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.

Park Nights

30th June - 22nd Sep
8pm
Serpentine Galleries
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The Serpentine Galleries announces a new summer of Park Nights, its annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, sited in the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the award-winning architect Francis Kéré.

Belle de Jour

18th - 21st Sept
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An exquisite tale of self-discovery and tragic passion, enjoy the re-release of Brunel's classic starring Catherine Deneuve.

The Spanish Film Festival

21st - 24th Sept
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From clammy and gripping thrillers to hilarious comedies, seasoned directors comeback to debut films, all in all, expect glam, thrill and fun with the Spanish Film Festival!

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

22 Sep, 10 Nov
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

James Horner: A Life in Music

24th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The World Premiere of James Horner: A Life in Music is a celebration of the composer’s greatest music for film, including the epic scores to Braveheart, Titanic, Glory, Field of Dreams, Apollo 13, Avatar and Aliens.

Ognisko Book Club

26th Sep
6.30pm
Ognisko Polskie
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Ognisko Book Club meets monthly in the second-floor Members’ room to discuss both Polish (in translation) and contemporary international fiction and non-fiction titles. Run in collaboration with South Kensington Books, meetings are free of charge and tea & coffee will be served.

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.

V&A Lates

Last Friday of every month
V&A
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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.

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.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets + Q&A

30th Sept
6pm
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Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) brings to the screen the groundbreaking comic book by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Followed by a Q&A with Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin.

Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Schumann’s Symphony No 2

5th Oct
6.15pm
Royal College of Music
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The Royal College of Music welcome back principal players from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, who are renowned for their enthusiastic performances and shared love of music-making between members of various cultural backgrounds.

Dino Snores for Kids

9 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 20 Jan
Natural History Museum
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Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.

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Imperial Fringe: Space Odeyssy

10th Oct
5-8pm
Imperial College London
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A Space Odyssey is the latest in Imperial College’s Fringe series of public evening events exploring science at its most engaging and fun. Celebrate the finale of Cassini's mission to Saturn with a journey through ‘out of this world’ science at Imperial

RCM Brass Ensemble

11th Oct
7.30pm
Royal College of Music
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Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic and RCM Visiting Professor of Horn, joins Nigel Black and the RCM Brass Ensemble for an exhilarating and varied programme.

Orchestral Masterworks: Songs of the Auvergne

12th Oct
6.15pm
Royal College of Music
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Martin André conducts the RCM Philharmonic and mezzo soprano Katie Coventry in Canteloube’s lush collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France, sung in the Occitan language.

After School Club

19th Oct
7pm-1am
Natural History Museum
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Join an evening of retro fun for grown-ups as night descends on the Museum. After being welcomed into a house by the Museum Headmasters, you'll take part in activities as you explore the Museum after hours learning about the natural world.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

26th Oct - 7th Jan
11-9pm (times vary)
Natural History Museum
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Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink is one of the most magical places to be this winter. Enjoy skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air or soak up the atmosphere from the Café Bar and balcony.

Late Night Laughs - Comedians Cinema Club

27th Oct
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed, Comedians Cinema Club brings together the UK’s best comedians and forces them to improvise their way through movies. These movies are brash, hilarious, nothing like the originals, and a sure-fire blockbuster hit!

Slumdog Millionaire + Q&A

27th Oct
7.30-10.30pm
Science Museum
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The Illuminating India events programme celebrates Indian art and culture as well as science, technology & innovation. Enjoy a special screening of Slumdog Millionaire and join Oscar-winners Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for a very special Q&A.

Crime Scene Live

18th Aug, 30th Oct, 13th Nov
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.

Mozart's Requiem

9th & 10th Nov
7.30pm
Royal College of Music
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Monumental, mysterious and tragic, Mozart died before finishing what turned out to be his own Requiem. It remains a timeless choral classic, and will be performed by RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Part of Late Night Laughs: Arabs are not funny

24th Nov
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Join some of comedy’s finest up and coming and established names in the Elgar Room as Late Night Laughs presents Arabs Are Not Funny – the best in stand-up comedy from the Arab world and surrounding regions.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble perform Sriyah

24th & 26th Nov
7.30-9pm
Science Museum
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To celebrate the Illuminating India exhibition, the Science Museum are welcoming the world-renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble for two very special intimate evenings of dance and live music.

The Cunning Little Vixen

27th Nov - 2nd Dec
7pm
Royal College of Music
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The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen, which explores the cycles of life and nature.

Harlem Quartet

4th Dec
7.30pm
Royal College of Music
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Continuing its three-year residency, New York’s Harlem Quartet returns to the RCM for a concert of exciting works, featuring pieces by Beethoven and Webern.

New Year's Eve: Under the Sea

31st Dec
7.30pm-1am
Natural History Museum
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Dance the night away under our colossal blue whale as you ring in 2018 with an underwater twist at the Natural History Museum's New Year’s Eve party.

Circque du Soleil - Ovo

7 Jan - 11 Feb
3pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, 8pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Cirque du Soleil returns to the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO! A colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas, Rush headlong into an ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love.

Free

Science Uncovered

29th Sept
6-9.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Part of European Researchers' Night, this annual festival of science is free and offers you the chance to chat to scientists and uncover cutting-edge research. See hundreds of behind-the-scenes specimens and take part in talks, tours and special events linked to marine science.

Soundtrack Silent Disco

20th Oct
10pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A special late night Silent Disco in the Loading Bay, deep below the Hall’s iconic auditorium. Come along dressed as your favourite movie character and dance the night away listening to some of cinema’s most iconic soundtrack hits!

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

Trio Apaches: Brahms

15th Nov
6.15pm
Royal College of Music
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Trio Apaches performs Brahms’ second piano trio, which was declared by Clara Schumann as ’a great musical treat’. The trio is then joined by an RCM violist for Brahms’ turbulent third piano quartet.

Cine Lumiere

Various
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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
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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.