This year’s offerings range from council run displays to children’s fireworks, ticketed-only events and fundraising conflagrations. In many cases there’s also fun fairs and food to go with the fireworks. Here’s our guide to displays around the boroughs.
Barking & Dagenham
Barking Roundtable’s annual display takes place in Barking Park with live music (headline act Sam Knight). £5/£1, 7 November
Welling Round Table’s fireworks event takes place in Danson Park. The 25 minute display is choreographed to music and set over the lake. £10/£6/£5/£4, 7 November
Roundwood Park in Willesden Junction has two firework displays in one night. The quieter children’s display begins at 7pm, with the main display with larger and noisier fireworks at 8pm. There’s also a funfair and food and drink stalls Free, just turn up, 5 November
Chislehurst Rotary Club‘s fireworks display raises money for local good causes. It takes place at Chislehurst Recreation Ground with a funfair and stalls as well as the display. £6-£7/£4-£3/£15,prebook, 7 November
Beckenham Round Table‘s firework display takes place at Croydon Road Recreation Ground. Price TBC,7 November
It’s the 150th anniversary of Crystal Palace fireworks this year. The children’s show is at 7pm, followed by the main display, which is set to music through the decades to celebrate the anniversary. £6/£4/£17.80, prebook, 5 November
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City of London
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Caterham Round Table‘s firework celebrations begin with a torchlit procession from Westway Library at 6.30pm, followed by the bonfire and firework display. If you want to enter the Build A Guy competition, take your offerings to Dene Field in Caterham by 1pm on the day. 7 November
Ealing Cricket Club presents A Fireworks Fantasy, complete with laser display, a bar and BBQ and family entertainment. The fireworks will be set to family fantasy film soundtracks, including Avatar, Merlin and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. How very Hollywood. £6/£4, 7 November
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Hammersmith & Fulham
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has two official firework displays, at Bishops Park (6 November) and Ravenscourt Park (7 November). At both events the children’s fireworks will take place at 7.15pm followed by a firework display choreographed to music at 8.10pm. There will also be a funfair and food stalls at the events. £6/£8, prebook, 6 and 7 November
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival incorporates a firework display and bonfire, bier festival, street food and craft beer village, funfairs, ice skating and a street procession. £4-£9 for fireworks (extra charge for other activities), prebook only, 7 November
Harrow Fireworks Festival is Disney-themed this year, and begins at 12pm for an afternoon of family fun, including a Disney costume parade, funfair, world food arena, and finally a firework display choreographed to Disney music. Altogether now, When you wish upon a star… Entry is free 12pm-3pm, after that £6-£30, prebook, 7 November
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Brunel University has a bonfire and fireworks display at the running track, with plenty of food outlets, plus entertainment from the circus skills society, a bouncy castle and bungee run, and more. £4.50/£3.50, prebook, 5 November
Additionally, all Hillingdon residents are invited over to the Harrow fireworks display.
The Fireworks Display at Heston Venue (formerly BA Concorde Club) near Heathrow will return for its 27th year. Bars and hot food available, and a children’s entertainer will be on hand. £8/£4, prebook, 5 November
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Kensington & Chelsea
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Kingsmeadow Stadium hosts the Kingston Fireworks. As well as the fireworks display, there will be a children’s funfair and rides, plus entertainment from Radio Jackie. All surplus proceeds from the event will go to local charities. £5/£4, prebook, 6 November
For something a bit different, head to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival. The Legend of the Trickster God Loki and the Dark Elves is the main show this year, on 31 October. Expect dancers, fire performers, poets, musicians and pyrotechnics. For the rest of October there is a programme of fire festival related shows at Tea House Theatre. Throughout October
This year’s Blackheath firework display starts at 8pm but other activities begin earlier in the day. There will be a funfair from 12pm as well as food stalls and a bar from 5pm. No admission fee but donations welcome, 7 November
Wimbledon Park has a double whammy of displays on the same day — choose from the 6.45pm show, which is suitable for younger children, or the 8.30pm display. There’s also a funfair and food and drink stalls. Tickets available soon, 5 November
Morden Park ALSO has a double whammy of displays on the same day — choose from the 6.45pm show, which is suitable for younger children, or the 8.30pm display. There’s also a funfair and food and drink stalls. Tickets available soon, 7 November
The display on Wanstead Flats will be choreographed to music from 1965 to 2015 celebrating 50 years of Newham. Nice touch. Free, just turn up, 1 November
Barnardo’s children’s charity holds a double firework display at Queen Elizabeth II Field, Barkingside Recreation Ground. The children’s display will start at 6.30pm and the adults’ display will begin at7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the gates from 5.30pm. £5 adults/£3 children. 5 November
Richmond upon Thames
Keep an eye on the Richmond Athletic Association website for details of this year’s display. 8 November
Totally Richmond has fireworks in and around Richmond covered in this article.
Dulwich Sports Club‘s Bonfire Night Party takes place on 7 November, with food and drink available to buy and a safe indoor viewing area. £5, 7 November
Head to Carshalton Park on Ruskin Road for the Carshalton fireworks. Expect live music from The Antidote Band and music and entertainment by Radio St Helier before the display. £5/£7.50, 7 November
Victoria Park hosts a fireworks display for the first time in five years. Free, 7 November
The Waltham Forest Council fireworks take place at Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall. As well as the display, food and drink will be available to purchase. Free, just turn up, 5 November
A gunpowder factory seems like an apt place to mark Guy Fawkes night so head to Royal Gunpowder Mills for a telling of the gunpowder plot story followed by a 15 minute firework display. There are also craft activities for little ones. £6.96-£8.77, prebook, 7-8 November
The theme for this year’s Battersea Park fireworks is A Royal Night Out, celebrating the Queen’s record-breaking reign. The display is set to music, with food and drink available to buy £6.50-£10, prebook (no tickets available on the door), 7 November
The Cleveland Arms is selling tickets to Cleveland Square fireworks display, with fireworks set to music, a light show, bonfire, bar and BBQ. £10/£5, prebook, 5 November
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Article by Laura Reynolds3
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