Guide to fireworks displays across east & south east London 2013
We've rounded up the best fireworks displays this November to help you celebrate your Bonfire Night with a bang.
Blackheath Fireworks - Shooters Hill Rd, SE3 0TY
One of the biggest free community events in London is now attracting up to 100,000 people each year. It offers a funfair starting at 4pm, food stalls and bar from 5pm followed by the main display. The village atmosphere of Blackheath is sure to mean a family-friendly vibe.
And for £250 you can invite nine clients, colleagues or friends to join you in the exclusive VIP viewing area situated right next to the firing zone for an extra-special firework display experience.
Nov 2, 8pm, FREE
Newham Guy Fawkes Night - Wanstead Flats, Forest Gate, E7
Watch the sky light-up with dazzling pyrotechnics and a laser show. This year's fireworks display will be choreographed to a pop soundtrack featuring Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Florence & the Machine, Jessie J, Katy Perry and Calvin Harris. Global food offerings include Thai noodles and curries, French crepes, jerk chicken and gourmet Lebanese cuisine.
Nov 3, 6.30pm, FREE
Southwark Fireworks Night - Southwark Park, Lower Rd, SE16 2PA
Wrap up warm and take the family along to enjoy a toffee apple and some sparkler fun.
Due to the popular demand, Southwark's Fireworks Night has been extended and the gates will open earlier and close later this year.
There will be fire and light performances throughout the evening as well as a family funfair and a wide range of food and drinks stalls.
November 5, 7pm, FREE
Weavers Fields Fireworks Display - Viaduct Street/Vallance Road, E2
Tower Hamlets Council will be lighting up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display and the fun soundtrack will provide a memorable audio-visual extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy.
Visitors can expect plenty in the way of rockets and Roman candles. Light refreshments will be available.
Nov 3, 6.30pm, FREE
Brockwell Park Fireworks - Dulwich Rd, SE24 0NG
Lambeth Council is hosting a special fireworks night created by the team behind the London Olympics fireworks. Four different zones will be based around the four seasons which will offer food, drinks and entertainment, pre and post display. A funfair, music and an appearance from Fireman Sam will keep the kids entertained.
Nov 5, 5pm, FREE
Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks - Guildhall Gresham St, EC2V 7HH
This spectacular three-mile-long procession winds its way from Mansion House through the historic streets of the Square Mile to the Royal Courts of Justice. Surviving the black death and the blitz the pageant has been performed for eight centuries - there are fewer sword fights but the floats promise to be grander than ever. A fireworks display follows over the river between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.
Nov 9, Lord Mayor's Show 11am, fireworks 5pm, FREE
Alexandra Palace Firework Display - Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Alexandra Palace is getting ready to host its first fireworks display in four years and earlybirds can get discounted tickets. There will be a family funfair, buzzing street food village and a German bier festival in the Great Hall with Bavarian waitress service and live entertainment including Oompah Bands, a DJ and headlined by Oasis tribute band Noasis. Families can purchase specially priced Guy Fawkes Night ice skating tickets at £5 per skater, including skate hire.
The display will be put on by Star Fireworks, recently crowned 2013 British Firework Champions.
Nov 2, from 2pm, £4-10