With the tip-top weather we have had recently, all we want to do is to sit outdoors and enjoy the sun! As always in London, there is a great selection of things to do, but this season, why not head to an outdoor cinema club to see your favourite movies in a whole new light? Who said films had to be watched from the comfort of your own home! So, ditch the after-work pub jaunts and head for something new.
Film 4 Summer Screen
Strand, Somerset House, WC2R 1LA
Yes, Film4’s Summer Screen is back in the beautiful setting of Somerset House; bringing with it 14 nights of handpicked contemporary films and premieres. This place has the largest outdoor screen in London and a surround sound that will knock your socks off! Summer Screen is not just for the films; now you can experience each film through the sounds of a DJ who will play film-inspired sets before the big show starts. Don’t forget to take the picnic blanket!
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Rooftop Film Club
45a Broadway, Stratford, E15 1XD
Why not catch a movie from under the night sky over at Stratford’s Roof East? Rooftops are a popular choice when the sun is shining so why not mix it up with an ourdoor film experience? Watch a range of iconic movies from Dirty Dancing to Top Gun in the comfort of a deck chair and blanket. Paired with wireless headphones, popcorn on tap and, well, spectacular views, this is not something you want to miss this season! To see the listings up top, check them out here.
British Summer Time Open House
Hyde Park, W2 2UH
The free outdoor cinema line-up has now been announced! Hosted in Hyde Park, enjoy four nights of themed film fun. Films will be shown each evening from 6pm and 8.30pm. Get there quick though, as the BST runs on a first-come-first-served basis. The first week of July kicks off with Musical Monday; meaning you can enjoy The Lion King and Oscar winning film, La La Land. For the rest of the lineup, check it out here.
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Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Inner Cir, NW1 4NU
Set in the heart of Regents Park, the Open Air Theatre is one of the largest in London. You can enjoy classic productions such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, On the Town and Jesus Christ Superstar. Just remember, it’s an all outdoors venture, so wear appropriate clothing and take a mac just in case of a downpour. For more on the schedule and booking take a look here.
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Now here’s something a bit different… Between the 17 and 30 July, St Katharine Docks will host a fortnightly film festival on its floating pontoon. Catch the very best of modern movies – from Finding Dory to Skyfall to Mean Girls – watch them all while you float! Tickets cost £10 – look out for the launch of them here.
Off to an Outdoor Show? Let us know what you are going to see and comment below!