No we’re not talking Ben Stiller frolicking with stuffed monkeys, Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons and Robin Williams dressed as a colonel – this is much cooler. London and Paris among other European cities are putting on a night-time show like no other. This month museums around the UK and in Paris will be opening their doors after hours and hosting a special range of events to celebrate the Museums at Night festival.
In an adult’s only sleepover, Hampton Court Palace invites you to dine and sleep like a King for a night with private tours, a supper in the Privy kitchen and a royal sleepover. Or dig out your vintage gear and head to Brooklands Museum in Surrey, where they’ll be hosting a 1940s style party. The ‘Swingtime Dance Company’ will be there to teach you some swinging dance moves, there’ll also be a vintage cinema, vintage cars, 1940s style food and drink and the Sunbeam Dance Hall where you can party the night away to some classic tunes.
The London Transport Museum is offering Cocktail making workshops where you can pick up tips from expert mixologists and The Horniman Museum in South London is hosting a garden party where you can enjoy live music and interactive art to the sweet taste of gin cocktails.
Arguably London is at its best at night and it seems that there is nothing you can’t do in this city after the sun goes down. With a cocktail in hand, suddenly the prospect of becoming a culture vulture seems a lot more fun…
16th – 18th May
For more information on events around the UK visit: