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.
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.
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