After Hours

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.

Course

Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2016-Mar 2017
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

Late Night Laughs at the Royal Albert Hall

Every Friday
Royal Albert Hall
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Every Friday night the Elgar Room has become the regular venue for stand up comedy featuring a range of brilliant comedians.

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.

Dino Snores for Kids

25th Feb, 11th Mar, 8th Apr
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.

Discovering People: Shappi Khorsandi

1st March
7pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Comedian, broadcaster and author Shappi Khorsandi will be exploring how geography has influenced her life and shaped her thoughts in this in-depth conversation with BBC journalist Martine Croxall.

Adults

Robots Astronights

4th March
From 7pm
Science Museum
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At this robots-themed Astronights get access to the new Robots exhibition and Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery plus a midnight screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Music

Love Classical

4-15th March
Royal Albert Hall
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Love Classical is a 12-day festival of classical music-themed events taking place across seven different spaces around the Hall, from the iconic auditorium to deep underground in our Loading Bay.

Astronights

13th Jan, 4th Mar
7pm - 9.30am
Science Museum
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Join us for Astronights and spend a night at the Science Museum with exclusive access to galleries after hours and the chance to sleep among our incredible objects.

Free

Christie’s Lates - Handpicked: Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery

7th March
6-8.30pm
Christie's South Kensington
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An evening of talks and activities inspired by Handpicked: Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery, Join a tour of the Handpicked preview exhibition, listen to a panel discussion on modern patronage, watch a livestream auction or browse the Handpicked Pop-up Shop.

An evening with Paul Smith

8th March
5.45-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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How can you find inspiration in everything? Fashion designer and businessman Paul Smith talks about the inspirations and obsessions that have driven his forty year career. After the talk Paul Smith will host a book signing.

Robot Surgery Live!

10th March
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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Is robot-assisted surgery the way forward? This event represents a unique opportunity to witness first-hand a simulated operation performed by a surgical robot, the da Vinci Surgical System. Professor Kneebone will talk the audience through the operation as it is performed – on a surgical mannequin.

Crime Scene Live

17th Mar, 7th Apr, 5th May, 23rd Jun
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.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

28th Jan, 24th Mar, 19 May
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Summer of Love

1st May - 5th July
Royal Albert Hall
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In this series of talks, screenings and performances, the Royal Albert Hall celebrate the iconic artists and creative minds so strongly linked with the building’s history, who together pushed pop culture to its limits.

Exhibition Lates:

15th May, 11th June, 17th July
6.30-8.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Enjoy the new Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition at an exclusive evening event, complete with a glass of fizz, music and an opportunity to view the White Garden. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy pop-up talks on the inspirations behind the iconic looks.

Cine Lumiere

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.