Remember, remember …Southwark Fireworks Night 2019

Now in its 16th year, Southwark Council annual fireworks extravaganza is back once again on Sunday 5 November 2019 in Southwark Park for another explosive evening of light, sound and family entertainment and superlative show, uniquely synchronised to music.

Southwark Fireworks Night 2019

The event, named by visitlondon.com as one of the best displays in the capital, is one of the few free for residents displays taking place in London on the night itself and one of few fireworks events in the capital to fall on the very night Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding explosives beneath parliament, 5 Nov, 1605

Booking free and paid tickets

Due to its huge popularity, the event will be ticketed to help control numbers and ensure everyone can enjoy the event safely. Anyone planning to attend the fireworks event should ensure they get their tickets in advance.

Everyone will have to book a ticket online; these will be free for people who live in Southwark, but because of the risks associated with the night’s huge popularity and the significant cost of bringing Southwark fireworks night to residents, those from outside the borough will have to pay for a ticket.

Tickets will be available to book from 9am on Monday 23 September. Tickets for the event sell out in advance so it’s best to book as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

TICKETS SOLD OUT!!

Tickets will be free for people who live in Southwark, those from outside the borough will have to pay a small fee. Tickets sell out in advance so it’s best to book as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

Gates will open at 5pm, with food, drink, children’s funfair and entertainment available until 8pm. Last entry to the park will be at 6.30pm, so please arrive in good time.

Please be aware that local routes to the park will be very busy on the night, so travel to the event should be planned in advance.

  Get Tickets (Southwark residents)   Get Tickets Non-residents
If you are a Southwark resident, please have your postcode ready and enter it without a space when prompted for the access key.

Fireworks Night is always an exciting night and we encourage you to take advantage of this event and leave the fireworks to those specially trained to handle them. Fireworks are a cause of serious fires and injuries every year when not used responsibly and can be very dangerous to the user and others around them. Please check the weather and wear appropriate warm clothes and shoes.

Conditions of entry

  • No fireworks
  • No alcohol
  • No dogs
  • No bikes
  • No glass
  • No weapons

Southwark Council reserve the right to refuse admission.

Tickets are available to book online via our website www.southwark.gov.uk/fireworks or by calling 0844 844 0444*.

For more information about Southwark Fireworks Night have a look at our frequently asked questions page or call 0844 844 0444*.

*Calls are charged at 7p per minute from mobile or landline

Important Information

Anyone planning to attend the fireworks event should ensure they get their tickets in advance. Please be aware that local routes to the park will be very busy on the night, so travel to the event should be planned in advance.

As this is a popular event everyone wishing to attend will need a ticket, including children and babies. There will be no admission to the Fireworks in Southwark Park without a ticket. The event has a limited capacity and once tickets have sold out no additional tickets will be made available on the night

Tickets are free for Southwark residents.There is a charge for non-residents, over the age of 3 years.

Gates will open at 5pm, with food, drink, children’s funfair and entertainment available until 8pm. Last entry to the park will be at 6.30pm, so please arrive in good time.

The fireworks display will begin once everyone is safely inside the park.

For your own safety

Fireworks Night is always an exciting night but we encourage you to take advantage of this event and leave the fireworks to those specially trained to handle them. Fireworks are a cause of serious fires and injuries every year when not used responsibly and can be very dangerous to the user and others around them.

  • Disabled access Blue badge parking, and a drop-off/pick-up point is available on site via the entrance on Hawkstone Road.
  • There will be a viewing area reserved for those who need it.
  • Southwark Park is a combination of grassed fields with surrounding tarmac and paved paths.
  • There are no sheltered areas for the audience and the weather and ground conditions may be variable (it is often drizzly, muddy and soggy).
  • Accessible toilets; there will be a Mobiloo unit at this event and a number of accessible portaloos. All will be signposted and stewards will be on hand with location information if required.
  • Bag searches will be in operation at the gates.
  • Please check the weather forecast and wear appropriate warm clothes and shoes.
  • Sparklers are allowed under the supervision of an adult. Please use the sparkler bins provided.
  • Management reserve the right to refuse admission.
  • There are no ATM / cash dispensing facilities in the park.
  • Traders selling glow toys outside of the park are unauthorised and not vetted.
  • Southwark Council only has quality control over products sold inside Southwark Park.

