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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...

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

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Green Rooms Market

icon-location-pin Canopy Market, King’s Cross

Got a house full of drooping herbs? Join gardening workshops at this leafy market and pick up armfuls of pot plants and succulents. You’ll have a thriving horticultural homestead before you know it.

Things to do, Food and drink events

Vinery London

icon-location-pin Benk + Bo, Aldgate

How much would you cough up for a bar tab? At this wine pop-up, top up your glass as much as you like and pay what you feel at the end, depending on what you think the night is worth.

Things to do, Quirky events

Time Out x Nescafé Azera Presents: Stay Curious

icon-location-pin Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Curious for more in life? Well, we've teamed with Nescafé Azera to bring you plenty of fun-filled activities, events and workshops in East London. Head along today for the SubPac Disco, a HITT silent disco and Luke Rollson's comedy show.

The Village Butty
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Mile End Floating Market

icon-location-pin Mile End Park, Mile End

Mile End is gathering its best boats for this market. Pick up vintage garb on Frocksafloat, vinyl from The Record Deck and see cabaret on The Village Butty.

Movies on the River

Movies on the River

icon-location-pin Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill

Not only will it rock you, but Time Out's Movies on the River is the ultimate unique cinematic experience. Float along the river and watch the Remi Malek do his thing in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

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Oscar Murillo: ‘Manifestation’

icon-location-pin David Zwirner, Mayfair

Once the next big thing, Murillo proves he’s now simply
a big thing with these blood-coloured, visceral artworks. 

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Murder Inc
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Bar of the Week: Murder Inc

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

Could really murder a drink? Well, Murder Inc is the place to be for fun drinking. From stiff whisky cocktails by the barrel-load to absinthe drinks on tap and a banging happy hour list, we'll cheers to that!

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Restaurants, Contemporary European

The Coal Shed

icon-location-pin Tower Bridge

A steak and seafood restaurant that’s made its way to Tower Bridge via the sunny shores of Brighton, The Coal Shed is all about rustic meats grilled over charcoal. ‘Sharing steaks’ are the speciality.

Venue says Celebrate in our private dining room with a delicious feasting menu!

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Things to do, Festivals

The Moon Festival

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London

Kick off the first day of all things lunar. See a whole week of art, performance and street parties dedicated to the moon. Make giant leaps for the orb of the night. 

Restaurants, Middle Eastern


icon-location-pin Soho

Tuck into indulgent meats like saffron-laced guinea fowl and sumac-spiced chicken are instead cooked up in a bustling, open, rotisserie-style kitchen. Get ready for the meaty meal of your life.

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