The 25 best cinemas in London

We present London’s top picture palaces – as chosen by Londoners

We asked Time Out readers to vote for their favourite London cinema. The results are not entirely unexpected – a rundown of our city’s loveliest, buzziest and friendliest local cinemas, with a couple of the big boys thrown in. Do you agree with London’s picks? Comment below…

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Ciné Lumière

A mecca for foreign film lovers, the Lumière is also possibly London’s most elegant cinema, a grade-two listed art deco building with its own Rodin statue.

Brompton
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PeckhamPlex

It ain’t fancy, and yes, the carpet has been known to get a little sticky, but you’ll forgive almost anything for tickets costing £4.99 all day, any day (add £1 for 3D).

Peckham
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Barbican Cinema

The Barbican’s cinemas might just be the most comfortable in London, while the programming includes festival screenings and classics alongside new blockbusters.

Barbican
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Marc W

Slightly disappointing to see several Picturehouse entries and one Cineworld entry here considering the ongoing strike action which this company are doing absolutely nothing to resolve. They may be great venues, but if they treat their staff like that, they deserve no celebration.