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

Area Date Gates Open Main Fireworks Cost
(price in advance)
Notes
AlexandraPalace 2nd Nov 4pm 9pm £12 (£8.50) Street food. lazer show and bonfire.
AlexandraPalace 3rd Nov 3pm 8pm £12 (£8.50) Street food. lazer show and bonfire.
Arnos Grove 3rd Nov 5pm 8pm £5.00 Children’s display at 5:30pm
Barnes 3rd Nov 5:30pm 7:45pm £15 (£10)
Barnet 3rd Nov Noon 7:45pm £10 (£5)
Battersea 3rd Nov 6pm 8pm £11 (£7) Tickets in advance only.
Beckenham 3rd Nov 5pm 7:45pm £10 Children’s show at 6pm
Bexley/Welling 3rd Nov 6pm 8pm £10 (£7) Funfair
Blackheath 3rd Nov Noon 8pm Free Funfair
Brockham 3rd Nov 6:15pm 8:15pm Free Huge event with parade and bonfire.
Bromley 4th Nov 6pm £8 Tickets in advance only
Carshalton 3rd Nov 5pm 7pm £10 (£6) Bonfire lit at 7.30pm
Caterham 3rd Nov 6pm 7pm £10 (£5.98) Torchlit procession at 6:30pm
Central London 2nd Nov 3:30pm 5pm Free Adults must be accompanied by children
Chigwell 9th Nov 6pm tba tba
Chingford 28th Oct 4pm 7pm £10 (£8.50)
Chislehurst 3rd Nov 5:30pm 7pm £9.82 Funfair, Hog-roast and stalls
Crystal Palace 5th Nov 6pm 8:30pm £8.50 Tickets in advance only. Children’s show at 7pm
Dulwich 3rd Nov 5pm 7pm £8 BBQ
Ealing 3rd Nov 6pm 7:45pm tba BBQ and bars.
Eden Park 3rd Nov 5:30pm 6:30pm tba
Epping 2nd Nov 7pm tba £5.00
Epsom 3rd Nov 5:30pm 7:30pm tba
Fulham 3rd Nov 6pm 8pm £8 (£6) Children’s display at 7:15pm
Hackney 2nd Nov 5pm 7:30pm £7.50 £8.50 for non-hackney residents
Hammersmith 2nd Nov 6pm 8pm £8 (£6) Children’s display at 7:15pm
Harrow 3rd Nov Noon 7:45pm £10 (£5)
Hillingdon 3rd Nov noon 7:30pm £10 (£5)
Kempton Park 3rd Nov 5pm 7pm £10 (£7) Funfair
Kingston 2nd Nov 6:30pm 8pm £5 (£4) Children’s funfair rides
Lambeth / Brockwell Park 3rd Nov 5pm 8pm £10 (£8.50) Children’s display at 6:45pm
Debden 3rd Nov 4pm 8pm £6.00 Tickets in advance only.
Morden Park 3rd Nov 5:15pm 8:30pm £10 (£8.56) Children’s display at 6:45pm
Orpington 3rd Nov 6pm tba £8
Paddington 5th Nov 6pm 7:30pm £15 (£12.50) Tickets in advance only
Richmond 4th Nov 4:30pm 7pm tba Funfair
Romford 4th Nov 3pm 6:30pm £10 (£8) Funfair
Southgate 3rd Nov 5pm 7:30pm £10 (£8)
Southwark 5th Nov 5pm 7pm Free Tickets in advance only.
Swanley 2nd Nov 5pm 7:30pm tba
Teddington 4th Nov 6pm 7:30pm £5 Organizsd by local pub
Teddington 3rd Nov 4pm 6:30pm £8
Totteridge 2nd Nov 4pm 7:40pm £8 (£7) Bonfire lit at 6:30pm
Tower Hamlets / Victoria Park 4th Nov 5:30pm 7pm Free
Waltham Abbey 3rd Nov 2pm 7pm £10.50
Waltham Abbey 4th Nov 2pm 7pm £10.50
Waltham Forest 5th Nov tba tba tba
Wanstead Flats tba tba tba tba
Watford 3rd Nov 6pm 7:30pm Free Bonfire lit at 7pm
Welling 3rd Nov 6pm 8pm £10 (£7)
Wembley 4th Nov 4pm 7pm Free Parade at 6pm.
West Wickham 3rd Nov 5:30pm 6:30pm tba
Wimbledon Park 5th Nov 5:15pm 8:30pm £8.56 Tickets in advance only. Children’s display at 6:45pm

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

Whats's on in London: today or tomorrow or this weekend

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. https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Guy-fawkes-night.aspx

  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.

    Timings:

    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: https://www.newham.gov.uk/fireworks

    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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