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.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

Fri 17 June & Sat 17 September 2022
6:30pm - 10am
Natural History Museum
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Set your inner child free with a sleepover at the Museum. This one's not for the kids. Enjoy a three-course meal, a pub quiz, stand-up comedy, a live animal workshop, and in the morning a cooked breakfast.

Music

Late Night Jazz

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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 nights

Ciné Lumière

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

Brassed Off Live

Wednesday 25 May 2022
7:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The British classic Brassed Off will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall in 2022 for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.

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The Car Man

Thurs 9 June – Sun 19 June 2022
2:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Fasten your seat belts! To celebrate the Hall’s 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company, New Adventures, bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.

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Love Classical

Wed 6 April - Wed 1 June 2022
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Royal Albert Hall
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Love Classical returns with some of today’s finest artists performing much-loved repertoire in the home of classical music. The Royal Albert Hall. Reignite your passion for music with the exceptional Sir Bryn Terfel or guitarist MILOŠ and special guest Jess Gillam.

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George Benson

Sunday 26 June 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Legendary ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson returns for one night only at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. The jazz guitar legend just released his 45th album, Walking to New Orleans, a tribute to both hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry.

Ciné Lumière for under 25's

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If you love cinema, and you’re 25 years old or under, Ciné Lumière For A Fiver is for you! Whether you want to see the latest releases or discover French classics, attend special Q&As or explore world cinema, enjoy discounted tickets with no booking fees.

Movies

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Friday 23 September–Sunday 25 September 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series. Return of the Jedi (1983) sees Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and co. joined by Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and the Ewoks in an adventure across the galaxy as Darth Vader prepares to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance.

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The Music of Bond

Tuesday 20 September 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Back by overwhelming demand, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra promises to take you to double-0-heaven with this sensational concert! Enjoy iconic theme songs and thrilling Bond anthems from almost six decades of box office blockbusters. Highlights to include: Goldfinger, Licence To Kill, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia With Love and many more!

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Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum

Fri 29 July & 26 Aug 2022
10pm - 1am
Natural History Museum
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Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics. Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.

BST Hyde Park

Fri 24th June 2022 - Sun 10th July 2022
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British Summer Time in 2022 will be a huge and eagerly awaited celebration for the nation. Bringing the world’s biggest artists to the greatest outdoor venue in the world over consecutive weekends with a host of free activities and entertainment during their midweek programme, Open House.

An evening with Gary Lineker

Tuesday 24 May 2022
7pm-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Programmed to celebrate Football: Designing the Beautiful Game exhibition, Design Museum Director Tim Marlow discusses the illustrious career of one of the biggest names in football, Gary Lineker.

Goethe-Kino 2022: Alison Kuhn: The Cas You

Wed 25 May 2022
7pm
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Goethe-Kino's monthly series of contemporary German cinema focuses on Alison Kuhn: The Case You, a disturbing presentation of the harrowing experience five women endured whilst auditioning for a film in 2015. Reconstructing the casting, each woman, candidly and painfully explains what took part.

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Science Museum Lates: Cancer Revolution

Wed 25 May 2022
6:15pm-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. This May celebrates the opening of their new exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. There’ll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more to explore!

Music & Performance

BBC Proms 2022

Fri 15 July - Sat 10 September 2022
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This year’s eight-week celebration will feature 84 concerts, with 73 of these taking place in the Royal Albert Hall's spectacular auditorium. The season will feature large-scale repertoire not heard at the festival since 2019, plus the return of international orchestras including the newly-formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.

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Miloš

Wed 1 June 2022
7:30pm
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Miloš Karadaglić returns for an intimate performance in-the-round this summer in his first concert at the Hall since 2012. MILOŠ will play his greatest hits, with a repertoire featuring everything from Bach to The Beatles.

Film

Best of César 2022

Til Sun 12 July 2022
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Discover a selection of films from this year's nominations by emerging as well as established directors. And as 2022 marks the recognition of women filmmakers by the French Film Academy, enjoy some greats including Aline, The Voice of Love by Valérie Lemercier, Happening by Audrey Diwan and Titane by Julia Ducournau.

Weird Sensation Feels Good

Til 16 October 2022
Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm - Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle? Step into an acoustically tuned world of ASMR and explore the emerging field of creativity that is shaped and shared by a novel online community.

Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

From 25 May 2022
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Big film. Big orchestra! Reserve your seat for the up and coming Titanic, and due to phenomenal demand, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. New titles are on the way too, announcements in late March.

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Titanic Live

Sun 10 July 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 7:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Titanic Live as part of the Royal Albert Hall Films in Concert series. Relive James Cameron’s 1997 romantic epic, which follows Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated voyage.