Get your hit of Tate Modern's exhibitions until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Then, on the last Friday of every month check out Uniqlo Tate Lates from 6-10pm. Along with live music, DJs and talks, Tate Lates have been known to feature everything from nail art bars, poetry readings and tai-chi to sketching sessions and DJ sets. In short: they're ace. Go.
We get it: finding time to get your cultural fix can be difficult. In the week, you're stuck behind a desk and at the weekend you've had too many Friday cocktails to make battling the kid-filled crowds a remote possibility. So let us introduce you to a secret. The truly savvy Londoner is less culture vulture and more culture owl. Or bat, if you prefer. Get nocturnal and take advantage of late-night openings where you can visit the latest exhibitions or grab a place at one of the after-hours events our top venues keep adding to the diary. From gigs at the ICA to talks from the nation's top boffins at the Natural History Museum, there's no excuse not to be crafting your very own night at the museum.