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?
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.
Find our favourite museum exhibitions
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.