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Best outdoor cinemas in London

Discover some of the best outdoor cinemas in your London neighbourhood 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. Remember, outdoor cinemas are seasonal, so viewing opportunities vary. 

Drive-in cinemas

The Drive-In Club

With some of the biggest multiscreens in the city, The Drive-In Club will get your head spinning with some eclectic live entertainment – day and night, and in both Brent Cross and Dagenham. Catch blockbuster movies or join one of their entertainment nights, spanning from comedy and DJ sets to live music performances. 

The Drive In

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water brings you an incredible selection of films, from absolute classics to recent releases, as well as Christmas movies to get you in the festive spirit. Finally, a good reason to spend a whole day in the car! Various dates

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. Visit for the drive-in cinema's seasonal lineup – with a quality sound experience guaranteed through your very own car radio. 

@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.

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 Cinema Waterloo

Combine some of the best films ever made with bottomless prosecco or beer at the exclusive Rooftop Cinema Waterloo. Enjoy your drinks and a snack in the sunnier months whilst watching classics such as Moulin Rouge, Legally Blonde and Grease.

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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