Friday Nights 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.
Last updated on 22nd June 2017
As summer rolls around it’s time to get into the mood with Campfire Club, who are bringing the best musical talent in London every Friday. Nestled away in a secret, natural location, some amazing musicians will play completely unplugged for you around an actual campfire.
Absurd Bird in Spitalfields is adding to its Deep South fun-time vibe with Moonshine Fridays. The secret basement bar in Spitalfields is inviting in top DJ Marky B to spin some of the best tunes and cocktails will be whipped up by the expert mixologist from 8pm.
It’s not often you’d be expected to spend your Friday night playing bingo, but when you’re playing Blingo, it’s all you’ll ever want to do. This hijacked hip-hop bingo will feature everything from mad beats, big prizes, dance offs, lip sync battles and the biggest house party once the games are over.
This is cabaret like you’ve never experienced it before as The London Cabaret Club delivers original choreography, premium production values and spectacular stars from the West End to create an unforgettable show. The performances dive into the rich heritage of British culture while you feast on a truly exquisite dinner.
Spend your night dancing to the best ceilidh, with some great drinks and all your friends. All Saints Hall is being transformed into a village hall and you’re invited. Their expert caller will go through the steps before you storm the dancefloor with the band playing all the way.
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.
As well as London's past, London Dungeons are bringing the seven deadly sins to life as they throw you deep into the past. Join the iconic venue to dress up, wonder the attraction, meet characters, sip cocktails, and avoid being tempted by everyone from torturers through to jesters.
Hop over the Atlantic every Friday night in London as Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket deliver a night dedicated to American Frat Parties. You’ll get to drink from the biggest beer bong in London, play some beer pong and take advantage of a whopping 50% off on all drinks until midnight.
DJ Yoda has been making waves on the clubbing scene for years with his unique take on British culture as well as his notorious Stranger Things mixtape. Join him at The Old Queen's Head as he puts on an intimate set.
Start your weekend as you mean to go on at this wild bar crawl, promising a whirlwind tour of the best bars, clubs and party places Friday night in London has to offer. Strap in for drink discounts, glow sticks and free entry into London's best hangouts.
Back with his hilarious literature advice, Christopher Bliss is taking on another series of books at Camden Comedy Club. The character will be joined by esteemed journalist Paul Burston, who has written for Attitude, The Guardian, The Independent and many more.
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. 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.
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!
MATR is a Nordic dining experience by up and coming Danish chef Jonas Lorentzen. Taking place across secret locations in London, the food is inspired by Michelin-starred Noma, and looks at what is seasonal and fresh; enjoy five courses of ethically sourced and utterly delicious food in an intimate environment.
For a night of partying in Central London, Megaro is a spot with a difference. The intimate bar in King's Cross is all sorts of sexy and intimate, with affordable cocktails and music provided by the formidable Yann Dulche, a French DJ with more than 15 years experience.
The Magic Hour has stunned audiences all over the world, and now turns its attention to London's Grand Royale in Hyde Park. With plenty of mind-reading, sleight of hand, unbelievable illusions and hilarious card tricks, master magician 'Sonic' has carefully curated a show that's certain to leave you stunned and scratching your head. To help the evening progress, each guest will be offered a carefully crafted cocktail on arrival.
Friday night dinner has just got a bit easier thanks to the Empress Market. For £15, you can have two dishes of Karachi folk cuisine and a drink of your choice – meaning you can have a full on feast on a budget!
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.
Friday nights in Shoreditch just got better as Cargo bring Circus 83 to their weekly lien up. The best resident Djs Daniel Pozzebon and Wade & Miguel Cruz will be lining up the tunes to keep you partying into the early hours of the morning, all while in one of the coolest clubs in East London.
Cheap drinks and amazing music, the team at Underworld have cracked this recipe and, it's fair to say, have stuck to it. The Blackout Club takes over the club every Friday night and offers London's Rock 'N' Roll crazed audience a night of huge Rock and Indie tracks, drinks for £3 and entry only costing £5. Sitting comfortably in the middle of Camden, this Friday night spot draws crowds from all over North London.
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.
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.
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 off some festival coat tails, you'll get the inside track on big comedians to come.
Indulge in a night of luxury while keeping the party spirit alive at Montezuma. Every Friday they open their doors for a night of great music from their fantastic DJs meaning you can start the weekend off with the style you deserve.
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.
The Gigalum is a lively little Clapham spot that dishes out extra fun come Friday nights. Head to South London for hearty British plates, live music and enough craft beer to see you well into Saturday.
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.
Experience a gastronomic pop up like no other by sensational chef, Pedro Passinhas. Set in a handmade denim atelier in Blackhorse Lane, a space shared with artists, including leather workers, weavers and indigo dye makers, Pedro’s pop up is a culinary delight.
Drink, dance and head into the weekend at this swish venue in central London. Mint Leaf is not only a renowned Indian restaurant, they also have a stylish bar that will be hosting a Friday night party with some of the city's best loved DJs.
Have the biggest night out of your lives at Lock Down London, where the party takes you through some of the most exclusive clubs in the city. The VIP wristband will get you queue jump, free shots and exclusive drink deals, all while you experience the biggest party you’ve had yet.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
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.
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.