The month of November commemorates the futile attempt by Guy Fawkes and his crazy crew’ to blow up the King James I and the Houses of Parliament, in the infamous Gunpowder Plot on November 05, 1605. The day is celebrated as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Day. Apart from the colourful fireworks, there are a host of activities including fairs, food and drink, music and family events.
If you have planned a trip to London and want to be part of the festivities, it is recommended to select a hotel in central London like the Park Grand London Paddington, which will allow convenient access to the various events all around town.
Some of the top bonfire night’s events to watch out for this November include:
Harrow Fireworks Display 2017:
Celebrated with a bang on Saturday November 4th the Harrow Fireworks Display is a family event Byron Park, Harrow, Middlesex on Saturday 4th November 2017! Expect it to be bigger and better than before with the event having a Movie Night theme. There is an arts and crafts market, a funfair and an awesome 20 minute pyro-musical display against the background musical scores of classic movies. With a great variety of culinary dishes on offer, an outdoor bar plus loads of entertainment, it is going to be a blast. Tickets can be bought online and the quicker you buy them the better the deal. The prices get higher as the event draws closer, so do not tarry and book your tickets now.
The events will start from 12 pm and remain free up to 4 pm, after which it is a paid entry. The fireworks show will start around 7:30pm, so for those who want a good vantage point for the fireworks display need to arrive early. It is best to use public transport to arrive at the event as parking spaces are very limited. Harrows Council and private parks will remain open, with standard fees applicable. Check the T&Cs and opening times before arriving. Parking is not permitted on any of the streets near the venue. It is best to visit a cash point before you arrive at the event, as it is cash only events, with no type of cards accepted.
Battersea Park Fireworks:
Expect to find revellers in the thousands at this beautiful park, which is lit up with a massive bonfire, fabulous fireworks in sync with themed music. There are plenty of food and drink stalls to enjoy a feast and loads of family activities at the Battersea Park Fireworks display along the scenic banks of the River Thames on 04 November.
Southwark’s Fireworks Night:
A fantastic event that attracts around 30,000 visitors every year, which makes it among the biggest displays in London. It is held against the picturesque backdrop of the South Bank of the Thames. A massive funfair with great food, drinks and superb entertainment, for the entire family to enjoy! If you are a first time visitor it is the perfect place to experience the first Bonfire Fireworks Display in the city. With tickets sure to be sold out it is best to make advance bookings. The event is held on the 05 November, 2017.
Lambeth Fireworks (04 Nov.):
A breathtaking experience is guaranteed for all who visit Brockwell Park to witness the much anticipated Lambeth Fireworks show in the area. The theme selected this year is ‘A Night at the Movies’. The display of fireworks timed to soundtracks from popular movies, will bedazzle visitors. Expect to find the best of entertainment, street vendors selling delicious food, live music and a great lot of fun.
Beckenham Fireworks (04 Nov.):
The family event is going to be held at Croydon Road Recreation Ground and is going to be a spectacular event. Visitors can choose wither to enjoy a quiet autism-friendly firework event perfect for small kids, or enjoy the Main Display’s big bangs held later in the evening. There will be face painting for the little ones and a lovely funfair, so ensure that you visit the venue before the show begins.
Blackheath Fireworks (04 Nov.):
The event is organised in one of the biggest open spaces, with the Blackheath Fireworks show offering a great evening’s entertainment for friends and family to revel in a vibrant atmosphere. With crowds of more than 80,000 people turning up you can expect to be among the largest of its kind event, in the city. There is no admission fee and plenty of delectable seasonal treats to feast on.
Victoria Park Fireworks (05 Nov.):
Another fabulous place to enjoy an evening of Bonfire Night revelry is the event Victoria Park Fireworks. With plenty of snacks, drinks and exotic dishes and a stunning display of fireworks it is the perfect place to spend a Sunday evening.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival (03-04 Nov.):
A two day fiesta the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Event is among the most popular Bonfire Night events in the City. With breathtaking views across London, ice skating, funfairs a German beer festival and plenty more it is a great family entertainment event to be a part of in London.
Brent Fireworks Night (04 Nov.):
Held at iconic Wembley Park, visitors are captivated by a shimmering fireworks display that soars above the arch of Wembley Stadium. The event is choreographed to a secret movie soundtrack, with plenty of food stalls and all round family entertainment. There is no admission charge to visit the event.
Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks (04-05 Nov.):
What better place to enjoy Bonfire Night than the Royal Gunpowder Mills located in north east London. There are plenty of daytime activities organised and visitors get to learn all about the infamous plot and learn facts about Guy Fawkes and his motley crew of troublemakers, through theatre performances and talks conducted by experts. The event climaxes with one of the finest display of fireworks in London!