Yes, it's that time of year again when we celebrate all things sparkly, whizzy and explodey, and London does it better than anywhere else. Here's where to head for a better quality of 'oooh, ahh':
NORTH: Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival promises a tuneful display curated by DJ Yoda, plus (deep breath) laser show, parade of burning floats, drummers, dancers, fire eaters, giant puppets and animatronics. Blimey. 3-4 Nov, £11.
EAST: This year's free fireworks shindig in Victoria Park is going to be out of this world. Mainly because the theme is sci-fi, so alien costumes, Dalek impressions and antennae fashioned from tinfoil will be de rigueur. Plus there's a huge fireworks display, street food and booze. 5 Nov, free.
SOUTH: Blackheath Fireworks treats 100,000 people to big bangs, a funfair and food and drinks stalls – and all for free. BOOM. 4 Nov, free.
WEST: Bonfire Night at the Roof Gardens is an altogether classier affair above Kensington High Street, with a gourmet BBQ, cocktails DJ sets – and oh yes, a helluva lot of fireworks. 4 Nov, £20.
Oh, Paper Dress Vintage how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Not only do you keep us in spiffy authentic vintage togs, tasty cocktails and riotous gigs, arts events and jive-dancing lessons all year round – but this weekend, you're throwing a 10th birthday weekender involving live music (everything from Bowie tributes to Afro funk to blues gospel rock), a tinfoil wonderland hosted by Barbarella Disco Dome AND an adult-sized ball pit. Bestill. Our. Hearts.
3-4 Nov; £10
Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, London E8 1HR