Brent to the rescue for public firework displays

Wondering where to go to watch fireworks on Bonfire Night?

from Brent.gov.uk

from Brent.gov.uk

Your only local option for a big free display is Brent Council’s show at Roundwood Park on 5th November. This is a big display and is always very popular and busy. If you’re planning to take children, there’s a children’s display earlier in the evening at 7pm, which is less noisy than the main one, which kicks off an hour later. There’s also a funfair and food stalls. From West Hampstead, take the Jubilee line to Dollis Hill or Willesden Green and then walk or take the 226 bus to the park entrance.

A couple of other local-ish displays (thanks to the commenters below for telling us about them!) will be held at Queen’s Park Gardens from 6pm on 5th November, and the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate on the 9th. The former is not to be confused with the larger Queen’s Park; the nearest station is Kensal Green.

The Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, just off Abbey Road, will be a great setting for a fireworks show on Sunday 9th November, and is open to all, including non-residents.

There are no big public displays in the borough of Camden; in fact police will be cracking down on anyone caught lighting fireworks or Chinese lanterns.

Alexandra Palace is holding a fireworks display on Saturday night, but the problems that blighted last year’s event clearly haven’t affected ticket sales this year – it’s already completely sold out.

If you’re up for travelling further afield, Londonist has a good round-up of fireworks displays around the city.

  • Tony Penfold

    You might like to look at http://www.queenspark.org This space is a small, much loved space – think Fortune Green. I have been the last 3 years and the display is pretty impressive, not just a 10 minute splutter, made even more atmospheric as the park is surrounded by buildings. Leave plenty of time to get there as many streets are closed off. Note the address, it is not part of Queens Park

  • Jen

    For anyone who lives near Rowley Way, the A&A do a decent fireworks display and I think they let non-residents in for free. It’s scheduled for this Sunday (9th) though not sure what time. Usually early evening.

    • Nicky J.

      Thanks for the tip!