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Where to watch the fireworks in London

Blackheath Fireworks (photo: Warren King)

Questioning the place to watch the fireworks this Bonfire Night time? The Resident rounds up the greatest fireworks shows in London in November 2018…

Lead picture: Alexandra Palace fireworks 

NORTH LONDON

Ally Pally Firework’s Pageant, N22
2-Three November
Alexandra Palace has been lighting up London’s skyline with its epic fireworks shows for a few years, and this yr’s installment will probably be even greater and higher, full with an epic laser present and the StrEATlife tent sound-tracked by the legendary DJ Norman J MBE. There’ll even be a German Bier Pageant with reside music and road meals, an ice-rink, circus acrobatics, bonfire and household space. Adults £12, youngsters £9.50. Household tickets out there. Add on tickets required for some occasions. Friday laser present from eight.30pm, fireworks from 9pm; Saturday laser present from 7.30pm, fireworks from 8pm.
Alexandra Palace Means N22 7AY; fireworks.london 

Hackney Firework Show, Clissold Park N16
Saturday Three November
The annual beautiful spectacle of color and music returns to Clissold Park with the Hackney Fireworks Show. There might be road performers and food and drinks stalls, in addition to a youngsters’s village with face painters, the Hackney playbus and a sparkler zone. The fireworks show shall be synchronised to music. Gates open at 5pm, show begins at 7.30pm (the show is 20 minutes lengthy and appropriate for all ages). Tickets are £Three.75 for youngsters and £eight.75 for adults (£1 low cost for Hackney residents).
eventbrite.co.uk

Highgate Fireworks Pageant, N6
Saturday Three November
Highgate Fireworks Pageant has a family-friendly show from Four-6.30pm and a musical fireworks show with greater bangs from 7-9.30pm. There can be leisure galore at this one, with a digital actuality van, video games bus, glitter bar, braid bar, inflatable penalty shoot out, inflatable basketball, balloon artist, bouncey citadel, disco, in addition to road meals from the likes of Cheeky Burger and Born & Raised Pizza. Adults £15, youngsters £10.
Highgate Junior Faculty, North Street, Highgate N6 4AY; highgatepa.org.uk

SOUTH WEST LONDON

Battersea Park, SW11
Saturday Three November
Award-winning pyro-technicians Jubilee Fireworks, fuelled by Battersea Energy Station are gearing up for this yr’s electrifying 22 minute firework show set to music. Gates open at 6pm for pre-show leisure and food and drinks stalls, the bonfire can be lit at 7.30pm and fireworks begin at 8pm. Tickets £10 (have to be booked in advance), under-10s free however a ticket is required. Tickets have a tendency to promote out in advance. Plus, now you’ll be able to head over to Circus West Village earlier than or after the fireworks to take pleasure in certainly one of the many new eating places, bars and cafes.
enablelc.org/fireworks

Barnes Sports activities Membership, SW13
Saturday Three November
This one is ideal for individuals who need to dance into the small hours, as there’s a late-night disco in the clubhouse with music from DJ Disco Hazard after the fireworks. There’s a Greatest Man competitors, judged at 6.30pm, and the winner will get to mild the bonfire and receives a Household Ticket for the subsequent yr’s occasion. There will even be scorching mulled wine, a BBQ promoting burgers and scorching canine and a big bar space. Greater than 2,500 individuals attended final yr. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire at 7pm, fireworks begin at 7.45pm. Sparklers and glow gadgets might be purchased on website.
barnessportsclub.com

Richmond Athletic Floor, TW9
Sunday Four November
This can be a incredible place to watch the fireworks with household and buddies. The fireworks show might be choreographed by multi award-winning Phoenix Fireworks to the theme of 90s Music Night time. There may also be stay leisure prior to the fireworks, in addition to funfair rides, mulled wine, scorching meals, sweet floss and popcorn stalls and an after-party in the Members’ Bar. Gates will open from Four.30pm and the fireworks start at 7pm. Grandstand tickets £13, adults £9, youngsters £6, household tickets £25, automotive park £10.
the-raa.co.uk

