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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Last updated on 23rd August 2016

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Seven Sins

18 user reviews
@ Cafe de Paris on 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.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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Garden Variety Bar

11 user reviews
@ Geffrye Museum on Various dates
A series of evenings featuring drinks inspired by the period gardens: each week sees a residency from one of London's most creative bartenders, serving drinks inspired by and even using ingredients from, the Geffrye Museum's period...
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
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Gold Rush

22 user reviews
@ The Yard on Various dates

Django Bango is back! Eat, drink and hunt for gold in the Django Bango gold mine, a Wild West gold mining themed pop-up in Vauxhall with live music and DJs, your Friday night just got a whole lot more fun.

Food & Drink, Date Night, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Vauxhall
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@ Courthouse Hotel on Various dates

Fancy yourself as a bit of a card showman, or just like watching magic? Either way, the Card Shark Show in Soho will astound and amaze you this Friday night. Revolutionising magic card tricks, world-class magician Steve Truglia has deceived many a celebrity and will trick you no end with his horde of card games. Don't believe us? Go and find out for yourself.

Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
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@ 1 Big Night Out Shoreditch Pub Crawl on Various dates
1 Big Night Out is reaching east, bringing the best of their West End pub crawl expertise to the hip, artistic and downright eccentric streets of Shoreditch. 1 Big Night Out Shoreditch is your passport to a party like no other... Their experienced...
Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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Little Nan's Tropical Den

25 user reviews
@ Little Nan's Tropical Den on Various dates
Little Nan's has extended her stay in her Tropical Den till the end of February!  Little Nan is back in South London after a month in Jamaica, she's brought paradise to Peckham. She has opened up between Queen's Road Peckham & Nunhead...
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Hen Party, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Peckham
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We’ve joined forces with the incredibly generous folks at Mommi to offer an exclusive offer to DMN readers only! Available from 5.30 to 8pm, just buy a round of drinks and they’ll match it, completely free of charge, up to a value of £40. There’s no limit on what drinks you go for, or however many rounds you get, so long as you do so before 8! Click through for the all the info on how to claim.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Bar Crawl, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink
Latino
Clapham
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@ Ceilidh Night Events on Various dates
Join Fiddle Paradiddle for our Ceilidh Night at the Bedford! Fling your partners round the best dance floor in SW12 as London’s wildest ceilidh band bring ceilidh dancing to South London’s most famous pub! Every month we promise a...
Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Classes
Live Music
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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. 

Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Student Night, Stag Do
Party Mash Up
Shoreditch
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@ Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar on Every Friday

It's "FriYay"! Celebrate the start of the weekend and welcome in the summer vibes with an upbeat evening with the "House of Henry" at Piccadilly's Mint Leaf. Up-and-coming producer Jon Henry will be spinning the decks with an eclectic fusion of your favourite commercial house tunes, whilst also chucking in a variety of disco bangers and chart pop remixes.

Fun Time Partying
House Music
West End
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Comedy Carnival

14 user reviews
@ Bar Rumba on Various dates

Spend your Friday night crying with laughter by heading down to Soho's Bar Rumba; here, they'll be throwing their 'Comedy Carnival' nights. With the likes of Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre and Micky Flanagan having recently graced the stage here, you should expect to see some of the very best comedians on the circuit here that are sure to have you in stitches. 

Comedy, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
West End
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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. 

Comedy, Date Night
Commercial/Pop
Covent Garden
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@ Blueberry Bar and Kitchen on 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!

Bar Crawl, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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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.

Comedy, Date Night
Leicester Square
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Camden Pub Crawl

7 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. 

Drinkonomical £
Camden

Sky High Summer

2 user reviews
@ Searcys | The Gherkin on Mon 25th Jul 2016 - Fri 2nd Sep 2016

Searcy’s at The Gherkin have relaxed their private members policy for six weeks this summer, and you’re invited to join them to celebrate their timeless 1950s holiday tribute. Encounter a venue that oozes with glamour and sophistication, as bespoke cocktails and fresh oysters are served to guests who rest on sun loungers and marvel at the 360-degree views of the city at large.

Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Date Night
Liverpool Street
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Shaka Zulu Fridays

6 user reviews
@ 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.

VIP Party, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Commercial/Pop
Camden
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Immersive theatre is conquering its biggest setting yet with over nine million extras, as audience members become the lead role in the newest and most exclusive immersive show in London. An engaging & more sociable alternative to a conventional...
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, VIP Party, Something A Little Different
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The Ultimate Dinner Party

15 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...

Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Notting Hill
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Speakeasy Jazz & Cocktails

18 user reviews
@ 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. 

Live Music, VIP Party, Date Night, Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
Soho
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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!

Drinkonomical £
Shoreditch
8 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 400 upcoming dates starting on 27 Aug 2016

Friday night is hands down the best time of the week to visit the Top Secret Comedy Club. Renowned throughout the circuit for attracting a mix of emerging talent and Fringe regulars, ease towards the weekend by laughing yourself silly at this hugely popular Covent Garden spot.

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Midnight Apothecary

2 user reviews
@ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden on Various dates

Fancy something altogether more intimate and chilled out? Say hello to Midnight Apothecary, the unique London event atop a secret rooftop garden now into its 5th season. Relax around the fire pit, sup away at drinks made using herbs and flowers from the garden, and congratulate yourself for finding this hidden gem. 

Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
South London
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1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

3 user reviews
@ 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl on Various dates
1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl visits a selection of the biggest bars in the West End, ending at world famous London clubs featuring top DJs and performers. The crawl, run by a group of expert pub crawl guides, takes customers from cool and quirky London...
Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Commercial/Pop
Leicester Square
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Thames Lates

11 user reviews
@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates

Speedboats, cocktails, sunset and a summer sound-track? Come aboard for your most memorable Friday night summer experience! Get ready for an hour and a half of high-speed fun.

Boat Party, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do
Background Music
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Floripa

46 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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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