Dynamite Bonfire Night Celebrations in London 2021

With November soon upon us, we plan to mark one of the most celebrated political fails in British history once again with a bang. So put on an extra layer, fill a thermos of hot tea and enjoy the spectacle of Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. 

Photo: Alexandra Palace

1 Wimbledon Park Musical Fireworks
Watch one of two (or both if you feel like it) pyrotechnic displays that have been put to music. The earlier show, which is more suitable for families features a Disney theme, while the second display will celebrate James Bond. There will also be rides and food stalls to try out and in efforts to be more climate conscious, this event no longer has an actual bonfire.
When:  Friday, November 5
Time: Gates 5.15pm – 10pm; first display 6.45pm; second display 8.30pm
Where: Home Park Road ,  Wimbledon SW19 8AU
Price: Tickets £9/£7 adult/child pre-booked only; family tickets are available

2 Morden Park Musical Fireworks
This one should be the similar, if not the same, to Wimbledon Park’s event, but just the day after. You can book tickets online until 3pm on the Saturday, however, a limited number of tickets will be available at the gate.
When: Saturday, November 6
Time: Gates 5.15pm – 10pm; first show 6.45pm; second show 8.30pm
Where: London Road, Morden SM4 5QX
Price: Tickets £9/£7 adult/child pre-booked; £10 at the gate; family tickets are available

3 Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival
A bit of an extravaganza, watch on as one of the capital’s longest-running bonfire celebrations kicks off with festivities and fun, and ends with a bang. Ally Pally’s event has a pretty huge bonfire which will be set ablaze by fanciful characters. Tottenham-based Chivaree Circus will put on a fire-show with LED hoop artists, pyro artists, fire swords and (literally) blazing costumes. There’s also an ice-skating rink and the UK’s largest bier festival too.
When: Saturday, November 6
Time: Gates 4pm- 10.45pm, display 8pm, bonfire light time 6.30pm
Where: Alexandra Palace Way N22 7AY
Price: £13.50/£10.50 adult/child, family tickets available, ice-skating and Bier Festival tickets are extra

4 Battersea Park Fireworks
On for two nights, Saturday’s display will be for everyone, while Sunday’s display has been tailored to families and children. Another Guy Fawkes celebration to stop the traditional bonfire, Sunday’s show will features a Visual Volcano instead, which is an installation that re-imagines the 400-year-old traditions in an immersive way. Put on by the team behind the Mayor of London’s New year’s eve celebrations and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, this event often sells out, so be quick!
When: Saturday, November 6, Sunday November 7
Time: Saturday 6pm; Sunday 5pm
Where: Battersea Park, various gates, SW11 4NJ
Price: Tickets £12.10

5 Beckenham Fireworks
A family-friendly fireworks night that has been running since 1946. The first display is ideal for smaller children – it’s quieter with less  loud bangs, and the second display of the evening is the night’s main show. There’s also plenty of food and drink stalls as well as rides, funfair activities and face-painting. Money raised goes towards Scouts and other charitable causes.
When: Saturday, November 6
Time: Gates open 5pm; first display 6pm; second display 7.45pm
Where: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road BR3 3PR or Village Way BR3 3NJ
Price: Tickets £10/£5/£20 adult/child/family at the gate only – pay by cash or card

6 Walthamstow Bonfire Night
Victoria Park’s fireworks display may be cancelled this year, but if you’re in east London and still hoping to catch some sparks, head to Walthamstow. If you’ve got the kids, there will be rides and food stalls, and if you’re there with pals, why not amble into Walthamstow afterwards and try one of the breweries or bars?
When: Friday, November 5
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Where: Chestnuts Fields, 588 Forest Road, E17 3ED
Price: TBC

For more information about Bonfire Night, head to visitlondon.com