Bonfire night is a British tradition that remembers Guy Fawkes, a Catholic who tried to blow up Parliament while it was in session in the 17th century. All over the country, bonfires are lit and fireworks are set off in various displays and, in London, you can guarantee to be in for a great night at these various locations across the city.
This Grade II listed building is less than an hour away from the hotels at Paddington station and provides a magnificent back drop for the firework display which will be held in November. There will be fireworks, a bonfire, pyrotechnics, film showings, cabaret, ice skating and a beer and food festival. You will need to purchase tickets in order to attend but it is a night not to be missed.
BARNET AND HARROW:
At Byron Park, the firework display will be lit to movie music to not only celebrate Bonfire night but also the festival of Diwali. It begins early at 12pm and not only has a human pyrotechnic show, but also a funfair, face painting and a fire engine that lets children explore its functions.
Bounds Green is offering a wonderful display this year with a range of food on offer as well as fireworks and a bonfire that allows you to toast marshmallows. They have catered for everyone and are putting on an additional display that is low-noise so it is perfect for families with young children or for those who have autism or find loud noises overwhelming.
To the south of the Park Grand Hotel Paddington you will find a show-stopping display at Battersea Park. The park will be packed with entertainment, bars and food stalls and, for 2019, there is an adult afterparty for ticket holders only.
This year Arcadia are bringing a musical lighting event to Crystal Palace called Lords of Lightning show as well as putting on an amazing firework display complete with fairground rides, street food and a glorious bonfire.
The Victoria Park fireworks are put on by the Tower Hamlets Borough council and are a great place for the whole family to go especially because it’s free! The theme is space for 2019 due to the moon landings and there will be music, storytelling and events before the display takes place.
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM:
This year this event will be held at Ravenscourt Park, a short trek away from Accommodation Paddington and they are putting on two displays, one at 6.30pm for young children and the main display is at 8.30pm for the older children and adults.
This year, the theme is Light Up The Night and it is free for the whole family to attend. Wembley Park is known for its incredible displays, such as the mechanical elephant from last year, and this year promises to be no different. This year there will be puppets, fireworks and lanterns as well as Diwali celebrations.