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Art After Dark: Free Late-Night Art in London

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Art After Dark

Art After Dark is making a comeback this June! Check out our seasonal late-night culture program in London's West End featuring world-class art and culture from some of the city’s most famed art institutions including the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, and the soon-to-reopen National Portrait Gallery. Best of all, it's completely free!

Event Info

Date & Time

June 29 - June 30

Thursday 29th 6-8pm & Friday 30th 6-9pm


London, UK

Tickets & Prices


Save the dates and get ready to enjoy Art After Dark, on Thursday, 29th and Friday, 30th June, running until 9 pm.

This is a chance for art enthusiasts as well as the art curious to experience headline exhibitions at iconic galleries and independent art houses as part of a night out in the West End. You can also enjoy the area's top restaurants, bars and theatre shows.

No tickets are required you can start at any of the galleries featured on our map, just show up!

On Thursday 29th

Catch the West End Gallery HOP! in collaboration with Mayfair Art Weekend. It returns on Thursday night to showcase London's vibrant art scene. Experience the best of the Summer edition as renowned independent galleries take centre stage. Hop from gallery to gallery to discover art like never before after hours.

Art enthusiasts and explorers are invited to immerse themselves in galleries across Mayfair, St. James's, Soho, and Fitzrovia. Engage with impressive collections and discover cutting-edge trends shaping London's art scene. The West End Gallery HOP! is free to attend and promises an inspiring and fun evening for visitors.

On Friday 30th

Experience the magic of iconic institutions like the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, and Royal Academy of Arts on Friday night. Explore awe-inspiring art exhibitions after sundown, immersing yourself in masterpieces and discovering the beauty of art at night.

Image Credits

  • West End Gallery HOP! images (Credit: Vision 7 Media) shot by FUJIFILM. Taken using a FUJIFILM X-H2
  • The National Gallery ©
  • The Royal Academy of Arts ©
  • The National Portrait Gallery ©

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Art After Dark: Summer Edition

Art After Dark

June 29 - June 30

Get ready for two art-filled nights across London's West End on the 29 & 30 June. Explore world-class art institutions including the National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and National Portrait Gallery, outdoor public art, as well as cutting-edge independent galleries across Piccadilly and St James's.

Read more about Art After Dark: Summer Edition