...Places for Bonfire Night
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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.
The Prince Bonaparte
Electric Brasserie & Cinema
Paradise by way of Kensal Green
The Prince Albert
The Butcher & Grill
The Lost Angel
The Empress of India