Alexandra Palace is bringing the fireworks to us this year with their online display.
Seeing as pretty much every Bonfire Night fireworks display in London has been cancelled, we were beginning to think that this November 5 would go completely unnoticed. But that won’t be the case after all, thanks to Alexandra Palace. Tomorrow evening, Ally Pally will be screening their full 20 minute fireworks display from last year for people all over the country to enjoy. Forget trekking across London in the freezing cold, because this year you can watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own home with a cuppa in hand – which sounds pretty banging to me.
The annual fireworks festival at Alexandra Palace is considered one of the best Bonfire Night celebrations in London – and it’s not hard to see why. Just last year alone, a whopping 90,000 people travelled to the venue to watch the epic display illuminate London’s iconic skyline. Fortunately, anyone having fireworks withdrawals tomorrow can tune in online and live vicariously through the internet, I know I will. And if you’re not already sold, there’ll also be music from legendary DJ Rob Da Bank.
Louise Stewart, Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust chief executive, said “The Ally Pally fireworks festival is enjoyed by so many people every year and it’s a huge disappointment not to be able to present this year’s event. We didn’t want people to miss out completely though, so we thought the next best thing was to stream last year’s event for free, so people can enjoy some fireworks this week.”
This Bonfire Night also happens to coincide with the start of lockdown 2.0. So if you need cheering up or just fancy watching a spectacular show, head to the Alexandra Palace website at 6pm for a 5th of November to remember!