Bonfire Night (also known as ‘Fireworks Night’ and ‘Guy Fawkes Night’) the related events include a series of impressive firework displays in parks and public places across London and the rest of the UK.
This annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.
We have compiled an updated list of Fireworks displays around the capital below, please make sure that you click on the links provided below before travelling -and always check the TFL website here for planned engineering works when travelling around London over the weekend to avoid disruptions to your travel.
- Alexandra Palace Fireworks – Cancelled in 2012
- Barking Park Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November
- Battersea Park Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November
- Blackheath Fireworks – Saturday
- Clapham Common Fireworks – Friday 2nd November
- Crystal Palace Park Fireworks – Monday 5th November
- Kingston Fireworks – Friday 2nd November
- Morden Park Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November
- Roundwood Park Fireworks – Monday 5th November
- Streatham Common Fireworks – Friday 2nd November
- Victoria Park Fireworks – Sunday 4th November
- Wanstead Fireworks – Sunday 4th November
- Wimbledon Park Fireworks – Monday 5th November