A date for your diaries, as next month, there will be three separate fireworks displays on the Thames in central London.

No reason was given for the fireworks, which we only know about thanks to river traffic warnings from the PLA for boats to avoid the areas.

The usual reason is private parties or corporate events though.

Tuesday 13th June

There will be fireworks opposite the Battersea power station, so the best view will be on the north side of the river facing the power station.

The displays will commence at 10:40pm and last about 10 minutes.

Friday 16th June

There will be fireworks opposite Somerset House at 10:50pm, so views will be good on either side of the river.

Tuesday 20 th June

This is a repeat of the Battersea fireworks on the previous Tuesday.


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  1. bruce says:

    are these three displays still scheduled to take place?

  2. abc says:

    13.06 just took place – I could here it.

  3. abc says:


  4. Dee says:

    13/06/2017 went off to considerable alarm initially from Pimlico area. These events ought to be better publicised, especially with the recent terror attacks. Forewarned and all that.

  5. Sarah says:

    I live almost opposite the new American embassy and woke up seriously wondering whether it was being bombed!

    At least now we’ll be prepared for it, same time same place, next week.

  6. Toby Hawkes says:

    Looks like the event was for a steam train excursion. It came to a stop on grosvenor bridge on the way into victoria

  7. TJ says:

    This display woke up everyone in the area, windows all open – trying to work out what it was. What an expenditure at these times of hardship for so many. Starvation versus obesity – sign of the times!!!

    We NEED to know what it was about – it is an invasion and ASB

  8. Charlie says:

    Can anybody tell me what the fireworks opposite Battersea Power Station last night were in aid of?
    Quite bizarre.
    Must have cost £10s thousands.
    Who paid?

  9. Jez says:

    Not happy. I have a baby in the house and these fireworks have disturbed her sleep and scared the living daylights out of her. I also live in a residential area (Churnchill Garden) where there are other children and old people. It is unacceptable do these fireworks so late and without any advanced warning.

  10. Jean Humphrey says:

    I agree with these comments, very loud and not enough publicity. Why so late ! Also insensitive due to recent events, the second on certainly should have been cancelled after Grenfell

  11. Claire says:

    The displays on The Thames on 13th and 20th June were both fundraisers for Children’s Charities.

    13th June – https://www.railwaychildren.org.uk/

    20th June – http://www.icasfoundation.org.uk/


  12. Justine says:

    Thanks Claire,

    That seems to have killed this thread.

    I have dogs and children and live very close by. I’m pleased to put up with this for such good causes – and what great causes they certainly are. I hope they raised a lot of money. They can have them everynight for such purposes if they like!


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