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Outdoor cinema in London

The best places to see open-air movies in the capital this summer

On a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Take your pick of rooftops, boats and, erm, hot tubs

Outdoor cinema in June

Luna Cinema

Sneak into a gorgeous London location after hours and watch a movie under the stars

Highlights 'Jurassic Park', 'Groundhog Day'

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The Nomad

With its laidback vibe The Nomad is one of our favourite outdoor cinemas, popping up in all sorts of amazing London locations

Highlights 'Burn After Reading' (these guys fire up in July)

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Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square

Give a ballet or opera a go for free at Trafalgar Square, beamed in from the Royal Opera House (on the biggest screening we've ever seen!)

Highlights Verdi's opera 'Nabucco' on June 9

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Until Sun Jul 17

Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton

The Rooftop Film's HQ on top of the Queen of Hoxton pub in Shoreditch, screening a mix of ’80s faves and all time Hollywood classics 

Highlights 'The Big Short', 'Purple Rain'

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Lost Format Society, Croydon

South London's newest rooftop cinema, on top of a car park in Croydon, screening old faves and recent hits 

Highlights 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Amelie'

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Films at the London Bridge Festival

Throughout June and July, The Scoop (an amazing 1,000-seat concrete amphitheatre near London Bridge) will be screening movies for free most Tuesday nights. 

Highlights 'Labyrinth', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

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Outdoor cinema in July

The Nomad

With its laidback vibe The Nomad is one of our favourite outdoor cinemas, popping up in all sorts of amazing London locations

Highlights 'Thelma and Louise', 'The Social Network'

Luna Cinema

Sneak into a gorgeous London location after hours and watch a movie under the stars

Highlights 'Jaws', 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Pop Up Screens

Shout-at-the-screen favourites in London park at the nice price of £12 

Highlights '500 Days of Summer', 'Grease'

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Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, Stratford

Directors chairs, wireless headphones and blankets – the Rooftop Film Club have perfected the art of outdoor cinema

Highlights Check back soon, or scroll up for up for earlier dates

Rooftop Film Club, Bussey Building, Peckham

Catch a movie in the clouds at the top of the Bussey Building in SE15, with a panoramic view over the city

Highlights Check back soon, or scroll up for up for earlier dates

Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton

The Rooftop Film's HQ on top of the Queen of Hoxton pub in Shoreditch, screening a mix of ’80s faves and all time Hollywood classics

Highlights Check back soon or scroll up for dates May and June

Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square

Give a ballet or opera a go for free at Trafalgar Square, beamed in from the Royal Opera House (on the biggest screening we've ever seen!)

Highlights Verdi's opera 'Il trovatore' on July 14

Films at the London Bridge Festival

Throughout June and July, The Scoop (an amazing 1,000-seat concrete amphitheatre near London Bridge) will be screening movies for free every Tuesday night. 

Highlights Check back soon

Outdoor cinema in August

Summer Screen at Somerset House

Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a nearperfect London experience. Aug-17.

Highlights 'Trainspotting', 'Ex Machina' 

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Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema’s 60-foot barge is a regular on London’s canals over the summer. While a hefty chunk of outdoor cinema events are about sitting you down in front of a cheesy 1980s fave, these guys take an arty approach.

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Hot Tub Cinema

Book an inflatable hot tub for eight, or share with strangers (less pervy and judge-y than it sounds).

Highlights check back soon 

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The Nomad

With its laidback vibe The Nomad is one of our favourite outdoor cinemas, popping up in all sorts of amazing London locations

Highlights 'Inception', 'Marie Antoinette'

Rooftop Film Club, Bussey Building, Peckham

Catch a movie in the clouds at the top of the Bussey Building in SE15, with a panoramic view over the city

Highlights 'A Clockwork Orange', 'The Notebook'

Rooftop Cinema, Roof East, Stratford

Directors chairs, wireless headphones and blankets – the Rooftop Film Club have perfected the art of outdoor cinema 

Highlights Check back soon, or scroll up for up for earlier dates

Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton

The Rooftop Film's HQ on top of the Queen of Hoxton pub in Shoreditch, screening a mix of ’80s faves and all time Hollywood classics 

Highlights Check back soon or scroll up for dates May and June

Outdoor cinema in September

Dalston Roof Park

One of east London’s most charming venues is screening free movies on Tuesdays (with £5 membership), showing cool docs and dramas.

What: See the sweet side of east London

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Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema’s 60-foot barge is a regular on London’s canals over the summer. While a hefty chunk of outdoor cinema events are about sitting you down in front of a cheesy 1980s fave, these guys take an arty approach.

Highlights Check back soon

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James C
James C

It's back again...

Next week at The Red Lion, Leytonstone (E11 3AA).

Limited tickets. Only £7 including deck chair and waitress service!


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RedLionE11

Don't forget Deckchair Cinema @ The Red Lion in Leytonstone!


Tickets only £7. Limited to 100.