Where to Watch the Fireworks in London

Wondering where to watch the fireworks this Bonfire Night? The Resident rounds up the best fireworks displays in London in November 2017…


Alexandra Palace, N22
2-4 November 2017
Alexandra Palace has been lighting up London’s skyline with its epic fireworks displays for many years, and this year’s installment will be even bigger and better, complete with an epic laser show and a soundtrack curated by DJ Yoda. There’ll also be a German Bier Festival with live music and street food (add-on ticket required), a March of the Phoenix Parade prior to the fireworks, an ice-rink (add-on ticket required AND a family area. Adults £11, kids £8.50. Family tickets available. Friday: Laser show, 8.30pm; fireworks, 9pm. Saturday: laser show, 7.30pm; fireworks, 8pm.

Hackney Firework Display, Clissold Park N16
Saturday 4 November
The annual stunning spectacle of colour and music returns to Clissold Park with the Hackney Fireworks Display. Kids fun fair rides, street performers and food and drink stalls are just some of the entertainment set to accompany the display, which will see fireworks synchronised to music. This year’s theme is The Movies and you’re encouraged to dress up as your favorite movie character. Gates open at 5pm, display starts at 7.30pm (the display is 20 minutes long and suitable for all ages). Tickets are £3.50 for children and £8.50 for adults (£1 discount for Hackney residents).

Highgate Fireworks Festival, N6
Saturday 4 November

Highgate Fireworks Festival has a family-friendly display at 6pm and a musical fireworks display with bigger bangs at 9pm. Alongside fairground rides, face painting, DJs and live bands there will also be street food from the likes of Dirty Burger and Born & Raised Pizza. Adults £15, kids £10.
Highgate Junior School, North Road, Highgate N6 4AY; highgatepa.org.uk


Battersea Park, SW11
Saturday 4 November
Award-winning pyro-technicians Jubilee Fireworks, fuelled by Battersea Power Station are gearing up for this year’s electrifying 22 minute firework display, set to music inspired by this year’s theme, Power.Gates open at 6pm for pre-show entertainment and food and drink stalls. Tickets for the 50,000 capacity event are only available online and tend to sell out in advance. Gate opens at 6pm, bonfire begins at 7.30pm, fireworks start at 8pm. Tickets £10 (must be booked in advance), under-10s free but a ticket is required.

Barnes Sports Club, SW13
Saturday 4 November
This one is perfect for people who want to dance into the small hours, as there’s a late-night disco in the clubhouse with music from DJ Disco Danger after the fireworks. There is a Guy competition judged by Councillor Rita Palmer and the winner gets to light the bonfire and receives a Family Ticket for the next year’s event. There will also be hot mulled wine, a BBQ selling burgers and hot dogs and a large bar area. More than 2,500 people attended last year. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire at 7pm, fireworks start at 7.45pm. Tickets go on sale on 15 October. 

Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9
Sunday 5 November
This is a fantastic place to watch the fireworks with family and friends. The fireworks display will be choreographed by multi award-winning Phoenix Fireworks to the theme of 80s Music Night. There will also be live entertainment prior to the fireworks, as well as funfair rides, mulled wine, hot food, candy floss and popcorn stalls and an after-party in the Members’ Bar. Gates will open from 4.30pm and the fireworks begin at 7pm. Grandstand tickets £12, adults £8, kids £5, family tickets £24.

Roehampton Club, SW15
Friday 3 November
Roehampton Club’s annual firework display is the Club’s biggest social gathering of the year. The award-winning firework display is set to music and there are tempting food stalls in the piazza. After the show warm up with a drink in the bar while the children enjoy a Magic
Show and Disco. Members tickets are £16 for adults, £10 for kids. Ticket prices for non-members are £21 for adults and £15 for kids. Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm.

Bishops Park, SW6 
3-4 November 

Hammersmith & Fulham run two Full Moon Firework Displays, with the Bishop’s Park display taking place on Friday 3 November and the Ravenscourt Park’s display taking place on Saturday 4 November. Both annual firework displays have bars, food vendors and a funfair. The event runs 6pm–9.30pm with a children’s display at 7.15pm and the main display at 8pm. Advance tickets £6, gate price £8.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich, SE10
Saturday 4 November 

Not a fireworks display in itself, but an excellent viewpoint from which to catch a number of the city’s displays simultaneously. Make your way up to the top of Greenwich Park by the Royal Observatory to see London’s skies light up. Before heading up the hill, pass by the stunning Old Royal Navy College just as the sun is setting to catch it illuminated by a reddish, purple sky, before night falls.

Blackheath Fireworks, SE3
Saturday 4 November 
With over 100,000 people attending Blackheath Common’s spectacular display every year, there is never a lack of buzz or community spirit. A funfair kicks off at midday, before the food and drink stalls open at 5pm and the much-anticipated fireworks display starts at 8pm. Hosted by Lewisham Council, entry is free for this dazzling display of lights against a backdrop of historic buildings, but donations are gratefully accepted to help keep it that way.

Lambeth Fireworks
Saturday 4 November
Lambeth Fireworks, themed A Night at the Movies, will light up Brockwell Park to a backdrop of blockbuster soundtracks. The entertainment kicks off at 5pm with a funfair, live music, local performers, bars and 20 street-food traders. The main firework display take place from 8pm-8.25pm. Early Bird tickets, available until 18 October, are £8.50 for adults and £4 for kids. Advanced tickets, available from 19 October to 3 November are £10 for adults and £5 for kids. Premier Viewing tickets, from £15 for adults and £10 for kids, allow access to priority queuing lanes, an exclusive viewing area with private bar and catering, plus a free drink.

