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Explore London Transport Museum after hours at our Museum Lates.

Held on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, our Late events bring the themes of our latest exhibitions to life.

Get creative with hands on workshops and activities, listen to a talk or join a curator led tour of one of our galleries. From bars and music to debates and interactives, get inspired and find out more about London and the story of its transport past, present and future.

Upcoming Museum Lates

We are excited to announce our new series of Museum Lates in celebration of our latest exhibition, Hidden London - now open in the Global gallery. Explore untold stories from the past and long forgotten spaces as we uncover the secrets that lie beneath our streets.


Night on the Tiles

Date: 28 February 2020
Time: 18:45-22:00
Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions and Friends £12

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28 February: Night on the Tiles

Step back in time to enjoy London's rich nightlife through the ages - from Victorian music halls and night clubs, to subcultures which have influenced London and the world.

Visit the immersive Hidden London: the Exhibition, giving you a taste of what lies beneath the streets, in the secret and abandoned tunnels and stations of London. Glam up and accessorize in our creative workshops and dance to our resident DJ’s London party tunes.

And enjoy our special Elizabeth Line cocktail with 2 for £12 all night!

Programme highlights

Talks

  • Partying with the Victorians: Lee Jackson takes a trip through the raucous side of Victorian nightlife
  • Queer spaces/queer fun: Ben Walters explores the history of queer nightlife spaces and how they've shaped the city's underground culture
  • Preserving British youth movements: Hear some of the amazing stories collected as part of the Grown Up In Britain project

Drop-in activities

  • Tours of Hidden London; the Exhibition from expert guides
  • House party in Luke's Skills Space: share your night bus and tube experiences and stories of going out and travelling back home
  • Carriage social: design your character and watch it come to life 

Plus, glam up and pose on an original heritage bus with fun accessories, and post your photo with #LTMLove to win some Hidden London tickets!

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Blackout

Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 18:45-22:00
Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions and Friends £12

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22 May: Blackout

Did you know Underground stations and tunnels were used as air-raid shelters in the Second World War? Down Street even housed offices where Churchill held secret meetings!

You can discover these stations (and more!) in the new immersive Hidden London: the Exhibition, which reveals hidden stories and recreates some of these rarely-seen passages.

Our next Friday Late, Blackout, lets you uncover hidden histories of wartime London, try your hand at Underground propaganda printing on an original printing press, and get up close to some original artifacts from the Museum’s collection and TfL’s archive.

More event information and programme highlights coming soon!


2020 Museum Lates

Booking is now open for our series of Hidden London Lates which will run throughout 2020. You can book tickets by clicking the link below, and check back later in the year for more details about each event.

*Special offer*

Get a discount when you book more than 1 Late at once! Get 10% off when you book two, 15% off when you book three, 20% off when you book all four.

This makes an adult ticket £15 for one, £27 for two, ‬£38.25 for three, or £48 for four! Discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

  • Night on the Tiles (28 February): party like it's 1999 and you're dancing in a disused station! Explore the rich nightlife of London through the ages.
  • Blackout (22 May): Stations and tunnels served as air-raid shelters in the Second World War. Learn more about these and find out about London Transport at war.
  • Get Lost (11 September): London has many secret tunnels, overgrown tracks and lost rivers. Get lost in the city’s hidden stories.
  • Subterranea (30 October): What lies in the dark abandoned tunnels beneath the surface? Join us to discover stories of the Underground with a spooky twist!

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Friday Late

Explore the Museum after hours at our next Friday late. Step back in time and enjoy London's rich nightlife throughout the ages, from Victorian music halls to influential subcultures.

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