Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays in London 2018
What time are Guy Fawkes fireworks in North, East, South and West London and the surrounding area
Celebrate Bonfire Night the right way, at one of the many events and parties planned throughout the capital. From traditional displays to fancy themed spectacles, there's bound to be something for everyone in each area of the city.
One of the most popular bonfire night events in the city, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Display is back again with spectacular fireworks set against Fatboy Slim DJing and guests Cirque Bijou. This year the pyrotechnic spectacular has been extended to two days actoss Fri 2–Sat 3. On the Friday the fireworks start at 9pm and on the Saturday they begin at 8pm. There's also a German Beer Festival, laser show, huge bonfire, live music, family area and lots more.
The free Light Up the Night festival at Wembley Park (Sun 4 Nov) is doubling up this year to celebrate both Diwali and Bonfire night for a massive celebration of light. The fireworks soundtrack will feature Indian music and there will also be street performers, British and Indian food and a mechanical elephant. The Harrow Fireworks Display (Sat 3 Nov) will also celebrate Diwali and Bonfire night, with fireworks set to popular Hindi music along with a fireshow, funfair, craft market and outdoor bar.
The family friendly Scout Park Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) has a toddler and autism friendly display at 5.30pm, followed by the main fireworks at 8pm. There's also a variety of food stalls, games for the wee ones, marshmallow toasting and a bonfire. The night before, Totteridge Firework Display takes places at Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club starting at 4pm.
Lewisham council are once again hosting the Blackheath Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov), with a funfair from 12pm and fireworks at 8pm. The event is free but donations are accepted to ensure that it stays free in the future. Victoria Park Fireworks (Sun 4 Nov) is another free event, with the main show kicking off at 7pm. The theme for this year is inspired by Mary Shelley's sci-fi novel Frankenstein. Likewise the Waltham Forest Bonfire Night on Mon 5 Nov, is free, with food stalls and a bar accompanying the fireworks at 8pm.
Newham's Guy Fawkes Night (Sat 3 Nov), normally at Wanstead Flats but this year is taking place at Silvertown Quays, is another free family event that has live DJs alongside the main fireworks at 6.30pm and food to suit all tastes, from Caribbean to Thai. This year the display has a special soundtrack in ode to musician and composer Jean Michel Jarre. At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, you'll find the Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks (Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov), which has a range of family activities from 2pm including slime and lantern making, with the fireworks finale at 7pm each night.
The annual Hackney Bonfire Night (Sat 3 Nov) in Clissold Park is suitable for all ages and includes funfair rides, street performers and food and drink stalls and a sparkler-zone, with the fireworks taking place at 7.30pm.
Further out East in Bexleyheath is the annual Danson Park Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) hosted by Welling Round Table and featuring a 25-minute display set to music over the lake.
The massive Battersea Park Fireworks Display (Sat 3 Nov) offers plenty of entertainment, with a display by the award-winning pyro-technicians Jubilee Fireworks at 8pm set to music. Tickets always sell out for the 50,000 capacity event so be sure to book your tickets early so you don't miss out.
The Crystal Palace Park Fireworks Display (Mon 5 Nov) is another huge one, presenting a dazzling display at 8.30pm by Selstar Fireworks, winner of the 2017 British Firework Championships. There's also a quieter display especially for kids at 7pm, with food and drink available throughout the evening.
The popular Lambeth Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) are back again this year and you get two displays for the price of one. The 'Family Films' themed display starts at 6.45pm, featuring songs from family friendly movies. At 8pm Heart Radio take over for a 'Time Tunnel' theme, with pyrotechnics choreographed to tunes from the 90s all the way to the present day.
Southwark Council's Fireworks Night (Mon 5 Nov), which is now in its 15th year, is free for Southwark residents to attend, with gates open at 5pm and the last entry at 6.30pm. Beckenham Fireworks in the Park (Sat 3 Nov) offers two displays; an autism and child-friendly one at 6pm and the main display with music at 7.45pm, while the Chislehurst Rotary Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) a kids funfair, performers and fireworks at 7pm.
The Greatest Fireworks Show (Sat 3 Nov) at Kempton Park Racecourse is a good shout for the little ones, with entertainment for the whole family and fireworks set to the soundtrack from the film The Greatest Showman at 7pm. The Wimbledon Park Fireworks (Mon 5 Nov) and Morden Park Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) are similarly great for kids thanks to earlier kid-friendly performances both at 6.45pm as well as the main display at 8.30pm. There's also the family-orientated Dulwich Bonfire and Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) at Dulwich Sports Club which has fireworks at around 7pm and kids under 10 go free.
The Kingston Community Fireworks (Fri 2 Nov) at Kingsmeadow Stadium has children's fairground rides, refreshments and music provided by DJs at Radio Jackie before the fireworks start at 8pm. Meanwhile, Barnes Bonfire Night (Sat 3 Nov) includes a best guy competition, mulled wine and a licensed bar, with the bonfire being lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.45pm. There is also a late-night disco afterwards in the club house with DJ Disco Danger.
Welling Round Table's Charity Fireworks at Danson Park (Sat 3 Nov) features a 25-minute display over the lake from 8pm, with proceeds going back into the local community, while the Round Table Carshalton Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) in Surrey also sees all profits being donated to local charities.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have two displays to choose from; Bishops Park (Fri 2 Nov) and Ravenscourt Park (Sat 3 Nov). Both events have special children's fireworks at 7.15pm and then the main display at 8pm, with plenty of treats and funfair rides to keep everyone entertained and happy.
The Ealing Cricket Club Classical Fireworks Display (Sat 3 Nov) celebrates 100 years of the RAF with a flying theme and a laser display before the fireworks, as well as a barbecue, mulled wine and children's entertainment. There's also Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov), with live music from The Boss UK after the fireworks and the Richmond Family Fireworks (Sun 4 Nov), where you can catch a display choreographed to 90s hits.
Finally, over in Paddington at Cleaveland Square Fireworks, the usually private square opens up to the public on Mon 5 Nov for a massive bonfire, fireworks display, BBQ, music and a very well-stocked bar.