A Fab Floating Christmas Cinema Is Docking In London This Winter

Floating cinema

Central London’s beautiful marina gets hella Christmassy with the return of their famed floating cinema.

If you don’t own a yacht (hey, us too!), then you probably weren’t planning on spending much time around St Katharine Docks this winter. However, they’re launching a unique winter pop-up that might just change your mind. The docks are bringing their Christmas film festival back for another winter on the water. Yes, you did hear that right: it’s a floating cinema, bobbing gently on the waters of what is set to become a fabulous festive marina.

Floating cinema
St Katharine Docks does Christmas right. Photo: @clairedanie

Imagine if the water froze – you’ll be able to skate your way to the cinema! With the British climate being what it is, that’s rather unlikely, but this festive floating cinema is still well worth a visit. The lineup speaks for itself; Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street all feature, so you’re guaranteed to see some wonders on the water.

Floating cinema
Photo: @stkatsdocks

It’s only a short-run cinema, popping up from December 3rd-9th. There’s no need to worry about catching a chill either, as the pontoon is strewn with cosy beanbags and warming blankets, all huddled beneath a twinkling canopy of fairy lights. Additionally, the bar will be selling the usual winter warmers, with hot chocolate and mulled wine available, along with a range of snacks. This floating cinema is most certainly shipshape, so you landlubbers shouldn’t be afraid to test out your sea legs!

Location: 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA. Nearest station is Tower Hill. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: screenings begin at 7pm on weeknights, and 2pm and 7pm on weekends.
Price: start from £15 per ticket – deckchairs come individually, the bean bags must be reserved in pairs. Find them here.
More information: on their website.

Featured image: @stkatsdocks

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