If you’re hoping to go and feast your eyes on the latest blockbuster but don’t fancy sticky seats, popcorn strewn floors or limited leg space, then we are here to solve your problem. Welcome to the list of London’s most luxurious cinemas. From footstools to foodie bits, these places have all of the extravagant extras to help you well and truly enjoy the show. Here’s our rundown of the best luxury cinemas in London:
1. Everyman Cinema, Hampstead
The OG Everyman cinema was set up 20 years ago at this little venue in Hampstead. Now a successful chain, we can’t help but come back to the original and indulge in the occasional screening. Kitted out with every imaginable comfort, it even has wine coolers and waiters. Really, what more could you want? So why not support local business by nestling yourself into the comfort of a large sofa and enjoy a glass of something delicious as the opening credits roll?
You’ll find the Belsize Park venue at 203 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QG. Nearest station is Belsize Park.
2. Electric Cinema, Portobello Road
With 65 leather armchairs, footstools, side tables and not one, not two, but six double beds on offer, the Electric Cinema couldn’t really get much more extravagant. Featuring its own fully functioning bar and diner, this cinema has taken everything, including snacks, to the next level. Enjoy fistfuls of fries as you settle into your swanky seat and stare up at the big screen.
You’ll find it at 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 2ED. Nearest station is Notting Hill Gate.
3. Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel
A luxury cinema experience starting from only £9? Um, yes please. At the Genesis cinema in Whitechapel you’re sure to feel fully at home. Recline on a comfy sofa in Studio 5, snuggle up with a super soft blanket and even put your feet up on one of the Ottoman footstools. Complete with in-screen bars for those much needed mid-film G&Ts, this place really couldn’t get much more indulgent.
You’ll find it at 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ. Nearest station is Mile End.
4. Curzon Mayfair
Having provided Londoners with quality cinema experiences for over 80 years, the Curzon in Mayfair is one of the most lovely on our list. This grade II listed auditorium boasts its very own royal boxes, where you can sit and sip Champagne in unadulterated style. With a wide selection of sophisticated snacks on offer and, of course, the hottest list of Hollywood titles, this cinema is super swanky.
Find it at 38 Curzon Street, Mayfair, W1J 7TY. Nearest station is Green Park.
5. The Screen on the Green, Islington
One of the country’s oldest cinemas, The Screen on the Green truly has authentic charm. Teeny tiny and with just one screen, this cute Islington cinema is delivering luxury on a super small scale. It looks like something out of a Wes Anderson film and, frankly, if that isn’t luxury we don’t know what is.
Find it at 83 Upper Street, The Angel, N1 0NP. Nearest station is Angel.
6. Picturehouse Central, Leicester Square
I mean, who doesn’t love a local Picturehouse? But we reckon this one is just a cut above the rest. Certainly the place to go if you’re hoping for an artsy vibe and an indie film, this luxury cinema has quirky interiors, a ground floor café, a members bar and is home to all the latest documentaries and live theatre screenings.
You’ll find it on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, W1D 7DH. Nearest station is Piccadilly Circus.
7. Castle Cinema, Hackney
Another fantastic addition to this roundup of the best luxury cinemas in London, this cute little independent cinema in Hackney is really worth a visit. Originally opened in September 1913 as an independent single-screen cinema, today it really isn’t all that different. Sink into one of their squishy armchairs and relax with a craft beer as you immerse yourself in the wonders of a world far removed from your own.
You’ll find it at 64–66 Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton, E9 6DA. Nearest station is Homerton.
8. Cinema in the Arches, Battersea
Rounding off this list of the best luxury cinemas in London is Battersea’s Cinema in the Arches – a three-screen independent spot right in the heart of Battersea Power Station. Super- comfy, reclining seats are accompanied by individual tables – perfect for a bottle of wine, a craft beer or a cocktail, homemade popcorn and sweet treats. Expect five-star service and a luxury night in front of the flicks!