Wander a bamboo garden at Somerset House's first Late of the year

Located in a historic Georgian building, Somerset House is a prominent arts centre bringing together various artists, professionals, and organisations in the fields of arts, culture, and social innovation. It hosts a varied programme throughout the year, but on select nights, you can explore it after hours.

The Morgan Stanley Lates take place just three times per year – in April, June, and October – and provide visitors with after-hours access to the entire site, accompanied by various events and entertainment. 

The first of these immersive events will take place on Wednesday 10 April and comes with a packed programme. Visitors will be able to check out a large-scale installation by artist Zheng Bo, transforming Somerset House's courtyard into a bamboo garden. Meanwhile, avant-pop artist Livia Rita will perform a live set accompanied by dancers and musicians, DJ and record collector Norsicaa will provide added vibes, artist and engineer Agnes Cameron will run a drop-in workshop to collectively build a new inflatable, artist Kaleider has constructed an interactive light installation, and Somerset House's regular exhibitions such as “Cute” will be open to the public as well. No need to skip dinner, either, as food and drinks vendors will be on hand to provide nourishment.

Best of all, if you're 25 and under, you get free entry to everything. Older visitors can enjoy the activities in the courtyard for free, but will have to pay extra for some of the exhibitions. In either case, it's best to book your ticket in advance here, as these events are very popular.