Best events in London 5th Nov, Guy Fawkes Night

Best events in London on Bonfire Night, Sat 5th November

Our guide to the best events in London on Bonfire Night, Saturday 5 November 2016.

Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Childrens event in London at Battersea Park

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Battersea Park Battersea Park always puts on one of the best fireworks display in London, attracting around 40,000 people every year.
 
Childrens event in London at Carshalton Park

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Carshalton Park Carshalton Park will be holding one of the best fireworks display around, and always has a massive bonfire.
Childrens event in London at Southwark Park

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Southwark Park Southwark Park will be putting on a free fireworks display on the 5th November, and it's one of the biggest and busiest around.
 
Childrens event in London at Ealing Cricket Club

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Ealing Cricket Club Ealing Cricket Club will be putting on an American-themed fireworks display this year, with kids rides and a laser show.
Childrens event in London at Blackheath

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Blackheath The fireworks at Blackheath is always one of the most popular fireworks displays in London -- because it's free!
 
Childrens event in London at Morden Park

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Morden Park Morden Park will be putting on two separate displays -- one for the younger crowd and another big display for the grown-ups.
Childrens event in London at Ravenscourt Park

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Ravenscourt Park There will be two fireworks displays at Ravenscourt Park this year -- a little one for the kids, and a big one for everyone else.
 
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 
Childrens event in London at Harrods

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to Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
Comedy in London: Micky Flanagan at Leicester Square Theatre

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Leicester Square Theatre East End comedy cockney geezer Micky Flanagan will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

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to Playhouse Theatre JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Childrens event in London at Alexandra Palace

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Alexandra Palace The fireworks at Alexandra Palace will include a children's funfair, ice rink, German beer festival, and Day of the Dead parade.
Childrens event in London at Jurassic Park at Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Jurassic Park' on a big screen, alongside a live performance of the score.
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
 
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards, whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
 
Musical in London: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
Childrens event in London at Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
 
Theatre show in London: King Lear at Old Vic

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to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
Musical in London: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
 
Musical in London: School Of Rock at New London Theatre

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to New London Theatre The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes. School Of Rock will be playing in London on Sat 5th November, during its run at the New London Theatre.
Theatre show in London: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre

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to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

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to Billingsgate Roman House and Baths A chance to see the remains of a Roman house and baths in the basement of an office block in Lower Thames Street.
Theatre show in London: No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre

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to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre. No Mans Land will be in London on Saturday November 5th, during its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
 
Free event in London at Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
 
 
 
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