It’s AUTUMN! I bloody love autumn and the moment I had a chance to put away the shorts, floaty dresses and skirts, they were packaged and folded ready to hibernate for the winter. I love the whole feel of autumn; the sound of leaves beneath your feet, the smell of a roaring fire and the flickering of a bonfire. This bonfire I plan on going to a great fireworks night close to my home and I cannot wait to don the gloves, hat and scarf whilst holding a sparkler.
London is a great place to see fireworks this autumn and I have listed a few of the best below… Get the hot chocolate ready and watch the coloured lights as they fire in to the sky over your head. You just can’t get better than a good ol’ fireworks night!
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival
Friday 4th (9pm) & Saturday 5th November (8pm)
Tickets: Adult Early Bird: £7, 11-15yrs – £5
With panoramic style views spanning all across London, watch fireworks explode over the night skies at Alexandra Palace. Fireworks start at 9pm sharp on Friday and 8pm on the Saturday. We recommend getting there early and making the most of the firework festivities, which include a German beer garden, ice skating and a street food village. Tickets are retailing at £11.
Battersea Park Fireworks Display
Saturday, 5th November – 6pm
TICKET: Adult Early Bird Ticket: £8, children under 10 – FREE
One of the biggest highlights of the year in Wandsworth and across London, is the annual Battersea Park Fireworks display. A great night for families and friends, with lots of entertainment and fun. This year’s display will be set to music made by legends, fired by the award-winning Jubilee Fireworks and hosted by Christian Williams, Radio Presenter for Virgin Radio UK.
Wimbledon Park & Morden Park Musical Fireworks Displays
Saturday, 5th November – 6.45pm
TICKET: Adults – £8, 5-16yrs – £6
There are two themed performances at each venue: 6.45pm ‘Magic’ (more suitable for young children) and 8.30pm ‘All Around the World’, plus funfair, refreshments and stalls open until 10pm. Both venues boast spectacular settings for fireworks displays with clear, unobstructed views in beautiful parks settings. Morden Park has the added benefit of being set in a natural bowl, perfect for events of this nature.
Hackney Firework Pyromusical
Saturday, 5th November – 5.30pm
TICKET: Adults £8.50, £3.50 children
Like many of the displays around the city this Bonfire Night, Clissold Park will be setting their fireworks to music, kicking off the 20-minute performance at 7pm. Gates open at 5.30pm, however, so you have time to enjoy the funfair, street performers, and various food and drink stalls. Tickets must be booked in advance online and Hackney residents get a £1 discount.
Sunday 6th November, Wembley Park
Join us at and around Arena Square, Wembley Park for fireworks that promise to be an exciting fun family event with vibrant street entertainment from a number of performers, great street food to tickle your taste buds and an exciting fireworks display set to a top-secret soundtrack at approximately 6.30pm in the evening.
Harrow Fireworks Display
Saturday 5th November
TICKET: FREE if you get there before 4pm, £6.50 for an adult ticket afterwards
Fireworks fill Harrow’s Byron Park again in 2016 on an ‘outer space’ theme along with heaps of entertainment catering to all ages. The site opens from midday and boasts a world food area and fun fair. Tickets are cheaper if booked in advance and a family ticket is available online.