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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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Nigel Wallace-Iles
Things to do, Late openings

Queer Walls: Exploring LGBTQ History

icon-location-pin Eltham Palace, Eltham

For the first time, English Heritage is putting on a Pride event. This intimate late will celebrate the UK’s queer history at beautiful art deco mansion Eltham Palace. Expect a Noël Coward cabaret, an LGBT+ choir and bespoke cocktails from Ben’s House.

Tom Baker
Things to do, Food and drink events

Streatham Food Festival

icon-location-pin Streatham Green, Streatham

The indecisive eater’s dream. Stop off at one of 40 Streatham restaurants on this foodie trail to try a mini-taster of their signature dishes, before rating them.

Things to do, Festivals

Beer & Beat Night

icon-location-pin Brewery Market, Twickenham

Eel Pie Records and Beatnikz Republic Brew Co join forces for this craft beer-tasting set to an ace hip hop playlist and followed by a spoken word open-mic session.

Bars and pubs, Pubs

Bar of the Week: Ninth Life

icon-location-pin Catford

Pub-meets-circus in leafy Catford. Missed out on a ticket to Glastonbury? Well, you needn't miss out, head south for a drinking experience inspired by festival culture.

Kamila Lozinska
Things to do, Exhibitions

Free Range Graduate Art Fair

icon-location-pin Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Now in its 19th year, this showcase of work by arts graduates from around the UK features the best in graduate fine art, photography and design. 

Lil Marvel. Image courtesy of Hayward Gallery

‘Kiss My Genders’

icon-location-pin Hayward Gallery, South Bank

Fifty years-worth of radical art about gender identity. It’s fun, salacious and it's making the world a bit of a better place by knocking bigotry down a few pegs. 

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Movies on the River

Movies on the River

icon-location-pin Tower Millennium Pier, Aldgate

For a unique cinematic experience, set sail on London’s only floating cinema this summer. You’ll depart from Tower Pier and enjoy a sunset cruise through the heart of the city, before docking up in the middle of the water for a feel-good screening of ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the top deck.

Little Mercies
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Little Mercies

icon-location-pin Crouch End

Drink pink at Little Mercies in Crouch End, where they’ve crafted a ‘pink menu’ in partnership with Porter’s Tropical Old Tom Gin.£1 from each of five drinks will be going to Breast Cancer Research UK and – you guessed it – they’re all bright pink.

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Clifford's Presents: ‘Roots Dinners’

icon-location-pin Clifford's Restaurant, Holborn

Learn about world flavours and discover culinary roots and traditions of some of London's top chefs in this series of supper club dinners. Tonight Gemma Ellis from Clifford’s shares her kitchen alongside Budgie Montoya of Filipino BBQ Sarap.

Restaurants, Turkish


icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

Expect a mix of modern Turkish food and fascinating off-piste dishes with names like Black Sea fondue and beef and sour cherry manti. You’ll want a return visit just to see what chef Selim Kiazim comes up with next. 

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