It’s time to start plotting how we shall remember the downfall of a papist plot, and watch the skies over London explode with fireworks. And in a few locations, the display’s still include the traditional bonfire as well.

Normally, it’s possible to get a whole weekend of firework displays in across London, but this year, because the 5th November is a Monday, most venues are putting on their bonfire night displays on the Saturday evening, although a small handful are being nice and running displays on the Friday or Sunday.

London’s Fireworks Night Displays

AreaDateGates OpenMain FireworksCost
(price in advance)
AlexandraPalace2nd Nov4pm9pm£12 (£8.50)Street food. lazer show and bonfire.
AlexandraPalace3rd Nov3pm8pm£12 (£8.50)Street food. lazer show and bonfire.
Arnos Grove3rd Nov5pm8pm£5.00Children’s display at 5:30pm
Barnes3rd Nov5:30pm7:45pm£15 (£10)
Barnet3rd NovNoon7:45pm£10 (£5)
Battersea3rd Nov6pm8pm£11 (£7)Tickets in advance only.
Beckenham3rd Nov5pm7:45pm£10Children’s show at 6pm
Bexley/Welling3rd Nov6pm8pm£10 (£7)Funfair
Blackheath3rd NovNoon8pmFreeFunfair
Brockham3rd Nov6:15pm8:15pmFreeHuge event with parade and bonfire.
Bromley4th Nov6pm£8Tickets in advance only
Carshalton3rd Nov5pm7pm£10 (£6)Bonfire lit at 7.30pm
Caterham3rd Nov6pm7pm£10 (£5.98)Torchlit procession at 6:30pm
Central London2nd Nov3:30pm5pmFreeAdults must be accompanied by children
Chigwell9th Nov6pmtbatba
Chingford28th Oct4pm7pm£10 (£8.50)
Chislehurst3rd Nov5:30pm7pm£9.82Funfair, Hog-roast and stalls
Crystal Palace5th Nov6pm8:30pm£8.50Tickets in advance only. Children’s show at 7pm
Dulwich3rd Nov5pm7pm£8BBQ
Ealing3rd Nov6pm7:45pmtbaBBQ and bars.
Eden Park3rd Nov5:30pm6:30pmtba
Epping2nd Nov7pmtba£5.00
Epsom3rd Nov5:30pm7:30pmtba
Fulham3rd Nov6pm8pm£8 (£6)Children’s display at 7:15pm
Hackney2nd Nov5pm7:30pm£7.50£8.50 for non-hackney residents
Hammersmith2nd Nov6pm8pm£8 (£6)Children’s display at 7:15pm
Harrow3rd NovNoon7:45pm£10 (£5)
Hillingdon3rd Novnoon7:30pm£10 (£5)
Kempton Park3rd Nov5pm7pm£10 (£7)Funfair
Kingston2nd Nov6:30pm8pm£5 (£4)Children’s funfair rides
Lambeth / Brockwell Park3rd Nov5pm8pm£10 (£8.50)Children’s display at 6:45pm
Debden3rd Nov4pm8pm£6.00Tickets in advance only.
Morden Park3rd Nov5:15pm8:30pm£10 (£8.56)Children’s display at 6:45pm
Orpington3rd Nov6pmtba£8
Paddington5th Nov6pm7:30pm£15 (£12.50)Tickets in advance only
Richmond4th Nov4:30pm7pmtbaFunfair
Romford4th Nov3pm6:30pm£10 (£8)Funfair
Southgate3rd Nov5pm7:30pm£10 (£8)
Southwark5th Nov5pm7pmFreeTickets in advance only.
Swanley2nd Nov5pm7:30pmtba
Teddington4th Nov6pm7:30pm£5Organizsd by local pub
Teddington3rd Nov4pm6:30pm£8
Totteridge2nd Nov4pm7:40pm£8 (£7)Bonfire lit at 6:30pm
Tower Hamlets / Victoria Park4th Nov5:30pm7pmFree
Waltham Abbey3rd Nov2pm7pm£10.50
Waltham Abbey4th Nov2pm7pm£10.50
Waltham Forest5th Novtbatbatba
Wanstead Flatstbatbatbatba
Watford3rd Nov6pm7:30pmFreeBonfire lit at 7pm
Welling3rd Nov6pm8pm£10 (£7)
Wembley4th Nov4pm7pmFreeParade at 6pm.
West Wickham3rd Nov5:30pm6:30pmtba
Wimbledon Park5th Nov5:15pm8:30pm£8.56Tickets in advance only. Children’s display at 6:45pm

Let me know in the comments below if I’ve missed any off.

