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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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Green Man presents Courtyard

If you can’t face the Brecon Beacons, get the tube to King’s Cross for a baby Green Man festival with ‘Courtyard’, five days of Welsh beer, cider and a solid line-up featuring Dutch Uncles and many more. Tidy. 

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Lewis Cubitt Square , King's Cross Until Sunday May 28 2017

The Pool Party

No need to bring your togs to this celebration of women’s writing and music for the Greenwich Book Festival. With Sarah Perry, Lisa McInerney and Laura Barnett. Find out more here. 

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Old Royal Naval College , Greenwich Friday May 26 2017

Modern Masculinity

Spend what would have been John Wayne’s 110th birthday at this merciless takedown of the male archetype for a night of drag, poetry and comedy cabaret. 

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Vout-O-Reenees , Aldgate Friday May 26 2017

Dear Diary

From the memoirs of a cross-dressing Lesbian in Jane Austen’s era to the day in the life of a UNICEF worker in Yemen, have a nosey through diaries from 1400BC to the present day at ‘Dear Diary’, an exhibition celebrating the ways in which we’ve used diaries to capture the human experience throughout history. 

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Somerset House , Temple Friday May 26 2017 - Friday July 7 2017

MCM London Comic Con

A firm fixture on every fanboy's annual calendar, London Comic Con is the UK's biggest modern pop culture convention. With dealer stalls, special guests, plenty of manga, games and cosplay there’s heaps to get excited about. 

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ExCeL London , Custom House Friday May 26 2017 - Sunday May 28 2017


Anne Hathaway forms a psychic connection with a giant lizard in this razor-sharp black comedy

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Lady Macbeth

Newcomer Florence Pugh is tough and terrific as a Victorian-era teenager married off to a rich landowner’s son

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The Levelling

This powerful low-budget British indie marks the arrival of an impressive new directing talent

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A nightmarish look at the reality of globalisation in this doc about a Gujarat textile factory

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Their Finest

Gemma Arterton is on forceful form in this surprisingly tough tale of Britain's WW2 film industry 

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