ALEXANDRA PALACE, North London
Arguably one of London’s most famous firework displays, Alexandra Palace is a full afternoon and evening event. The doors open at 3pm, which may seem early considering the fireworks aren’t scheduled until 8pm, but rest assured, you won’t be short of things to keep you entertained. Add on a ticket for the indoor German beer festival to really make a day of it – you’ll get a taste of Oktoberfest thanks to the choice of music, food and staff costume on offer. If day drinking isn’t really your thing, or if you’re having a family day out, there are funfair rides and entertainment as well as discounted tickets for the Palace’s famous indoor ice-skating rink. Our top tip? Be sure to secure a good viewing point on the hill earlier than expected to beat the crowds and enjoy what’s sure to be a beautiful display.
7th November, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
BATTERSEA, South London
Favoured by many for its family friendly fireworks display, Battersea Park is sure to be a hub of locals and tourists alike come bonfire weekend. This year’s theme is ‘A Royal Night Out’ and ticket holders can expect a carefully choreographed display to music. A bar and food stalls will also be placed in situ so arrive early to enjoy the seasonal mulled wine and street food pop-ups before the show begins at 8pm. Advance purchases are, of course, cheaper and advised as this event has a tendency to sell out.
7th November, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