Friday Nights London

Recommended Friday nights in London. Work is over for another week so it's time to paint the town red! Whether you want a big night out in London and fancy trying a super club or something a bit smaller, our list below gives you some tips on the best places to go and make your night rattle and shake! Discover the best bars and clubs in London for a friday night. 

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Maddox Club

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Friday nights were made for fancy occasions so don your frilly frocks and your smartest of suits for a night to remember. Squeeze around the exclusive members only door policy by adding your name to the Pearl guest list and strut your sexy stuff on a dance floor overwhelmed by the elite party-harders of the clubbing crowds. 

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Cafe de Paris

8 user reviews

You're sexy and you know it so hit this decadent den for a night of bawdy burlesque and celebrity hosts, including big names such as TOWIE cast members and the stars of Made in Chelsea. Enjoy top talent DJs and strut your funky stuff on the huge dance floors at an institution that has kept Londoners partying through the night for 85 years.

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@ Top Secret Comedy Club on Every Friday

Get your giggle on with the Top Secret Comedy Club and their exciting Friday nights bursting with the best of stand-up talent. See the latest and greatest rising stars from the industry, whether they be fresh from their TV début or hot of some festival coat tails, you'll get the inside track on big comedians to come. 

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Dirty Martini Clapham

1 user reviews

Start that Friday feeling off right and get a bit glammed up for some sumptuous drinks and dancing at Dirty Martini's latest City joint. Go cavorting in Clapham and treat yourself to some seriously strong cocktail game at this hands of these Martini maestros. Pumping out tunes 'til late, this is the spot for some cocktail lounging turn raucous revelry. 

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With an eclectic combo of House, Garage, Jungle, Reggae and Slow Jamz, all mashed together by the best DJs in the business, expect to see some awesome shapes thrown and some serious grinding of hips in this coolest of the cool Shoreditch basement bars.

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This music mayhem, shaking the dance floor in The Victoria this Friday 22nd May, is set to be the loudest event this spring. With DJs Destruction, Push Music and Redshift Rebels among others, you'll be boogying until 2am with the thriving crowds.

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@ Apples and Pears on Friday 1 May 2015

Celebrate some Mexican fuelled mayhem with the Apples & Pears Cinco de Mayo party this May. Keeping to the party spirit of that Hispanic playground the Mariachi El Pincho Gringo will be putting on a live show with a special guest DJ behind the decks until late. Tequila will gushed, sangria will be swilled and Mexican wares are 100% encouraged!

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@ Boxpark Shoreditch on Friday 24 April 2015

The concept is simple - over 650 vintage games, 10 classic consoles and 2 buttons. This is the Video Game Democracy. To vote for your chosen gaming experience either hit the red or blue button and then this will play the game with the highest amount of hits for a 10 minute rotation. And then, once that moment of glory has been played, onto the next. 

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Mat Horne comes to Camden on the fourth Friday of each month, armed with a top team of DJs and live acts. This guy sure knows his way around the DJ circuit, having delivered sets for the likes of The Maccabees, Zane Lowe and Florence + the Machine in his time. Expect a medley of 90s hip hop, RnB, electro and club classics, in a big party that goes into the early hours.

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Smoke & Salt are in Hackney this month to host a deliciously seasonal dinner party. These guys are celebrating the onset of spring-time in London with a wholesome banquet made for all foodie fans. Tickets are £30, which includes a three-couse spread of spring chicken ravioli, new season lamb and goats cheesecake.

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Mike Joyce is part of one of the legendary bands in British music history and an icon himself. His tail starts with the iconic group The Smiths where he was a faithful drummer. Now, his story continues with a bi-monthly set taking place at Proud Camden - one of London's lushest and raucous party palaces. Expect not only some of the greatest Indie and Rock 'n' Roll jams but a set of huge beats, anthems and clubbing mania. 

