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London Art Galleries and Museums Late Openings

Visiting in the Evening

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London Art Galleries and Museums Late Openings

National Gallery

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View from Tate Modern Bar

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Many of London's major art galleries and museums are open in the evening and often have special evening events. This can be a great way to relax at the end of a busy day seeing the sights. The main London galleries and museums are air-conditioned so it can be wonderful way to cool down in the height of summer in the city. Galleries and museums are not open late every night so here is a handy list to help you plan your days and evenings.

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1
Fridays until 8.30pm

Hayward Gallery
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1
Often open until 9pm all week - check their site for latest details.

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
Canary Wharf
London
E14 4AL
The late night seems to vary - check with the venue for latest details.

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2
The late night seems to vary - check with the venue for latest details.

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2
Fridays until 9pm

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London WC2
Thursdays and Fridays until 9pm

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7
Last Friday of the month until 10pm

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1
First Friday of each month until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1
Fridays and Saturdays until 10pm

V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Cromwell Road
London SW7
Fridays until 10pm

On the first Thursday of each month over 100 galleries and museums in East London are open until 9pm.
FirstThursdays.co.uk

Whitechapel Art Gallery
80-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1
Thursdays until 9pm

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1
Thursdays until 10pm
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