Lighting up the skies

The skies across London will be lighting up over the weekend with spectacular fireworks displays. Hackney residents can go to Clissold Park, but there’s the option of a couple of other choice offerings in neighbouring boroughs.

The official Hackney Fireworks display takes place on Bonfire Night (3 November) at Clissold Park. Gates open at 5;00pm and the display starts at 7:00pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children who live in the borough (prices are discounted for Hackney residents). To buy tickets visit:

Keep yourself safe around fireworks – they’re not toys. You can cause someone a serious injury if you use them inappropriately. By law, you can’t buy fireworks if you’re under 18 – and you can get a spot-fine of £90 for illegal use of fireworks.

Bit more expensive, but maybe more spectacular is the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival – there’s an acrobatics and a laser show included in the price of the ticket. It’s worth checking out if you live nearer to Manor House as you’ll get a panoramic view of the whole London skyline.

There is also a free display on Sunday 4 November in Victoria Park – you need to get to the Park at about 7:00pm and the event will finish at 10:30pm.