Bonfire Night is fast approaching, and if you want to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ Night in style, put down the sparklers, get out of your back garden and take a coach to London for the ultimate in firework displays. Some of the best shows in the country will take place here, so get the whole family along for a night of hot chocolate, gloves, thick coats and some of the most incredible firework displays in the UK.
Ally Pally, in North London, is known for its elaborate shows and displays, and its firework extravaganza is back with a bang this year. While the fireworks, laid on by award-winning Star Fireworks, are spectacular, the fun starts at 2pm when there will be a winter carnival complete with rides, games and stalls, and for the grown ups there is the German Bier Festival complete with oompah bands to boost the atmosphere. Ice skating is also available, so get your skates on and head to Alexandra Palace from 2pm on 2nd November.
If you’re closer to South London, head to Morden Park for family friendly shows. The night starts at 6.30, with a tame bonfire and display suitable for young children, focused on pretty colours and amazing shows of sparkle and glitter. Then, at 8.15, when the children will be tucked up in bed, a second display will begin, with noisy fireworks, giant bangs and an amazing show that adults will love. This will take place on the evening of 2nd November.
Crystal Palace Park
If you are traditional and prefer to celebrate Bonfire Night on the day itself, head to Crystal Palace Park for two mesmerising displays. Much like Morden Park, there is a child-friendly display starting at 7pm with lots of colourful whizzes, pops and bangs, and at 8.30pm the music is ramped up and the display becomes much more vigorous and exciting. Prepare for big bangs and a sky awash with magical colour. There will also be a family funfair and food stalls to browse if you need to take a break from all the fireworks. Fireworks start from 7pm on 5th November.
If you hear about any other displays, we’d love to hear about them! These are just some of the displays on offer around Bonfire Night in London, so get your family’s transport sorted now by using the Coach Hire quote finder.