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.

Astronights

7 Dec, 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 7 Mar, 17 Apr, 2 May, 5 June
6.45pm - 10am
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.

Crime Scene Live

4 Oct, 1 Nov, 17 Jan, 20 Mar
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.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

2nd May, 3rd Jul, 4th 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.

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
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.

Lates

Silent Disco

31st Jan, 28th Feb, 27th Mar
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.

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.

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.

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Luna Winter Cinema

15th - 22nd Dec
Between 4:15 - 8:15pm
Kensington Palace
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The Luna Cinema, the UK’s leading producer of open air and pop up film screenings, is back with its festive cinema, The Luna Winter Cinema, offering audiences the chance to enjoy classic festive films on the big screen.

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Friday Night Sketch: Making Marks

3 Jan
6pm-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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A new free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month. Bring your own drawing materials to use on the night. All drawing abilities are welcome.

Pedal Power: The Science of Cycling

29th Jan
7.30 - 8.45pm
Science Museum
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Professional road-racing cyclists are among the fastest humans on the planet. But what does it take to propel them to such speeds? The discussion will explore the rigours that the human body endures to withstand the punishing World Tour season, examining the physiology, biomechanics and nutritional needs of elite riders.

New Year's Eve: Creatures of the Night

31st Dec 2019
8pm - 1am
Natural History Museum
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The New Year's Eve party returns with a delightfully dark twist as we celebrate in collaboration with experiential events company It's Unknown. Get ready to have a hoot in an evening packed with wild activities. Try your luck at Musical Bingo, make your evening shine with UV body paint and have a dance (and a howl) at the Museum of the Moon silent disco.

Medicine Lates

29th Jan 2020
6.45 - 10pm
Science Museum
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Discover more about some of the curious and creepy cures used to keep us healthy in days gone by, discuss the history and horrors of the humble condom and listen to songs performed by the NHS choir who achieved Christmas No 1 in 2015 and performed on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Yoga classes at the Natural History Museum

3rd Jan, 2nd Feb, 29th Mar
6.30 pm or 8am
Natural History Museum
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Join a series of yoga events for all levels at the Museum, hosted in collaboration with East of Eden. Stretch out under a blue whale skeleton in the iconic Hintze Hall, or reach for the Moon under Luke Jerram's stunning artwork in the Jerwood Gallery.

The Irishman

14th Dec - 5th Jan
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Institut français
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Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, Martin Scorsese’s epic saga follows Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a union official with connection to the mafia, and who allegedly murdered his friend and controversial union leader, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), at the behest of the Bufalino crime family.

London Short Film Festival: Rainer Kohlberger

13th Jan
7-8.40pm
Science Museum
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The Science Museum are hosting a co-curated evening of science and film art celebrating the work of Rainer Kohlberger. Using hypnotic flicker effects, white noise and intense psychedelic imagery, Kohlberger’s experimental work will take you on an unforgettable audio visual journey.

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.

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Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA

12 Jan-1 March 2020
Royal Albert Hall
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Cirque du Soleil returns with a new spectacular extravangza, LUZIA, which takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

Sea Shambles

17th May 2020
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Exploring an ocean of science, music, comedy and wonder, this inspiring and exhilarating new variety show will see the iconic Auditorium transformed into a virtual underwater playground with live performances, special effects, puppetry and lasers!

Hyde Park Explorer

Available until end Dec
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.

Imperial Lates: Future Commuter

13th Feb
6-9pm
Imperial College London
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Ever experienced the joys of the London commute, sat in traffic on the M25 or worried about the carbon footprint of a summer get away, you may have wondered what the future of transport might deliver. Well now is your chance. Meet the scientists and engineers exploring the probabilities of our future mobility.

New Imperial Evening Classes

Start in Oct
Imperial College London
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Imperial College is offering a new and expanded range of evening and daytime adult education classes from October. There are classes in a range of modern languages, new courses in philosophy, psycho-therapy, African art, opera and classic music, and design history and more.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

22nd Nov - 5th Jan 2020
10am - 10pm
Hyde Park
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Embrace the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park. This free-to-enter family event is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. Featuring a huge selection of festive entertainment and activities, from ice skating and circus shows to a Christmas market and live music.

Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

On til 31st Dec
Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas is a magical time to celebrate together at the Royal Albert Hall – the home of Christmas in London. With a full line-up of solo stars, sing-along carols, traditional concerts and a classic ballet, there’s something for everyone at the Hall this festive season.