Don’t know what to do this Bonfire Night? ELL has picked out the best events happening across the boroughs. This is the chance to wrap up warm and head to the best events in London to enjoy a show of spectacular colours.
Whilst fireworks are fun and make a fantastic show, there are safety precautions put in place so that everyone can have a safe bonfire night. This time of year can be very frightening for some people, when the misuse of fireworks potentially endangers lives.
Under ‘Operation Safer Places Autumn Nights’, all 32 boroughs of London will have a local plan in place to target Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) perpetrators and associated crime.
This will be delivered by Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, supported by specialist colleagues and partner agencies.
Innovative predictive crime mapping will be used to identify ASB hot spots and associated crime types, including criminal damage and robbery in every neighbourhood in London. Officers will also be stepping up patrols at key times in hot spot areas.
Screening arches will also be used as part of wider detection tactics to deter the carrying of weapons. There will also be test purchasing operations regarding the sale of fireworks, alcohol and over the counter weapons.
When handling firework always read the safety instructions first. When using sparklers always use gloves. This is a great time for the boroughs to come together and have some fun, so enjoy it and stay safe!
See below firework displays happening in our boroughs. There will be no firework displays in Hackney.
Note: There is a firefighters strike this evening. We advise that you wait until the weekend or November 5th to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Caterham Bonfire and Fireworks Display (FREE)
Saturday November 2, gates at 6pm, bonfire at 7.15pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.
Dene Field Top of Church Hill, Caterham, CR3 6SA
Caterham Round Table host an annual fireworks display and bonfire in aid of local charities. There will also be a torch-lit procession after the fireworks. Gates at 6pm, bonfire at 7.15pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.
Crystal Palace Park Fireworks (FREE)
Tuesday November 5, 7pm and 8:30pm
Crystal Palace Park Thicket Rd, SE20 8DT
Two displays, starting with a children's display of colourful fireworks and fewer bangs early at 7pm, followed by a main display – with explosions set to music – at 8.30pm. There will also be a family funfair and food stalls. The consumption of alcohol and personal use of fireworks is strictly prohibited at this event, and no dogs are permitted (except assistance dogs.)
Tower Hamlets Council Presents : Weavers Fields Fireworks Display (FREE)
Sunday November 3, 6.30pm
Weavers Fields, Viaduct Street / Vallance Road, E2
Tower Hamlets Council will put on another spectacular fireworks display, with a musical soundtrack for the whole family to enjoy. Refreshments will be available. No glass bottles, personal fireworks or sparklers will be allowed into the park. The council advises that this event is not suitable for dogs. There is no parking available at the site.
Blackheath Fireworks (FREE)
Saturday November 2, fair starts at 4pm, fireworks after 6pm
Blackheath Shooters Hill Rd, SE3 0TY
The Blackheath fireworks display tends to attract around 100,000 spectators to south London each year. It offers a funfair, food stalls and a bar (from 5pm). Entry is free but Lewisham Council is hoping to collect donations from the public.
For a chance to set off all the fireworks, as well as getting a tour of the firing zone, enter Blackheath's 'press the plunger' prize draw at lewisham.gov.uk/startthefireworks – entries cost £5.
Brockwell Park Fireworks (FREE)
Tuesday November 5, gates at 5pm, fireworks display at 8pm.
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, SE24 0NG
Lambeth Council is hosting a special fireworks night this year that is themed around the four seasons and was created by the team behind the London Olympics fireworks. There will also be a funfair, stalls, music, food and drink. Plus, the organisers have promised an extra special finale.