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Bonfire Night in London – 3rd to 6th November 2016

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Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes’ Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605,  when on the 5 November 1605, Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the Houses of Parliament. To celebrate the thwarting of the plot to blow up parliament and kill King James I , people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act was considered an annual public day of thanksgiving.

Part of the tradition that developed was the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes on top of the bonfire. However in the 20th Century, Bonfire Night is usually celebrated at large organised events, centred on a large bonfire and firework displays. Although traditionally Bonfire Night was only celebrated on November the 5th, in recent years the displays are often on the weekend nearest to the date.

London has a large number of displays often centred around parks and sports grounds, some which charge to enter and other ones that are free.

 

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill

Friday November 4 2016 – Sunday November 6 2016

 

Battersea Park Fireworks

Battersea Park, Battersea

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Beckenham Fireworks

Croydon Road Recreation Ground , Beckenham

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Coram’s Fields Fireworks Display

Coram’s Fields, Bloomsbury

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Ealing Cricket Club Fireworks

Ealing Cricket Club, Ealing

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Finchley Cricket Club Fireworks

Finchley Cricket Club, Finchley

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Fireworks Night at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Guy Fawkes Night in Newham

Wanstead Flats, Aldersbrook

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Hackney Firework Pyromusical

Clissold Park, Stoke Newington

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Harrow Fireworks Display

Byron Park Harrow, Wealdstone

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Morden Park Fireworks

Morden Park, Morden

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Richmond Family Fireworks

Richmond Athletic Ground , Richmond

Sunday November 6 2016

 

Southwark Park Fireworks

Southwark Park, Rotherhithe

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Wildfire Bonfire and Fireworks

Scout Park, Bounds Green

Saturday November 5 2016

 

Wimbledon Park Fireworks

Wimbledon Park , Wimbledon Village

Thursday November 3 2016

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