Three days of Guy Fawkes celebrations across London kick off tonight, with dozens of fireworks displays in parks.
Organisers promised a “huge array” of “the best pyrotechnics”. Many of the events are free. Tonight, thousands are expected to flock to south London venues, where many of the displays will be taking place.
There will be fireworks at Brockwell Park, Clapham Common, Streatham Common, Wimbledon Park, Crystal Palace Park and Southwark Park. There will also be displays at Roundwood Park, Brent and Syon Park, Brentford — where the Gunpowder Plot will be re-enacted.
Displays will also be held tomorrow and on Saturday when crowds will gather at some of the country’s biggest fireworks shows. Fireworks at Alexandra Palace will be coupled with England’s largest German beer festival and a funfair, and this year’s display at Battersea Park will be set to music with the theme of “love”.
Sally Chatterjee, chief executive of Visit London, said: “London has a huge array of firework displays taking place this year and many of them are free. It’s an ideal way to see some of London’s most stunning parks and heaths while enjoying some of the best pyrotechnics displays around.”
Firework displays in the capital
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road. 7.30pm, free.
Clapham Common 7.30pm, free.
Streatham Common 7.30pm, free.
Wimbledon Park 6.30pm and 8.15pm with funfair. Adults £7, children £4, family ticket £20.
Southwark Park 7pm, free.
Roundwood Park, Harlesden Road. 6.45pm, free.
Syon Park, Brentford. 8pm with a re-enactment of the Gunpowder Plot. Adults £5, children £2.
Crystal Palace Park Children’s fireworks 7pm, main display 8pm. Adults £5, children £3.
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Walthamstow. 6pm with funfair. Adults £4, children £3, under-fives free
Bishop’s Park, Fulham. Funfair 6pm, fireworks 7.15pm and 8pm. £6 or £4 in advance, under-fives free.
Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston Road. 8pm, adults £6, children £4.
Wanstead Flats 6.15pm. Free
Ealing Cricket Club 7.30pm with bonfire, barbecue and children’s rides. Adults £5, children £3.
Enfield Town Park Funfair 6pm, display 7.30pm. Adults £5, children £3.
Walker Cricket Ground, Southgate. Food, bar and children’s rides 5pm, fireworks 8pm. Adults £6, children £4.
Alexandra Palace Beer festival 4.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm, free.
Ravenscourt Park Funfair 7.15pm, fireworks 8pm. £6, under-fives free.
Barking Park Funfair and concert 5.30pm, fireworks 8pm. Adults £5, children £1 with paying adult.
Danson Park, Bexleyheath. Food and entertainment 5.30pm, fireworks 8pm. Adults £5, children £3.
Norman Park, Hayes, Kent. Open 5pm, fireworks 8pm. Adults £5, children £3.
Croydon Road Recreation Ground Children’s fireworks 7pm, main display 8pm. Adults £5, children £3.
Chislehurst Recreation Ground Bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Adults £6, children £3.
Blackheath Common 8pm, free.
Morden Park 6.30pm and 8.15pm. Adults £7, children £4.
Victoria Park 7.30pm, free.
Battersea Park. Bonfire and bar 7.30pm, fireworks 8pm — set to music to the theme of love. Adults £6, under-10s £1.