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, Late openings

V&A Friday Late: ‘All to Play For’

icon-location-pin V&A, Brompton

Aim for a new hi-score at V&A's Friday Late. Their new late-exhibition ‘Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt’ gives you the chance to solve escape rooms, design your own video game and more. This show is guaranteed to give you (an extra) life.

Things to do, Food and drink events

Vegan Wine and Cheese Party

icon-location-pin 10 Cable St, Wapping

Still going strong on the Veganuary front? But about to cave because, well, cheese is life? Let this vegan wine and cheese party step in to cure your cheesy needs. Tuck into an entirely plant-based and meat-free spread complete with animal-free wine.

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Things to do, Film events

‘Mean Girls’ Quote-A-Long

icon-location-pin Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square

Just because it's not October 3rd doesn't mean you can't shout lines from everyone's favourite teen-flick, Mean Girls. Join the plastics, get some cheese fries or make out with a hotdog at this quote-a-long screening. 

Things to do, Walks and tours

Hidden Stories of St James's Park

icon-location-pin St James's Park, St James'

Go off the beaten track, no like way off the track and learn more about London's oldest Royal Park. Did you know that St James's Park helped court a King's mistress? There's that and more on this hidden stories trail.

Things to do, Food and drink events

Burns Night at Clifford's

icon-location-pin Clifford's Restaurant, Holborn

What better way to celebrate the iconic Scots poet's life than sinking a wee dram and scoffing a delicious Scottish menu by ex Harwood Arms chef Gemma Ellis all in the name of Burns Night? Och aye. 

Things to do, Classes and workshops


icon-location-pin Flat Iron Square, Southwark

They say good things come in threes and it's certainly the case at Flat Iron Square's Shape event. Free fitness classes! Vegan food! Mocktails! You heard it here first people. 

Holborn Dining Room
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Things to do, Food and drink events

Burns Night Supper

icon-location-pin Holborn Dining Room, Holborn

Go all out in the name of Rabbie Burns. The Holborn Dining Room has transformed into a cosy, woodland wonderland. They'll be serving a Scottish feast fit for a king.

Things to do, Food and drink events

The Rhythm and Booze Project Bermondsey Burns Night

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

Get ready as The Rhythm and Booze Project will be burning down the house this Burns Night. Sink drams on drams on drams at the open whisky bar and pay tribute to Scotland's national poet like a true Scot. 

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Things to do, Quirky events

Secret Garden Storytelling Around the Fire

icon-location-pin Secret London location, London

Transport yourself to a secret south London garden and learn about the ancient tales of shapeshifting. Sit around a fire, listen to music and gaze up to the stars in this mysterious evening of fun.

Things to do, Performances

Streetwise Opera Burns Night Ceilidh

icon-location-pin Cecil Sharp House, Primrose Hill

Put on your dancing shoes and join homelessness charity Streetwise Opera's Burns Night traditional Ceilidh dance. It's going to be well tidy.

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