Fireworks London
Firework displays will light up the London skyline on Guy Fawkes night Reuters

Fantastic firework displays will light up Britain's skies this week for Guy Fawkes night, as bonfires are lit and sparklers burned in remembrance of Guy Fawkes' part in the failed "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Events for Bonfire night are taking place all across the capital throughout the week, with sparklers, food markets and funfairs, as well as live music and child-friendly entertainment. Click here for our pick of the best firework displays in London.

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