We’ve rounded up the best of the shows the city has to offer in 2018. Take the kids down to your local park or enjoy one of central London’s big displays, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide it’s sure to be a great night with big crowds, warm drinks and plenty of family fun.
Fireworks: central London 2018
Here’s our pick of the best fireworks central London has to offer:
Fireworks: south London 2019
Battersea Park fireworks
What could be more atmospheric than watching a beautiful fireworks display on the banks of the Thames? Feast on wintery treats and enjoy the hues and pinks and purples reflected on the water! This year’s epic 22 minute display has been given the theme ‘Power’ so expect exciting things from the award-winning pyro-technician team. Despite the 50,000 capacity, tickets are expect to sell out fast, so don’t forget to get yours in advance.
When? Saturday 3rd November – gates open at 6pm and the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm
Where? Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ
How much? Standard: £10.00 + £1 booking fee (11 years and older)
More info: enablelc.org
Trek up the hill to the heath and see the skies lit up by the spellbinding Blackheath fireworks. The display is one of the biggest free community events in the capital and attracts up to 100,000 people each year, and as always, this year it promises to be a fun evening of entertainment with a funfair from 12 noon, bar and food (and other stalls) from 5pm and the main display which starts at 8pm.
When? Saturday 2nd November, 12pm – 10pm
Where? Blackheath Common, London
How much? Free
More info: lewisham.gov.uk
Crystal Palace Fireworks
Two displays, starting with a children’s display of colourful fireworks and fewer bangs early at 7pm, followed by a main display set to music – at 8.30pm. There will be a variety of food and drink stalls available. Note, there’s no parking, but the area is well served by public transport.
When? Monday 5th November
Where? Crystal Palace, SE20 8DT
How much? Adults TBA, Children TBA, under 2s free.
More info: crystalpalacefireworks.co.uk
Fireworks: north London 2019
Alexandra Palace fireworks festival
This mesmerising spectacle, stretching over two days, combines fireworks, lasers and music for a truly unique fireworks experience. There really is something for everyone at this event – little ones can enjoy a winter festival with carousels, a helter skelter and even an ice rink, while grown-ups can sample The German Bier Festival, featuring traditional products, Bavarian foods and wonderful music.
When? Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November
Where? Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
How much? Adults, prices start at £12.50, children, prices start at £10.50
More info: fireworks.london
Harrow fireworks display
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music that the whole family will enjoy in Harrow. The Harrow fireworks display is popular with locals and visitors alike – so use public transport to avoid driving if you can. There are plenty of trade stands and stalls, full of local businesses and craft sellers – because it’s never too early to think about Christmas shopping, plus a fun-fair and – for the adults – a licensed bar area.
When? Saturday 2nd November, gates at 12pm, fireworks 7.30pm
Where? Harrow Byron Park
How much? Adults £8,
More info harrowfireworks.co.uk
Fireworks: east London 2019
Here’s our pick of the best fireworks east London has to offer:
Waltham Forest Fireworks
Enjoy fireworks, warm drinks and an array of food stalls in Chestnuts Field which is infamous for it’s exciting display that attracts around 20,000 people every year.
When? Tuesday 5th November
Where? Town Hall Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
How much? Free
More info: walthamforest.gov.uk
Fireworks: west London 2019
Here’s our pick of the best fireworks west London has to offer:
Bishop’s Park Fireworks
This bonfire event is perfect for families with a bright and bustling funfair and plenty of food vendors serving up warming snacks and tasty meals.
When? Saturday 2nd November, 6pm – 9.30pm
Where? Bishops Park, Fulham, SW6 6HH
How much? From £6. Under 5s go free.
More info: lbhf.gov.uk
Richmond athletic ground fireworks
Every year Richmond Athletic Association stages a spectacular evening of family fun with a choreographed fireworks display by multi award-winning Phoenix Fireworks.
When? Sunday 3rd November, from 4.30pm
Where? Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF
How much?£9 standard, £25 family (2 adults, 2 children)
More info: the-raa.co.uk
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