London celebrates Guy Fawkes Night every year on the 5th November. This is the day that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in a terrorist attack but was foiled. On the weekend closest to the 5th, all over London, there are a number of free or ticketed events to catch a glimpse of some amazing firework displays.
North London: Alexandra Palace
One of the most famous and iconic firework displays in London, Alexandra Palace in North London also hosts a German Beer Festival and ice rink. There is a nearby train station and then a 15-minute walk or you can get the underground to Wood Green and then the W3 bus up to Ally Pally.
South-East London: Blackheath
London’s largest free fireworks display based on the large heath at Blackheath. It gets very busy so do get there early and avoid driving as parking in a nightmare. Instead get the train to Blackheath station and then a short walk up to the ’health.
Central London: Southwark
If you are only in London for a few days why not try at Southwark park. It has heaps of bars to enjoy alongside the fireworks. Free to residents but a small fee to those not living in Southwark. Nearest stations are Canada Water or Bermondsey.
South-West London: Wimbledon
Not just home to the tennis championship, but a huge funfair and fireworks display for the whole family to enjoy in Wimbledon Park. Nearest train and tube station is Wimbledon and is a 8-minute walk or Southfields station is a tad closer.
East London: Victoria Park
Victoria Park has a large free fireworks display with a food market beforehand, to enjoy some mulled wine in the cold! The nearest station is Mile End and is a good 15-minute walk away.