This is not for small children or asthmatics
It’s a long cold night, and the air is filled with smoke, soot, and the incessant explosion of fireworks.
The societies strongly advise against bringing your own fireworks (you’ll be booted from the events). They do advise wearing old clothes, boots that can take on some mud, and goggles to protect your eyes from flying sparks.
Reach out to a society
It’s possible to march in processions if you ask first.
Lewes is in Sussex
An hour or so south of London, and is reached easily by train from Victoria in the centre of the capital. Accommodation fills up fast, so book early. And don’t expect to get a lot of sleep on November 5!