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This three night extravaganza, with live DJs, street performers and Monster giveaways will have you dancing through the night, three nights in a row! Enjoy this birthday bash bender and throw some mad shapes at the liveliest venue in the West End.

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Ghetto Funk roll up at Proud in the mood to party long and hard. Known for their big basslines and even bigger beats, these guys shuffle the pack to bring a string of their premier DJs to the decks every month. Expect a packed dancefloor of shapeshifters, getting down to bass, funk, hip-hop and breaks until 2.30. Save some money by booking your tickets in advance!

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@ The Electric Ballroom on Various dates

Camden's Electric Ballroom will be coming to life for a series of Friday events dedicated to pumping out some of the greatest songs and tunes ever written. You'll know the songs, you'll sing your heart out and definitely have a ruddy good time. Every song is a classic, power ballad or ultimate jam from the days way back when so you can unite in the biggest and best music. 

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The glorious purveyors of absolute glamour, flirtatious fun and raucous partying are returning their monthly Session party who all those who are partial to a bit of Indie fuelled partying. The music will be a frenzied mix of Electro jams, mad mash-ups and clubbing classics.Sound up your street? Good. 

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Those ledge party kings at Sintillate drop in on McQueen every Friday for a Shoreditch night out to be reckoned with. This super sleek, NYC-styled club welcomes a glam crowd who get all dressed up to get down on the dance floor until the early hours, with table and guest list packages to be snapped up as well.

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Boujis

10 user reviews

It's Friday night, folks, so why not feel important as you start your weekend? Head on over to this exclusive party and swing those hips with the cream of the crop, the big name celebrities, the famous A-listers and with top international DJs to guide you across the dance floor, what's not to like? Doll yourself up, go all out and impress your friends at this extravaganza of fun.

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Cirque le Soir

5 user reviews

We know you're exhausted - it's a Friday night, you've had a long week. But don't go to bed just yet, when you could body pop and butt shake to the best beats with the biggest names on the scene. Soho's Cirque Le Soir attracts the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio and Scarlett Johnasson so don't let a bit of tiredness keep you away. This exclusive club puts on a great show, with burlesque and acrobatic performances from 1am.

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@ HMS President River Bar on Saturday 18 April 2015

Comedic cavorting alongside the Thames? Can you think of anything better for a Friday night romp in our fair city? Boasting one of the best comedy nights in London, The Boat show not only boast names the likes of Romesh Ranganathan and Dan Nightingale, you'll board heralded paddle steamer The Tattershall Castle alongside one of London's most contemporary landmarks, The London Eye.

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Drop that paperwork and ignore those emails; work is over for the week and it’s time to laugh yourself silly. The multiple award-winning 99 Club have secured the services of Nathan Caton, Rhys James and Spencer Brown this Friday, and your ticket includes entry to the Storm nightclub afterwards too.

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@ Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street on Various dates from 22nd April

With two Friday night events among other various dates, pull on your finest lederhosen and buckle your braces on, squeeze into those Dirndls and get ready for an evening of refreshing steins, Bavarian dancing, Oompah music and authentic cuisine this Spring. With a sister event in Central London, there's no excuse to miss out on this great night out.

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Libertine Club

39 user reviews

It's been a long week and you've worked your socks off so take a seat on these plush leather sofas and indulge in some luxury at this exclusive club. Dance with Tom Cruise and premiership footballers on a dance floor set alight by top talents in DJing. Open until 3am every night of the week, this place is always alive, kicking and waiting for you.

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Xclusive Touch Ping Fridays

10 user reviews
@ Ping on Every Friday

Ping hand the keys to XclusiveTouch every Friday for an eclectic night of big tunes, arcade games, ping pong tournys and plenty of other surprises. There’s fine Italian cuisine if you’re peckish, hilariously quirky sharing drinks like the ‘Chandler Ping’ and a 500-strong crowd of neatly turned out revellers launching into their weekend.

