Bonfire Night 2010

bonfire night - iStock_000006743591XSmall.jpgBonfire Night is fast approaching. If you want some superb views of London lit up by fireworks, we suggest heading to the Oxo Tower, Babylon, Min Jiang, Paramount or Galvin at Windows, which is running a special Bonfire Night event. If you'd prefer to head out to see the fireworks im person, take a look at the list of displays going on around London, below, alongside some recommended restaurants and pubs to visit for dinner or drinks.

In the meantime, if you can't wait for the fireworks themselves and want to get in the mood, we suggest heading to The Royal Horseguards hotel for a special Bonfire Night-themed afternoon tea.

Friday 5 November

Bishops Park
Gates open at 6pm. The children's show starts at 7.30pm and the main show at 8pm. Entrance is priced at £6 on the day for everyone aged five and over , with advance tickets available for £4 (booking telephone number 0871 221 1722).
Where to book dinner: Manson, Pappa Ciccia, Sukho Thai, Tendido Cuatro
Where to drink: Amuse Bouche, Coalition, White Horse

Clapham Common

The display begins at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
Brasserie James - 8A4T0029.jpg Where to book dinner: Bodean's Clapham, Le Bouchon Bordelais, Entrée, Brasserie James (pictured right), The Establishment, GiltLola Roja, Mien Tay
Where to drink: The Draft House, Firefly, Red Monkey, The Stonhouse

Southwark Park
The event starts at 6pm, with the fireworks display beginning at 7pm. Admission is free. With few restaurants and bars in the vicinity, we recommend hopping along one stop on the Tube to take advantage of the dining and drinking scene at Canary Wharf.
Where to book dinner: Canteen, Dockmaster's House, The Parlour, Roka, Sri Nam, Wahaca
Where to drink: Plateau Bar, Smollensky’s Canary Wharf, Wahaca Cocktail & Mezcal Bar,

Entertainment starts from 6.15pm and the fireworks display itself begins at 7pm. Admission is free. Entrance is from St Mark's Road alongside the Westway flyover.
Where to book dinner: The Clarendon, E&O, El Camion, Electric Brasserie, Galicia, Santo
Where to eat: The Elgin, The Fat Badger, Montgomery Place, Nottingdale,

Saturday 6 November

Battersea Park

The bonfire will fire up at 7.30pm, with the fireworks starting at 8pm. Admission is £6 for adults and £1 for kids under 10 years old.
Where to book dinner: Butcher & Grill, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, The Three Bridges,
Where to drink: The Brunel, The Draft House, The Duke of Cambridge, The Lighthouse, The Lost Angel, The Prince Albert,


The firework display is due to begin at 8pm. Admission is free.
Where to book dinner: Chapters All Day Dining, Everest Inn
Where to drink: Zerodegrees

Ravenscourt Park

Gates open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm. A children's show will take place at 7.30pm and the main display will follow at 8pm. Tickets are £6 on the day.
Where to book dinner: Indian Zing, The Knaypa, Red Onion, Saigon Saigon, Sagar, Tosa
Where to drink: Anglesea Arms, The Dove, The Grove, The Raven, The White Hart

Sunday 7 November

Garden Rm Night Banquet-Bingham-9 - Garden_Rm_Night_Banquet-Bingham-9.jpgRichmond

Taking place at Richmond Athletics Ground, gates open at 5pm, with the fireworks starting at 7pm. Tickets bought on the night cost £10 for adults, £5 for kids over the age of five, and £30 for a family ticket.
Where to book dinner: Bacco, Bingham (pictured left), Chez Lindsay, Gaucho Richmond, La Buvette, Matsuba, Origin Asia, Swagat
Where to drink: Be at One

Victoria Park
The display takes place from 7.30-8.15pm. Admission is free.
Where to book dinner: Empress of India, Namo, Pavilion Café, Su Sazzagoni,
Where to drink: The Approach Tavern, The Britannia, The Crown, The Hemingway,