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...Places for Bonfire Night

Date: 29.10.10 Category:

“With sound effects not dissimilar to a mass-orgy, make sure your bonfire night goes off with a bang. ”

If you are heading to a display in London on Bonfire Night itself, then the Westway Fireworks (Friday 5th November 2010, free admission, entrance from St Marks Road alongside the Westway flyover), has a lot on offer. And afterwards you can head to a cosy pub to warm up, such as The Fat Badger, The Cow or The Prince Boneparte. Alternatively if you want cocktails and a more sparkling atmosphere, you could head to The Electric Brasserie or Montgomery Place. Or Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is hosting a Bonfire Blast with the Loose Cannons, Kev Kev and Blonde Ambition.

If you're heading to Battersea Park Fireworks on Saturday 6th (Gates open at 6pm, Tickets £6) then local pubs worth visiting are The Brunel and The Prince Albert. If you are avoiding the burger vans and fancy something a little more wholesome, head to The Butcher and Grill, or for fiery cocktails, make your way to The Lost Angel.

If you're holding off and saving your 'ooohs' and 'aaahs' until Sunday 7th November, Victoria Park (from 7pm with free admission) promises to be a blast. Buen Ayre - a local restaurant serving exquisite steak - offers a low-key, rustic and relaxed setting. The Empress of India is another great spot for groups of friends and everyone quoting Lady Blonde will get a post-display, complimentary glass of house wine. And The Britannia is a popular and quirky hangout where you can eat and drink in close proximity to the park once you've enjoyed the fireworks.

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The Cow

The Cow

Pub

"Oysters, Guiness and cigars? It sounds like a recipe for disaster but this is one of the most popular pubs in the area."

89 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH

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The Prince Bonaparte

The Prince Bonaparte

Pub

"With a welcoming atmosphere, The Prince Bonaparte is a sophisticated and fun pub that's popular with the sophisticated locals."

80 Chepstow Road, London W2 5BE

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Electric Brasserie & Cinema

Electric Brasserie & Cinema

Restaurant with bar

"No matter the time of day, The Electric is always buzzing - a great spot on Portobello Road."

191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED

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Montgomery Place

Montgomery Place

Bar

"A low-lit, relaxed and seductive sanctum, ideal for dates and impromptu nights out."

31 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2EU

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Paradise by way of Kensal Green

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Paradise by way of Kensal Green

Pub

"Quirky, eclectic, shabby but chic, this hedonist's heaven, pulls huge crowds every week."

19 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4AE

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The Brunel

The Brunel

Pub

"Exposed brick, polish wood, a conservatory; this pub has all the ingredients to make a night out or private party go like a steam..."

37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA

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The Prince Albert

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The Prince Albert

Pub

"Kitsch meets country house in this park-side pub. "

85 Albert Bridge Road, Battersea SW11 4PF

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The Butcher & Grill

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The Butcher & Grill

Restaurant

"A butcher shop and restaurant in-one, The Butcher and Grill serves something for all the family throughout the day."

39 - 41 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

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The Lost Angel

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The Lost Angel

Bar

"As quirky and exciting as its sister site, Lost Society, Lost Angel is hugely popular haunt in Battersea for those who are far..."

339 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4LS

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Buen Ayre

Buen Ayre

Restaurant

"The restaurant may lack frills and fancies but only because all the effort is put into the absolutely exquisite food."

50 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

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The Empress of India

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The Empress of India

Pub

"A great destination bar and restaurant following a a stroll around the beautiful, neighbouring Victoria Park."

130 Lauriston Road, London E9 7LH

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The Britannia

The Britannia

Pub

"Quirky in its vintage style, The Britannia is a popular haunt for both locals and those visiting Victoria Park."

360 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7BT

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