Battersea Park fireworks will wow crowds

Published: Monday 24th October 11

One of the capital’s biggest and best fireworks displays returns to Battersea Park on Bonfire Night.

On Saturday, November 5, visitors to the park will be in for a treat as the annual Battersea Park Fireworks Display lights up the night sky. The hugely popular family-friendly event also boasts a variety of food and drink stands.

It starts at 8pm, with gates opening at 6pm and the bonfire being lit at 7.30pm.

A large food court and bar will open from 6pm, offering pizza, burgers, fish and chips, hot dogs, donuts, waffles and ice cream. Spectators can warm up with a mulled wine or opt for lager, bitter, Guinness, apple and pear cider, wine, coffee and soft drinks.

Visitors to last year's display were full of praise for the spectacle. One said: "The fireworks in Battersea Park were breathtakingly wonderful... this was the best ever."

Another wrote: "I am writing to compliment you on the wonderful fireworks display at Battersea Park on Saturday night. Great colours, imagination, music and sparkle! Thank you!"

Ahead of the 2011 event, Wandsworth Council's cabinet member for Environment, Culture and Community Safety, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: "Once again Battersea Park is set to host one of the best fireworks displays seen in London.

"Anyone looking to celebrate Bonfire Night in style should join us for what I am sure will be another fantastic event."

Videos of last year's display can be seen by visiting You tube

Tickets bought up to 5pm on November 5 cost £6 and children under 10 years old get in free. To book, call 020 3390 0105 (£1 booking fee) or visit

Alternatively, tickets can be bought from Tesco Metro, in Battersea Park Road, from Wandsworth's Waste Management Reception, in Fairfield Street, the town hall, in Wandsworth High Street, or from Battersea Park Millennium Arena.

On Saturday, November 5, tickets can be purchased from the following gates between 8am and 5pm:
Albert Gate
Chelsea Gate
Rosery Gate 
Sun Gate

Tickets can be purchased on the night at the following gates from 6pm and will cost £10 (children under 10 years old get in free):
Albert Gate
Alexandra Gate
Beechmore Gate
Chelsea Gate
Ethelburga Gate 
MacDuff Gate
Rosery Gate
Sun Gate

Wandsworth Council is also running a competition for four lucky winners to receive four free tickets each to the epic display, which include entry to the VIP area. To enter, answer the question below before 10pm on Monday October 31:

In 1829, which famous person had a duel with the Earl of Winchelsea on Battersea Fields (now Battersea Park), was it:

A - Sir Robert Peel.
B - Duke of Wellington.
C - Prince Albert.

Entries can be made via text message to 84222 (text FIRE followed by A, B or C) or via post to the Events & Filming Office, Staff Yard, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ (entries must include the answer, the full name of the person making the entry and a daytime contact number). The lucky winners will be contacted on Tuesday November 1 and competition rules can be found at

For safety reasons, fireworks, sparklers, pets and glass bottles can not be brought into the park. The Metropolitan Police and the council's parks police will evict anyone found in possession of these.


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Really miss the free fireworks we used to enjoy on Tooting Bec Common. A good community occasion. Yet another cut by the stingy "Blighted Borough" who know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Longtime resident

26 October 2011