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.

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

24 Jan, 7 Mar 2020
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

26 Jul, 30 Aug, 25 Oct, 29 Nov
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.

Classical Spectacular

21st - 24th 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!

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.

Walking Tour: Bat Walk

1 August
8:45pm - 10:15pm
Hyde Park
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This tour takes place at dusk, as London's bats are coming out to play. Be guided through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park at night to search for bat species such as common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and noctules.

COS x Serpentine Park Nights

5th July - 27th Sept
8pm
Serpentine Galleries
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COS x Serpentine Park Nights 2019, the Serpentine Galleries’ annual series of experimental, interdisciplinary commissions in the Serpentine Pavilion, will present eight new works by international practitioners in the fields of art, music, poetry, theatre, augmented reality and fashion.

Lates: Space

26th July
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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Blast off into space for a night that's out of this world at Lates. Celebrate 50 years since humans set foot on the Moon. Hold 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites, take a virtual tour of the volcanoes and canyons on the surface of Mars, get up-close to a beautiful replica of Neil Armstrong's iconic Apollo spacesuit.

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Friday Night Sketch | Exquisite Corpse

2 August 2019
6pm-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the museum’s Friday Late Opening. This month's sketch will take the Exquisite Corpse game as its point of departure.

France Dance UK

10th July - 12th Nov
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FranceDance UK is a four-month festival bringing the best in French contemporary dance to venues across the country. Featuring 50 performances, including several UK premieres, at 16 festivals and theatres in 9 major UK cities, the festival focuses on creation and innovation.

Mary Moore in conversation with Richard Sabin

30th July
6.30 - 9.30 pm
Natural History Museum
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Join Mary Moore, daughter of British Sculptor Henry Moore, as she discusses an artist's interpretation of the natural world with the Museum's Principal Curator of Mammals, Richard Sabin. This exclusive evening will close with the opportunity to ask both Mary and Richard questions.

Special Preview - Transit

24th July
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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A special preview of Christian Petzold’s drama “Transit”. Fleeing the German occupation of Paris, George heads for Marseille in 1941. After adopting the identity of another man, his fate becomes entangled with the other man’s wife – and that of others trying to leave Europe.

An Evening on Roses

25th July
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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Ever wondered where the bouquet of roses on your kitchen table comes from? Goethe@LUX artist in residence Sonya Schönberger has been researching the impact of the Kenyan cut flowers industry on nature and also the people who have to plant and harvest roses.

London Short Film Festival - Astro Shorts

26th July
7-8.45pm
Science Museum
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London Short Film Festival guest curate an evening of contemporary and classic film shorts inspired by the Moon—and the universe beyond. Astro Shorts is a cinematic compendium of contemporary, classic, archival and experimental cinema—with a dash of live music.

Friday Late - Pick of the Litter

26th July
6.30-10pm
V&A
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An infatuation with pets has become part of a generational identity, with millennials fuelling a spending boom on four-legged friends. Explore an animal-dating app and question the evolution of digital pets. See dancers explore animal domestication and uncover stories of pets within the V&A collections.

Luna Cinema

30th July - 2nd Aug
Film starts at 9pm
Kensington Palace
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The Luna Cinema returns to Kensington Palace with three of the hottest smash hit movies, The Favourite, A Star is Born and Mary Poppins Returns alongside the 2009 film Young Victoria.

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsyste

2nd Aug
From 7pm
Natural History Museum
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See DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem perform in Hintze Hall. Kicking off with the Choir, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music. Then the multi-award-winning hip-hop producer DJ Yoda will bring his fresh beats centre stage.

Skyfall in Concert

4th & 5th Oct
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, Skyfall will be screened with full orchestral accompaniment when it hits the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

21st - 23rd Sept
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. The second installment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé.

Blade Runner Live

25th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Ridley Scott’s multi Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen while Vangelis’ synthesizer-led score is performed by The Avex Ensemble for the first time in-sync with the 1982 motion picture.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

1st - 3rd Nov
1.30pm, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.

Settling the Score

18th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Join a night of award-winning film and TV music from legendary composers, David Arnold and Michael Giacchino, as they strike up the orchestra and go into symphonic battle, comparing and colliding on their impressive back catalogue of music.

Yoga Under the Moon

24 June - 1 September 2019
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Natural History Museum
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Join a special series of yoga & wellbeing classes under Luke Jerram's magnificent artwork, Museum of the Moon. In each class a qualified instructor will guide you through a series of movements and poses that connect to the Moon hanging above. You can choose from a variety of classes.

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BBC Proms 2019

19 July - 14 Sept
Royal Albert Hall
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The world's largest classical music festival returns for its 125th season.

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Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA

12 Jan-16 Feb 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.

Lates
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DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem

2 August 2019
7pm
Natural History Museum
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The night will kick off with House Gospel Choir Soundsystem, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music.

Science Nights

Various dates
6.45pm - 10am
Science Museum
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Science Night is a special overnight event for 7–11-year-olds, featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, and a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits—all followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX theatre.