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Night at the museum: the V&A will stay open 24/7 for the final weekends of Savage Beauty

Katie Rosseinsky

If you’ve not yet gawped in wonder at the V&A’s Alexander McQueen retrospective (and if not, why not? It’s bloody brilliant) then you’re in luck. With just one month to go before Savage Beauty closes, every single pre-bookable ticket has already been snapped up. Thankfully, the museum has released 12,000 extra tickets to accommodate the massive demand for McQueen. Most excitingly, for the first time in its 163 year history, the V&A will stay open around the clock throughout the final two weekends of the exhibition: from July 24 until 10pm on July 26, then from July 31 until the show closes for good at 11pm on August 2.

Around 345,000 people have visited Savage Beauty so far, making it the V&A’s most visited exhibition in the last decade. Throughout both weekends, there’ll be food and drink available from 10pm right through to 6.30am to keep flagging fashion fans caffeinated, along with a bar and music until 10pm (just like at the V&A’s monthly lates).

Seriously, if you’ve not already caught this once-in-a-lifetime show, get your act together. It’s more than worth losing a little shut-eye for. And after all, what could be a better swan song for McQueen, the designer who famously described the museum as ‘the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight’?

Sun Aug 2. Book online here. £16

Still not convinced? Take a look at our review.

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