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4 comments on “London’s 2018 Guy Fawkes night fireworks displays
  1. Rick says:

    Teddington 4th November (Anglers pub) is £5 admission not free

  2. Chris says:

    Newham’s will be in Silvertown Quays this year, and sounds like there will not be any at Wanstead Flats.

  3. Hi Ian. Can you get correct info up about this years Newham Guy Fawkes Night (In Silvertown Quays this year!!. Details Below:

    Newham’s explosive free fireworks extravaganza at the historic Millennium Mills in the Royal Docks will have extra spark – thanks to an electrifying programme of entertainment supporting the firework display.
    The event to mark Guy Fawkes Night will take place on Saturday 3 November at Silvertown Quays in the Royal Docks, E16 2BU, with gates opening at 6pm.

    The display is a free event organised by Newham Council in partnership with the Royal Docks Team, which was established by the Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham to redevelop the Royal Docks.

    In addition to an explosive fireworks display, dramatic soundtrack and Heart FM’s DJ Roberto as host, there will be performances from Lords of Lightning, Cirque Bijou, fun fair rides, a wide choice of mouth watering supper options and a bar.
    Lords of Lightning are a duo who melds creative genius with electrical wizardry to create a breath-taking show called the Dual.
    Dual is a titanic battle fought with searing shards of lightning, it is an extraordinary union of human movement and the volatile power of electricity unleashed. Fusing jaw-dropping science with spellbinding spectacle, the Lords of Lightning harness multi million volt bolts of white-hot electricity into explosive performances.
    Also performing throughout the event are Cirque Bijou, a group which pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus, street theatre and spectacle, seeking out the new, unexpected and extraordinary.

    From ethereal stilt walkers and beautiful light-up bird puppets to high-tech pixel poi, dazzling LED hula hoop and unforgettable fire performances, there’s something for everyone at this free, family friendly, accessible event.

    In addition to a dazzling firework display and performances, the site will be artfully lit, illuminating the spectacular post-industrial structure that is Millennium Mills, throwing light on the many facades of the building that was once a hub of Silvertown life.


    Doors open at 6pm
    Dual by Lords of Lightning at 7.15pm
    Fireworks display at 7.30pm
    Dual by Lords of Lightning at 8.15pm
    Programme finishes at 9.30pm
    Bar/Caterers to close at 9.30pm
    DJ Roberto and performances by Cirque Bijou throughout the event

    Transport advice:
    Entry to the event is through the gates on Burt Road (off North Woolwich Road). Residents are advised to either walk, cycle or use public transport. Bikes are not permitted within the audience arena however bike racks are available near the entrance gates. Nearest station: Pontoon Dock on the DLR.

    There is no public parking on the site with only limited blue badge spaces – access is from Connaught Bridge (A112) opposite the City Airport Jet Centre with the entrance off the airport roundabout.

    For full details including transport links and directions please visit:

    Safety Advice:
    Although tens of thousands of Newham residents enjoy the free Guy Fawkes fireworks display organised by Newham Council many continue to set off sparklers, rockets and other pyrotechnics well after 5 November.
    If you are among them make sure you stay safe, and follow our guide to the safe use of fireworks.
    Remember, remember…
    • only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114
    • don’t drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks
    • store your fireworks in a closed box
    • follow the instructions on each firework
    • light fireworks at arm’s length, using a taper
    • Don’t ever go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
    • never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
    • always supervise children around fireworks and sparklers
    • light sparklers one at a time – and wear gloves
    • never give sparklers to a child aged under five, and remember that sparklers can stay hot after they’ve been put out
    • Keep pets indoors.

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