Things to do in London this Friday

It’s time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...
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By Time Out London Things To Do |

Find fantastic ideas for things to do in London on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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Things to do, pop-ups

Tits London Pop-Up Shop

icon-location-pin The Artworks Elephant, Elephant and Castle

Get your purse out for the ladies at a shop showcasing women designers. With 10 percent of proceeds going to the Coppafeel breast cancer awareness charity, these are the kind of stocking fillers we can all get behind.

Scandinavian Christmas Fair in London
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Scandinavian Christmas Market

icon-location-pin Albion Street, Rotherhithe

London’s Finnish and Norwegian churches provide the backdrop for this fair selling Nordic  treats. Add a glug of glögg and you’ll soon be feeling merry.

Cockpit Arts
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

Peek inside this crafty social enterprise to see the resident artists at work and stock up on quirky Christmas presents.

Art, Contemporary art

Flo Brooks: ‘Scrubbers’

icon-location-pin Project Native Informant, Smithfield

Check out these weird shaped contemporary paintings of cleaners. It’s so full of colour, symbols and humour that you’ll never want to leave.

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The Kiln Rooms
Things to do, Markets and fairs

The Kiln Rooms Christmas Sale

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

Pieces from more than 90 up-and-coming potters will be spread across two Kiln Rooms locations for this three-day sale. Meet the makers while you shop for wheely good gifts.

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Alpine Club

icon-location-pin Neverland London, Parsons Green

SW London’s Winterland is kitted out with chairlifts and fire pits for fully immersive après-ski antics in the sport’s unofficial home: Fulham. With what you save on ski boot rental fees, you can splurge on chocolate martinis and mulled wine. 

Macbeth, Shakespeare's Globe
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Theatre, Shakespeare


icon-location-pin Shakespeare's Globe, South Bank

Globe boss Michelle Terry and husband Paul Ready in The Scottish Play. It’s a fresh – even funny – take on the tragedy. 

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News, Events & Festivals

gal-dem x ‘Becoming’ Pop Up Bookshop

Missed out on tickets to see Michelle Obama and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speak at the Southbank Centre next week? Go to the next best thing. Penguin is joining forces with online magazine gal-dem to launch a pop-up bookshop exclusively selling works by women and non-binary people of colour. 

Designer market
© James Gray
Things to do, Markets and fairs

E17 Designers Market

icon-location-pin William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Get your mitts on handmade gifts, jewellery, clothing, art and accessories from local makers at this pre-Christmas market popping up at the William Morris Gallery. 

© The Estate of Ilse D’Hollander. Image courtesy of The Estate of Ilse D’Hollander and Victoria Miro

Ilse D’Hollander

icon-location-pin Victoria Miro Mayfair, Mayfair

Flemish artist Ilse D’Hollander committed suicide in 1997 aged 28. But these intensely coloured canvas- and cardboard-based paintings are far from melancholic – filled with deep blues and coral pinks. 

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