Where to get high and watch fireworks this weekend

Posted at 3:00 pm, November 2, 2012 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5
© Leo O'Neil Lawson

We all know that the superior place to gaze upon the majestic beauty of a firework display is from up high. Yes, lots of councils have cancelled their displays this year but that doesn’t mean your Guy Fawkes doesn’t have to go off with a bang. We’ve sifted through London’s rooftop bars to find the best vantage points to gaze out upon the illuminated sky this weekend.

Kensington Roof Gardens Absolut Fireworks Party (get 66% off with our offer!)
Friday November 2, from 7pm
If you fancy starting the weekend in style, Kensington Roof Gardens have teamed up with Vogue for a fabulous fireworks evening. Amongst the flamingo-adorned Spanish gardens, you can sup on a complimentary cocktail, dine at an outdoor grill and sway to the DJ’s tunes until the private fireworks display at midnight.

Netil 360 Fireworks Night
Saturday November 3, from 5pm
After Sink the Pink dazzled last weekend for Halloween, Netil House have quickly turned things around and prepared a fabulous BYOB fireworks viewing platform on their 360 viewing roof. Hot mocktails will be served, along with all the usual Bonfire Night treats including toffee apples, jacket potatoes and chestnuts, plus some presence from Guy Fawkes. They’re are also hosting a family fireworks night (still BYOB though!) on Sunday Nov 4.

Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special
Saturday November 3, from 5pm
This pop-up cocktail bar, atop the Brunel Museum in Canada Water, is hosting a fireworks spectacular, with food created by Masterchef winner Julia Friend, as well as drinks by the Cocktail Gardener.

Brera Hammersmith, Nightfall fireworks display
Saturday November 3, from 7.15pm
Hammersmith’s Ravenscourt Park has taken a Bond theme for this year’s ‘Nightfall’ (geddit?) display, and what better place to watch it from the little known Brera bar atop the Lyric Theatre just down the road. Italian style treats and pizza are on offer, alongside a bar – but wrap up warm as there are no heaters!

Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Fireworks Night
Monday November 5, from 7pm
The Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop Wig Wam is a perfect escape from the winter chill with its log fires and winter warmers, and their Fireworks Night party is no different. With free sparklers, marshmallow toasting and party games including childhood favourite apple bobbing, this is what Guy Fawkes would have wanted you to do.

If you’re afraid of heights and more inclined to watching fireworks from down below, take a butchers at Time Out’s list of London fireworks displays.

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