Firework displays 2016: London

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Fireworks London 2016
England's glorious capital is where gunpowder, treason and plot first began all those years ago, so where better to enjoy Bonfire Night than on the streets of London? We've rounded up the best of the shows the city has to offer in 2016.

Take the kids down to your local park or enjoy one of central London's big displays, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide it's sure to be a great night with big crowds, warm drinks and plenty of family fun.

Fireworks: central London 2016

Here's our pick of the best fireworks central London has to offer:

The Lord Mayor's Fireworks, Victoria Embankment

This is one of London's most spectacular annual displays and you'll be able to see the fireworks for miles, but for the best view of all head down to the riverside between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, either on Victoria Embankment or on the South Bank. All the roads and both bridges will be closed to traffic so there's plenty of room.
When? Saturday 12th November, 5.15pm

Where? Victoria Embankment, London

How much? Free

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Southwark Firework Display

Join in the fun at the 13th annual Bonfire Night celebrations and watch fireworks light up the sky over Central London. There's family entertainment as well as food and drinks to get you warm and toasty.
When? Saturday 5th November, gates open at 5pm
Where? Southwark Park, London

How much? Free

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Fireworks: south London 2016

Here's our pick of the best fireworks south London has to offer:

Battersea Park

What could be more atmospheric than watching a beautiful fireworks display on the banks of the Thames? Feast on wintery treats and enjoy the hues and pinks and purples reflected on the water!
When? Saturday 5th November, gates open at 6pm and last entry at 8pm
Where? Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ

How much? £6.50-£10 but must be bought online before!
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Blackheath fireworks

Trek up the hill to the heath and see the skies lit up by the spellbounding Blackheath fireworks. The display is one of the biggest free community events in the capital and attracts up to 100,000 people each year, and as always, this year it promises to be a fun evening of entertainment with a funfair from 12 noon, bar and food (and other stalls) from 5pm and the main display which starts at 8pm.
When? Saturday 5th November, 8pm

Where? Blackheath Common, London

How much? Free

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Crystal Palace Fireworks

Two displays, starting with a children's display of colourful fireworks and fewer bangs early at 7pm, followed by a main display set to music - at 8.30pm. There will be a family funfair and food stalls, too.
When? Saturday 5th November

Where? Crystal Palace, SE20 8DT
How much? Adults £6, Children £4, under 3s free.

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Fireworks: north London 2016

Here's our pick of the best fireworks north London has to offer:

More than just a fireworks show, Alexandra Palace

This mesmerising show combines fireworks, lasers and music for a truly unique fireworks experience. There really is something for everyone at this event - little ones can enjoy a winter festival with carousels, helter skelter and even an ice rink, while grown-ups can sample The German Bier Festival, featuring traditional products, Bavarian foods and wonderful music.
When? Saturday 5th November, gates from 3pm, fireworks at 8pm
Where? Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY


How much? Adults £11, children £8.50
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Harrow fireworks display

You get twice the fun of fireworks at this display in north London as they host two shows in one night. Arrive early to see the quiet version at 6.30pm, so that even the smallest children will enjoy them, and stay on to see the real firecrackers and louder show.
When? Saturday 5th November, gates at 12pm, fireworks 7.30pm
Where? Harrow Byron Park
How much? Free before 4pm or adults £8, children £5
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Fireworks: east London 2016

Here's our pick of the best fireworks east London has to offer:

Waltham Forest Fireworks

Enjoy fireworks,a fun fair and food stalls in Chestnuts Field which is infamous for it's exciting display that attracts around 20,000 people every year.
When? Friday 4th November, gates from 6.30pm, fireworks at 8pm
Where? Town Hall Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
How much? Free
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Fireworks: west London 2016

Here's our pick of the best fireworks west London has to offer:

Bishop's Park Fireworks

This bonfire event is perfect for families due to its alcohol-free nature and entertaining fun fair.
When? Friday 4th November, 6-9.30pm
Where? Bishops Park, Fulham, SW6 6HH
How much? £8
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Richmond athletic ground

This year you can enjoy a glittering display themed to movie soundtracks, as well as watching live entertainment and playing on the fun fair!
When? Sunday 6th November, gates open at 4pm
Where? Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF
How much? Adults £8, children £5
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