After Hours

After Hours

Make the most of the lighter evenings with these late-night hangouts

sweets


After a night tour of the historical cathedral city, be sure to make a pit stop at this hidden gem just a stone's throw away from the cathedral gate. With regular open mic and comedy nights and a chocolate fountain (that's right). Don't even think about leaving without sampling the signature hot chocolate.
Open until 23:30 daily. 

Chocolate Cafe Canterbury 

elevenses


Sugar Junction doesn't mess around when it comes to the great British art of taking tea. Theere's no scrimping on ceremony, from the bone china tea sets to the war time posters adorning the walls and 50s music drifting from the speakers. Work your way through the 18 blends of tea - ranging from traditional Earl Grey to an adventurous Chinese gunpowder blend - and polish off a scone or ten. Now you can have your elevenses at eleven PM.
Open until 10 during the week and 11 at weekends.

Sugar Junction

art


If you’re eagerly awaiting pay day why not head to the Tate Britain for a free opportunity to explore art after hours. With an eclectic mix of music, workshops, talks and live performances to choose from, tickets are dished out on a first-come-first-serve basis so you had better be quick. Mark the first Friday of the month in the calendar.  

Late at the Tate Britian


recitals


 Tucked away down a quiet side street in Covent Garden the Poetry Cafe is a friendly venue to kick back and experience a lively and varied programme of poetry readings and art exhibitions inspired by poetry and literature.  If you’re feeling particularly inspired, try your hand at penning your own creation.  
Open Monday to Friday 11am -11pm.

Poetry Cafe London

stargazing


If you're feeling adventurous, head out into the countryside and admire the 4,000 stars sparkling in our universe all year round. The rugged coastline of Bedruthan is one of the most popular destinations to stargaze along the Cornish Coast.
You won’t have to spend a penny, but you will have to wait until it gets dark.

National Trust

games


Mouth watering burgers, locally sourced craft ale and lanes to bowl in make Roxy Lanes in Leeds a popular hipster haunt. If you don’t fancy interrupting your game to sit down and eat, order finger food to the lane to share with friends. Practise your strikes long into the early hours.

Roxy Lanes Leeds

  • Words: Rebecca Parker