Bonfire night Lewes
A giant effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin is paraded through the streets of Lewes before being burned on a bonfireLuke MacGregor/Reuters

It is nearly Bonfire Night again, when Britain marks the foiling of the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament, masterminded by the most notorious terrorist in English history, Guy Fawkes. IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the biggest and best displays taking place in Britain.

London: Alexandra Palace

Where and when: 7 November. Gates open at 3pm and the fireworks start at 8pm.

What: According to the website: "Set against unrivalled panoramic views of London, our spectacular firework display will light up the evening sky making our 2015 show an unforgettable bonfire night experience. This year's display is bigger and brighter than ever with a longer running time and an epic laser show." There is also a German beer festival taking place there with music, food and steins full of the brown stuff.

How much: Kids £6.50, adults £9. Up to two under-10s get in free with one adult. Tickets for the beer festival must be bought separately.

Lewes: Bonfire Night

Where and when: The town centre on 5 November from 5pm.

What: Several of the town's historic bonfire societies dress up and parade through the streets with burning torches and carrying their infamous effigies (past victims include Vladimir Putin and Alex Salmond) to the bonfires. It is a unique event that makes for a fantastic, if terrifying, spectacle. More on its website.

How much: Free to watch the parades through the centre of the town but organisers warn it can get very noisy, crowded and smokey.

North Tyneside: Fireworks at the Fort

Where and when: At the Segedenum Roman fort on 5 November. Entry to the museum and cafe is free from 4pm and the fireworks start at 6.30pm.

What: A big fireworks display over the River Tyne.

How much: Free. See the website for more information.

Aberdeen: Winter Festival

Where and when: Aberdeen beach on 5 November. Starts at 6.30pm

What: A 20-minute fireworks display set to music. There will also be fire jugglers and a charity fire walk. Organisers say: "The best vantage points for the display are in the areas around the Beach Boulevard and along the Esplanade."

How much: Free. More information on the website.

Leeds: Roundhay Park

Where and when: Princes Avenue, Leeds. 5 November. Bonfire lit at 7.30pm, fireworks at 8pm.

What: Around 70,000 people are expected to see Leeds's biggest bonfire and a big fireworks display.

How much: Free.

Bristol: Family Friendly Fireworks Night

Where and when: Bristol Zoo on 5, 6 and 7 November. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks at 5.45pm.

What: According to the website: "Celebrate Bonfire Night with not so much a bang but with special low-noise fireworks to make sure your children can enjoy the spectacular evening. If the fireworks weren't enough, we are also welcoming back our compere to the stage who will kick off the night with some fun and games before the fireworks begin along to music to get the whole family singing along."

How much: Adults, £8. Children, £5. Discounts for Bristol Zoo members and children under two go free.

Cardiff: Sparks in the Park

Where and when: Cooper's Field, Bute Park. 7 November at 4.30pm.

What: Over 20,000 people are expected for the two fireworks displays (a smaller, earlier one for young children and a big main display) and a big bonfire. It's Wales's biggest fireworks event.

How much: Early bird prices: Family, £18.75 (two adults, three children). Adult, £7.50. Child, £3.75. Gate prices: £25.00, £10.00, £5.00.