Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes and fireworks explained (and what ever happened to the Aussie Cracker Night?)

With fireworks set to explode around Britain, Paul Bleakley explores the magic and meaning of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night for the uninitiated Aussie and wonders what became of our own fabled Cracker Night.

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Fireworks fanatic: London lights up the sky in 2012

BRON IN THE DON | With fireworks featuring in the Timeout London Top 100, our resident adventurer made it her mission to see as many as possible in 2012 and crossed #39 — Fireworks, off her list.

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Where to watch Guy Fawkes Day 2012 fireworks in London

Let’s light up the sky! Aussie’s love a display of pyrotechnics better than anyone, so this Guy Fawkes Day we’re sure to help show the locals how to celebrate in style. Here’s our picks for the best places in the east, south, west and central London to watch the fireworks this Guy Fawkes weekend.

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Putting the boom boom boom back into Britain

RIGHT SAID ED | I’ve got to hand it to the Poms. Watching Guy Fawkes Night in and across the UK is one of my greatest thrills.

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