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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do 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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Friday Late: Circus – Past, Present & Future

Circus-runaway wannabes can clown around in workshops that’ll test your yoga skills, while the less agile can leave the acrobatics to the pros, who will be somersaulting their way around the V&A as part of CircusFest 2018.

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V&A , Brompton Friday April 27 2018

Prosecco Springs

Join this fizzathon celebrating Italy’s finest export. A ticket bags you up to eight glasses of bubbly – plus plenty of fine Italian grub if you’re not up for a liquid lunch.

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Oval Space , Bethnal Green Until Sunday April 29 2018

Concrete Lates

Stay up late on the South Bank at Concrete Lates, a new club night inside the big Brutalist beast that is the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Every 'late' welcomes new performers, next up is experimental composer Shiva Feshareki, who'll be joined by M.E.S.H, Coby Sey and E.M.M.A

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Queen Elizabeth Hall , South Bank Friday April 27 2018

Model Market

South London, rejoice: Model Market is back in business from this Friday. It’ll be open till late all summer long, with new traders joining the street food party down in Lewisham.

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Fashioned from Nature

In 2016, Emma Watson showed up to the Met Gala in a Calvin Klein gown created using recycled plastic bottles. It’s just one of many sustainable outfits on show at this exhibition tracing the relationship between fashion and the natural world.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday January 27 2019

London Sustainable Fashion Rooms

Five years on from the Rana Plaza tragedy, join panel talks discussing ethical fashion supply chains and buy sustainable pieces at this pop-up shop and event series. Profits from the events go to the Bangladesh garment workers’ trade union federation.

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Old Truman Brewery , Brick Lane Until Sunday April 29 2018

426m2: The Southbank Show

Skate down to Brick Lane for 426m2: The Southbank Show: an exhibition devoted to the art of skateboarding, raising funds to restore the world-famous Undercroft on the South Bank.

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StolenSpace , Brick Lane Until Sunday April 29 2018

Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery

Catch a slice of midweek culture at these late night openings. Every Thursday and Friday the gallery stays open until 9pm meaning you can take part in drawing classes, talks and discussions after work. Guests can also enjoy live music, DJs, films, performances and drinks from the Late Shift bar. 

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National Portrait Gallery , Leicester Square Until Friday December 21 2018
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