Sparklers at Blackheath Fireworks Display, Greenwich

Bonfire Night in London

London has turned golden and crispy, leaves littering all the pavements and parks – autumn is well and truly here. I love this time of year, even though it gets dark at four o’clock in the afternoon and our heating bills go through the roof. One of the things I like best about autumn is firework night, the 5th November, the day we celebrate Guy Fawkes failing to blow up the houses of parliament by well, blowing things up.

I don’t know why I’ve always loved Guy Fawkes fireworks night so much; there’s just something about being stood in a muddy field with thousands of other people, our necks craned to the black sky watching colours explode into the night. It’s one of the things I will really miss when we leave to travel. I have no idea where we’ll be on 5th November 2013, but it won’t be here, bundled up in hats and scarfs, eating steaming chips or drinking hot chocolate while gazing up at the sky.

Bonfire Night in London

In honour of our last firework night we headed up to the Blackheath fireworks display in Greenwich.

Funfair at Blackheath Firework Display, Greenwich

Sparklers at Blackheath Fireworks Display, Greenwich

Guy Fawkes Fireworks at Blackheath, Greenwich

Blackheath Purple Fireworks, Greenwich

Free Firework Display at Blackheath, GreenwichAndrew watching the Blackheath FireworksAmy & Andrew at the Blackheath Fireworks, Greenwich
Many bonfire night firework displays in London are free, such as the Blackheath display

  • Scarlett
    Posted at 09:16h, 10 November

    Ahhh your pictures have come out amazing…all my bonfire night snaps are just smudgy colours and people’s heads in the way lol. I LOVE bonfire night too 🙂 xx

    • Amy
      Posted at 12:30h, 10 November

      Thanks Scarlett, We took a lot more pics than this but these were the only ones that came out semi-well!