London’s best late-night art

Katie Strick
Art lovers rejoice: The capital’s art scene is celebrating with around-the-clock events: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Tube and Overground are 24-hours at weekends and the capital’s art scene is celebrating with around-the-clock events. From paint parties to UV life-drawing classes, here are London’s top late-night art events.

Paint Jam Night: Sound and Vision

Paints, pints and party music at an arts rave in a secret location. Let the DJs influence your work. Find out more here.

From £30, January 13, at a secret location

RA Lates: Night at the Palace

Don your most decadent attire for a night of dancing and extravagant feasts. The RA will be transformed into King Charles I’s Whitehall Palace.

From £25, March 3, Burlington House, W1

Neon Naked Life Drawing

A life-drawing class with a trippy twist: models will be covered in UV lights and reactive body paints will turn them into living sculptures.

£12, January 22, Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, N1

First Thursdays

More than 150 galleries in east London run free events, exhibitions, talks and private views. There’s a bus tour between galleries to save you walking. Book here.

Free, Feb 1

Life-drawing salon: Degas and the Monoprint

Experiment with simple monoprinting techniques at a class inspired by the National Gallery’s exhibition Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell.

From £14, Feb 23, Pigott Education Centre Foyer, Orange Street, WC2