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Guy Fawkes Day

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Guy Fawkes Day

We'll be in London November 3-8. Guy Fawkes Day is Sunday, November 5. Any suggestions for what to do, or not to do?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Find an organised bonfire & fireworks display. The best are in the suburbs - Alexandra Palace, Battersea Park and so on. You'll probably need to buy a ticket in advance. Most of the big events will probably be on Saturday night.

visitlondon.com/things-to-do/whats-on/specia…

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2. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Don't walk around Westminster carrying a barrel.

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3. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#post 2

Good advice 😂😂

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4. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Lewes in East Sussex holds the biggest event in the UK.

There is a big procession through the town, and there are a number of bonfires by the many bonfire society's.

Check out YouTube and and search for Lewes bonfire night. Prepare to get there early as the roads are closed and it gets very busy. Otherwise as someone else suggested, most of the bigger and decent events are in the suburbs of a London and in the towns. Normally events are held on the nearest Saturday close to 5th November. Lewes (East Sussex) is always on 5th.

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5. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

https://youtu.be/hrdlHq5lJnI

https://youtu.be/HbR6dz1qFTI

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6. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

I'd probably do Battle (train from Charing Cross) rather than Lewes as a first-timer. Transport to and from will be significantly easier. But Lewes is amazing. Here's the full list hbbs.info/index.php/…sussex-bonfire-dates

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7. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

I've not been - I've heard Lewes is pretty intense though!

I would recommend Battersea. I go every other year and it's well organised with a huge bonfire, plenty of food stands for any sort of snacks and great fireworks. Definitely pre-purchase a ticket.

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8. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Ally Pally - you can watch other firework do's all over London:)

Seems to be on the 3 and 4th though so you could well do GF, three nights running with a bit of planning:)

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9. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Lewes is wonderful but not for the sensitive ..I fancy this year that some US citizens will be offended.

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10. Re: Guy Fawkes Day

A few years ago, due to bad weather, the fireworks in many places were moved a day, or so, to the weekend then. We happened to be dining at Galvin @ Windows, and had a grand view of dozens of displays to the north of Mayfair. Tables around us had wonderful views to the west, and to the south. Ended up spending more time looking out over the city, than focusing on our beautiful, and excellent food. A spot of nasty weather worked to our advantage that year.

If one did not want to be "in the center of things," perhaps a "view" dinner?

Enjoy,

Hunt

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