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.
Maddox Club, Central London
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.
Cafe de Paris, Central London
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.
Friday Nights At The Top Secret Comedy Club
@ Top Secret Comedy Club, 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.
The Smiths Mike Joyce Presents
@ Proud Camden, Friday 15 May 2015
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.
La Freak Smut Cinema + after party
@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Friday 10 April 2015
Get frisky on Friday this April 10th and sit down to a plethora of erotic videos, a collection of the greatest sexy stars from around the world. Not for the faint of heart, expect to get hot under the collar in this excitable crowd. A Smut Disco will take over at 10.30 so you can get down and dirty on the dance floor until the early hours.
The BIG Mini Festival - Hunter & The Bear (Fri) Josh Kumra (Sat) Joel Baker (Sun) (Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March)
@ The Islington, Friday 27 March 2015
For some Friday night frivolities you need to get yourself to Angel where The BIG Mini Festival is back (formerly known as Best Kept Festival) with a line up of incredible performers plucked straight from the rising talent in the music industry. Showcasing the best of Folk, Indie Pop and Acoustic artists, The BIG Mini Festival has Hunter & The Bear, Katie Coleman and Effie on the Friday night stage.
@ The Electric Ballroom, Friday 27 March 2015 and 2 other Fridays
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.
Mat Horne presents Session @ Proud
@ Proud Camden, Friday 27 March 2015 and 2 other Fridays
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.
@ McQueen, Friday 3 April 2015 and 13 other Fridays
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.
Boujis, West London
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.
Cirque le Soir, Central London
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.
The Boat Show Comedy Club + Night Club
@ The Tattershall Castle, Friday 17 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.
The 99 Club Leicester Square Friday's
@ Storm, Every Friday
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.
Spring Festival: Shoreditch
@ Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street, Wednesday 22 April 2015 and 7 other dates
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.
Libertine Club, Central London
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.
Cabaret des Distractions
@ Cafe de Paris, Every Friday
Cabaret Des Distractions is a spectacular production inspired by the Féeries of 19th century Paris. Taking place in Café De Paris’ stunning 1920s ballroom, come expecting a breathtaking show of cabaret, musical theatre and circus acts; with plenty of plot twists along the way.
Bogan Bingo Shitty Disco: Comedy Show & 80s/90s Club Night
@ The Clapham Grand, Friday 27 March 2015
Friday night bingo not sound like your thing? Well it should! The Clapham Grand have created the ultimate fun event fuelled by a trailer trash Bogan duo who will be bringing their hilarious comedy act to bingo calling. Following this will be the almighty 'Shitty Disco' where retro romps of 80s and 90s dance classics will reign supreme on the dance floor.
Xclusive Touch Ping Fridays
@ Ping, 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.
Reflex Bar, Central London
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.
The Cat and Mutton, East London
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.
The Bull - Geronimo Inns, West London
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.
Friday Night Queue Jump Ticket
@ Salvador & Amanda, Every Friday
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!
Live Jazz and Handcrafted Cocktails
@ The Piano Bar Soho, Friday 27 March 2015 and 3 other Fridays
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.
All Access Pass Londons Best Nightlife Clubbing Pass
@ Multiple Venues, Thursday 26 March 2015 and 278 other dates
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.
Friday Circus Show
@ Aeronaut, Friday 27 March 2015 and 4 other Fridays
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.
The Black Cat Presents... Salon Des Artistes
@ Hotel Café Royal, Friday 27 March 2015 and 13 other Fridays
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!
@ Bar Rumba, Friday 27 March 2015 and Saturday 28 March 2015
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).
@ Opal, Every Friday
Rock up to Opal every Friday where you’ll find a raucous night out wildly popular with central London’s party crowd. Chic and elegant, head to the sultry basement club where a signature Sintillate mix of house and club classics rules the roost.
Friday Live Comedy Show
@ Comedy Cafe, Every Friday
Shoreditch isn't just the destination to divulge in the latest hipster trends, oh no. Home to a heaving selection of comedy nights, here's one that is coming up trumps, and at only £8 a ticket. Take to Bedroom Bar every Friday night and wait for hilarity to ensue as the likes of Jamali and more prepare turn the crowd into a roaring, chortling ruckus.
Proud Cabaret Camden, North London
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!
Opal, Central London
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.
Love and Liquor, North London
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!
Raw London Bar Crawl - Fridays
@ Raw London Bar Crawl, 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.
Patch Bar, Central London
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.
Golden Bee, East London
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!
The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl, East London
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!
The Little Yellow Door, West London
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.
Camden Pub Crawl, North London
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.
Shaka Zulu Fridays
@ Shaka Zulu, 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!
The REAL Shoreditch Pub Crawl - Fridays (20% discount)
@ The Shoreditch Pub Crawl, Every Friday
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.
Fez Club, South London
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.
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green, West London
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.
Forge, Central London
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.
1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl - Fridays
@ 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl, 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!
Floripa, East London
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.
The Shoreditch, East London
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.
Bitter Sweet, Central London
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!
Cargo, East London
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
Azulito Bar @ Wahaca Soho, Central London
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.
Archer Street Cocktail Lounge, Central London
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.
Gem, Central London
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.
Verve Bar, Central London
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!
Fabric, Central London
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.
KOKO, North London
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!
The Old Queen's Head, North London
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.
The Ultimate Dinner Party
@ The Little Yellow Door, 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...
Canal Party Club
@ Canal Boat Party, Thursday 26 March 2015 and 279 other 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...
@ Bar Rumba, Friday 27 March 2015 and 27 other 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...
Little Nan's right Royal House Party
@ Little Nan's Bar, Friday 27 March 2015 and Saturday 28 March 2015
The grandchildren who gave you the the multi award winning Little Nan's Bar are transforming a Georgian town house in Greenwich into Little Nan's home for a month of parties where you will be spoilt with Cocktails in Teapots & Crystal Cut...
@ Rose Lipman Building, Thursday 26 March 2015 and 6 other dates
Get ready for a night of food, drink, theatre and 70's music! The Art of Dining is delighted to present Abigail’s Party – a 70s themed, five course pop-up dining experience, combining food, theatre, music and set design. Inspired by Mike...
Pop Up Barbados Food Shack
@ Pop Up Barbados, Friday 27 March 2015 and 17 other dates
This is a unique supper club offering organic, exotic Caribbean cuisine unlike any other you will find in London. I specialize in seafood, wild game, other meat dishes, vegan and vegetarian dishes. My skills developed through creativity and a keen...
GARAGE SPECIAL w/ Heartless Crew's Fonti & Mighty Moe
@ The Old Queen's Head, Friday 27 March 2015
With past garage legends from Artful Dodger, Luck n Neat, DJ Pied Piper and Oxide & Nutrino regularly gracing our stage and selling out The Queens time and time again, we're now proud to present Fonti & Mighty Moe from Heartless