A night out in London

From DJs, films, late night exhibitions, concerts, inspiring talks, immersive performances, sleepovers, Museum Lates, lectures - there is plenty to do here in South Kensington in the evening.

Live Music & Food

Most Fridays
8pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A variety of Live Music & Food events take place in Verdi – the Royal Albert Hall's Italian Restaurant. From classical, jazz, gypsy swing to world music. We recommend you book in advance.

Science Museum Lates

Last Wednesday of the month
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

Natural History Museum Lates

Last Friday of every month
Natural History Museum
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The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.

V&A Lates

Last Friday of every month
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An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.

Crime Scene Live

14th May, 25th Jun, 20th July, 16th Aug
6.30-10.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery. This thrilling interactive experience combines real science with crime fiction for an unforgettable night out in London.

Festival of Science: Space

2nd May - 28th June 2018
Royal Albert Hall
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As part of the Royal Albert Hall’s inaugural Festival of Science, explore Space through a series of concerts, talks. screenings and comedy events for space and sci-fi fans young and old.

Luna Cinema

7-9th Aug
8.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Join The Luna Cinema in the formal gardens for a night of cinema under the stars and enjoy three nights of fantastic films with Kensington palace and its grounds providing a stunning backdrop. Films include Romeo & Juliet, The Greatest Showman and Victoria and Abdul

Amadeus Live

2nd Nov
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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This unmissable screening of the film (winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes), will feature live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Classical Spectacular

22nd - 25th Nov
3pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The most popular classical music show in the UK returns to the Royal Albert Hall in November. From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture!

Home Alone in Concert

22nd Dec 2018
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Cinematic Sinfonia and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

13th May, 13th July, 29th Sept
6.30pm - 9.30am
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Music

Late Night Jazz

Various Thursday's
Royal Albert Hall
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An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various Thursday nights

The English Patient Live

18th Oct
6.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience the multi-Academy Award® winning 1996 motion picture, The English Patient on a vast HD screen while Gabriel Yared’s Oscar-winning score is performed live in-sync by a full orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Anita Rani in Conversation

2nd July
7pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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From fronting global documentaries such as My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, to jumping into a pair of muddy wellies on Countryfile, it’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing her.

Jurassic Park - in Concert

29th Sept
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary! Dinosaurs once again roam the Earth in an amazing theme park on a remote island. The action-packed adventure finds man up against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival.

Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban

23rd & 24th Oct
1pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Relive the magic of your favourite wizard in Harry Potter in Concert. Based on the third instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

Gladiator Live in Concert

23rd June
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Ridley Scott’s legendary five-time Academy Award®-winning film will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s complete Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning score live, conducted by Justin Freer, with vocal soloist Lisa Gerrard.

Ciné Lumière

Various
Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Royal College of Music Chamber Concerts

Most weekdays
Royal College of Music
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Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.

Science Museum Lates - Sexuality

27th June
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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The Science Museum is collaborating with Pride in London to bring you an LGBTQ+-inspired Lates, featuring live performance, talks, music and much more. Join their Drag Kings and Queens around the piano, get a make-up masterclass and take part in the drag race.

IVF at 40: Louise Brown & Roger Gosden in Conversation

25th July
7-7.45pm
Science Museum
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The Museum will be celebrating the 40th birthday of Louise Brown at the Museum, the first person to be born through IVF. She will be joined by Roger Gosden, a former doctoral student of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards and expert in female infertility, for a one-off in-conversation event. Part of the Lates.

The Science and Music and Mood

25th July
8.30-9.30pm
Science Museum
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Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe, invites you to help him explore what science can reveal about the mood of music with the help of Philip Ball, science writer, polymath and musician.

Park Nights

13th July - 21st Sept
8-10pm
Serpentine Galleries
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Park Nights, the Serpentine's annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, returns this summer to present eight international artists each responding to the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the award-winning architect Frida Escobedo.​

NHM Lates - Beauty in the Beasts

29th June
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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From wriggling worms to creepy, crawly creatures, many things in the natural world make us squirm. But why do we react that way, and are nature’s nightmares really so bad? Can parasites be positive? Do spiders have a softer side? Come and look for the beauty in the beasts.

V&A Lates - WTFuture

29th June
6.30-10pm
V&A
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Today’s fantasies of the future help to shape tomorrow’s lived realities. This Friday Late, the V&A turn to speculative and imagined worlds to reveal possibilities for the future - from artists looking forwards to heal the scars of the past, to designers using science fiction to interrupt reality.

Orchestral Masterworks

26th June
6,15pm
Royal College of Music
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Join the RCM Symphony Orchestra for our ever-popular rush-hour concert dedicated to orchestral favourites. Hear Bach performed as you've never heard it before in this unique arrangement of his Harpsichord Concerto.

Scavenger Hunt

13th June & 11th July
6.30pm
Hyde Park
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Join a two-hour Scavenger Hunt which will see your team dashing around Hyde Park on a journey of discovery. Test your knowledge about the natural world, uncover the hidden histories of the park and get creative! The highest scoring team will be announced the winner of a goody bag filled with prizes!

In the Locked Room & The Lighthouse

27, & 29 June, 2 & 3 July
7pm
Royal College of Music
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Join singers from the RCM International Opera School as they present a double bill of thrilling British operas: In the Locked Room by Huw Watkins and David Harsent, and The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies.

Third Thursday Event - Pyrography

19th July
6.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Pyrography literally means fire-writing! You will be using the best Pyrography irons with a range of different hot branding tips for you to use. Have a practise on some wood offcuts before you start burning on to chopping boards, kitchen utensils, keyrings and more that you can take home with you.

Azzedine Alaia - the Last Great Craftsman

10th July
6.30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Azzedine Alaïa’s use of traditional craftsmanship techniques, while embracing the latest technological advancements, have helped to modernise the idea of luxury dressing today. Join leading names in fashion to explore the work of a man described as ‘fashion’s last great craftsman’.