5 Dazzling Light Shows + Fireworks Events in London & Beyond
This autumn, wear your sunglasses at night and get on down to one of these spectacular light shows & fireworks events in London & beyond.
Hackney Firework Pyromusical | Clissold Park, Hackney | Sat 7 Nov | 6pm, display starts 7.30pm | From £2.50 (+bkg fee)
Don your spandex super hero costume for the ultimate in fireworks choreographed to musique in the lovely Clissold Park in Hackney. We’ve been assured by Hackney council that the deer have been consulted but we will bring earplugs for them just in case.
For a taste of the PYRO-MUSICAL experience watch this beauty:
The Free Favourite
Blackheath Fireworks | Blackheath Common | Sat 7 Nov | Display at 8pm | FREE
Our local extravaganza is pretty epic and is the best fun you can have for free on fireworks night. Be prepared for a bit of a crush on departure but there’s plenty of space to watch.
Don’t fancy heading to saarf east London try free displays at Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, Roundwood Park in Brent & Waltham Forest Fireworks in Walthamstow.
The Free FIRE Festival
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival | Vauxhall | Sat 31 Oct | Bonfire at 6.30pm | FREE
Head down to Vauxhall for a mad mix of theatrical jerks, spectacular fire shows & a warm community feeling.
The Big One
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival | Alexandra Palace, Wood Green | Display at 8pm, park opens at 3pm | £9/6.50 kids
The Ally Pally fireworks display needs no introduction, it’s epic. This time there’s added lasers, 2 fun fairs, a mad parade by Glasto staple Mutoid Waste and craft beer. You might need a lie down in a dark room after this one.
Last but not least the DISNEY themed one
Harrow Fireworks Festival | Harrow Byron Park, Peel Road / Byron Road, Harrow | Display at 7.30pm, open from 12pm | from £5 (+bkg fee)
We love a Disney princess and why not bop along the delights of Disney whilst getting your firework thrills.
Bonus Ball: Day trip to Durham for Lumiere Festival
Lumiere Festival | Durham | Thu 12-Sun 15 Nov | Free but ticketed for city centre from 4.30pm-7.30pm (our advice is to head after 7.30pm as hardly any tickets remain)
Had enough of fireworks events in London & that mysterious burnt smell? Then journey to Durham my friend, for the incredible Lumiere Festival. The event brings together 21 light artists including Janet Echelman from the US, Fujiko Nakaya from Japan, Catherine Garret from France, as well as two French pioneers of digital art, Miguel Chevalier and Patrice Warrener. The event is coming to London in 2016 so be sure to get this amazing sneak peek in the history-stuffed city of Durham.
Lumiere is commissioned and funded by Durham County Council with additional support from Arts Council England and a raft of sponsors.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.