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WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS

01.11.12

That's it, Halloween is over and Christmas is just around the corner, but before festivities of the Noel variety begin, there's one of our favourite calendar events to enjoy first - Guy Fawkes night. And as Londoners with barely enough outside space to twirl a sparkler, we're heading to the capital's parks to go 'ooohhh, ahhhh' at the firework displays on offer. Here's where to go north, south, east or west.

NORTH

Enfield Town - Saturday 3rd November

A family-orientated display in its 38th year, Enfield Town's show is organised by Enfield District Scouts and raises money for the troop. With this year's display promising to be a whopper - over 10,000 fireworks and 1/2 a ton of gunpowder - it's a unique show which must not to be missed.

Tickets available in advance (£5 adult, £3 children), or on the gate (£6/£4). Gates 6pm and fireworks 7.30pm.

EAST

Victoria Park  - Sunday 4th November

Victoria Park fireworks, aren't actually in Victoria Park this year... But don't worry, east Londoners won't miss out, as instead, Tower Hamlets Council are splitting the event across three parks; Weavers Fields, Bartlett Park and Milwall Park. Head down to whichever one is closest to enjoy the free fireworks, but bear in mind there'll be no funfairs or food stalls this year.

FREE! Fireworks 7.30pm at all venues.

SOUTH

Battersea Park - Saturday 3rd November

South Londoners are spoiled for choice when it comes to firework displays. With oodles of green space, there's always a near-by park to huddle into, but we suggest heading to Battersea Park for its infamous firework display. This year's theme is 'London Celebrates', which you can enjoy with a mug of mulled wine while nibbling on toffee apples and roasted chestnuts.

Tickets (from £8) must be bought in advance (you can't buy them on the night). Gates 6pm, bonfire lit 7.30pm and fireworks 8pm.

WEST

Bishops Park  - Friday 2nd November

This year Hammersmith and Fulham council are putting on a James Bond-themed display entitled 'Nightfall' at both Bishops Park (on Friday) and Ravenscourt Park (on Saturday). Enjoy a spectacular show to Bond music as well as the usual funfair and food stalls too.

Tickets £5 in advance and £7 on the gate, under-fives go free. Gates 6pm, children's fireworks 7.15pm and main show 8pm.