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.
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 are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.
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.
An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various Thursday nights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.
Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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’.