November 5th is Guy Fawkes Night, when Great Britain will be alight with fireworks; commemorating Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up the House of Lords. Every year there are plenty of firework displays to be found across London that are better than playing with sparklers in your mate’s garden, so we rounded up some of the best.
One of London’s most iconic views, the 78 metre high Primrose Hill provides the perfect vantage point for seeing fireworks across the city. It’s a popular spot amongst North Londoners though, so make sure you get there early to bag yourself a good spot.
With its panoramic city views, funfair and ice skating rink, as well as a beer festival, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival has no shortage of activities for the whole family. This year there will also be a big bonfire too to keep you warm.
Bishops Park and Ravenscourt Park
Bishops Park in Fulham is home to an annual family friendly fireworks display in the picturesque park right next to the river, as is its sister event in Ravenscourt Park. Between the two events, 20,000 people will attend, making either a safe bet for a fun night for West Londoners.
Fireworks Night celebrations will be returning to East London’s sprawling Victoria Park this Saturday after 5 years. The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said that the display is going to be “magnificent” and “much bigger and better” and with free admission, it’s bound to be a popular choice.
This year’s firework display at Battersea Park is “A Royal Night Out” themed, celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s reign – the longest reign of any monarch. The annual fire display is set to music and there will be plenty of pop up food stalls to keep you well fed throughout the evening.