Late nights at London museums and galleries
British Museum is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

1. British Museum

9.4
Great Russell St (btwn Montague & Bloomsbury St), London, Greater London
History Museum · 998 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Selected galleries of the British Museum are open until 8.30pm every Friday evening, augmented by tours, special events and food and drink. Read more.

2. Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Riverside · 94 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Design Overtime takes place irregularly every few months, when the museum opens from 6pm to 10pm for talks and workshops based on the current exhibitions Read more.

National Gallery is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

3. National Gallery

9.4
Trafalgar Sq, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Piccadilly · 511 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The National Gallery is home to more than 2,000 works, with masterpieces from virtually every European school of art. Weekly late-night opening is on Fridays until 9pm, with tours, talks and music. Read more.

National Portrait Gallery is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

4. National Portrait Gallery

8.6
St. Martin's Pl, London, Greater London
Art Gallery · Piccadilly · 190 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The National Portrait Gallery is open until 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays Read more.

Royal Academy of Arts is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

5. Royal Academy of Arts

9.1
50-52 Piccadilly, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Mayfair · 137 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: On Fridays the Royal Academy stays open until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm). Read more.

Tate Britain is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

6. Tate Britain

9.1
Millbank, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Millbank · 223 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Tate Modern gets all the attention, but the original Tate Gallery has a more inclusive brief. It opens until 10pm every Friday and Late at Tate Britain takes place on the first Friday of each month. Read more.

Tate Modern is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

7. Tate Modern

9.2
53 Bankside, London, Greater London
Art Museum · 826 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Tate Modern does weekend after-hours gallery-going extremely well, opening till 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

8. Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

9.4
Cromwell Rd, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Kensington and Chelsea · 651 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Selected galleries remain open until 10pm on Fridays. Friday Lates, held on the last Friday of the month (except December), comprise mostly free, drop-in events, workshops and entertainment until 10pm Read more.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

1 Piccadilly Circus, London, Greater London
General Entertainment · Piccadilly · 60 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Attraction showcasing weird and wonderful items from around the world. It's open 10am-midnight daily (last admission 10.30pm) Read more.

Barbican Art Gallery is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

10. Barbican Art Gallery

8.9
Silk St, London, Greater London
Art Gallery · Barbican · 26 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The Barbican Art Gallery is open 11am-10pm on Thursdays, with talks, screenings and other events. And it’s open till 8pm during the rest of the week, too (except Wed: 11am-6pm). Read more.

Handel & Hendrix in London is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

11. Handel & Hendrix in London

6.0
25 Brook St, London, Greater London
History Museum · Mayfair · 10 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The house that was Handel's home between 1723 and his death in 1759 is now a museum devoted to the composer's life. Weekly late opening is until 8pm on Thursdays, with concerts from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Read more.

ICA Cinema is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

12. ICA Cinema

8.5
ICA (The Mall), London, Greater London
Indie Movie Theater · City of Westminster · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The ICA programmes arthouse cinema, performance art, philosophical debates, art-themed club nights, and cutting-edge bands. The galleries are open noon-9pm on Thursdays during exhibitions. Read more.

Somerset House is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

13. Somerset House

9.4
Strand, London, Greater London
Event Space · City of Westminster · 160 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: Somerset House features a formidable art gallery, a beautiful fountain court, a terraced café and a classy restaurant. The courtyard and fountains are open until 11pm in in summer. Read more.

Wellcome Collection is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

14. Wellcome Collection

9.0
183 Euston Rd (at Gordon St), London, Greater London
Science Museum · Bloomsbury · 139 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This swanky little museum houses a fascinating and often grisly medical collection. The galleries are open till 10pm on Thursday evenings, often accompanied by talks. Read more.

Whitechapel Gallery is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

15. Whitechapel Gallery

8.1
77-82 Whitechapel High St (Commercial Rd), London, Greater London
Art Gallery · Spitalfields and Banglatown · 55 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This East End stalwart reopened in 2009 following a major redesign and expansion. The weekly late opening of the galleries is on Thursdays, until 9pm. Read more.

The Women's Library is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

16. The Women's Library

25 Old Castle Street, London, Greater London
Library · Spitalfields and Banglatown · 2 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The Women's Library houses a major collection of women's history including books, magazines, posters and photographs celebrating the women's lives they document. It opens until 8pm on Thursdays. Read more.

17. Science Museum

9.1
Exhibition Rd, London, Greater London
Science Museum · Kensington and Chelsea · 440 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The popular Science Museum Lates take place on the last Wednesday of the month, when adults can explore the galleries free from noisy kids. Read more.

Camden Arts Centre is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

18. Camden Arts Centre

8.5
Arkwright Road, London, Greater London
Art Gallery · 17 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: This north London gallery is in somewhat of a hinterland (it’s nowhere near Camden) but is also well loved for its consistently good galleries. It's open late weekly on Wednesdays, 10am-9pm. Read more.

Chelsea Physic Garden is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

19. Chelsea Physic Garden

8.6
66 Royal Hospital Rd, London, Greater London
Garden · Chelsea · 20 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The garden is open from April to October, with late-night openings until 10pm (last entry 8.30pm) on Wednesdays in July and August. Read more.

Sir John Soane's Museum is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

20. Sir John Soane's Museum

8.8
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, Greater London
History Museum · Holborn and Covent Garden · 63 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: On the first Tuesday of each month, the museum opens late (6-9pm, last entry 8pm), and the rooms are lit by candles. Visitor numbers are generally high on these evenings, so early arrival is advised. Read more.

British Library is one of Late nights at London museums and galleries.

21. British Library

9.1
96 Euston Rd, London, Greater London
Library · 183 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The British Library's exhibition spaces are open late weekly on Tuesdays, from 9.30am-8pm. On show are temporary displays as well as permanent exhibits in the John Ritblat Gallery. Read more.