Saturday, November 3, 2007
Guy Fawkes Night
Nearby Battersea Park hosted a Guy Fawkes celebration on Saturday night. Traditional toffee apples and baked potatoes were on hand, but I chose a hot dog (well, I am an American, after all). It started with a bonfire, followed by about a half hour of fireworks timed to a music track, quite nicely done, but I was a little underwhelmed by its size and scope considering it was advertised the biggest in London and an estimated 50,000 showed up. On the other hand, the fireworks celebrations are numerous and spread over several nights, not just November 5th, the actual Guy Fawkes date.