:50 in advance onlyA large food court and bar will open from 6pm. Bonfire lit at 7:30pm
Beckenham3rd Nov6pm8pm£5Funfair 6.00-10.00pm 
Bexley/Welling3rd Nov6pm8pm£5 (£4)Funfair and food. One of the largest displays in Sth London.
Blackheath3rd Nov4pm8pmFreeFunfair, food stalls and a fully licensed bar before and after the display.
Brockham3rd Nov6:15pm8:15pmFreeHuge event with parade and bonfire.
Bromley3rd Nov5pm8pm£5Bonfire lit at 7:30pm
Carshalton3rd Nov5pm7pm£7.50 (£5)Bonfire lit at 7:30pm
Chislehurst3rd Nov6pm7:30pm£6 (£5)Bonfire lit at 7pm
Dulwich3rd Nov5:45pm7pm£5Bonfire lit at 6:30pm. Has BBQ with mulled Wine & Real Ale bar.
Ealing3rd Nov6pm7:30pm£6Bonfire lit after the fireworks.
Enfield3rd Nov6pm7:30pm£6 (£5) 
Epsom3rd Nov5:30pm7:30pm£7.50 (£5)Funfair
Hammersmith (Ravenscourt Park)3rd Nov6pm8pm£7 (£5)Children’s fireworks at 7:15pm
Havering3rd Nov7pmtba£3.50 
Hayes/Hillingdon3rd Nov6pm7:45pm£6 
Kempton Park3rd Nov5:30pm8pm£8 (£6) 
Morden Park3rd Nov5:15pm8:30pm£8Bonfires lit at 6:30 and 8:15. Children’s fireworks at 6:45pm
Southgate3rd Nov5pm8pm£6 (£5)Food and funfair
Waltham Abbey3rd Nov2pm7pm£9 (£8)Themed events throughout the afternoon
Watford3rd Nov6pm7:30pmFreeKids display at 6:15pm. Bonfire lit at 7pm
Barking4th Nov4pm6pm£5Funfair with a range of traditional and extreme rides.
Cheshunt4th Nov4:30pm6:45pm£6 (£4)Bonfire, funfair and food concessions.
Barkingsid/Hainault4th Nov5pm8pmtba (£4 last year)Kids display at 7pm
Richmond4th Nov4:30pm7pm£10 (£8)Fairground rides and bonfire.
Tower Hamlets (E14)4th Novtba7:30pmFreeAt Bartlett Park
Tower Hamlets (E14)4th Novtba7:30pmFreeAt Millwall Park
Tower Hamlets (E2)4th Novtba7:30pmFreeAt Weavers Fields
Waltham Abbey4th Nov2pm7pm£9 (£8)Themed events throughout the afternoon
Wanstead Flats4th Nov5:45pm6:45pmFreeIncludes a laser show.
Brent/Willesden5th Nov7pm8:30pmFreeGeorge Irwin Funfair will also be available
Crystal Palace5th Nov6pm8:30pm£5Children’s fireworks at 7pm
North Kensington5th Nov6pmtbaFree 
Paddington5th Nov6pm7:30pm£9 in advance onlyBonfire lit at 6:30pm
Southwark Park5th Nov6pm7pmFree 
Uxbridge5th Nov6pm7pmtba (£3 last year) 
Walthamstow5th Nov5pmtba (normally 8pm)FreeFairground and food
Wimbledon5th Nov5:15pm8:30pm£8Bonfires 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.

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4 comments on “List of London’s Bonfire Night Fireworks for 2012
  1. Paul Singh says:

    Many thanks for taking the time to compile this list – it’s very much appreciated :)

  2. Tim says:

    No fireworks in Clapham?

  3. Dinah says:

    Very helpful to see a list for the whole of London, many thanks.

  4. Rob says:

    Good list (thanks!), but it doesn’t sort properly :)

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