Bonfire Night in London


London on Fire

November is a special time in London. It is the time of year the city enjoys bonfires roaring throughout the city. Bonfire Night, as it has been named, is also known as Fireworks Night, as well as Guy Fawkes Night.

There is a reason behind this event. It is a tradition to mark the anniversary of an event dating back to 1605 otherwise known as the Gunpowder Plot. This was the year the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament came to an end.

People wonder why this event is also known as Guy Fawkes Night. This is because Fawkes was arrested on the fifth of November for his role in the plot. Effigies of Fawkes are usually burned on top of the bonfires.

Bonfire Night is often celebrated with Bonfire Night food and drink along with family entertainment and funfairs. Some of the many locations to celebrate in London include Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis, Morden Park, Wimbledon, Allianz Park and the Barnes Sports Club.


Beautiful fireworks will be seen at the Barnes Sports Club, in London.

It should be noted, while London has the largest celebrations, the event is held in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, and Bath to name a few of the other locations. It is also celebrated in other parts of the world, but, usually, on different dates.


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