We are asking all our patrons not to travel by car if possible. Southwark Park has brilliant access to public transport and it will be much easier to get to and from the event as there is very limited parking in the local area.

Getting into the event

Entrance to the event is via gates into the park on Lower Road, Southwark Park Road and Hawkstone Road.

Transport and distances from the park

Buses: 1, 47, 188, 255, 381, C10, P12 – 0.1 to 0.5 miles
Underground:Bermondsey – 0.7 miles
Canada Water – 0.5 miles
Overground – Surrey Quays – 0.6 miles / Canada Water – 0.5 miles
National Rail: South Bermondsey – 0.9 miles
Find the best route by public transport via the Transport for London Journey Planner.

More information

If you have any questions about the event have a look at the frequently asked questions sections belowe. If you have any further queries call 020 7525 2000.

Southwark Fireworks Night is ticketed. The council is keeping the event, which is named one of the best in the capital by visitlondon.com, free for all Southwark residents.

Everyone will have to book a ticket online; these will be free for people who live in Southwark, but because of the risks associated with the night’s huge popularity and the significant cost of bringing Southwark fireworks night to residents, those from outside the borough will have to pay for a ticket.

Tickets will be available to book from 9am on Monday 23 September. Tickets for the event sell out in advance so it’s best to book as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

When and where is Southwark’s fireworks display happening this year?
This year’s event will take place on Tuesday 5 November in Southwark Park, London SE16.

What are the opening times?
Doors will open at 5pm and last entry into the event site will be at 6.30pm. This will ensure that everyone is on site and in position to enjoy the fireworks display.

There will be a strict no admittance policy to the event after 6.30pm.

How much are tickets?

For residents;

  • Tickets are free for Southwark residents

For non-residents;

  • £8.50 – Adult tickets for those aged 18 years and over
  • £2.50 – Child tickets for those between 4 and 17 years old
  • Free – Infant tickets for those aged 3 and under
  • £20.00 – Family ticket for 2 adults and up to three children

All tickets must be booked in advance and are subject to availability and our terms and conditions.

All children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and above.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?
Booking fees apply to non-resident tickets only. Tickets are provided electronically in your booking confirmation email, but if you do request your tickets to be posted there will be a charge of £2.50.

How will voluntary donation money be spent?
All donations will go directly towards paying for the fireworks display.

Do I need to book a ticket for my children?
Yes. Everyone attending must have a ticket, so that we can manage capacity of the event safely. This includes infants.

How many tickets can I book?
A maximum of six tickets can be booked per order. This can include a booking for a family which is a total of five tickets.

Where can I get a ticket from?
Tickets are available to buy online via the ticketing link on this website or by calling 0844 844 0444 calls are charged at 7p per minute

The number to call if you are overseas is: 0044 0161 425 7570

If you do not have access to the internet, please visit any Southwark library where staff will be able to help you book your ticket.

Can I get a ticket on the door?
Tickets will be available to book from 9am on Monday 23 September. Tickets for the event sell out in advance so it’s best to book as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

Can I return my tickets before the event?
Residents can return all or some of the tickets they have booked by emailing events@southwark.gov.uk before 5pm on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Non-residents tickets are not refundable.

What happens if I arrive without a ticket?
You will not be granted access to the event without a valid ticket. There will be no entertainment, facilities or viewing areas within the surrounding area. We advise members of the public without a ticket to avoid travelling to help alleviate congestion within the area.

Who can I contact if I have a problem with my tickets?
Please contact our ticketing supplier by visiting the online helpdesk: https://help.ticketweb.co.uk/hc/en-gb or calling: 0333 321 9990

What happens if I lose my ticket?
Please contact our ticketing supplier by visiting the online helpdesk: https://help.ticketweb.co.uk/hc/en-gb or calling: 0333 321 9990

Will there be CCTV in operation at the event?
Yes. This includes the use of body-cameras and will be in place for the security of customers to help us control crowds and antisocial behaviour.

