Autumn has been in full swing for a few weeks now, the leaves have turned orange and littered the ground of Green Park in the most beautiful way (which we love) the air is getting cooler (which we don’t love) and some exciting seasonal events are coming up in the calendar. One of these is Halloween, another is of course, Christmas (we might be getting ahead of ourselves a little bit there) and wedged between the two is magical Bonfire Night. “Remember, remember the fifth of November”… Consider yourself reminded. But unfortunately, like everything in London, there is such a thing as too much choice. Let us help you narrow down your search for evening plans this Bonfire night 2015 to ensure your night goes off with the bang that it deserves.
Wimbledon Park- Thursday 5th November
If you are planning on bringing your kids along to bonfire night, but are concerned the loud noises might scare them, Wimbledon Park has two firework displays this year, one of which is suitable for children. If the kids end up loving it, or if you don’t want to miss out on the real deal, then wait around for the grander display later in the evening. The night will begin with bonfires in true Guy Fawkes fashion and you can also expect food stalls and fairground rides for heightened fun.
Southwark Park- Thursday 5th November
With a phenomenal turnout of 33,000 people last year, expect a similarly grand firework event this year at Southwark Park. Alcohol is forbidden but who needs it when you can cosy up with hot drinks and snacks from the festive food stalls? The event is ticketed due to the high number expectancy, but tickets are still free.
Alexandra Palace- Saturday 7th November
If you’re looking for more of an ‘all round experience’, then there’s a little bit more to do at this one, hence its resultant anticipation and popularity. Aside from the obvious (fireworks), you can also enjoy a funfair, a German beer festival and even ice-skating (which needs to be booked in advance, but at a discounted price).
Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks- Saturday 14th November
Though it isn’t technically a Bonfire night celebration, we still thought it was worth mentioning this one, as a traditional event to welcome the new Lord Mayor. Celebrating its 800th year, more than 7,000 performers from around the world will fill the streets for the daytime parade, followed by what is expected to be a fantastic firework display in the evening. The event is free to attend and will act as a superb extension to fireworks night, or make up for any absence on the night.