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 26th September 2016

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The Magic Hour

12 user reviews
@ 10-11 Carlton House Terrace on Various dates

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. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, 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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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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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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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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12 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 404 upcoming dates starting on 27 Sep 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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After a recent sell out production of SE7EN Deadly Sins Hong Kong and a recent sell out production of our secret current London show, tickets are now available for our Autumn London show. Please note all 2015/2016 shows have sold out before opening....
Theatre/Arts, Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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Imagine taking a sip of a refreshing Oak Aged Innis & Gunn beer while being transported from the bar into a new world that heightens the senses ... this is the core of Immersive & Gunn. The virtual reality experience takes you to some of the...
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Film Screenings, Date Night
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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. 

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Camden
Join us as we set up our new home for Ceilidh Nights in Peckham! We've set up shop in the incredible Peckham Liberal Arts club for an evening of fun, drinks, and Ceilidh dancing in SE15! Our expert caller goes through all the steps so you can pick...
Live Music, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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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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The Drop Off

10 user reviews
@ London on Various dates
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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@ 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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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.

Clubbing, Student Night, Themed Nights
Alternative / Indie
Camden
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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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@ 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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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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@ 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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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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Shoreditch

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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@ 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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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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Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Bar Crawl, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink
Latino
Clapham
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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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Denim N' Dine

33 user reviews
@ Blackhorse Lane Atelier on Various dates
Denim N' Dine Our pick
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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...
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
Alternative / Indie
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Black Cat Supper Club Our pick
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An evening of opulent fine dining and spectacular performances created by The Black Cat Cabaret, at a recently refurbished historic vaudeville theatre in the heart of the West End. In-keeping with the Black Cat’s trademark style and sense of...
Cabaret/Burlesque, Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Soho
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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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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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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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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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Oktoberfest East will be a party to remember Welcome to Oktoberfest East! Journey with us to our Alpine wonderland, where Bavaria meets East London; our wonderful host will guide you up to fun, games, entertainment and plenty of big wooden tables...
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Hackney
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Our oompah band will be putting on a huge Oktoberfest beer hall show for the evening. The German Oktoberfest Beer Festival has long been a party favourite. Who can resist the lure of huge amounts of strong beer combined with an Oktoberfest Bavarian...
Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
Drum and Bass
Fulham
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