Bonfire Night 2022 will soon be filling the skies of London with light and colour, and you can have your pick of the best shows in town. Remember, remember the 5th of November…
Here’s a list of where you can find some fireworks in London this year — there’s even one where you can win a competition to light the bonfire!
1) Alexandra Palace, November 5
Entry: Saturday 4pm – 11pm
Firework Display start: 8pm.
Ally Pally aren’t satisfied with just delivering a fireworks display, so they’re taking Bonfire Night a step further. What they’re promising is a fireworks festival and a proverbial feast for the senses. Aside from the main event, you can scoff your face in the StrEATlife Village or skate your socks off at the Ice Disco. Add to your experience by grabbing a ticket for the German Bier Festival, where Oompah Band and an Elvis Tribute Act will get you up and dancing. Gok Wan will be on hand to DJ at StrEATlife village to give you the tunes on Saturday night.
2) Harrow Fireworks, November 5
Entry: 12pm – 11pm (free until 4pm)
Firework Display start: Pre-show 7.30pm, with fireworks straight after (approx. 7.45pm for 20 minutes).
While standard tickets are pretty cheap (from £4), VIP tickets (starting at £19.95) include fast track entry, a free ride token, a meal from a food outlet, access to the VIP area and front row viewing area. Either way, it’s a worthwhile purchase for eleven hours of fireworks and fun! Grab your tickets here.
3) Beckenham Fireworks At Croydon Recreation Ground, November 5
Fireworks: Quieter display for younger children at 6pm, followed by a main display at 7:45pm
A community-led event that has taken place for the best part of 70 years, the fireworks at Beckenham are a sight to behold. Promising fun for the entire family, with two displays, the event at Croydon Recreation Ground boasts tasty food stalls, face-paints and a funfair. Plus, all proceeds from the event go towards local charities. Grab your tickets on the gate, and find more information here.
4) Battersea Park Fireworks, November 5-6
Entry: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 5pm.
Firework Display start: 8pm
Back with a bang (and an extra bloody day at that!) is the lively Battersea Park fireworks. Usually a one-day affair, they doubled their time last year to incorporate the first Family Sunday, and they’re continuing that rhythm into 2022. Sunday starts earlier (5pm entry; 7pm fireworks) and includes a 7-metre tall light installation to celebrate the bonfire.
Prior to this, however, is the usual Saturday night shenanigans; with fireworks from Titanium Pyrotechnics who also happen to be the creative minds behind the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Plus, there’s a hell of an afterparty planned, with Evolution London transformed into a German “Bierkeller”, boasting a live band, steins and bumper cars. Find it immediately after the fireworks within the park at Evolution London. Get your tickets to the firework display and/or afterparty here.
5-6) Morden Park and Wimbledon Park, November 4-5
Entry: 5.15pm – 10.00pm
Firework Display start: 5:15pm gates open; 6:45pm fireworks (first show); 8:30pm fireworks (second show)
Merton Borough Council are bringing back the big guns this year, with four firework displays across two locations. Steady on, Merton! Morden Park will play host first, before Wimbledon Park takes the stage a day later. Each event has two displays, one at 6:45pm and one at 8:30pm. Though the 5.15pm show is intended for children, the theme is feel good pop music this year…(which, we can all agree, is just as suitable for adults). The later show’s musical theme is Kings and Queen’s music, so have your best outfits at the ready. Get your tickets here.
7) Chiswick Park Firework Extravaganza, November 3
A cosy weeknight display is being held on Guy Fawkes Night-eve, with plenty of food a drink to accompany a musical showing of fireworks. Plus a Charity Firewalk on the night to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices charity (find out more and book here).
8) Barnes Sports Club, November 6
Celebrate with the traditional Bonfire, hot mulled wine, a large bar, and a BBQ selling burgers and hot dogs. Listen to music from Barnes Sports Club’s favourite DJ – and don’t forget to dress for your chance to win the best Guy Fawkes lookalike competition! The winner will get to do the honours and light the bonfire, so it’s a pretty hot ticket. Get more information here.
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