Awesome Ideas for Friday Nights in London

Friday Night London


It’s Friday!

And if you’re a Londoner, chances are… you already have plans! Also likely, is that you made them over a week ago, whereas another percentage of you locked that baby in a month ago. What’s going on?

I don’t need to tell you that London is a rat race. Fast paced, competitive, hectic and we love it. It’s why we came, it’s why we stay. This is not a city for doing nothing or for the do nothingers. This is the place to do everything! Or die trying.

To live in London, you must work. To work in London, you must work hard and be good at what you do. All that hard work gets rewarded of course and after savings… oh sorry, we don’t do those in London, we want to know where and how to spend it! Your wish is my command.

A final word before we get started with my awesome ideas for spending Friday nights in London. Fridays are very different from Saturdays. Fridays start at around 7 am. Saturdays start after a lie in. Fridays happen once you leave the office. Saturdays happen once you’ve made a plate of smiley-faced eggs. And so, mes amies, here are my Friday night suggestions!


Go to a Bar Restaurant

Bar Restaurant Friday Nights in London


This takes a lot of the fuss out of going to a restaurant and then going to a bar. It eliminates the time it takes to travel from restaurant to bar. It eliminates the problem of finding a table in said bar. Quite simply, it offers a seamless experience between courses, alcohol, and bedtime.

Some of my favourites include:


Play a Game!

Play a Game Friday Nights in London


Oh ,not just any old game. An escape game! Have you heard of these yet? You get locked up in a room with your friends and given a set time, usually an hour, to solve the puzzles, riddles and hidden games in order to escape. Because the stress of the office just doesn’t cut it anymore, us Londoners like to crank it up a notch!

No, not for you? I have other ideas… My all time favourite, Crazy Golf! Especially in the warmer months, you’ll find many pop-ups around town, sometimes on rooftops, other times in basements, all offering that crazy golf fun.

And lastly, why not a game of good old-fashioned ping pong? Bounce, in Holborn or Old Street, is the place to be for that. They also do pizza to keep you going. I’m still looking for a nice pool hall… These are everywhere in Holland, but I can’t seem to find a decent one in London.


Get Cultural

Get Cultural Friday Nights in London


Elysee is a little slice of Greece in London. There is live Greek music every Friday night, plate-smashing and serious debauchery. Get your friends, get a table, and enjoy. Another option for live music is Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Have a look what acts are on, it’s not always jazz, and they also do food, perfect for that fuss-free Friday.

You cannot have music without dancing! London is also home to the Royal Ballet, with performances every Friday night. Located inside the Royal Opera House, they really are top of their game. You can split the cost of a booth among friends, and get emotional together.

Saving the best for the last? I absolutely love the Comedy Store in London. A lot of excellent talent walk through these doors. It’s a great way to laugh off the week’s stresses. There are also many other comedy shows around at different locations and prices if it suits you better.


How do you spend your Friday nights in London?

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  1. 16 June 2020 / 8:28 pm

    Thank you on a detailed impressive guide! Saved your post for the future 🙂

  2. 3 July 2017 / 11:22 am

    Great tips – especially the bar/restaurant list. I used to love going for a meal and sitting there until closing time chatting away with friends.
    Katja xxx

  3. 2 July 2017 / 9:47 pm

    OMG the perfect blogpost for me! I’m traveling to London tomorrow :))

  4. 30 June 2017 / 1:15 am

    These are fun suggestions….I especially love the comedy store option….Should be a great way to meet up and bond with friends

    • 30 June 2017 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely go to the Comedy Store at least once in your lifetime 🙂 It’s a great night out and the perfect antidote to a stressful day at work.

  5. 29 June 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Fantastic ideas – I haven’t been to Bunga Bunga but I hear it’s a lot of fun – must be named after Berlusconi’s scandalous room in his house 🙂

    • 30 June 2017 / 12:48 pm

      It’s absolute madness in there but once you get past a drink or two it’s a lot of fun! 😛 Berlusconi is definitely the theme of the place, spot on, with his picture… everywhere! 😛

  6. 29 June 2017 / 9:13 pm

    not in London but this is great weekend inspo for me so thanks a mill 😉
    going to bookmark for my next London trip though xx

  7. 29 June 2017 / 8:46 pm

    These are great tips! I’ll keep your post in mind if I ever happen to go to London. Soon, hopefully.

  8. 29 June 2017 / 7:50 pm

    A visit to London is something I am working on so this post came as pre-ordered for me 😀
    I also like to spend my money so I reckon I will fit in just right haha

  9. 29 June 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I have never been in London, planning to visit it as soon as possible. But when that will happen probably I’ll spend my Friday or Fridays nights in one of the bar restaurants you suggested here. Thank you! 🙂

    • 29 June 2017 / 7:11 pm

      You definitely should come and visit! There is so much to do and see here.

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