Life is short, and so is summer. On a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Whether you want to shriek-along to ‘The Shining’ in a graveyard or catch a romcom in a gorgeous Royal Park or palace, add outdoor cinema to your fair weather bucket list. This list of London's outdoor cinemas is arranged by month and Time Out's film team will be keeping it updated all summer long.
Outdoor cinema in May
Outdoor cinema in June
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!)
Where Trafalgar Square, and other outdoor London venues
June highlights The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand – a mixed programme of ballet on June 9
Outdoor cinema in July
Movies on the River
For a perfect London night out, sail along the Thames while watching a movie on a giant screen.
Where Along the river – starting and finishing at Tower Pier.
July highlights Check back soon
Films at the London Bridge City Summer Festival
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Outdoor cinema in August
Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton
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Outdoor cinema in September
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