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Make a note in your diaries as London’s biggest and best firework festival explodes onto the scene this November, at the beautiful Alexandra Palace. With plenty to see and do at the festival and the surrounding areas, there will be no shortage of things to keep the little (and big!) kids entertained for the full weekend.

Tickets for the event, taking advantage of the ‘early bird’ offer start from £9.50 per adult £7.50 child 11-15yrs and 10+ and under £1.50. Tickets for the German Bier festival (over 18’s only), the Luna Cinema and Ice-Skating rink have separate charges and must be bought in advance with the purchase of the fireworks festival tickets.

Things to do

Bier Festival – Held in the great hall for both evenings the largest ally pally bier festival this side of the Munich gets underway. Take your seat and get your beer delivered to your table, sit back and enjoy the music from tribute acts The Killerz on Friday and a tribute to Elton John on Saturday. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance; it is advised to arrive early to grab a good spot.

Luna Cinema – settle in and have a movie night in the recently restored Victorian theatre, hosting great movies on both nights. Friday – Harry Potter and the philosophers stone – begins at 18:45pm/ silence of the lambs – begins at 21:50. Saturday – toy story 4 – begins at 17:45pm / V for Vendetta – begins at 20:50pm. The doors for all performances open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Ice Skating – the rink will be open during the festival and will be offering public sessions and disco. Get your groove on as you skate around on the ice listening to pop and fun music. This is an additional add on ticket and must be purchased in advance of your fireworks tickets. Times open

Friday- doors open at 17:00pm

17:30pm – 18:45pm – Public session

19:30pm – 20:45pm – Public session

21:30pm – 23:00pm – Disco

Saturday – doors open at 16:00pm

16:30pm – 17:45pm – Public session

18:30pm – 19:45pm – Public session

20:30pm – 22:30pm – Disco

Prices – £9 public / £10 Disco

 StrEATlife – Street food & Craft Beer – With the biggest names in street food make sure that you pay a visit to one of London’s best street food festivals. Fill your face and get your jig on as this year’s live music is from the curator of this year’s soundtrack the legendary DJs Rob Da Bank (Friday) and Jazzie B (Saturday).

Family Area food and drink – If you have the little ones in tow or even have big kids in the family then make sure you visit the family area. Choose from numerous food and drink options with kid friendly portions, music, cabaret, a funfair for the thrill-seekers.

Other Food & Drink – As well as the designated areas there will be plenty of stalls and traders dotted all around the site, with food and drink options to suit every taste even those fussy ones.

Bonfire – To start the proceedings and a new spectacle to the festival is the lighting of the bonfire. Be mesmerised as the fire performers bring the spectacular theatrics just before the official lighting of the bonfire that will dwarf all others that you have seen. A 30-foot effigy will burn at the very top of the bonfire designed by local young people as part of an Alexandra Palace learning project working with local artists.

Fireworks – this is our favourite part. The ally pally is renowned for its spectacular fireworks display and will be lighting up the London skyline once again this year as it has done for the last 150 years. The pyro musical will be to a special soundtrack put together by Radio1 and BBC6 radio presenter Rob De Bank the person behind bestival and camp bestival.

Times of opening for all areas

Friday 1st November – entry to the park is permitted from 6pm and the site will be open until 11pm. The German Bier festival and Street food village will also be open from pm the Bonfire will be lit at 7:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 9pm on the dot so you are advised to turn up well before then to grab a good spot and not miss any of the show.

Saturday 2nd November – Entry to the park is permitted from 4pm and the site is open until 10:30pm. The German Bier festival and street food village will also open at 4pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 8:pm on the dot so you are advised to turn up well before then to grab a good spot and not miss any of the show.


Where to watch the fireworks in London

Beautifully Coloured Bursts

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.