Bonfire Night 2021: Five London fireworks displays going ahead after spate of Covid cancellations

Although displays in Hammersmith and Fulham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Croydon have all been cancelled, due to rising Covid cases, there are still plenty of places to celebrate the evening.

Remember, remember the fifth of November - yes it’s that time of year again -  Bonfire Night.

And what better place to commemorate the evening than in the city where Guy Fawkes and his motley crew attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot of November 5 1605.

Although displays in Hammersmith and Fulham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Croydon have all been cancelled, due to rising Covid cases, there are still plenty of places to celebrate the evening.

Make sure to book in advance though as displays at Alexandra Palace and Wimbledon Park have already sold out.

Battersea Park Fireworks

Battersea Park, Prince of Wales Drive, London SW11 4NJ November 6 & 7 Tickets £12.10

This year for the first time Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Fireworks will be a two-night extravaganza on November 6 and 7.

At 8pm on the Saturday, a fantastic firework show (by Titanium Pyrotechnics, the creative minds behind the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay) will start.

The Evolution London will be transformed into a German ‘Bierkeller’ complete with live band, beer hall and bumper cars, and the afterparty will be held within the park at Evolution London immediately after the fireworks display and will go on until midnight.

Sunday night will be tailored to families and children with an earlier start time of 7pm and new programming.

On Sunday, organisers warned Queenstown Road Station will be shut and there will be no trains running to this station.

Beckenham Fireworks

Croydon Road Recreation Ground, 319 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3PR November 6 Tickets Adults £10, Children £5, Family £20

Go and join Beckenham’s family-friendly fireworks display.

There is a quieter display at 6pm (fireworks for smaller children – some small bangs) and a main firework display at 7.45pm.

Food stalls serving burgers, jerk chicken, philly cheese steaks, paella, hot dogs, churros and ice cream will be up and running all evening.

Gates open on Croydon Road and Village Way in Beckenham at 5pm.

Tickets are only available at the gate, both cash and card are accepted.

Titanium Pyrotechnics fireworks for New Year’s Eve. The firework company is putting on the fireworks in Battersea Park. Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

Harrow Fireworks

Byron Park, Peel Rd, Harrow HA3 7QX November 6 Tickets Adults £6 (£10 on the gate), Kids £5 (£7 on the gate)

Celebrate Bonfire Night as well as Diwali at this all-day event, which kicks off at midday and runs until the fireworks in the evening.

Guests will be treated to food from around the world, a bar marquee, a fun fair, henna and hand art and a 20-minute pyro-musical fireworks display.

Entry is free from noon-3pm, and it’s cash only on the gate after that. Cheaper tickets can be pre-ordered online.

Morden Park

Morden Park, Lower Morden Lane, Morden November 6 Tickets Adults £9, Juniors £7 (aged 5-15), Kids aged 4 and under go free, Family £30

Morden Park’s Bonfire Night has two dazzling sets of fireworks, one starting a little earlier for families featuring a Disney music theme, and a later show with a James Bond music theme.

There will be a funfair, food stalls and a bar, too, so you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained.

Richmond Fireworks

The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Rd, Richmond TW9 2SF November 7 Tickets Adults £10 Kids £6

This year, the Richmond Athletic Association is staging a evening of family fun with a choreographed fireworks display, live entertainment, funfair rides, mulled wine, hot food, candy floss and popcorn stalls.

Gates will open at 4.30pm when the funfair and all the stalls will be open. The fireworks display begins at 7.00pm.