Brent to the rescue for public firework displays

Wondering where to go to watch fireworks on Bonfire Night?



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.

Fireworks back with a bang at Ally Pally

After a three year hiatus, the biggest fireworks in north London are back. Alexandra Palace will once again host a spectacular display this Saturday November 2nd.

Bonfire Night isn’t the same without a really good firework display and now West Hampstead residents can go to Ally Pally on the Saturday and Roundwood Park in Brent on November 5th itself.

Local dentists Perfect Smile is proudly sponsoring the Alexandra Palace Firework display in what is the venue’s 150th anniversary. The display should be amazing.

The firework festival opens at 2pm on the 2nd November, and the fireworks have been orchestrated by Star Fireworks, recently crowned 2013 British Firework Champions. There’s also a family funfair, a buzzing street food village, a German beer festival and special ice skating sessions.

The German beer festival will be open to ticket holders from 2pm on a first-come first-served basis. There’ll be premium German beers, traditional food, Bavarian waitress service and live entertainment including Oompah Bands, a DJ and Oasis tribute band Noasis who presumably will play Champagne Supernova!

So, enjoy the views of London whilst watching the fireworks to a music and light show. The whole event is free for children under 10; older children and adults will need to get tickets at

Of course, as it’s half term, we encourage all our patients with children to book their child in for their regular check ups.

The Muswell Hill & West Hampstead Perfect Smile team.

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