The Thames Festival firework finale is one of only 3 city centre river displays permitted each year, so we work hard to ensure we pack a massive pyro punch, sending over a ton of fireworks up in a spectacular display on Sunday 9 September.
In 2012 we are again working with internationally acclaimed pyrotechnic experts Pains Fireworks, winners of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition 2007, which is considered within the industry to be the Olympics of the fireworks world. The history of Pains Fireworks has been rooted in London for over four hundred years; Edmund Pain started gunpowder manufacture in Woolwich in 1593.
The two barges are positioned mid-river between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges, so there's plenty of opportunity to find a space after watching the the magical illuminated Night Carnival procession on Victoria Embankment on the north bank of the river. You can also get a good view from Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges themselves.
Our 2010 firework display can be seen in all its glory in Rufai Ajala's video, a link to this is below.
Mid-river between Blackfriars & Waterloo Bridges