Bishops Park, SW6 
2-Three November 
Hammersmith & Fulham runs two Full Moon Firework Shows, with the Bishop’s Park show happening on Friday 2 November and the Ravenscourt Park’s show happening on Saturday Three November. Each annual firework shows have bars, meals distributors and a funfair. The occasions run from 6pm–9.30pm with a youngsters’s show at 7.15pm and the primary show at 8pm. Gates shut at 8pm. Tickets £eight.
lbhf.gov.uk

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SOUTH EAST LONDON

Blackheath Fireworks, SE3
Saturday Three November 
With over 100,000 individuals attending Blackheath Widespread’s spectacular show yearly, there’s by no means a scarcity of buzz or group spirit. A funfair kicks off at noon, earlier than the food and drinks stalls open at 5pm and the much-anticipated fireworks show begins at 8pm, lasting 15 minutes. Hosted by Lewisham Council, entry is free for this dazzling show of lights towards a backdrop of historic buildings, however donations are gratefully accepted to assist hold it that approach.
lewisham.gov.uk

Crystal Palace Park, SE19
Monday 5 November
One other London favorite, this Crystal Palace present is considered one of the longest operating shows in the metropolis. The fireworks begin at 7pm with a youngsters’s fireworks show with fewer bangs and extra colors, earlier than the major show of the night time kicks off at eight.30pm. Refreshments can be obtainable all through, together with an enormous bonfire that might be stored going till the finish to hold everybody heat. Advance tickets £eight.50 for adults, £Four.50 for teenagers (on the night time £9.50 and £5). Gates open at 6pm.
crystalpalacefireworks.co.uk

Lambeth Fireworks
Saturday Three November
Lambeth Fireworks has two themed shows this yr. First it’s Household Films, lighting up the park from 6.45pm with a show set to a backdrop of household favourites like Moana, The Biggest Showman and Frizen. Them, from 8pm, Coronary heart FM is ‘turning up the feel good’ with a Time Tunnel themed show, with a high-octane fireworks show set to a few of the largest anthems from the 90s to at the moment. The occasion opens at 5pm, with a enjoyable truthful and meals and drinks village, the place you will get burgers and mac n’ cheese balls from Nanny Invoice’s, Vietnamese Bánh Mì from Bitten Membership and extra. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for teenagers.
lambethfireworks.london

Chislehurst Recreation Grounds, BR7
Saturday Three November 
The Chislehurst Rotary Membership have run this occasion for over 36 years and it raises hundreds of kilos for native charities similar to the Kent Air Ambulance, Demelza Home, Bromley Ladies’s Help and the British Coronary heart Basis. There shall be an under-12s funfair, meals stalls, stage performances from native dance academies after which the most important occasion – technicolour fireworks by Firework Loopy. Gates 5.30pm, fireworks 7pm. Tickets £9 in advance or £10 on the gates (youngsters £Four/£5, household ticket £20/£25).
visitchislehurst.org.uk

Southwark Park, SE16
Monday 5 November
The 15-year-old Southwark Park fireworks show is certainly one of the greatest shows in London – and considered one of few in London all the time held on the very night time Man Fawkes was found guarding explosives beneath parliament – keep in mind, keep in mind the fifth of November! Entry is free for native residents however advance tickets are required. Winter residence consolation snacks, festive drinks and leisure will all be on supply. Gates open at 5pm, final entry 6.30pm, fireworks 8pm.
southwark.gov.uk

Dulwich Sports activities Membership, SE24
Saturday Three November
Dulwich Sports activities Membership hosts its annual fireworks in the leisure grounds, the place gates will open at 5pm with a gargantuan bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and fireworks from 7pm. Advance tickets £eight, on the gate £10, underneath 10s free. An improved format this yr means extra food and drinks stalls than ever earlier than with mulled wine, actual ale, a BBQ and a youngsters bar.
dulwichsports.co.uk

Blackheath Fireworks (photo: Warren King)

Blackheath Fireworks (photograph: Warren King)

WEST LONDON

Wembley Park, HA9
Sunday Four November
Wembley Park levels its first ever Mild Up the Night time pageant this yr with fireworks, music and a light-weight parade in celebration of each Bonfire Night time and Diwali. The sunshine parade begins at 6pm on Engineers Method, with 20 hearth torches and 100s of lanterns made by the area people, Dhol drummers and neon dancers. There’ll be reside music from Bollywood Brass Band and dance exhibits throughout three levels on Market Sq., in addition to a Night time Meals Market. A light-weight present from Wembley Stadium Arch will begin at 6.55pm, earlier than a spectacular 12-minute firework show from 7pm set to an Indian soundtrack. Dance and performances begin at 4pm.
wembleypark.com

