Where To Celebrate Bonfire Night In London 2023
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Where To Celebrate Bonfire Night In London 2023

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Wondering where to celebrate Bonfire Night this year? Here are the best firework displays taking place across London, featuring show-stopping pyrotechnics and sizzling bonfires alongside funfair rides and street food. Sparklers at the ready…

Where To Celebrate Bonfire Night In London 2023

Ally Pally’s Fireworks Festival

Every year, tens of thousands of revellers descend on the grounds of Ally Pally for their iconic fireworks display, which dates back a whopping 150 years. It’s the biggest fireworks festival in London, complete with music, an ice rink, a funfair, and a huge bonfire. Visitors can also get merry at the UK’s largest German-style beer tent, and feast on food from one of the many street food stalls.

Ally Pally bonfire night 2023

Details: 3 & 4 November 2023 at Alexandra Park & Palace (Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY). Tickets are on sale now: £13 for an adult, from £8 for 11-15 year olds and £3 for under-10s. fireworks.london

Wimbledon Park Musical Fireworks Display

Wimbledon Park’s annual musical firework display will return on 4 November, with two showings: family-friendly ‘Magic’ themed musical fireworks at 5.15 pm, and a later ‘One Hit Wonders’ themed display at 7.15 pm. Plus there’s a street food village and funfair to enjoy on site. If you’d prefer to see a display on 5 November, head to the sister event at Morden Park.

Details: 4 November 2023 at Wimbledon Park (Home Park Road, London SW19 8AU). Adult tickets from £10pp. seetickets.com

Battersea Park Fireworks

The award-winning annual fireworks display at Battersea Park never fails to disappoint, with more than 50,000 visitors attending each year. Saturday night is all about winter warmers, both food and drink, while Sunday starts slightly earlier and is perfect for families.


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Details: 4 & 5 November 2023 at Battersea Park (London SW11 4NJ). Tickets cost £12.30 for adults, £8.25 for children aged 5–15, and under 5s go free but must have a ticket. Tickets always sell out in advance so be sure to book ahead. batterseaparkfireworks.com

JOIA Rooftop

Peer over Battersea’s firework display at JOIA Rooftop, the open-air bar on art’otel Battersea’s 16th floor. It’s the chic bar’s final rooftop party of the season, featuring cocktails and DJs – with the special addition of hot sangria – in the cool air, with Battersea’s display lighting up from 8.10pm. Then the party will move to the warmth of JOIA Bar inside.



Details: From 6.30pm on 4 November 2023 at JOIA Rooftop (1 Electric Blvd, Nine Elms, London SW11 8BJ). Tickets are £35 including a drink on arrival and can be booked here.

Richmond Fireworks

The firework display at Richmond Athletic Ground is ideal for families, this year taking on a space theme. From 4.30pm, visitors can enjoy funfair rides, with plenty of food and drink available – from burgers to crepes to mulled wine.

Details: 5 November 2023 at Richmond Athletic Ground (Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF). Tickets are on sale here.

Waltham Forest Light Show Spectacular

Waltham Forest Light Show

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For an eco option, head to Waltham Forest Town Hall for a special light show spectacular, featuring a breath-taking display across the Hall’s façade, plus light walkers, fire jugglers, and entertainment from Fool’s Paradise and Drum Works. Plus, visitors can enjoy delicious street food from Kerb+ alongside a full-service bar from Big Penny Social.

Details: 3, 4 & 5 November 2023 at 5.30pm & 9.30pm at Fellowship Square (London E17 4JF). Book your tickets from £6.13 per person here.

Thames Clippers

Take an alternative approach to Bonfire Night and view London’s fireworks from the Thames. River bus service Thames Clippers offers a multitude of water routes to catch the perfect glimpse of fireworks. From travelling to Battersea Power Station Pier to spot the fantastic display, to viewing Newham’s bonfire spectacular in the Royal Docks, a starlit journey on the Thames promises the most magical of bonfire nights.

Details: Hope aboard whenever you wish! (But probably on the weekend of 4 & 5 November.) Visit the website for specific routes and timetabling. thamesclippers.com