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Museum lates: late-night museum events in London

Get your culture fix after hours at some of the capital's top museum and attractions


What's not to love about checking out a new exhibition, drink in hand, with music, talks, tours, performances, and one helluva atmosphere? Absolutely nothing, of course. Loads of London's top museums host regular after-hours events and evening tours, as well as general late-night openings throughout the week. Here's our round-up of where to head for your next after-hours culture fix.

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Museum lates in London: what's on?

Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern

Hang out after-hours and discover art, film, music talks and workshops at this monthly event. Heed our advice: get over there quickly after work. They get busy fast. 

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Tate Modern , South Bank Friday January 27 2017

Late Night at Sir John Soane's Museum

The first Tuesday of each month sees the museum open from 6pm-9pm for atmospheric, candlelit tours. They're always very busy and only the fist 200 people in the queue will have guaranteed entry. It's then a one-in-one-out affair until last entry at 8.30pm so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Sir John Soane's Museum , Holborn Tuesday February 7 2017

‘Orchids Lates’ at Kew Gardens

As part of Kew Gardens’ annual Orchid Festival, lovers of flora can now stay at the gardens after hours to gain an intimate look at the hundreds and thousands of orchids and tropical flowers on display. The lates include immersive sounds from electric violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, botanical cocktails, talks and interactive workshops.

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Kew Gardens , Kew Thursday February 9 2017 - Thursday March 2 2017

Find our favourite museum exhibitions

Top ten museum exhibitions in London

Get ready culture vultures: some of London's best museums are showcasing an abundance of cracking exhibitions on now and throughout the year's events calendar. Whatever the day, week or season, there's always an exciting show to delve into, on subjects as varied as history, fashion, art and the natural world. 

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Deedee D
Deedee D

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