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
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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
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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.

Ciné Lumière

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

Great Films from Ciné Lumière

Dates & Times Vary
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Ciné Lumière reopens on 26th August with some fantastic films in their programme of events. For our youngest audience there's The Lost Prince, a father's world of magic begins to disappear as his daughter grows up, the classic and memorable Les Misérables, the award-winning comedy of manners Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, and more!

Adults

Science Museum Lates Returns

Wednesday 14 October 2020
6:30pm-10pm
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For one night only, Science Museum Lates returns for a special edition about our world in the time of coronavirus. A jampacked evening of discussions and participation about 3D body transplants and assistive eyeglaze technology. Make your own mask, explore the museum's newest addition, The Wellcome Galleries or take part in the popular Pub Quiz. Free and VIP tickets available to book from Thursday 1 October.

Albert Session: Nathaniel Rateliff

Mon 26 Oct
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Nathaniel Rateliff returns to his early acoustic days with the And It’s Still Alright tour. The show will feature many facets of Rateliff’s musicianship—ranging from stripped back moments with just his voice and an acoustic guitar to the accompaniment of a full band.

A New Culture Corner in Kensington & Chelsea

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Do you live, work, study or visit Kensington & Chelsea and want to explore a new cultural corner in the borough? Take a look at their new One Year Culture Plan! They have over 50 ambitions including digital programs, from investing £175,000 in the delivery of the digital Notting Hill Carnival to supporting Kensington + Chelsea Art Week, working with local artists and creative studios for its annual public art trail - and the launch of their first ever Culture Night on 2nd October.

Waiting for Tomorrow by Natacha Appanah

Thursday 8 October 2020
6pm
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Come and discuss Waiting for Tomorrow (translated by Geoffrey Strachan, Graywolf), multi-awarded author Nathacha Appanah’s poignant novel about family, cultural differences, art, and friendship. New to Paris, Anita and Adam meet at a New Year’s Eve party in Paris. Twenty years later, their marriage is feeling dull and monotonous, until the arrival of a new nanny.

Film

Mangrove

Wednesday 7 Oct 2020
7:30pm
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Another great film from Ciné Lumière. Steve McQueen’s rousing, urgent story of the Mangrove Nine is one of the Oscar-nominated director’s SMALL AXE anthology series for the BBC – five distinct films set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. Powerful viewing!

The Institut français is Open!

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The Institut français has reopened with a wealth of things to do and see. Join their popular online bookclub, sign-up for that French class you've been meaning to take, or reserve your seat at the Ciné Lumière for a jampacked programme of fantastic films.

Films

The Matrix Live

28 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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As Part of the Films in Concert series, experience The Matrix live, as composer Don Davis himself conducts his iconic original score on stage.

Cliff Richard The Great 80 Tour

12-13 Oct 2020
7:45pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Sir Cliff Richard will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020 to conclude a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday.

Level 42

22 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Hit-makers Level 42 return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, for a special concert closing their From Eternity To Here Tour.

Hyde Park Explorer

Hyde Park
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A free scavenger hunt game for your mobile phone that takes you on an adventure through one of London’s most popular parks. Move at your own pace between the park’s most interesting sights uncovering photo challenges, amazing facts and games for all ages to enjoy.

Music

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

6-18 March
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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary writer and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison.