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Remember, remember the 5th of November

FireworksOn the fifth of November, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes or Fireworks Night, will light up the city and warm the skies with a range of firework displays. This tradition dates back to 1605 when Guy Fawkes was arrested for unsuccessfully trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.  We’ve been marking the occasion ever since, so join us to discover the best places to see London’s most colourful displays, while finding out what appealing rental properties are nearby.

Battersea Park Fireworks

Albert Bridge Road, London, SW11 4PX, Saturday 7th November,2015

2 Bedroom apartment in Riverlight Quay - £685 per week
2 Bedroom apartment in Riverlight Quay – £685 per week

Bonfire Night falls on a Thursday this year, so most displays will take place over the weekend, the 7th and 8th. Battersea Park will host a fireworks show choreographed to a musical soundtrack. Gates open at 6pm, with the firework display starting  at 8pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Nine Elms Lane is located less than a mile from Battersea Park and is home to the sought-after Riverlight Quay development. This two-bedroom apartment, on the market for £685 per week, offers access to a private balcony, while the development benefits from a 24-hour concierge and a high-quality spa.

Ravenscourt Park

Hammersmith, London, W6 0TY, Saturday 7th November, 2015

Head to Ravenscourt Park and warm yourself up with a bonfire display before watching the fireworks light up the sky. There will be  a funfair and childrens’ firework display, starting at 7.15pm before the main show kicks off at 8.10pm.

Fulham Reach is the latest development lighting up Hammersmith. Before you enjoy the show at Ravenscourt Park, check out this two-bedroom apartment, with river views, at the development.

Ealing Cricket Club

Manhattan in Dickens Yard. £290 per week
Manhattan in Dickens Yard. £290 per week

Corfton Rd, London, W5 2HS, Saturday 7th November, 2015

Ealing Cricket Club has decided on a ‘Fantasy’ theme this year, meaning spectators can expect to see a fireworks display that’s both fitting for a sci-fi adventure and a  Neverland far, far away. There will also be mulled wine, a barbeque and a candy-floss stall so nobody goes hungry while watching the show.

Ealing is home to some of London’s prettiest period properties, as well as the modern residential development, Dickens Yard. This cosy Manhattan studio apartment is just what’s needed to keep you warm through the winter.

Blackheath Common

Blackheath, London, SE3 0RW, Saturday 7th November, 2015

Thousands will be in attendance for London’s biggest free firework display at Blackheath Common. The main display starts at 8pm, but there will be other attractions which include a funfair, bar and food stalls from 5pm.

A short journey from Blackheath, you’ll find Kidbrooke Village, one of South East London’s most exciting residential developments. There are a selection of studio, one, two and three bed apartments, including this Manhattan Apartment, which is on the market for £290 per week.

Saracens Allianz Park

Greenlands Lane, London, NW4 1RL, Saturday 7th November, 2015

Celebrate Bonfire Night at the home of Saracens Rugby Club, Allianz Park. The display kicks off at 7.30pm, and there will  be an on-site food village as well as a bonfire before the main show Commences.

Two miles down the road, you’ll find Beaufort Park, one of North West London’s premier development. There are a selection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment available, while the development benefits from a host of on-site features, including its own pub. Rentals start from £250 per week.

Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks

Saturday 14th November, 2015

Ok, so this isn’t directly linked to Bonfire Night but, if like us, you can’t get enough of the marvellous displays that light up the skies, head down to the Lord Mayor’s Show, which celebrates its 800th anniversary on Saturday 14 November. You’ll get to enjoy more than 7,000 performers from around the world taking to the streets with dance, acrobatics and much more. The fireworks will bring the event to a thrilling finale at 5.15pm.

The display takes place at Westminster Bridge, one of London’s most historical areas. This two-bedroom apartment on Gatliff Road in Pimlico offers lots of charm and character, and is only a short journey to the attractions of Westminster.

Victoria Park

2 bed apartment in Matchmakers Wharf - £400 per week.
2 bed apartment in Matchmakers Wharf – £400 per week.

Victoria Park Rd, London, E3 5SN, Saturday 7th November, 2015

Making its return after a five-year hiatus, Victoria Park, in South Hackney, is offering a sparkling display that is bound to captivate. The event is free and the fireworks will be accompanied by the backdrop of an atmospheric soundtrack.

Located less than a mile from Victoria Park, this two-bedroom apartment at Matchmakers Wharf in Hackney offers plenty of atmosphere, along with natural brightness and a private balcony.

Properties with a bang

London has some of the best fireworks’ displays in the country, it also offers some of the best rental properties, too. If you’re interested in finding a new rental home, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our lettings negotiators will be happy to assist you.


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