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Late night museum openings

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Get a culture kick on your night out

Noteworthy for: It's a treat to be able to sip a glass of wine whilst perusing some of the world's finest art collections.

Word to the wise: If you're single and into science, the Science Museum also hosts speed-dating during their Wednesday late night, with a free drink thrown in for all daters.

If you ever found yourself growing bored of wandering solemnly through galleries, the late night openings at most of London's major museums may be just the thing to liven up your culture kick. With programmes including live music, talks, tours, classes and performances, they allow you to engage with the exhibitions in a new way.

Escape the school groups at the Science Museum on the last Wednesday of every month when they open until 10pm for punk science and pub quizzes. The National Portrait Gallery opens late every Friday night, and hosts art classes and interesting live music. Late at the Tate Modern attracts a younger art crowd every Friday and Saturday night until 10pm, while the V&A's Friday Lates, held on the last Friday of every month, have a different theme each time.

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