Will the event be filmed or photographed?
Yes. We will be filming and photographing inside the event to capture the atmosphere and entertainment to share on our web and social media sites and in any future promotion of this (and other) events by Southwark Council.

By attending the event, you give your express consent to your actual or simulated likeness to be included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audio-visual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world. Please alert the photographer or filmmaker if you would prefer not to be included. If you have any questions, please contact events@southwark.gov.uk.

What transport options are available to get to the event?
See our Getting to the Event page for details.

Will there be any parking available at the event?
We strongly advise people not to drive to the event as there will be no parking and many of the surrounding roads will have parking suspensions in place. Please use public transport, plan your journey beforehand and leave yourself enough time to arrive before the last entry time of 6.30pm.

Blue badge holders will be able to use the car park via the Hawkstone Road entrance to the park.

Can I bring pets?
Pets are not permitted at the event. There will be very large dense crowds that will not be suitable for animals.

We understand the affect that fireworks can have on some pets and we fully advocate the RSPCA’s guidance given on this matter. Please visit their website for more details on how to make your pets feel safe during the fireworks period.

Is there anything I can’t bring into the event?
Bag and pram searches will be in operation at all entrance gates. Ticket holders are not permitted to bring any of the following items into the event:

  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol
  • Dogs
  • Bikes
  • Glass
  • Weapons

Can I bring sparklers?
Sparklers are permitted at the event but are only to be used under the supervision of a sensible adult. All sparklers are to be extinguished in the sand and water bins provided throughout the site. Any antisocial behaviour may lead to being asked to leave the site.

Will there be a covered area if it rains?
There will be no covered areas within the event site. Remember it is winter, so wrap up warm, wear appropriate clothing and be prepared for wet weather.

What happens if the event is cancelled?
Any communication as a result of the event being cancelled will be communicated by Southwark Council. If you have booked your ticket online, you will be sent an email informing you of a cancellation. A press release will be distributed through the official channels. Please follow @SouthwarkEvents on Twitter for updates.

What happens to my voluntary donation if the event is cancelled?
If Fireworks Night is cancelled for any reason, all voluntary donations made at the point of booking will be fully refunded. Please follow @SouthwarkEvents on Twitter for updates.

Will the ticketed event area have disabled access for viewing?
Yes. There will be a disabled viewing area located within a prime viewing location of the fireworks display. Event stewards will be able to assist you in locating this area. There will also be there will be a number of accessible portaloos and a Mobiloo unit at this event.

What do I need to bring with me to gain entry to the event?
Tickets must be brought with you and presented at the gate to be scanned. Tickets must be valid and will be accepted in the following formats:

  • E-ticket printed at home.
  • E-ticket on your mobile device.
  • Printed ticket received in the post.

Under no circumstances will anybody be allowed into the event area without a valid ticket.

Will I be able to leave the event site and re-enter at a later time?
No. A no re-entry policy will be in place on the night. You are reminded that the last entry time is strictly 6.30pm. No ticket holders will be allowed to enter after this time, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Will there be a first aid point?
Yes. There will be a first aid within the event area if you require any medical attention. A medical company will be on hand to treat and advise you. Anyone requiring medical assistance should visit the designated on-site first aid points before calling 999, unless the condition is life-threatening. Event stewards will assist you in locating the first aid point.

Will there be food and drinks stalls?
Yes. There will be a great selection of food stalls offering a variety of food, as well as bars offering a selection of beers, wines and spirits, mulled wine and cider. Please note that there are no ATM / cash dispensing facilities in the park.

Will I still be able to access the park before, during and after the fireworks display?
If you have any questions about accessing the park please have a look at our Information for residents living near Southwark Park page.


Disclaimer: The information in this page is subject to changes and cancellation. We always recommend to check with the organiser.