Firework displays are the highlight of November 5 – we all know that. Here at Artefact we’ve put together a list of events that’re a little different to ensure an absolutely unforgettable bonfire night this year.

Bonfire Night Match-Making Party

The night’s been described as “a wonderfully eclectic mix of old world elegance and grandeur combined with a very relaxed and contemporary vibe.” Why not take your best suits/cocktail dresses out for a spin and try your hand at speed dating. The night promises a range of both active and interactive activities, including a mini ten minute date with candidates handpicked to suit you best.

Tickets are on sale at Skiddle, £25 each.

Where: Home House
Date: November 5 2014
Time: 19.30 – 23.45
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Midnight Apothecary

Spend the evening cuddled up around a fire, roasting marshmallows, with the sound of smooth jazz to guide you into a blissful trance. The range of cocktails from Lottie Muir – the Cocktail Gardner – should be reason enough to head down to the Brunel Museum for her once-a-month Midnight Apothecary with a special bonfire night theme to the evening.

Tickets only available in advance.

Where: The Brunel Museum
Date: November 1 2014
Time: 17.30 – 22.30
Dress Code: N/A

Thames Bonfire Night Cruise

Get your sea legs on and head over to Festival Pier, South Bank, for Kings Cruises’ Bangers and Flash Cruise. Enjoy a three–hour–long cruise taking in the sights of London from the river along with a hot buffet dinner, fully licensed cash bar and a spectacular view of the Battersea Park Gardens fireworks.

Call Arcadian & King Cruises on 0203 551 3942 or visit their contact page to book your tickets.

Where: Boarding at Festival Pier
Date: November 8 2014
Time: 18.30 (departing time)
Dress Code: N/A

Bonfire Night Party at Kensington Roof Gardens

A night of fireworks and comedy, hosted by MC and comedian, Chris Fitchew. This might be among the most perfect locations to view the fireworks, with a breath-taking panoramic view of London’s skyline, 100ft above Kensington High Street.

Tickets available from Ticket Web.

Where: Kensington Roof Gardens
Date: November 7 2014
Time: 19.00 onwards
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Featured photo by Yifan Chen