Rather than set off a couple of rockets in your backyard or light some soggy sparklers on your balcony, let the professionals take care of the pyrotechnics by heading to a proper fireworks display. From the annual Ally Pally extravaganza to the big show in Battersea, these are the best places to watch the fireworks in London.

Fireworks at Alexandra Palace 2023

Alexandra Palace

Ally Pally always puts on a good show when it comes to fireworks, and this year is no different. As always, there’ll be a spectacular array of fireworks, soundtracked by a killer playlist and with the London skyline in the background. But there’ll be plenty else on, with the entertainment programme including a drag takeover by The Glory on Friday night, sets from the likes of Fat Tony and DJ Spoony and an Elton John tribute act. Plus, there’ll be loads of street food stalls, an ice rink (which’ll be turned into an ice disco) and a German bier festival happening inside the Palace itself.

Fri 3rd & Sat 4th November 2023
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Fireworks in Battersea Park 2023

Battersea Park

Fireworks are back at Battersea Park this year, but this time with TWO days of bonfire night celebrations. On the Saturday, there’ll be a spectacular fireworks display and bonfire, as well as plenty of options for warming food and drinks. Then, on the Sunday, there be a family-friendly edition, with an earlier start time and loads of activities to keep the kids busy. Luckily, you won’t be too far away from Battersea Power Station if you fancy checking out spots like the new BAO noodle shop or the Power Station’s own Arcade Food Hall while you’re in SW London.

Sat 4th & Sun 5th November 2023
Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Fireworks in Morden & Wimbledon Park 2023

Morden Park & Wimbledon Park

Merton Borough Council is going big this year. For Bonfire Night 2023, they’ll be putting on four musical shows across two different locations – Morden Park and Wimbledon Park – and they promise to blow you away. Gates at both parks open at 5.15pm, with an earlier fireworks display more suitable for young children starting at 6.45pm – the theme this year is ‘magic’. Then, there be another at 8.30pm with the theme of ‘One hit wonders’, so expect bangers from every decade. Of course, they’ll have their annual funfair back, which will be open until 10pm.

Sat 4th November & Sun 5th November 2023
Morden Park & Wimbledon Park

Fireworks in Barnes 2023


Down in Barnes, the popular local celebration will be on once again at Barnes Sports Club, complete with a traditional bonfire, music, hot mulled wine, a bar, BBQ and (of course) a fireworks display. Bring along your sparklers and glowsticks, dance to tunes from DJs and catch a live performance by The Connection. There’ll also be an old-fashioned Best Guy competition, with the winning entrant getting to light the bonfire.

Sat 4th November 2023
The Club House, 261 Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9QL

Fireworks in Richmond 2023


Over at Richmond Athletic Ground, the fireworks are choreographed to music, there are funfair rides and mulled wine, hot food, candy floss and popcorn stalls. Plus, there’s an after-party in the Members Bar.

Sun 5th November 2023
Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF

Fireworks in Walker Ground 2023

Walker Ground

This Bonfire Night, Walker Ground will be transformed into a funfair filled with killer rides and inflatables. They’ll also have a major fireworks display and stalls stocked with burgers, hotdogs, jerk chicken, doughnuts, waffles, toffee apples, candy floss and more. Walker Ground usually attracts around 8,000-10,000 Londoners to their annual display. There’s only one way to find out why.

Sat 4th November 2023
175 Waterfall Road, Southgate, London N14 7JZ

Fireworks in Beckenham 2023


Beckenham’s Bonfire Night celebrations have been going for nearly 80 years, and this year sounds like it’ll be just as spectacular as ever. This display is a great option if you’re looking for something a bit more family-friendly since there’s a quieter display at 6pm before the main one explodes onto the scene at 7.45pm. Both are set to music and there’ll be plenty of food – including the likes of hotdogs, vegan burgers and paella – as well as a funfair. Make sure to book your tickets in advance for this one and the money from sales goes towards supporting local charities (last year they raised a whopping £90,000).

Sat 4th November 2023
Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR

Fireworks display in Waltham Forest 2023

Waltham Forest

For Bonfire Night in London 2023, Waltham Forest is putting on three evenings of stunning displays, live entertainment and street food. Instead of fireworks, though, they’ll have a mesmerising light show which’ll see the Fellowship Square lit up with projections and fire effects while an original musical performance plays in the background (this is more environmentally friendly than a traditional fireworks display). Aside from that, there’ll be street food from Kerb+, a full-service bar from Big Penny Social and a variety of street performers from Fool’s Paradise and Drum Works.

Fri 3rd – Sun 5th November 2023
Fellowship Square & Fountain, Forest Road, London E17 4JF