What to do for Bonfire Night in East London

Bonfire Night is a lovely, wholesome celebration, despite its origins. We eat and enjoy fairground rides before strapping in for jaw-dropping fireworks displays that leave us oohing and aahing beside a toasty bonfire. 

But unfortunately, Hackney, Lewisham, and many other areas have called off fireworks displays this year. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any! To help you decide how you’ll be spending this Bonfire Night, we’ve compiled a list of some cracking East London bonfire events for you to consider. Check them out!


Faded Big Bang – Fireworks Night

When: Saturday 5th November 2022

Where: 60 Dock Road, London

Head over to 60 Dock Road to enjoy their firework display at 9 pm. But if you’re the kind that jumps at the loud bangs, head over a little later to enjoy the views of fireworks across the city from the venue’s outdoor space. Then go inside for the Faded party with DJs spinning hip hop, RnB, afrobeat, and bashment tunes. It is a Saturday, after all – you might as well hit the dancefloor! 


Find tickets for Faded Big Bang – Fireworks Night – here



Guy Fawkes Lantern Parade in Barking for Bonfire Night 2022


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When: Sunday 6th November 2022

Where: Entertainment – Abbey Green. Parade – starting at Eastbury Manor House and ending at Barking Abbey Ruins

Do something different this year at this Guy Fawkes Lantern Parade. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lanterns and wear bright clothing, face paint, and glow sticks as they parade a Guy Fawkes effigy from Eastbury Manor House to Barking Abbey Ruins. It’s free to attend, and there’ll be free creative workshops where you can design your own lanterns. There’ll also be live music, a fire performance by Cirque Bijou, and a laser light show by a BAFTA-winning artist.



Danson Park Fireworks


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When: Saturday 5th November 2022

Where: Danson Park, Bexleyheath

If you’re going to do Bonfire Night, you’ve got to do it properly. Doors open at 5 pm for the Danson Park Fireworks display complete with music, live bands, stalls, food, and a funfair. This isn’t your typical firework display. No, this is a carefully planned display that’s choreographed to tunes. It’s going to be amazing, and any littluns will love the fun fair rides. And so will the adults, to be fair… 


Find tickets for Danson Park Fireworks – here



Firework Display and Entertainment 2022


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When: Friday 4th November 2022

Where: Woolston Manor Golf And Country Club, Chigwell

Possibly the perfect East London bonfire event for families with children, the Woolston Manor firework display will feature an hour of children’s entertainment from Little Party Monkeys, as well as face painting, singing and dancing performances, and your littlun’s favourite characters. There’ll be a barbecue if you get peckish because who doesn’t love a good barbecue? And, obviously, a huge fireworks display. 


Find tickets for Firework Display and Entertainment 2022 – here



There are loads of killer East London Bonfire events this year. But if you didn’t find one you fancy, don’t worry. Click or tap here to discover more Bonfire events in London. 



Check out our What’s On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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