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Best outdoor cinemas in London

Discover some of the best outdoor cinemas with these cool rooftop locations, open-air screenings and retro drive-ins.
Luna Cinema's open-air cinema in Alexandra Palace
Luna Cinema in Alexandra Palace. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Image courtesy of Propeller Group

From cool drive-in theatres and outdoor cinemas to unique and unusual cinemas, London has a lot to offer to movie buffs. 

Here's where to watch all-time classics outdoors. Remember, outdoor cinemas are seasonal, so viewing opportunities vary! 

Best open-air cinema experiences 

Openaire Float-In cinema by Häagen-Dazs

Hop aboard your very own boat for one of London's coolest cinema experiences with the Openaire Float-In cinema by Häagen-Dazs. Sail along the capital's canals before watching a film of your choice on the water and indulge in tasty snacks. 

Hideaway Cinema

Spend a summer evening under the stars with Hideaway Cinema's open-air film festival. Head over to Hampstead Heath or Kew Gardens to catch blockbuster movies, kid-friendly films and sing-along screenings.

Adventure Cinema

Setting up camp in the magnificent Osterley Park and Gardens, the Adventure Cinema showcases classic musicals including Mamma Mia! to get the whole family grooving.  

Luna Cinema

Sit beneath the stars and enjoy classics from any decade or indulge in this year's biggest hits at the Luna Cinema, which tours some of the most beautiful locations in London.

Best rooftop cinema venues

Bar Elba

Catch a flick at Bar Elba's rooftop cinema in Waterloo during the warmer months. Order some tasty snacks and a cocktail, sit back and enjoy the film in this cool alfresco spot. 

Rooftop Film Club

People sit on chairs watching a film on a big screen on the rooftop of Roof East, with skyscrapers in the background.
Rooftop Film Club - Roof East, Stratford. Image courtesy of Rooftop Film Club

Enjoy a memorable cinema experience filled with sunset and skylines at one of Rooftop Film Club’s locations in Peckham or Stratford. Expect handpicked iconic and newly released films, comfy sunchairs with a fresh selection of drinks and tasty street food. 

For more outdoor activities in London, check out the top outdoor entertainment, picnic spots, rooftop bars and alfresco restaurants across the city. Plus, take a look at the best London activities after lockdown

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