Where To Celebrate Bonfire Night

Hot chocolate, mulled wine, sparklers… Nothing says winter is here quite like Bonfire Night. If you’re looking for an event the whole family can enjoy, we’ve rounded up some of the best bonfire and fireworks displays taking place in and around the capital…

Alexandra Palace

When: Saturday 6th November, 4pm-10.45pm

Tickets: £13.50 

North London’s Ally Pally puts on one of the best fireworks displays in the capital, and this year’s event has a full roster of activities the whole family will enjoy. Guests can dance the night away in the StreetLife tent where legendary DJ Trevor Nelson will get the party started with a mix of garage, R&B and soul classics, while little ones can hit the funfair and enjoy circus performances in the family area. Alexandra Palace’s ice rink will also be open to visitors on the night, as will the Great Hall, which is currently hosting the UK’s largest German Bier Festival. Watch a Spice Girls tribute act, make your way through the street food stalls, then gather around the bonfire before the fireworks start.

Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, N22 7AY

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Chiswick Park

When: Thursday 4th November, 5pm-8pm

Tickets: Free

This year, Chiswick Park is hosting a ‘Fireworks Extravaganza’ with live music and fire performers. Suitable for the whole family, the fireworks display starts at 7pm, so be sure to bring a flask of mulled wine or stock up on treats from the park stalls ahead of time – think hot chocolate, hot dogs, burgers and cinnamon donuts. Tickets are free, but you need to register online to secure your spot.

566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 5YA

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Battersea Park

When: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November, from 5pm

Tickets: £12.10

Battersea Park will be transformed into a festive wonderland over the weekend of 6th-7th November, with a classic bonfire display and roster of events. There will be a German ‘Bierkeller’ with a live band, beer hall and bumper cars, while plenty of food stalls will offer festive treats and hot drinks. The same team behind the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at Westminster have organised this year’s fireworks display, so we expect good things. On Saturday night, visitors can go to an after party at Evolution London and on Sunday night you’ll be able to take in an epic lighting installation that looks like something out of Burning Man.

Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11 4NJ

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Barnes Sports Club 

When: Saturday 6th November, from 5.30pm

Tickets: £15

Barnes Sports Club is back with its annual show. Warm up around the bonfire before watching an impressive firework display while DJs spin tracks on the deck. In terms of food and drink, there’ll be an on-site bar with craft beers and mulled wine, plus a BBQ stall with hot dogs, burgers and skinny fries. You can even enter the ‘Best Guy’ competition to be in with a chance of lighting the bonfire, and also purchase sparklers and glowsticks for little ones.

261 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9QL

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Wimbledon Park

When: Friday 5th & Saturday 6th November, 6pm-9.30pm 

Tickets: £10

Bonfire Night doesn’t get much better than Wimbledon’s annual event. This year, they’ve ramped things up with a range of activities taking place over the entire weekend. On both nights, visitors can watch a family-friendly show with a Disney soundtrack, then stay on to watch the main event which will include a dramatic display using songs from the James Bond films. Stop by the street village to enjoy a selection of food and drink, then take little ones to the funfair for a couple of rides.

Home Park Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8AU

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Beckenham 

When: Saturday 6th November, 6pm-9.30pm

Tickets: £10

Those in and around Croydon can get involved in the festivities at Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham. A great option for kids, there’s a ‘little fireworks display’ at 6pm, before the main event at 7.45pm, complete with music and live performers. There’s also a funfair with plenty of games and face painting for kids, as well as several food stalls where you can tuck into burgers, jerk chicken, jacket potatoes with pulled pork, hot dogs, ice-cream and hot drinks like mulled wine and Baileys hot chocolate.

319 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3PR

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Richmond Athletic Ground

When: Sunday 7th November, 4.30pm-11pm

Tickets: £10

A fun family day out can be spent at Richmond Athletic Ground where visitors will be treated to live performances, music and an impressive fireworks display. Take the kids to the funfair, which is open from 4.30pm, then treat yourself to hot drinks, burgers, mulled wine and crêpes from the food and drinks stalls. Richmond charity Basement Door will entertain the crowd from 5.45pm, before dancers take to the stage for a choreographed performance. After the fireworks at 7pm, the bar will stay open until 11pm so you can continue the party.

Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF

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Dulwich Sports Club

When: Saturday 6th November, 5pm-7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Dulwich puts on its annual fireworks show in the grounds of its sport club. In an aim to be more environmentally friendly this year, there will be a virtual bonfire on the big screen, before the fireworks are set off at 7pm. Little ones can choose snacks from the kids’ bar, while adults can enjoy mulled wine, real ale, pizza, and burgers and hot dogs from the BBQ stall.

Giant Arches Road, Dulwich, SE24 9HP

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