Planning a fun Friday night out and want to make sure you set the scene with the perfect venue? No problem; take a look at the following selection.
Steam & Rye opened in 2013 and they quickly made a name for themselves, with their Unlimited Ribs and Shrimp Night now famous in the local area. Regularly hosting live music performances as well as DJs, you’ll be able to dance the night away in style whist sipping on delicious cocktails. For the adventurous amongst you, there’s even a genuine Rodeo Bull. The venue itself can hold up to 550 people, so no one need miss out on the fun, and the nearest transport link can be reached in just over five minutes for easy access from throughout the city.
Found beneath two railway arches, Fu Manchu features the charismatic arched ceilings and exposed brickwork that you’d expect in such a space, bringing an instant hit of atmosphere to any occasion. The state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and full live music set-up make organising any entertainment for the evening a breeze. There’s ample space for as many as 300 guests to attend, and both Clapham North and Clapham High Street stations can be reached in mere moments.
The team at Adventure SW11 are committed to providing entirely bespoke events for guest lists of up to 200 people that cater to your every whim, so don’t be afraid to throw your ideas out there! The décor is sure to be a talking point, with bold colours and clashing patterns bringing a contemporary flair that contrasts to great effect with the more traditional elements like the brick walls. Found in the Battersea area, the nearest transport link is Clapham Junction.
Dinerama is a former bullion truck yard that has been transformed into a two-level mass-scale food and drink arena. With five rooms, eight bars and eight street food traders, you certainly won’t be short of choice, or space for that matter, what with a massive 1000-person capacity. Take your pick depending on your mood and the season, be it the British cocktail lounge, the Tiki drinking den, the Alpine lodge, the rum terrace or the Italian wine garden that most takes your fancy.
At Grand Union Brixton, you can expect to find Grand Union’s signature style; decadent vintage chic décor with a neon twist. This two-story venue has a vibrant main bar on the ground floor and a private room upstairs that comes complete with its own DJ booth, projector, TV screens and bar. Outside is where you’ll find perhaps their best-known feature in the form of the Thai-themed Pleasure Garden which boasts a giant fire pit and 15 private tree huts that come equipped with heaters and speakers.
Transport yourself to an Alpine lodge for the evening at Bodo’s Schloss. One of Kensington’s best kept secrets, the venue is meticulously styled to feel like a chalet in the Alps, with a restaurant, bar and nightclub perfect to let loose in on a Friday night. Catering options range for groups anywhere between 20 and 400, with both partial and full hire available depending on your needs. As for getting there, High Street Kensington and Notting Hill Gate tube stations are amongst the closest options.
Located near Green Park station, The Scotch of St James is a London institution, and the perfect place to let your hair down on a Friday night. February was a busy month for this iconic nightclub, with all the swanky London Fashion Week parties, including Maybelline’s official LFW event, and amazing gigs, including James Gillespie performing in debut single. Popular with A-listers, you might find yourself dancing the night away here with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Metallica and Tinie Tempah. Scotch of St James has also just launched Scotch Thursdays if you fancy kicking the weekend off a day early.