London’s Best Outdoor Cinema Screenings

Jul 10th 2015 | lifestyle | london

Make the most of the summer by catching a film in the great London outdoors. From rooftops to hot tubs, barges to parks (and even atmospheric cemeteries), nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Here’s our favourites of 2015.

Rooftop Film Club
Throughout the summer, four of London’s most iconic rooftops (the Bussey Building in Peckham, Kensington Roof Gardens, the Queen of Hoxton and Stratford’s Roof East) play host to the Rooftop Film Club. With the added bonus of director’s chair style-seating and refreshments from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims, it’s easy to see why tickets are almost impossible to come by. 

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
We challenge you to find somewhere better suited to an outdoor movie screening than the spacious courtyard of Somerset House. This year’s full line-up is yet to be released, but will include Withnail and I, True Romance and Roman Holiday.  

Secret Cinema
Secret Cinema is taking film fans to a galaxy far, far away this summer with its interactive production and screening of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. After the massive success of its previous offerings of Back to Future and the Grand Budapest Hotel, we’re expecting something pretty special from the immersive cinema’s latest venture.

BarclayCard British Summer Time
When this Hyde Park-based summer festival isn't playing host to the likes of The Who, Taylor Swift and Blur, it will be screening classic films including Wizard of Oz, Spinal Tap and Casablanca - all for free.

Backyard Cinema
Backyard Cinema prides itself on offering all the comfort of watching a film in your own home, with the essential comfy seats, great food and big group of friends. Popping up in unusual and interesting locations, it makes for sing-a-longs, spontaneous rounds of applause and lots of audience participation. 






It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte