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Catch Oscar-winner ‘The Favourite’ on a boat on the Thames next week

By Time Out editors

If you’ve seen ‘The Favourite’, you’ll know that watching this pitch-black period comedy in full view of the historical treasures of the Tower of London makes a whole lot of sense. And that’s exactly what guests at Movies on the River in London will be able to do on Wednesday July 17.

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‘The Favourite’ takes place in the early 1700s in the royal household of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her two love rivals, played by Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. It’s a saucy, hilarious and deeply unusual spin on historical storytelling – as you might expect from the eccentric-genius director of ‘Dogtooth’ and ‘The Lobster’, Yorgos Lanthimos.

The film will screen on the open-air top deck of Time Out’s floating cinema next Wednesday after moviegoers have enjoyed a short cruise through the heart of the city from Tower Pier. As you watch it in the shadow of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London will be in full view – the perfect setting for you to imagine similar historical intrigues taking place behind its walls hundreds of years ago.

And if you’re equally into 2019 pleasures, don’t worry: there’s a fully-stocked bar on board which will be open all night.

Book tickets and explore the full line-up of Movies on the River, which runs five nights a week into August.


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