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.
Ally Pally always puts on a good show when it comes to fireworks, and this year is no different. Not only do they have one of the best viewpoints in London, but there’ll also be a huge family area; entertainment including a fire show, film screenings, live music, an Elvis tribute act, a DJ set from Gok Wan; and plenty of street food stalls. And with the ice rink (which’ll be turned into an ice disco) and a German bier festival happening inside the Palace, you can make a real night of it.
Sat 5th November 2022, from 4pm
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Fireworks are back at Battersea Park this year, with the bonfire being lit before the display kicks off. If you need some pre or post-firework treats, you can pop into the newly-refurbed Battersea Power Station. And there’s even a Bierkeller afterparty at Battersea Evolution complete with banquet tables, beer steins and live performances.
Sat 5th November 2022, from 6pm
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Morden Park & Wimbledon Park
Merton Borough Council is going big this year. With four different musical shows in two different locations – Morden Park and Wimbledon Park – the events promise to blow you away. There’ll one at each park at 5.15pm for the kids, and another, much noisier and altogether more fun one at 7.15pm, with a funfair running in between and afterwards.
Fri 4th November & Sat 5th November 2022
Morden Park & Wimbledon Park
Chiswick Park is back with their biggest show yet, with a mega fireworks display as well as incredible performances, a charity firewall, live music, food and drink.
Thurs 3rd November 2022
Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5YA
Down in Barnes, the popular local celebration goes down over at Barnes Sports Club, complete with a traditional bonfire, music, hot mulled wine, a bar, BBQ and (of course) a fireworks display. There’s also an old-fashioned Best Guy competition, with the winning entrant getting to light the bonfire.
Sat 5th November 2022, from 5.30pm
261 Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9QL
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 6th November 2022, from 4.30pm
Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF
With some killer fireworks, stalls, rides, for and drink, Walker Ground usually attracts around 8,000-10,000 Londoners to their annual display. There’s only one way to find out why.
Sat 5th November 2022
175 Waterfall Road, Southgate, London N14 7JZ
Beckenham’s Bonfire Night celebrations have been going for nearly 80 years, and this year they’re throwing nearly £10,000 work of fireworks up into the sky. Another with a family-friendly option, Beckenham hosts a quieter display at 6pm and a main one after at 7.45pm. Both are set to music and there’ll be plenty of food, stalls and rides to enjoy too.
Sat 5th November 2022, from 5pm
Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR