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Bonfire Night in London: where to see the fireworks for free!

The 5th of November in London is Bonfire Night. Celebrate Bonfire Night in style by watching a wonderful fireworks show in London!

Fireworks Bonfire London
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What is Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night is also known as ‘Fireworks Night’ or ‘Guy Fawkes Night’. It is a British tradition dating back to the plot of 1605, when the Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I. Until now, it is customary for the cellars in the Houses of Parliament to be searched by the Yeoman before each state opening of the Parliament. The anniversary of Fawkes arrest on November 5th (sometimes known as Guy Fawkes Day) is celebrated every year with bonfires and fireworks in London. The effigies of Guy Fawkes are often burned on top of the bonfires.



Here the best places where to see the fireworks in London

London fireworks are among the best in the country. This year you will get amazing fireworks, charity events and even funfairs. Here is our guide to the Bonfire Night fireworks and night events throughout London.

Sadly, many free fireworks night have been cancelled for 2022, with councils deciding not to reinstate the events the third year in a row due to the pandemic.

Bonfire London
© Zuza Galczynska

LIST OF THE TOP 5 FIREWORKS SHOWS FOR BONFIRE NIGHT

1. Ally Pally’s Alexandra Palace

This is probably the best firework show for Bonfire Night, the ‘Glastonbury of Fireworks’, with music, dance, fire shows, it will be amazing. Unfortunately tickets are sold out. Click here for more information.

2. Battersea Park

South London’s biggest fireworks display returns to Battersea Park for a two-night show. Tickets for Saturday 5th of November are sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday 6th of November. Click here for more information.

Wonders of London will be live streaming the fireworks from Battersea Park on our Facebook page!

3. Wimbledon and Morden Park

The two shows will return on Friday 4 November at Wimbledon Park and Saturday 5 November at Morden Park. Click here to get your tickets.

4. Beckenham

Beckenham Fireworks in the Park is a family-friendly show for Bonfire Night that has been run since 1946. Click here for more information.

5. Harrow

This will be a huge 20-minute musical fireworks display starting at 7.45pm. Free to enter until 12pm. Click here for more information.

London Fireworks
© Kafai Liu

CLICK HERE OR THE VIDEO BELOW TO WATCH OUR LIVE OF THE ALLY PALLY’S ALEXANDRA PALACE FIREWORKS 2021
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Live
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