Summer doesn’t last long in London, so take full advantage of every sunny day and each balmy night with these locally loved alfresco finds, guaranteed to keep even the most demanding of travellers happy.
FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
Feel forever young and keep the whole family happy with a more convivial side to cultural exploration.
Rooftop Film Club, Kensington Roof Gardens
Enjoy cinema classics from Dirty Dancing to The Notebook on the roof at one of Chelsea’s distinguished addresses, Kensington Roof Gardens. Sitting 100 feet above the city, this beautifully landscaped landmark is the perfect setting for snuggling up and settling in for the night to enjoy fine film, the free BBQ and umbrellas, in case the weather is feeling unkind. You may also get chance to sneak a peek at the family of resident flamingos who live within this urban oasis.
Rooftop Film Club
Nomad Cinema, across London
image: Sarah Ginn
Roaming across the capital, Nomad’s pop-up cinema was dubbed ‘London’s best outdoor cinema’ by London media mogul, the Evening Standard, and has built its reputation on providing ethical entertainment, and that magical festival feel for all. And with everything from The Jungle Book and Jurassic Park to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the line-up really has something for everyone to enjoy.
This unconventional project combines award-winning architecture with film, art, workshops and events, to create a hotbed of culture and entertainment that is brimming with creativity and critical acclaim. This year’s ‘Another Country’ programme includes World Cities, Ghosts of Green and Pleasant Lands and Swarming the Castle, and promised docufilms and talks, as filmmakers and artists set to challenge and find solutions to some of the contemporary world’s conundrums.