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Top tips for a banging London Guy Fawkes night

12:46 01 November 2012

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With Halloween out of the way for another year, Londoners of all ages are preparing to make Guy Fawkes Night go with a whizz-bang.

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This year’s selection of events is a sparkling one, so here London24 brings you our suggestions for the best public firework displays in town over the weekend:

Friday

»Brockwell Park, Brixton

Lambeth council is putting on a free display in both Brockwell Park and Streatham Common this year, together with a funfair, stilt walkers, fire dancers and stalls including mulled cider. Event opens at 4pm, with the 20-minute display at 8pm. Free.

Saturday

»‘London Celebrates’ Battersea Park

Award-winning pyrotechnicians Pains Fireworks put on the whizz-bangs at Battersea Park from 7pm - make sure you buy your ticket in advance. Tickets cost £8-£10. Call: 020 8871 8677

»Blackheath

More than 100,000 spectators are expected on Blackheath common for Lewisham’s free display, which has a funfair from 4pm, and food stalls and bar from 5pm. Fireworks start at 8pm. Free, donations welcome.

Sunday

»Wanstead Flats

Newham, still riding on its Olympic high, is putting on a laser show visible from miles around, was well as a massive firework display with London 2012 legacy theme and a banging soundtrack Gates open at 5.45pm before the fun starts at 6.45. Free.

Monday

»Crystal Palace Park

Organisers at this elevated south London event are putting on two fireworks displays. An earlier one, designed for children and with fewer bangs, starts at 7pm before an altogether more grown up display set to music at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5, children (five-13) £3.

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