Guy Fawkes Night

Join us for our annual free spectacular fireworks display on Saturday 5 November at Wanstead Flats in Forest Gate.
Guy Fawkes Night

This year's event

Saturday 5 November
Wanstead Flats, Forest Gate

Gates will open at 5.30pm ready for a 7.30pm display.

Admire the view as our spectacular fireworks and dazzling pyrotechnics light up the sky. You might also find yourself dancing along as our display will be cleverly choreographed to movie soundtracks we all know and love.

Heart Radio’s DJ and presenter, Roberto, will be hosting the night of awe-inspiring fireworks that residents can expect to be better than ever before.

Come along with friends and family to enjoy mouth watering food and drinks while eye-catching fireworks light up the sky with striking effects.

Entrance to the event is free of charge.

Useful event information

Event entrances are on Centre Road and Dames Road (no access from Lake House Road).

No parking will be allowed around the site, so please walk or use public transport. Visit the Transport for London’s website for travel updates.

Buses: 58, 101, 308, 328, 330, 508 and W19
Rail: Manor Park, Wanstead Park, Forest Gate

Local roads will be closed and buses 58, 308 and 330 will be diverted from 4-8pm (or longer if necessary). See full details below:
Route 58 towards Walthamstow
Diversion from Romford Road (Woodgrange Road- Stop E) via Forest Lane, Leytonstone Road until Crownfield Road (Burgess Road - Stop S)
Route 58 towards East Ham
Diversion from Crownfield Road (Burgess Road - Stop S) via Leytonstone Road, Forest Lane and Woodgrange Road until Green Street (St Dunstan's Road - Stop T)
Route 308 towards Wanstead
Diversion from Water Lane (UEL Stratford Campus – Stop ML) via Forest Lane, Leytonstone Road, High Road Leytonstone until Cambridge Park (Wanstead – Stop B)

Route 308 towards Clapton
Diversion from Cambridge Park (Wanstead – Stop B) via Blake Hall Road, Bush Road,  High Road Leytonstone, Gainsborough Road, Lemna Road,  Kirkdale Road, Church Lane, High Road Leytonstone, Leytonstone Road and Forest Lane until Water Lane (Maryland – Stop B)

Route 330 towards Wanstead
Diversion from Forest Gate Station (Stop A) via Woodgrange Road, Forest Lane, Water Lane, Romford Road until Water Lane (temporary stand outside UEL Stratford Campus)

Route 330 towards Canning Town
Depart from Forest Gate Station (Stop B) via Romford Road
You may be searched as a condition of entry. You must not bring:
  • dogs
  • sparklers
  • personal fireworks
  • glass bottles
  • alcohol.
The display will be held on soft ground and the event will be weather dependent. Please check this page, Facebook or follow us on Twitter for event updates.

The event is brought to you for free by the Mayor of Newham and takes place by kind permission of The City of London, Conservators of Epping Forest.

The programme is subject to change.

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