Chislehurst Recreation Grounds, BR7
Saturday 4 November 
The Chislehurst Rotary Club have run this event for over 35 years and it raises thousands of pounds for local charities such as the Kent Air Ambulance, Demelza House, Bromley Women’s Aid and the British Heart Foundation. There will be an under-12s funfair, food stalls, stage performances from local dance academies and then the main event – technicolour fireworks by Phoenix Fireworks. Gates 5.30pm, fireworks 7pm. Tickets £7 in advance or £8 on the gates (kids £4/£5, family ticket £17).

Southwark Park, SE16
Sunday 5 November
The 14-year-old Southwark Park fireworks have been dubbed as one of the best displays in London. Entry is free for local residents but advance tickets are required. Winter home comfort snacks, festive drinks and entertainment will all be on offer. Gates open at 5pm, last entry 6.30pm, fireworks 8pm.

Crystal Palace Park, SE19
Sunday 5 November
Another London favourite, this Crystal Palace show is one of the longest running displays in the city. The evening will start at 7pm with a children’s fireworks display with fewer bangs and more colours, before the main display of the night kicks off at 8.30pm. Refreshments will be available throughout, along with a huge bonfire that will be kept going until the end to keep everyone warm. Advance tickets £8.50 for adults, £4.50 for kids (on the night £9.50 and £5). Gates open at 6pm.

Dulwich Sports Club, SE24
Saturday 4 November

Hosting their annual fireworks in their recreational grounds, gates will open at 5pm with a gargantuan bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and fireworks from 7pm. Advance tickets £7, on the gate £10, under 10s free. An improved layout this year means more food and drink stalls than ever before with mulled wine, real ale, a BBQ and a kids bar.

Blackheath Fireworks (photo: Warren King)

Blackheath Fireworks (photo: Warren King)


The Roof Gardens, W8
Saturday 4 November 
The Roof Gardens will again add a little bit of glam to bonfire night with their Guy Fawkes Night party. Swap the scarves and woolly gloves for dancing shoes, cocktails and BBQ snacks before the dazzling fireworks display takes place within the Spanish Garden at 11.45pm. Then head back to the dance floor where the resident DJs will ensure sparks continue to fly until 2am. Tickets are £20 and include a complimentary cocktail. Doors open at 7pm.

Ravenscourt Park, W6
3-4 November 

Hammersmith & Fulham run two Full Moon Firework Displays, with the Bishop’s Park display taking place on Friday 3 November and the Ravenscourt Park’s display taking place on Saturday 4 November. Both annual firework displays have bars, food vendors and a funfair. The event runs 6pm–9.30pm with a children’s display at 7.15pm and the main display at 8pm. Advance tickets £6, gate price £8.

Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis, W4
Saturday 4 November
Compere and comedian Herbie Adams will keep the crowds entertained from 4.30pm before local band Jamestown performs live at around 6.30pm outside on the golf course and after the fireworks inside the clubhouse. There’s also a marquee and stalls selling a variety of food options including The Pizza Post, Churros Garcia, The Coffee Traveller, a hog roast and the Dukes Meadows BBQ serving German hot dogs, burgers and veggie options. Firework at 7.30 pm. Adults £10, kids £7.50 (family tickets available). 
Dan Mason Drive, Chiswick W4 2SH. Book via seetickets.com

Wembley Park, HA9
Saturday 4 November

This one is a great event to take the children to, as it’s free. Enjoy an evening of exciting entertainment from street performers, tuck into treats from the food stalls or arrive early to browse the London Designer Outlet. Afterwards, watch fireworks glimmer above the iconic Wembley Stadium, as you listen to an extra-special secret soundtrack. 6pm-9pm.

Cleveland Square, W2
Sunday 5 November
The Guy Fawkes Night at Cleveland Square will feature an enormous bonfire, lit at 6.30pm, with a fireworks display at 7.15pm. There will also be a BBQ, bar serving CSRA’s own recipe of mulled wine plus wine, beer and soft drinks, and the music will continue after the main show. £5 for kids and £10 for adults. Gates open at 6pm and close at 9pm. Tickets will be sold at The Chilworth Stores on Chilworth Street or via clevelandsquarefireworks.eventbrite.co.uk. No tickets will be sold on the gate.

Brentham Club, W5
Saturday 4 November
With a beautiful array of 12 acres of land surrounding The Brentham Club in Ealing, you are sure to find a good spot to watch the fireworks. Doors open at 6pm with plenty of children’s activities and entertainment until fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for kids when bought in advance.

Trailfinders Sports Club Fireworks Display, W13
Sunday 5 November
There’ll be fun for all the family with a spectacular fireworks display, licensed bars, food stalls, stilt walkers and fire eaters at Trailfinders Sports Club Fireworks Display in Ealing. Gates open at 6pm, display starts at 7.30pm. £6 adults, £2 under 14s. Buy tickets in advance online or on the gate.
Vallis Way, West Ealing W13 0DD; tfsc.co.uk

Primrose Hill
Saturday 4 November
Again, not an event, but a perfect spot to watch the skyline of London light up around you as all the other shows take place. It means that you don’t need to spend a penny, but you still get all the benefits of the fiery spectacle.


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