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Reflex Bar

2 user reviews

For the ultimate start to your weekender, get pumped and start on some heavy boozing at Reflex. Expect a funky basement of lit up dance floors, cheap drinks and the best of 80s throwback anthems to get you grooving on the dance floor until late. If you're a sucker for some Disco tunes then Reflex is the answer to all of your prayers. 

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The Cat and Mutton

4 user reviews

Smiling from the corner of Broadway market and giving London Fields a quick wave from across the way, The Cat and Mutton enjoys prime pub location. Making the most of its spot, it provides a great environment for after work bevs, Sunday roasts and fun evening activities. To give guests a little treat, they also offer frankly bizarrely good drinks deals. 

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The Bull - Geronimo Inns

2 user reviews

Smiling welcomingly out of Westfield's expanse, The Bull provides a characterful taste of English Heritage pub ambience. Drift inside and wonder at how very squishy the seating looks, how warming the atmosphere is and how good the real ale tastes! Settle in for the evening and re-emerge blinking and a bit drunk but very happy. 

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Friday nights just got a whole lot better. Stand in the cold no longer waiting to get into your weekend hot spot, for a fiver you can invest in a cheeky queue jump ticket for your Friday night fun at Salvador & Amanda and head straight on in to enjoy the DJs, dancing and cocktail treats. This Spanish themed lounge is a den of luxe leathers, rich reds and smouldering candles so get in there and get dancing! 

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@ The Piano Bar Soho on Various dates

Speakeasy stylings, sultry jazz tunes and specialty cocktails? Well, if you're not sold already then there's not much more to say. Apart from the fact that this little shindig is at Soho's Piano Bar and it's only £10 to enjoy an evening of live jazz performers from across Europe. Suits you, sir. 

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For only £10 you certainly get one of the best deals to be found in London. The All Access Pass gives you access to 16 different clubs and bars throughout the capital, incredible drink offers at each venue, free entrance, exclusive extras and more. Perfect for group nights out, corporate events and more, book online and pick up your pass at the Verve Bar between 7:30pm and 11:30pm. 

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Jump on the circus train as it makes a weekly stop at Aeronaut's Big Top every Friday. Spotlights on, lions roaring from their cages ... okay no lions really. Offloading an express load of twirlers, jugglers, hoop artists and balancers from around the world, Aeronaut throws an evening of circus extravagance and musical musings to take you into your weekend wobbler. There will be gasping, you will be wowed and you most definitely will be impressed. 

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@ Hotel Café Royal on Various dates

A residency that is set to excite and astound, The Black Cat Cabaret sets up shop in an opulent venue that reads like a rolodex of stardom: this is said to be the room where Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and The Beatles danced the night away. Expect a performance to match the decadent surroundings: TBCC showcases some of the finest musicians, magicians and excuisite dancers in the city. Book tickets online - they always fly!

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Weekend Wristband

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@ Bar Rumba on Various dates

Loud and freakin' proud, no Friday night at Bar Rumba gets left behind. A late night haunt where drinkonomical deals come as standard, there's more than just cheap pints to get your mitts on. Invest in a £5 ticket every Friday or Saturday night in exchange for a Weekend Wristband that boasts Q jump, free entry and two free drinks (mixer and house spirit).

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Proud Cabaret Camden

5 user reviews

Proud Cabaret Camden brings a refreshing new twist to your standard speakeasy-styled bar. The 1920's themed venue will show you a whole new side to London nightlife - so expect one of the most unique Friday nights of your life. The entertainment is sure to keep you intrigued the entire time and of course the burlesque artists will have you mesmerised. The fine food and extensive cocktail list alone is worth the visit - so you won't be disappointed!

Happily Affordable ££

Opal

7 user reviews

Opal on Victoria Embankment is the perfect Friday night venue. If you get in early they have a 50% off drinks Happy Hour from 5-8pm to get the party started. If you head there later you can get in free before 10pm (£10 after) and can ensure your entry by getting on the guest list. Open until 3am on a Friday, you can dance until the early hours at Opal.

