Museum lates: late-night museum events in London

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

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Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery

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Catch a slice of midweek culture at these late night openings. Every Thursday and Friday the gallery stays open until 9pm meaning you can take part in drawing classes, talks and discussions after work. Guests can also enjoy live music, DJs, films, performances and drinks from the Late Shift bar.
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Friday Lates at the National Gallery

icon-location-pin National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

A weekly late opening of the galleries giving visitors the chance to catch exhibitions, take part in guided talks and other special events. Check the website to find out what's on. 

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