Bonfire Night in London
As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, winter events in London start with a bang on the 5th of November. Bonfire Night – also known as Guy Fawkes Night - traditionally marks the anniversary of the end of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Wrap up warm and head to the spectacular firework displays in the capital, many of which run into the weekend. Here’s our pick of the best bonfires across London.
Battersea Park, Saturday November 7th
The annual fireworks event at Battersea Park is extremely popular and this year the display will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack. To celebrate our longest reigning monarch, the theme is “A Royal Night Out”. There will also be street food pop-ups and a bar serving seasonal mulled wine. For more information click here.
Victoria Park, Saturday November 7th
The Bonfire Night celebration in Victoria Park is back to light up the skies of East London for the first time since 2010. The free display will feature stunning fireworks set to an atmospheric soundtrack. There will be stalls serving refreshments and mulled wine. For more information click here.
Wimbledon Park, Thursday November 5th
Wimbledon Park is a beautiful setting for Bonfire Night. This year there will be a bonfire as well as two themed firework displays – the first of which is suitable for young children. There will be fairground rides and food stalls too. For more information click here.
Harrow’s Byron Park, Saturday November 7th
For a family day out, head to Harrow’s Byron Park which boasts a world food area and a fun fair. The park opens at 1pm and children can enjoy face painting, games and a Disney character parade. A DJ set will take place between 4pm and 6pm. For more information click here.
What to wear:
Make sure you wrap up for Bonfire Night. Here are some of our cosiest coats and jackets.