London is famous for its extravagant firework displays, with the whole city lighting up to celebrate bonfire night on 5 November. But with so many events happening around the capital – it’s difficult to decide where to go.

Fortunately, we’re spoiled for choice – scroll down to see which are the best fireworks shows in London.

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Central London

Looking for somewhere extra special to watch fireworks? The Lord Mayor’s Show in Central London takes place a week after bonfire night and boasts a half a tonne of fireworks launched from a barge moored on the Thames.  TOP TIP Watch the show from Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars Bridge or Waterloo Bridge to get the best view.

When?  Saturday 12th November, 11am parade, 5pm fireworks
Where? Between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges
How much? Free
Tube/Train: Waterloo, Southwark or Blackfriars Bridges

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West London – Ealing

If you like your fireworks to be dramatic then head down to Ealing Cricket Club. Presented by Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks, this quirky display has a Rock ‘n’ Roll theme with background music of Oasis, Kings of Leon and Queen. There will also be a barbecue, a fun fair and warming cups of mulled wine being served.

When?  Saturday 5th November, 7pm
Where? Corfton Road, Ealing
How much? Adults: £6, under 14’s accompanied by an adult: £4
Tube/Train:  Ealing Broadway


North London – Enfield Town

Running for an impressive 37 years, Enfield Town Fireworks is back for another spectacular show. Get down there at 7pm to  enjoy fairground rides, candyfloss and a magnificant display, courtesy of the hard-working Scouts.

When?  Saturday 5th November, 7.30 pm
Where? Between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges
How much£6.00 for adults; £4.00 for children.
Tube/Train: Enfield Town Rail


East LondonMillwall Park, Bartlett Park and Weavers Fields

The hugely popular fireworks show at Victoria Park has now split into three simultaneous events. This will enable residents to enjoy a show nearer to home, without the large crowds. Watch in awe as fountains of colour and impressive shapes light up the sky from 7.30pm.

When?  Saturday 5th November 7.30pm
Where? Millwall Park, Bartlett Park and Weavers Field
How much? Free
Tube/Train:  Island Gardens, Langdon Park and Bethnal Green

South London – Blackheath

With some of the biggest and brightest fireworks in London, the Blackheath fireworks showpromises to be a huge success.  Not only is there a 30-minute extravaganza timed to music, there will be international food stalls, fairground rides and a fully licensed bar.
When?  Saturday 5th November, 8pm
Where? Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Rd
How much? Free, donations welcome
Tube/Train: Blackheath Rail

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