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.

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

20th July, 21st Sept, 1st Oct
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lido Screenings

13th & 14th Sept
6.30-10pm
Hyde Park
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The Nomad Cinema returns to The Lido in Hyde Park this September. This is a rare chance to experience the sumptuous watery fable and this year's Oscar winning best film at London's most famous Lido - Pans Labyrinth and The Shape of Water.

Let there be Light & Panel Discussion

26th April
7.30-9.45pm
Science Museum
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Jim Al-Khalili and a panel of energy experts join the Museum to discuss the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the absorbing documentary 'Let There Be Light'.

Portico Quartet in Concert

1st March 2019
6.45pm & 9pm
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Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet take to the stage for the world premiere of a brand-new audiovisual concert to celebrate their latest major exhibition, The Sun: Living with Our Star. This event includes DJ support and complimentary admission to the exhibition.

15 Million Degrees: Lucie Green in Conversation with Maggie Aderin-Pocock

28th Nov
7.30-8.30pm
Science Museum
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Royal Society Research Fellow, solar physicist and author of '15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun', Professor Lucie Green joins a fascinating discussion about how the Sun works, the latest research in solar physics, and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know.

Anote's Ark English Premiere & Panel Discussion

16th Nov
7.30 - 9.45pm
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What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? This moving documentary from Matthieu Rytz explores what it takes to migrate an entire nation with dignity.

Alexander Whitely Dance Company: 8 Minutes

5th Oct
7.30 - 9.30pm
Science Museum
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Join a vibrant dance performance inspired by solar scientific research and its stunning imagery. It takes just eight minutes for sunlight to travel 93 million miles to earth. In this unique collaboration with scientists Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from solar science research and its stunning imagery.

Silent Disco

31st Aug, 26th Oct
10.15pm - 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.

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Planet 2.0 - European Researchers' Night

28th Sept
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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Join over 200 scientists and find out how their research will transform our relationship with the Earth, and move us to Planet 2.0, where both people and planet thrive. Part of European Researchers' Night, this is a free event and offers you the chance to chat to scientists and uncover cutting-edge research.

The Wider Earth

2nd Oct - 30th Dec
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Natural History Museum
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A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery will be unveiled for the premiere of award-winning drama The Wider Earth. The play, about the story of a young Charles Darwin, features a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life uncharted landscapes.

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V&A Lates: Threads

31st August
6.30-10pm
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Black and Asian histories are a vital part of Britain’s fabric. Join this Friday Late put untold histories on the map. See dancers, and hear poets recount stories of inheritance. From improvised music to independent publishing, celebrate those building new communities on the foundations of heritage.

Festival of Film

29th Sep - 2nd Nov
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film returns, celebrating the magic of the movies, while shining a spotlight on cinema’s best scores. The programme is packed with immersive movie and music experiences, including a host of screenings, concerts with a film flavour, exhibitions, talks and tours.

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Science Museum Lates: 250 Years of Circus

29th August
6.45-10pm
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Learn to juggle & hone your hula hoop skills. Meet unicyclists, magicians, clowns, fire breathers, stilt walkers and mime artists as you go behind the scenes to uncover the technical skill and scientific know-how that creates the thrill of a day at the circus.

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.​

Free

NHM Lates - Explorers

31st Aug
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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For centuries, humankind has had an unwavering desire to explore, discover and ultimately understand more about our planet.. From dedicated scientists studying space rocks in labs to intrepid adventurers scaling mountains, join a night of discovery and reconnect with the explorer in you.