Bonfire 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
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
The display begins at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
Where to book dinner: Bodean's Clapham, Le Bouchon
Bordelais, Entrée, Brasserie
James (pictured right), The Establishment, Gilt, Lola Roja, Mien Tay
Where to drink: The Draft House, Firefly, Red Monkey, The Stonhouse,
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,
Where to eat: The Elgin, The Fat Badger, Montgomery
Saturday 6 November
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
Where to drink: The Brunel, The Draft House, The Duke of
Cambridge, The Lighthouse, The Lost Angel, The Prince
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
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
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
Where to book dinner: Bacco, Bingham (pictured left), Chez Lindsay,
Gaucho Richmond, La
Buvette, Matsuba, Origin
Where to drink: Be at One
The display takes place from 7.30-8.15pm. Admission is free.
Where to book dinner: Empress of India, Namo, Pavilion Café,
Where to drink: The Approach Tavern, The Britannia, The Crown, The Hemingway,
DIARY DATE (October 2010)... Bonfire Night is on the horizon. If you want to enjoy a meal out as well as the fireworks, we recommend booking ahead. Read on for our list of the fireworks displays
around town, as well as the best restaurants to watch a panorama of the capital.