10 places to watch the fireworks this 5th November | DesignMyNight

Remember, remember… something about the 5th of November? As autumn comes into full swing, it’s time for the skies to be lit up with displays and smoky smells. Whether you’re all about the bonfire or just came for the mulled wine and sparklers, DesignMyNight has handpicked the very best places to watch the fireworks across the UK…

Alexandra Palace, London 

North Londoners know that there’s only one place to watch the fireworks, and that’s Ally Pally. Nestled between Muswell Hill and Wood Green, there are not one but two days of sparkling scenes. Not only does the iconic spot offer panoramic views of the city, but also one hell of an entertainment setup inside. Get stuck into ice skating, live music and a German bier festival before the epic laser show and fireworks display kick off.

Carpathia Bar and Restaurant, Liverpool


Named after the passenger steamship that rescued over 700 survivors from the Titanic, Carpathia Bar and Restaurant lies close to the River Mersey. As well as food, cocktails and views out over the nearby Sefton Park, you’ll be able to see the gorgeous River of Light as it returns to the waterfront for a programme of music, lights and pyrotechnics.

Bustronome, London


Why stick to one location when you can roam the city from the comfort of a decked out double decker? Not your usual TFL ride, Bustronome is bringing you a fine dining experience aboard a quintessentially British mode of transport. Enjoy 360-degree views of London’s landmarks and monuments on none other than Guy Fawkes night.

Cloud 23, Manchester


Ditch the scarf and gloves and head to Cloud 23 for a glimpse of Heaton Park’s show. Whether you’re joining the evening Drunch Club, making your way through the extensive drinks list or just there for the treats, you can enjoy the sweet sights of the night sky from one of the highest bars in Manchester.

The Rooftop St James, London


With views from the London Eye to Battersea Park, this central London hotspot lies in prime position for luxury firework viewing. With a covered terrace and signature cocktail list, you can leave the scarf at home and stay toasty on the top floor of The Trafalgar St. James.

The Alchemist, Leeds


Swapping gunpowder for dry ice, this Leeds Trinity bar puts jaw-dropping drinks at the centre of its experience. Like the mad scientist of your chemistry dreams, The Alchemist serves tipples in beakers, flasks and puffs of smoke, so it’s only fitting to get your bonfire fix here. And you can catch a glimpse of Roundhay Park’s offering with a spot on the terrace outside.

Battersea Park, London


Attracting a huge crowd of over 50,000 fireworks fiends, Battersea Park is one of the best destinations to catch the action south of the river. Expect a stunning Saturday display as Wandsworth Council lights up the skies with a little help from award-winning pyro-technicians. This year’s a corker thanks to the event’s first-ever after-party, so get ready for food, drinks and live music until the early hours.

NT's, London


One of the most popular rooftop hideaways in Hackney, NT’s is the plant-smothered bar found in Netil House. With a heated terrace and live DJs with pizza and cocktails, this is one for those chilled-out evenings. And with Victoria Park within walking distance? You’re guaranteed sights of the impressive show, so grab a drink and get comfy for optimum viewing pleasure.

Radio Rooftop, London


Situated on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel, Radio Rooftop is the Instagrammable pick that’s home to seasonal plates, modern cocktails and views spanning The Shard, The Walkie Talkie and more. It’s the Aldwych hotspot that’s perfect if you want to take in Battersea’s sights in style.

Wembley Park, London


Shining a light on Diwali and Bonfire Night, Wembley Park is transformed into a cracking spot this November. From lantern-making workshops in the daytime to carnival performers and a light parade that illuminates the streets, HA9 never looked so bright. To top it off? Take in those insane views of the fireworks display across the park.