London Transport Museum will be brightening up dreary autumnal evenings by hosting a brand-new season of themed events on selected Friday nights, starting this September and running until the end of the year.

Hosted by creatives, journalists, writers, scientists and historians, each event features themed activities and quizzes inspired by London’s history, heritage and culture.

The new After Dark events will offer guests the chance to enjoy a post-work culture fix as they explore London Transport Museum’s galleries and exhibitions after hours from 18:30 to 21:00.

Visitors can peruse the Museum free from crowds and catch up with friends with a drink from the pop-up bar, where the Museum’s must-try signature red Routemaster cocktail will be on offer.

Guests can also weave their way through the atmospheric passageways of the award-winning Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery – now extended by popular demand – and get a glimpse of what the next decade could hold for life in the Capital in the new London 2030 installation.

In the recently redeveloped London’s Transport at War gallery visitors can learn about the important role London’s transport has played at home and abroad during global conflicts, while a stroll around the London by Design gallery will delight design fans, showcasing the world-famous art and design heritage of the Capital’s transport, from maps to moquette, the iconic seating fabric familiar to all Londoners.

The first event in the new series on Friday 3 September is themed around the Museum’s Hidden London tours of ‘ghost’ stations and other secret sites across the Capital’s transport network. Chris Nix, London Transport Museum’s Assistant Director of Collections and Engagement and Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager and star of the new Yesterday channel documentary, Secrets of the London Underground, hosted the evening, testing guests knowledge of London’s subterranean sites and secrets in a lively pub-style quiz.

Tickets to all After Dark events cost £12 (Concession £10) and can be booked online 18:30-21:00. Over 18s only.