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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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Uniqlo Tate Lates
© Dan Weill
Things to do, Late openings

Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern

icon-location-pin Tate Modern, South Bank

The Tate Modern’s late-night shindig returns, this time celebrating wacky sculptor Franz West. As well as heaps of modern art, you can discover pro-LGBT+ performances, textile-making classes, pin-badge workshops, a pun-based pub quiz and artist talks – then go dance to tunes from NTS Radio.

Things to do, Festivals

Family Tree Live

icon-location-pin Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill

Obsessed with ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Join two days of lectures, workshops and displays on family lineage. Then find out if you’re the heir to an eccentric Prussian count’s fortune.

Things to do, Quirky events

Rave of Thrones

icon-location-pin Electric Brixton, Brixton

An enormous, immersive ‘GoT’ dance party, featuring blizzard machines, impromptu sword battles and Hodor himself on the DJ decks. Hodor!

William Eggleston 'Untitled' (c. 1977) © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Image courtesy of Eggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner

William Eggleston: ‘2¼’

icon-location-pin David Zwirner, Mayfair

Perfectly lit photographs of America by a true master of the form. It doesn’t matter if he’s shooting a car or a person, Eggles always creates beauty and unease.

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Le Petit Citron
Restaurants, French

Le Petit Citron

icon-location-pin Brook Green

A rustic French brasserie in Brook Green. Go for unfussy Gallic fare, like big plates of slow-cooked beef and mash.

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Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Phyllida Barlow Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photography: David Parry

Phyllida Barlow: ‘Cul-de-Sac’

icon-location-pin Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair

Big, imposing sculptural assemblages of concrete and fabric: Barlow really knows howto dwarf a viewer, but something about that is totally and perfectly calming. 

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Yard Sale Pizza x Matty Matheson

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London

Now's your chance to try the culinary world's bad boy Matty Matheson's collaboration with Yard Sale. Together they bring you the bagel-inspired 'Brick Lane Bad Boy' topped with pastrami, gherkins, pickled cabbage and hot mustard. You're gonna wanna pizza this action. 

Things to do, Concerts

Hollywood Hits at The Grand

icon-location-pin Clapham Grand, Clapham Junction

Join in for an evening of choral renditions of all your favourite flicks including 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Dirty Dancing' and 'The Greatest Showman'. It's going to be a giant live Hollywood singalong.

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Theatre, Drama

‘Three Sisters’

icon-location-pin Almeida Theatre, Barnsbury

Chekhov’s classic, directed by rising star Rebecca Frecknall. Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz are stunning siblings.

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