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Love and Liquor

44 user reviews

Effortlessly cool and taking inspiration from New York and Brooklyn, Love & Liquor is a hot bar and club perfect for Friday night shennanigans! It even has a secret bar (if you can find it!) and the type of kick-ass DJ's or get the crowd dancing on the tables!

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@ Raw London Bar Crawl on Every Friday

Part ways with a tenner and you'll find yourself at one of the biggest parties in London this Friday night. Raw London Bar Crawl invites you to join them on one of the most raucous London bar crawls, with stop-offs at The Light Bar, Blueberry Bar and Bar Music Hall, before finishing off at Club Aquarium; known for their late night parties, you may well find yourself dancing until 9am - meaning you can get the tube home! For £10, you get free entry into all venues, four free shots, discounted drinks deals as well as all sorts of other Raw London goodies. Enquire and book online and enjoy one of the best Friday nights in London. 

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Patch Bar

15 user reviews

This trendy city haunt opens its doors on Fridays as their DJs come out to play. We suggest heading over straight after work, taking full advantage of their great happy hour offers and then heading over to the dancefloor to throw some shapes in celebration of the impending weekend.

Happily Affordable ££

Golden Bee

36 user reviews

Head on down after work to this stylish rooftop bar for alfresco drinks and then head inside to the cocktail bar where late-night DJ's create a buzzy party atmosphere. Just be sure to book as this is extremely popular! 

Happily Affordable ££

We know you all love a Friday party in London and with Shoreditch Gone Wild you can party hard on the coolest night of the week. For only £10 get free entry to 4 of Shoreditch's best bars and clubs, 4 free shots each, plus a host of drinks deals. So don't mess around and head down for a massive party this Friday with Shoreditch Gone Wild. Get your tickets now!

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The Little Yellow Door

43 user reviews

There’s no better night to discover this wonderfully eccentric Notting Hill pop-up than Friday. Roll by to discover The Wandering Chef throwing one heck of a dinner party, where innovative cuisine, flamboyant cocktails and all-round fun-time vibes are the order of the day.

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Camden Pub Crawl

5 user reviews

For fun time partying on a Friday night, look no further than the Camden pub crawl to take you on an especially boozy journey through the bars of Camden. With shots, entry and queue jump included in the ticket price, as well as stop offs at popular live music venues including the Camden Barfly and the Blues Kitchen, this will be a Friday night in London that you won't forget. If you choose to embark on the Camden pub crawl on a Friday night, you will also gain entrance to the Indie clubbing Mecca, Koko for drinking and dancing until the early hours. Book now to avoid disappointment. 

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Shaka Zulu Fridays

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@ Shaka Zulu on Every Friday

Shaka Zulu is absolutely stunning and hosts a glamorous Friday night party where a young crowd dressed to impressed comes looking for a big night out in London. Prepare to be amazed as you move through the venue and marvel at the intricate detail captured on each carved wall and ceiling pane and party the night away to the latest party anthems and commercial tunes. Buy your queue jump ticket now! 

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Make some new friends, discover new places all in the trendy and exciting Shoreditch area. Taking you to 5 bars and a club, the Shoreditch Pub Crawl is unlike the bland West End pub crawls. With fun time party bars, such as; Drunken Monkey, Bedroom, Cargo, Trafik and The Macbeth, you will be spoilt for choice and are guaranteed to find a new weekend haunt. Including entry to 5 bars and a club, an awesome guide and some free shots! Book your party ticket now.

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Fez Club

3 user reviews

This Moroccan-themed party palace sure know how to let their hair down. Their Jager Rocks club night features discounted Jagerbombs as well as half-price cocktails and complimentary entry until 11pm! Join a mature Putney crowd in cutting a few shapes to celebrate the onset of the weekend, with the dancing continuing until 4am.

