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5 best outdoor cinemas in London

Discover some of the best outdoor cinemas in your London neighbourhood this summer at these cool rooftop locations and retro drive-in screenings.

From cool drive-in theatres and socially-distanced 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 or from the comfort of your own car.

Drive-in cinemas

2. The Drive In

The Drive In brings you an incredible selection of films, from absolute classic to recent releases, as well as outdoor theatre and performances with live actors. Finally, a good reason to spend a whole day in the car! Until 14 Nov

3. Luna Drive-In

Brought to you by London open-air cinema expert, The Luna Cinema, the Luna Drive-In is parking up at Allianz Park. This drive-in cinema's seasonal lineup includes spooky Halloween classics (23 Oct-1 Nov) and much-loved Christmas films (5-22 Dec) – with a quality sound experience guaranteed through your very own car radio. 

4. @TheDriveIn

Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a fun ride! On top of offering Christmas classics, blockbuster films and must-see festive flicks, Christmas @TheDriveIn brings you carol karaoke, silent car discos, Christmas quizzes and family games. Waiters on wheels deliver the ultimate experience as they bring you a range of snacks, sweets and drinks – straight to your car. 26 Nov-13 Dec

Best rooftop cinema venues

5. Bar Elba

Catch a scary flick at Bar Elba's rooftop cinema in Waterloo this Halloween season. Order some tasty snacks and a cocktail, sit back and enjoy the film in this cool alfresco spot – respectful of social distances. Until 31 Oct

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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