Cinema in Notting Hill & West London

Electric Cinema

Having notched up its first centenary a few years back, the Electric is one of the UK’s oldest cinemas, updated. Avail yourself of the luxurious leather armchairs, sofas, footstools and tables for food and drink in …
Cinema in The South Bank

BFI Southbank

Tucked almost out of sight under the arches of Waterloo Bridge is the British Film Institute, containing four cinemas that screen thousands of films each year (mostly art house), a gallery devoted to the moving imag…
Cinema in The West End

Prince Charles

Leicester Sq cinema-ticket prices are brutal, so wait until the first-runs have moved to the Prince Charles, central London’s cheapest cinema, where nonmembers pay only £8 to £10 for new releases. Also on the cards …
Cinema in The South Bank


The IMAX Cinema of the British Film Institute screens 2D and 3D documentaries about travel, space and wildlife, lasting anywhere from 40 minutes to 1½ hours, as well as recently released blockbusters.
Cinema in Kensington & Hyde Park

Ciné Lumière

Ciné Lumière is attached to South Kensington’s French Institute, and its large art-deco 300-seat salle (cinema) screens great international seasons (including the London Spanish Film Festival) and French and other f…
Cinema in Notting Hill & West London


A lovesick Hugh Grant munches popcorn here while watching Julia Roberts on the big screen in Notting Hill. The wonderful Edwardian interior, including a gorgeous balcony and even boxes, is currently the venue of the…
Cinema in East London

Rio Cinema

The Rio is Dalston’s neighbourhood art-house, classic and new-release cinema, and a venue for non-mainstream festivals such as the East End Film Festival, the London Turkish Film Festival, the UK Green Film Festival…
Cinema in The West End

Curzon Soho

The Curzon Soho is one of London’s best cinemas. It has a fantastic program lineup with the best of British, European, world and American indie films; regular Q&As with directors; shorts and mini-festivals; a Ko…
Cinema in Notting Hill & West London

Gate Picturehouse

The Gate’s single screen has one of London’s most charming art deco cinema interiors, with director Q&As and a wealth of cinema clubs, including the E4 Slackers Club (students) and Silver Screen (over-60s). Chea…
Cinema in The West End

ICA Cinema

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is a treasure for lovers of indie cinema – its program always has material no one else is showing, such as the latest independents from the developing world, films showing o…