Bonfire Night 2019 around London, where to see the fireworks in London
Throw your soggy sparklers away and get planning your Bonfire Night 2019 celebrations in London. After all, the city’s fireworks displays come complete with dodgems, laser shows and banging tunes – not your average winter’s night at all. Wrap up and head to one of the many awesome displays on offer this year.
When is Bonfire Night?
Easy: remember, remember the fifth of November (the main firework action takes place on Tuesday November 5 2019, although events will run before and afterwards). Start planning your evening by using our comprehensive listings guide below. Missing out this year? Don’t give in to the firework fomo, just make sure you’re in the capital in November for the Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks on Saturday November 9 2019.
What is Bonfire Night?
Bonfire Night a.k.a. Fireworks Night, a.k.a Guy Fawkes Night traditionally marks the anniversary of the end of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
Where is Bonfire Night?
You can find a ton of displays across the capital. You can do whatever suits you: stay in your local area, or venture further afield – we can help you pick a fireworks party that’s sure to end with a bang.
Here is a selection of places to see the fireworks locally.
Nov 2 2019
As one of the capital’s rare major displays that’s still free, Blackheath attracts huge crowds. Arrive early for fairground rides and food, or wait until 8pm for the big display. Don’t miss a wander through Blackheath Village, where the celebrations spill out into the streets.
Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace
Nov 2 2019-Nov 3 2019
This year, as well as the bangs and sparks and a bonfire, the folks at Crystal Palace will be treated to a performance from Arcadia’s Lords of Lightning – disco knights who throw bolts of electric lightning at each other to music. There’ll also be DJs and live music, a funfair and a huge street food market.
Victoria Park, Victoria Park
Nov 3 2019
The People’s Park is lighting up the Tower Hamlet’s sky with a sparkling display themed around the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. There’ll be music, soundscapes, spoken word, storytelling and special effects in the mix too. Plus, it’s one of the rare London displays that won’t cost you a penny.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace
Nov 1 2019-Nov 2 2019
Bestival founder Rob da Bank is curtaing the music for the epic display at Ally Pally. Go to see fireworks exploding over a glittering panoramic view of London, watch a pagan fire-lighting ritual and down some steins at the German-style beer tent.
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park
Nov 2 2019
The Olympic Park’s tallest structure stays open late in order to provide a truly excellent view of the fireworks displays in Hackney and beyond. The slide will be open too, so you can take a night time ride.
Battersea Park, Battersea
Nov 2 2019
Award-winning pyrotechnicians are behind the illuminations set to fire up the Wandsworth skies. Bag your ticket to see bonfire-torching and an eye-popping 22-minute display.