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.

Luna Cinema

7-9th Aug
8.30pm
Kensington Palace
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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

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.

NHM Lates: Life in the Dark

27th July
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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Leave the daylight behind at Lates this July. From pitch-black caves to the dark ocean depths, meet the scientists who explore these places and reveal the weird and wonderful creatures which flourish in the darkness.

Free

V&A Lates: Mirror Mirror

27th July
6.30-10pm
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In our image-obsessed age, we’re under relentless pressure to subscribe to normative standards of beauty. Join this Friday Late and uncover how beauty can be used as a tool for activism and explore unapologetic assertions of self-expression.

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.

Joe Stilgoe & Philip Ball on the Science of Music

25th July
8.30-9.30pm
Science Museum
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Join Joe Stilgoe and Philip Ball for an inspirational evening of music, improvisation, science and audience participation.

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Science Museum Lates: Medicine

25th July
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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Join a celebration of medicine, from the 70th anniversary of the NHS to the 50th anniversary of the first liver and heart transplants. Learn how 3D printing is revolutionising the world of transplantation, get hands-on with the Royal College of Pathologists and test your knowledge in our NHS quiz!

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.​

The Science and Music and Mood

25th July
8.30-9.30pm
Science Museum
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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.

IVF at 40: Louise Brown & Roger Gosden in Conversation

25th July
7-7.45pm
Science Museum
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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.

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.