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5 November 2011

Watch a firework display

This year, 5th November falls on a Saturday, and whatever you might think about its Catholic-bashing message, there is something satisfying about celebrating Guy Fawkes night by wrapping up warm and heading outside to your nearest firework display, of which there are plenty.

Your author will be joining 100,000 other spectators to celebrate the start of mulled cider season at Blackheath fireworks, one of the few survivors in the Blackheath events calendar.

With the cancellation of Victoria Park fireworks - ostensibly because too many people were coming from outside the borough - readers could be forgiven for thinking that there are no other options in London. However, IanVisits lists 34 events around Greater London, and also adds the huge Brockham Bonfire, just outside the M25 which has in recent years been author's event of choice.

For a full list, see http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2011/10/17/list-of-london%E2%80%99s-bonfire-night-fireworks-for-2011/

^Picture © fotologic used under Creative Commons^


  1. Hi Tom!

    I sent to see the fireworks in Hammersmith yesterday as it's a bit more local to where I am. They put on a really good display and there were also funfair rides, candyfloss, hot dogs etc. It's just a pity that there didn't seem to have an actual bonfire...!

    Hope that you are having a lovely week-end.