Ravenscourt Park, W6
2-Three November 
Hammersmith & Fulham runs two Firework Shows, with the Bishop’s Park show happening on Friday 2 November and the Ravenscourt Park’s show happening on Saturday Three November. Each annual firework shows have bars, meals distributors and a funfair. The occasions run from 6pm–9.30pm with a youngsters’s show at 7.15pm and the principal show at 8pm. Gates shut at 8pm. Tickets £eight. From 5pm-10pm, Bears Ice Cream on Goldhawk Street shall be internet hosting its annual get together , opening its doorways to supply a premium view of the fireworks, and enjoyable for the entire household with their signature Icelandic-style gentle serve ice cream, scorching chocolate, mulled wine and a Chilly Katz pop-up, serving Icelandic fashion hot-dogs.
lbhf.gov.uk

Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis, W4
Saturday Three November
Dukes Meadows is holding two fireworks shows this yr, a youngsters show at 6pm adopted by the fundamental occasion at 7.45pm. Food and drinks stalls might be open from Four.30pm and leisure from 5pm. After the fireworks, The Boss UK, a Springsteen tribute band, will take to the stage inside the clubhouse, performing a few of Bruce’s greatest hits, together with Dancing in the Darkish (over 18s solely). Adults £10 (£eight.80 in advance), fireworks + band tickets £13.20 (£12 in advance, youngsters £Four.40 (£Four in advance). 
Dan Mason Drive, Chiswick W4 2SH. Guide by way of seetickets.com

Chiswick Park, W4
Chiswick Park is to host a stunning show of choreographed flames and fireworks, alongside a number of meals merchants and performers to actually make an evening of it. The leisure kicks off at 6pm, earlier than the fireworks show at 7pm. The occasion closes at 8pm. And the greatest bit? It’s considered one of London’s few free fireworks shows!
566 Chiswick Excessive Street W4 5YA; enjoy-work.com

Cleveland Sq., W2
Monday 5 November
The well-known Cleveland Sq. Man Fawkes Night time will function an unlimited bonfire, lit at 6.30pm, adopted by a fireworks show at 7.30pm. There will even be a BBQ, bar serving Cleveland Sq. Residents’ Affiliation’s personal recipe of mulled wine plus wine, beer and gentle drinks, and the music will proceed after the most important present. £6 for teenagers and £15 for adults. Gates open at 6pm and shut at 9.30pm. Tickets can be found on-line at clevelandsquarefireworks.eventbrite.co.uk. No tickets will probably be bought on the gate.
clevelandsquare.org

Brentham Membership, W5
Saturday Three November
With a gorgeous 12 acres of land surrounding The Brentham Membership in Ealing, you’re positive to discover a great spot to watch the fireworks. Doorways open at 6pm with loads of youngsters’s actions and leisure till the fireworks show begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £Three for teenagers when purchased in advance.
brenthanclub.co.uk

Ealing Cricket Membership, W5
Three November
Ealing Cricket Membership’s annual fireworks show will probably be celebrating 100 years of the RAF this yr. The show might be set to music with a flying theme and features a laser show prior to the fireworks. There will even be youngsters’s enjoyable rides and glow novelties, bars promoting mulled wine, a BBQ and sweet floss. Gates open at 6pm, show from 7.45pm. Tickets booked in advance: Adults £7.25, youngsters £Four.25 (5-14years), beneath 5s free. On the gate (money solely): Adults £eight, youngsters £5.
Corfton Street, Ealing W5 2HS; ealingcc.co.uk 

Trailfinders Sports activities Membership Fireworks Show, W13
Monday 5 November
There’ll be enjoyable for all the household with a spectacular fireworks show, licensed bars, meals stalls, stilt walkers and hearth eaters at Trailfinders Sports activities Membership Fireworks Show in Ealing. Gates open at 6pm, show begins at 7.30pm. £6 adults, £2 underneath 14s, parking £5. Purchase tickets in advance on-line or on the gate.
Vallis Means, West Ealing W13 0DD; tfsc.co.uk

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