If your stay in our Mayfair serviced apartments falls around the 5th November, you should already know by now about what we in Britain call ‘Fireworks Night,’ or perhaps more accurately ‘Guy Fawkes Night’. 2017 will mark 412 years since the infamous gunpowder plot, when Guy Fawkes and his ragtag crew of rebels failed to blow up the House of Parliament.
At this point, we’re not really sure whether we’re celebrating their failure, or merely the buccaneering spirit of their attempt. Mostly, it’s just a really great excuse to let off some fireworks and look at pretty patterns in the sky. So if that sounds like a great way to spend an evening during your short stay in Mayfair, here are some ideas of where to experience it without travelling too far from your Mayfair serviced apartments.
Battersea Park Fireworks Display
Just a short trip down the river from your Mayfair serviced apartments will take you to Battersea Park, the site of one of London’s most popular fireworks displays. The fireworks will kick off from 8pm, with food, drink and entertainment from up to two hours before that.
Southwark Park Fireworks Night
Take a boat ride or a stroll along the river in the other direction, and you’ll end up in Southwark. Or more specifically, on the 5th November, you might just end up in Southwark Park, for their 14th annual bonfire night celebrations. With crowds of up to 30,000 people set to attend, this will surely be a bonfire night to remember.
For those looking for something a little more suburban, head ‘up the heath’ to South East London’s charming Blackheath Village, for some family friendly fireworks this November. The event is free to attend, and what’s more, it’s just a short walk away from Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory. So if you’re travelling that bit further from your Mayfair serviced apartments, why not make a day of it with some much-needed sightseeing before the sun goes down?
Whether you decide to attend one of these events, or indeed another one of your own choosing, we hope you have a wonderful time this Bonfire Night. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Central London during this period – take a look at our Mayfair Serviced Apartments, for the perfect autumn home away from home.