Brilliant bonfires, fantastic fireworks, sizzling sparklers and, erm, 90’s anthems, will all be on offer this weekend as south west London celebrates Guy Fawkes’ night. We round up five of the best below.
Battersea Park Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November
For lovers of all things bonfire night, this landmark venue in south west London has to be top of the list. Watch in amazement as Wandsworth Council lights up the skies at this long-running family affair. Infamous pyro-technicians, Jubilee Fireworks, have created another eye-popping 22-minute program to dazzle the crowds. If you are feeling peckish before or after stop by Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station to enjoy many of their new restaurants, bars and cafés. Wrap up warm and head over to Battersea Park where gates will open at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm by Councillor Jane Cooper, Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth. Standard tickets are £10 and children go free, although they must still purchase a ticket.
Location: Battersea Park
The Annual Richmond Family Fireworks Display – Sunday 4th November
This is the one everyone has heard of and for good reason. Richmond Athletic Ground will host their 90’s music themed fireworks display this Sunday, supported by the two rugby clubs that play at the venue, Richmond FC and London Scottish FC, and Richmond Council. This year the spectacular event will also be giving something back in supporting The Poppy Factory, based in Richmond, donating 50p from the sale of each ticket to helping injured war veterans back to work. Putting on the show are the award-winning Phoenix Fireworks who this year have created a “90’s Music Night” to set their fireworks off to. Make the most of the funfair rides, mulled wine and hot food too. Tickets for adults are £9 and £6 for children.
Location: Richmond Athletic Ground
Dukes Meadows Fireworks Display – Saturday 3rd November
This Chiswick-based firework spectacular is back for another year of bonfire fun featuring two different displays. The first short display will start at 6pm for families with younger children, followed by the main event at 7.45pm for everyone else. Refreshment stalls will be open from 4.30pm and for those wishing to make a longer night of it after the fireworks there will be entertainment from The Boss UK and their Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Adult tickets are £8.80, family tickets are available and tickets for the fireworks and band are £13.20.
Location: Duke Meadows Golf & Tennis
Kingston Upon Thames Fireworks Display – Friday 2nd November
What better plan for an autumnal Friday night than heading to Kingsmeadow Stadium for a musical fireworks display? The event will offer a children’s funfair and rides and the Radio Jackie team will be kicking off the party before the highly-anticipated fire works display begins at 8pm. All surplus proceeds from the event will go to local charities. Tickets purchased on the day are £5.
Location: Kingsmeadow Stadium
Lambeth Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November
Few annual firework events boast a CV quite like that of Lambeth Fireworks and this year they are back with a bang, quite literally, at Brockwell Park. Featuring two displays for one ticket, the first kicks off at 6.45pm with the kid’s show set to movie soundtracks from films including Moana, Frozen and The Greatest Showman. The second at 8pm has the theme of ‘Time Tunnel,’ presented by Heart London Radio, a show choreographed to some of the 90’s biggest anthems. There will also be funfair rides, bars and plenty of great food from the likes of Porkys BBQ, Mac to the Future and Le Rac Shack. Adult tickets are £10 and children’s tickets are £5.
Location: Brockwell Park