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Bonfire Night 2018 – best places around London for Guy Fawkes

This list starts with an unusual twist, instead of offering a bonfire display, it offers places with an unbeatable view of the fireworks and other great displays around London.

1. Arcelor Mittal Orbit

Olympic Park offers a stunning look at the fireworks taking place around London, with a view for 20 miles and a nice bar on the site to grab a drink or two.

When: November 3rd

Tickets: £16.50 (kids £10.50)

Times: 7pm to 10pm

Booking and details: arcelormittalorbit.com

Address: Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST

2. Alexandra Palace

Offering a spectacular firework display, with street food and a German beer festival. What better way to enjoy the fireworks than with yummy food, well how about indoor disco, ice skating rink and the famous DJ Norman Jay.

When: November 2nd-3rd
Tickets: £12 for adults, £9.50 for 11-15 years and £1 for kids age 10 or under.

Times: Fireworks at 9pm (Friday), 8pm (Saturday). There’s a laser show both evenings, half an hour before the fireworks start.

Booking and details: fireworks.london

Address: Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY

3.Battersea Park

This is of the most famous displays in London, so keep in mind that it will be extremely busy. However the show is spectacular and worth the wait. After that you can enjoy a good drink or meal at one of the restaurants near the riverside.
When: November 3rd

Tickets: Usually sell out in advance, so it’s best to book online. They cost £10 (plus a £1 booking fee), or free for children under 10.

Times: Gates open from 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm. Fireworks start 8pm and there will be no entry after this time.

Booking and details: enablelc.org

Address: Battersea Park, Albert Bridge Road, SW11 4PX

4. Barnes

Barnes offers a more traditional celebration, with games plenty of yummy food mulled wine and a fun disco party afterwards

When: November 3rd

Tickets: Adult ticket £10, Child ticket £5, Family ticket £25

Times: Gates open at 5.30 pm with fireworks at 7.45 pm.

Booking and details: barnessportsclub.org

Address: The Club House, Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9Q

5. Bishops Park Fireworks

Bonfires can also be romantic. This year the theme is hearths so during the display there will be everyone’s all-time favourite love songs.
When: November 2nd

Tickets: £8 (under-fives go free).

Times: Gates open at 6pm. Children’s display is at 7.15pm and main display is 8pm.

Booking and details: lbhf.gov.uk

Address: Stevenage Road, Fulham SW6 6HH

6. Blackheath

This will be one of the shortest firework displays. However, the funfair will fill the nigh with excitement and amusement.
When: November 3rd

Tickets: Free with no booking necessary (though donations are welcomed).

Times: Entry from midday, fireworks at 8pm.

Booking and details: lewisham.gov.uk

Address: Shooters Hill Rd, SE3 0TY

7. Chislehurst Fireworks

Colourful display with dance performances from local schools.
When: November 3

Tickets: In advance it’s £9 for adults, £4 for kids and £20 for family ticket (two adults, three children). On the gate it’s £10 adults, £5 for children (four-14 years) and a family ticket (including three children) is £25.

Times: Fireworks start at 7pm.

Booking and details: visitchislehurst.org.uk

Address: Chislehurst Recreation Ground, Empress Drive, BR7 5BG

8. Crystal Palace Park

This event promises plenty of colour ad noise, with a special show for the little ones.
When: November 5th

Times: Gates open from 6pm, with children’s show at 7pm and the main show at 8.30pm.

Tickets: Adults £9.50, kids £5.

Booking and details: crystalpalacefireworks.co.uk

Address: Thicket Road, SE19 2GA

9. Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis Club

This display offers two shows one is earlier for families with children and the second one gives the party vibes with a Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

When: November 3rd

Tickets: £8.80 for adults and £4.40 for kids under 16.

Times: Doors open from 4.30pm with a short display at 6pm and the main event at 7.45pm.

Booking and details: dukesmeadows.com

Address: Dan Mason Drive, Chiswick W4 2SH

10. Hackney

Due to the nature of this event and the animals living in the park. It will offer a silent evening perfectly suited for children.

When: November 3rd

Tickets: £8.75 for adults and £3.75 for kids, and there are reduced rates for local residents.

Times: Entry from 5pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

Booking and details: eventbrite.co.uk

Address: Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9HJ

11. Harrow

This firework display will be in a Bollywood style dedicated to Diwali. With delicious Indian food and oriental dances.
When: November 3rd

Tickets: On the gate, adult tickets cost £8 and £6 for kids, with children under three free. Tickets can be booked online for a reduced rate or simply arrive before 4pm when entry is free.

Times: Entry from noon, fireworks at 7.45pm

Booking and details: harrowfireworks.co.uk

Address: Byron Park, Peel Road, HA3 7QX

12. Kingston Fireworks

Warm up with music from Radio Jackie and a funfair. All profits from this event are donated to local charities.
Tickets: £5 on the gate and £4 in advance.

Times: Gates open at 6.30pm, last entry at 7.45pm and the show starts at 8pm.
Booking and details: kingstonfireworks.co.uk

Address: Kingsmeadow Athletics Ground, 422 Kingston Road, KT1 3PB

13. Lambeth

This event is spilt into two first will be a “family movie” and the second theme will be based around “time travel”
When: November 3rd

Tickets: £10 (children £5). Visit the website for early bird offers.

Times: Entry from 5pm, fireworks at 6:45pm and 8pm.

Booking and details: lambethfireworks.london

Address: Brockwell Park, SE24 9BJ

14. Morden

Here there will also be street food and a funfair. Busy on Saturday why not try Wimbledon on Monday.
When: November 3rd

Tickets: £8.56 for adult, £6.42 for five–16-year-olds and under fours go free. There will be limited tickets available on the door for £10.

Times: Gates open at 5.15pm, with the first show at 6.45pm and the second at 8.30pm.

Booking and details: merton.gov.uk

Address: Morden Park, SM4 4SP

15. Newham

When: November 3

Tickets: Free

Times: Gates open at 6pm with the display starting at 7.30pm.

Booking and details: newham.gov.uk/fireworks

Address: The Royal Docks, E16 2BU

16. Ravenscourt Park Fireworks

When: November 3rd

Tickets: £8 on the gates or £6 in advance and free for under fives.

Times: Gates open at 6pm with children’s display at 7.15pm and the main display at 8pm.

Booking and details: lbhf.gov.uk

Address: Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith W6 0TY

17.Richmond Family Fireworks

When: November 4th

Tickets: £9 for adults, £6 for kids and free for under fives. Check the website for full details of group packages.

Times: Entry from 4.30pm, main fireworks at 7.00pm

Booking and details: eventbrite.co.uk

Address: Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, TW9 2SF

18. Southwark Park

When: November 5th

Tickets: Free for residents, £9.67 for non-resident adults and £3.05 for non-resident children.

Times: Entry from 5pm

Booking and details: southwark.gov.uk

Address: Lower Road, SE16 2PA

19. Totteridge Millhillians Fireworks Display

When: November 2nd

Tickets: Adult £7, under 15 £4.

Times: Fairground rides open at 4pm, bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks start at 7.40pm.

Booking and details: totteridgemillhillians.com

Address: Totteridge Green, N20 8PB

20.Victoria Park

The theme this year is “monsters”, inspired by the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Spookily-good refreshments can be purchased from 5.30pm.

When: November 4th

Tickets: Free

Times: Display starts at 7pm

Booking and details: towerhamletsarts.org.uk

Address: Victoria Park, E9 5DU

21. Waltham Abbey

When: November 3rd – 4th

Tickets: £10.50 for adults and £8.50 for under 15s.

Times: From 2pm with last entry at 6pm. Fireworks at 7pm.

Booking and details: royalgunpowdermills.com

Address: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY

22. Wembley Park
When: November 4th

Tickets: Free

Times: Entrance from 4pm, light parade at 6pm and fireworks at 7pm.

Booking and details: wembleypark.com

Address: Wembley Park, HA9 9AA

23. Wimbledon

When: November 5th

Tickets: £8.56 for adults, £6.42 for 5–15-year-olds and under 4s go free.

Times: Shows at 6.45pm and 8.30pm

Booking and details: merton.gov.uk

Address: Wimbledon Park, SM4 5DX

24. Ascot Racecourse

When: November 3rd

Tickets: Tickets from £19 for Raceday admission. No Raceday admission tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children.

Times: 4pm entry for fireworks only and the display starts at 6pm.

Booking and details: ascot.co.uk

Address: Ascot Racecourse, SL5 7JX

Words: Martina Momtchilova l Subbing: Millie McVay

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