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 |
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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...

RECOMMENDED: Find more things to do in London this Saturday and this Sunday

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Janelle Monáe
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Things to do, Quirky events

‘Dirty Computer’ Screening and Party

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Janelle Monáe’s latest album concept has been repurposed into a dystopian film where she is a totalitarianism-fighting bot. Intrigued?

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Tootopia

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This year sees the fifth instalment of a festival dedicated to all things Tooting. Sample the best street food that the area has to offer while lounging in a pub garden.

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Sarcophagus at Sir John Soanes Museum
Gareth Gardner
Things to do, Exhibitions

Soane Lates: Crude Hints

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Architect John Soane speculated about what it would be like to visit his home as a ruin. Grab a cocktail and take a look for yourself on this off-kilter after-hours tour.

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Bar of the Week: Little Nan’s Fitzrovia Kitchen & Bar

Take a tipple at the follow-up to the kitsch bar themed around a grandmother’s front room. You'll find serious nostalgia here – especially if you’re a child of the ’90s. 

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Centro Botín, 2017 Photo © Enrico Cano
Art, Architecture

Renzo Piano: ‘The Art of Making Buildings’

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Take an intimate peek into the mind of the of our era’s great architects. It’s a calm, academic, passionate show about the power of design.

 

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Tower Bridge bascule chamber
Things to do, Concerts

Bascule Chamber Concerts

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Head down to one of London's most fascinating venues – Tower Bridge's Bascule chamber, which houses its counterweights when the bridge is lifted – for composer and curator Iain Chambers's concert series. 

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Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

London Fashion Week Festival

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Got a passion for extremely beautiful (and pricey) fashion? Shop a curated edit of designer collections from over 150 brands, go front row for a show and listen to talks from industry experts. 

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Things to do, Exhibitions

‘Spanish Flu: History's Deadliest Pandemic’

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It's 100 years since a deadly outbreak of Spanish Flu became  one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. This exhibition invites Londoners to journey back in time to a field hospital in 1918 and explore the experiences of those that lived and died during the pandemic. 

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Things to do, Festivals

Designjunction

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The Royal Mail's old 1960s sorting office is the venue for this year's Designjunction, a three-floor showcase of innovative interior design. Expect a line-up of creations by established designers and smaller labels and large-scale installations and exhibitions. 

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