Electric Cinema (Portobello Rd)

Cinemas , Independent Westbourne
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(7 user reviews)
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Tom Mannion

The Electric in Notting Hill is one of London’s oldest cinemas and definitely the most romantic. Owned by the Soho House group, it’s been beautifully restored, with luxurious leather armchairs, footstools, lush cashmere blankets and waiter service delivering cocktails to your chair. What makes the Electric date-perfect is that seats on the front-row have been ripped out and replaced with six luxurious, velvet-lined double beds – ideal smooching. And best of all, it’s on Portobello Road, so you leave feeling like you’re in a Richard Curtis movie.

Venue name: Electric Cinema (Portobello Rd)
Address: 191 Portobello Rd
W11 2ED
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill Gate
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Ioanna La

I'm not sure if I will settle for a mainstream cinema ever again after this! Exquisite place and a London must-do. Amazing atmosphere and beautiful interior. A sense of luxury from the past. The front bed we had on the right corner had angled view which was slightly annoying but the overall experience was awesome. Just, next time, because there clearly will be, I'll prefer an armed chair or a bed towards the middle. Drinks / food slightly overpriced but they were good. Do book long in advance to avoid disappointment!

Rellie L

This place is like a home from home - comfy leather seats, foot stools and blankets bring the comfort of your living room to one of the oldest cinemas in London. You really feel like you've stepped back in time. Worth the extra money (from £15 for an armchair, more for front or back row sofas). Something to try at least once for nostalgic purposes if nothing else. 

Christopher M
Staff Writer

Amazing theatre. A great way to enjoy a movie in a classic theatre that is totally refurbished.

Sara M

Much more than a movie theater - it's an experience and a reason to go out to watch a movie in a wonderful setting, great drinks and amazing seating..way better than your own couch at home

Staff WriterStaff Comp

One of my favourite cinemas in London. Always a treat.