Happily Affordable ££

A great Friday night in West London; Paradise By Way of Kensal Green has a amazing cocktails to set you up for your Friday at Paradise. Often featuring guest DJs, themed music nights, or live performances, but always a late party night. Don't miss this slice of Paradise; book your party guest list here.

Happily Affordable ££

Forge

3 user reviews

Drop that paperwork and stop looking at those emails because Forge is calling. It’s got your Friday night sorted with an impressive triple threat of indulgent meat dishes, refreshing cocktails and late-night dancing. You’ll rub shoulders with a stylish crowd of city-workers, who come to Forge to let their hair down and set the tone for an awesome weekend to follow.

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@ 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl on Every Friday

Looking for a fun Friday night out in London? Join the party kings 1 Big Night Out for a seriously fun London bar and club crawl to some of the best spots in town. Party with a young crowd as well as enjoying cheap drinks and club queue jump. Book online and save £5! 

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Floripa

33 user reviews

A fun and vibrant Brazilian beach bar, Floripa is one of London's most prolific party Friday nights. Attracting revellers from all over London, Floripa is in Shoreditch and as such offers an eclectic and international vibe that is welcoming and feel-good. DJs play the best in many genres, going from Funk, to Jazz, to Drum & Bass, to Rock N' Roll. They also serve a great selection of Brazilian street food which keeps partygoers content until the early hours. Floripa is easily one of London's best party Friday nights.

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The Shoreditch

13 user reviews

A cracking happy hour and quirky decor make this a great choice for a Friday night out in London. Book your table or get on the guest list. 

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Bitter Sweet

13 user reviews

This secret party gem is in the heart of Soho and packs a big punch! Stylish yet with reasonable drink prices, and DJ's spinning those party classics all the way through to 3am! It is guest list only so book online now! 

Happily Affordable ££

Cargo

28 user reviews

Clubbing hotspot Cargo in Shoreditch brings you the best of the best on Friday nights with their weekly sessions with Resident DJs and live music. Having firmly established itself as the Shoreditch club to be in at the weekend, Cargo brings you the best music talent around as well as a pumping venue which parties hard all night. With a heated terrace and late night restaurant Cargo should be firmly on your list for a fun night out. Book a table or get on the guestlist 

Happily Affordable ££

Azulito Bar @ Wahaca Soho

2 user reviews

A vibrant basement bar on Wardour Street with a penchant for all things Mexican, Azulito has DJs until midnight on Fridays. Enjoy a lovely tequila-laced margarita, make yourself at home in their swinging basket chairs and cap things off by shaking a leg on over to the dance floor, which sways to the sounds of classic and contemporary tunes.

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Head to this stylish cocktail bar in the heart of Soho and discover a subterranean drinking den perfect for after work drinks or for those looking to kick on with the party on a friday night in London. You can book a table or area and enjoy the singing bartenders (West End actors!) who provider hilarious entertainment! Book online.

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Gem

12 user reviews
Gem

Friday nights at Gem revolve around their fantastic Happy Hour; all week between 5pm and 8pm customers get 50% off drinks (excludes spirits and soft drinks) and food sharing platters for only £7.95 - a real steal in busy Soho. This pulls in the after-work drinkers and friends looking to catch up over a few affordable drinks. Gem is open till 3am so prepare to dance and party through till the early hours; a great Friday night venue, Gem is well worth a visit.

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Verve Bar

12 user reviews

Start your night in style at Verve bar with their amazing Happy Hour! This great venue a stone throw away from Leicester Square serves delicious food platters and 50% off cocktails between 5-8pm. Playing feel good music, join   the buzzing after work crowd for a drink and a dance in the heart of the West End and get your night rolling! Reserve a table for you and your friends now! 

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Fabric

13 user reviews

Every Friday night at Fabric is Fabriclive - a night of the best in dubstep, drum 'n' bass, and techno from the world's greatest DJ's. A London super club, Fabric is open until 6am and is well worth booking in advance as it gets incredibly busy! Just a stone's throw from Farringdon Tube station.

Happily Affordable ££

KOKO

7 user reviews

Koko in Camden is one of the top clubs hosts a regular London friday club night curtsey of music giants NME. Club NME is a night filled with regular live music nights with some of the most promising new music talents such as The Gossip, Foals, Glasvegas and Klaxons who have all used the club night to take their careers to the next level. If this wasn't enough Club NME takes you well into the night with a lineup of local DJs spinning the decks with everything from indie, electronica to techno and innovative alternative sets. Depending on the line up, some events sell out well before the night so get booking! 

Happily Affordable ££

Gigalum

15 user reviews

The Roof Gardens is a stylish and sensational place to party on a Friday night! Set up high above the streets of London with epic views, a beautiful garden and late-night club that bounces till 3am! Guest list is essential. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Old Queen's Head

9 user reviews

For a wild Friday night of drinking and dancing that you never want to end, The Old Queen's Head is the answer to your prayers. A late night party pub, Friday At The Old Queen's Head involves a party play list of the best and latest House, Disco and Hip-Hop provided by Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts/DMC Scratch Champion), Budakan (Gin & Juice), DJ Khalil (Livin’ Proof) and Jamie Milton (Catface/Rebel Bingo). All this for £4; Friday nights have never been more appealing.

 

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The Ultimate Dinner Party

5 user reviews
@ The Little Yellow Door on Every Friday

“The Ultimate Dinner Party” It’s finally the weekend, and we can’t wait to kick start our Friday! In the heart of Notting Hill, the flatmates of The Little Yellow Door welcome you to their weekly dinner party.  Hidden...

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Canal Party Club

22 user reviews
@ Canal Boat Party on Various dates

Embark on your very own party down the Regent's Canal aboard the Canal Party Club! Take a dreamy summers day cruise by hiring out this party canal boat for you and your friends. Having done this trip ourselves, this comes highly recommended for an...

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Comedy Carnival

8 user reviews
@ Bar Rumba on Various dates

Head down to Bar Rumba on Friday and Saturday nights for a cavalcade of quality comedy at the Comedy Carnival. Located in the heart of London's West End, Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians. Given that...

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After five sold out months Beehive Place are back for another limited run. Hotly tipped by press including Stylist, The Nudge, London Popups and more, described by Brixton Buzz as 'A very welcome addition to the Brixton culinary landscape, somewhere...

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Solve the sordid secrets of Lady Chastity’s vineyard in time to win her fabled bottle of aphrodisiac wine, but hurry, she doesn’t suffer idiots lightly.  Handmade Mysteries is proud to present the next generation of the 'Escape...

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@ Former Shoreditch Underground station on Friday 24 April 2015
Pillow Cinema (See more dates) Pillow Cinema is quite simply the cosiest cinema experience this side of a fluffy cloud. Guests lounge on super comfy fatboy beanbags with a complimentary blanket provided – perfect for two to snuggle or as...
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Get ready to party like there’s no tomorrow at Kettner’s on 24th April 2015. Following on from the sell-out success of the NYE Masquerade Ball, the venue will be transformed for one night only into a fun-filled journey to the heart of...
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LIBRARY private members' club is opening it's doors for the 4 week pop up, in which Edible Stories will bring to life some of you favourite West End musicals.  Set Menu : 3-4 courses + 1 cocktail inspired by the Phantom Of The Opera musical...
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@ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden on Friday 24 April 2015
Campfire Cocktails in the City are back! Join us for the start of our fourth season to cuddle up round the firepit, watch the sun set over the Thames and imbibe delicious garden and foraged spring cocktails.  All our cocktails are infused and...
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The Candlelight Club

2 user reviews
@ The Candlelight Club on Friday 24 April 2015
The Candlelight Club is a clandestine pop-up party with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, in a secret London venue completely lit by candles. You'll be whisked away to those Prohibition days with a heady mix of live music, delicious cocktails and a party...
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