This year, we’re going to refrain from the dating and firework puns.
OK, nope, we can’t so here goes. Bonfire night is a great evening to ignite a little passion, add a spark to your date-life and create a few fireworks of your own. Remember…this is the very night you can forget about conventional restaurant, cinema, bar or dinner dates and get out there and ‘oh’ and ‘ah’ at some awesome fireworks and light shows! What could be better on a cold November night than holding a hot spud in gloved hand, a date’s hand in your other and a sparkler in your..other..hang on, that requires three hands, chuck the spud. And who’s up for drawing hearts and ‘I love you’ in sparks? Just us then…
So here we go. We’ve plotted your 5 perfect dating spots on the Bonfire night. Boom!
1. ArcelorMittal Orbit
Here, you will not only enjoy the stunning view over London from 80m height – but will be in the able to see fireworks from Clissold Park, Wanstead Flats, Blackheath and Alexandra Palace too. If you decide to arrive before it gets dark – a breathtaking autumn sunset will create an even more romantic atmosphere to your date. However, for extra thrills ride the Slide – it’s open till 9pm!
2. Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks
If you are in a relationship already or you have kids, the Royal Gunpowder Mills is arguable the best place to spend Guy Fawkes Night. Put aside live music, fairground rides, a barbecue and bar – the costume re-enactments of the Gunpowder Plot will give you a chance to travel back in time and find yourself in 17 century to learn more about Guy Fawkes – the most legendary figure of the last 400 years. Bonfire night will round of at 7 pm with a 15-minute fireworks blast. Will you dare to watch the fireworks go off in the Gunpowder Mills? We challenge you!
3. Morden Park Fireworks
This quiet beautiful park dotted with trees, and some historical spots transforms into a firework display playground on 5 November. You don’t have to come with a date, take your mates and if you are single, mingle with hundreds of visitors. Take a Fairground ride and enjoy snacks from multiple food stalls. Do not miss the fireworks though – the first “Magic” theme fireworks will start at 18:45, and will be followed by “All Around The World” fireworks at 20:30pm.
4. Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival
If you choose to visit Alexandra Palace on Guy Fawkes` Night, apart from enjoying the impressive firework displays with a stunning panoramic view of London – you’ll also enjoy funfair rides, food stalls and a craft beer village. Come earlier and get a chance to take part in the German Bier Festival at Alexandra Palace’s Great Hall. If you are looking for a romantic spot – bring your date to the skating ring – what can be cuter than holding onto each other…
5. Blackheath Fireworks
Be spontaneous – attend Blackheath Fireworks. No entrance fee, no need to register in advance, no commitment. This is one of the city’s major displays with more than hundred thousand people turning up every year. The display will fill the skies with light and sparkles at 8pm, but why not arrive earlier to enjoy hot drinks and grab a bite from one of the ample food stalls.
Will you be celebrating Bonfire night this weekend?