The Best Luxury Cinemas In London

Best Luxury Cinemas in London

Are you a movie fan looking to bring your cinema experience up a notch? Look no further than these luxury cinemas in London. From swanky lounges and art-deco styling, to in-theatre eateries and personalised butler service, these lavish venues will turn your trip to the movies into an unforgettable experience that can’t be matched anywhere else.

Besides the Odeon and Cineworld in Leicester square, read on for our top picks of London’s best exclusive theatres for the next time you want to kick back with some popcorn and enjoy the latest blockbusters or classic films!

Luxury London cinemas are dotted around the capital, so cinephiles can take their pick from a whole host of options. In this article, we will share our top picks for best luxury cinemas in London, giving you an ultimate cinematic experience.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled standard of comfort as we uncover the cream of the crop when it comes to premium viewing experiences.

1. Curzon Mayfair

First on our list is the Curzon cinema in Mayfair, located in the stylish Shepherd Market area of London. The Curzon group has several luxurious cinemas spread across the capital. Going strong since 1934, it’s popular for its world cinema and red carpet screenings.

Book tickets at:

Address: 38 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY

2. Backyard Cinema

This neighbourhood movie theatre in Wandsworth is host to regularly changing themes. At this alternative cinema experience, the decor is as impressive as the films!

Movie goers sit on oversize beanbags and can tuck into a range of food and drink. Choose from The Big Top Bar, Backyard Pizza or Other Side Fried chicken burgers.

Book tickets at:

Address: 2-4 Armoury Way, London SW18 1SH

3. The Cinema at Selfridges

With a handy location on Oxford Street, The Cinema at Selfridges boasts three screens with a state of the art sound system, reclining red chairs, side tables and extra-wide armrests. Enjoy gourmet snacks, a glass of Champagne or a cocktail in the luxurious foyer.

The cinema has its own entrance on Duke Street near Bond Street tube, and can also be accessed via the Tech Department. The members screening room is available for hire 7 days a week.

Book tickets at:

Address: 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom

4. Odeon Luxe Haymarket

Odeon launched in 1930 and some of their cinemas are Art Deco masterpieces. They’ve forged ahead to become the largest cinema chain in Europe.

Now, several Odeon cinemas in London have been transformed into Odeon Luxe. These luxurious movie theaters have reclining leather seats with a footrest and lots of room between each row. At Odeon Luxe Haymarket the seats have nifty retractable tray tables and there’s glorious Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

Book tickets at:

Address: 11/18 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DP

5. Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Cinemas are known for their architecturally unique venues and Picturehouse Central is one of the best luxury cinemas in London. With a great location between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, its chic interiors were created by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.

There’s a ground floor bar and first floor restaurant as well as the Picturehouse Central Member’s Bar and Roof Terrace – we love the view over the rooftops of London.

Admire the Arthurian frieze by Gerald Moira as you travel up the escalators. It dates from 1896 and is an Art Nouveau masterpiece.

Book tickets at:

Address: Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7DH

6. Firmdale Film Club

They’re not actually movie theaters, but cinema goers may be interested to know that there are weekend film screening packages with dinner at The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel and Charlotte Street Hotel.

Book tickets at:

Address: Various locations in central London

7. Odeon Luxe Swiss Cottage

One of the best London cinemas is the Odeon Luxe in Swiss Cottage. With leather reclining seats and a huge amount of legroom, it’s a great place to enjoy the latest films.

There’s an Imax within the building for 3D film screenings and the friendly staff seem genuinely happy to work there. One of them asked a lone cinema goer what he had thought of the film that we saw and they ended up having a lengthy conversation.

You can buy the usual popcorn and ice creams at the counter but they also have homemade cake and they’ll mix up Prosecco and Aperol cocktails for you to take in to the screening. There are also Odeon Luxe at Haymarket and Putney, with more being rolled out soon.

Book tickets at:

Address: 96 Finchley Road, London NW3 5EL

8. Everyman Hampstead

The Everyman Cinema in Hampstead has been entertaining film lovers since 1933. From 2000 onwards it became Everyman Cinemas and now operates 22 screening venues across London and in cities such as Birmingham and Leeds.

They’re known as some of the best arthouse cinemas in London. Each cinema has a unique foyer or bar and the focus is on independent films as well as blockbusters.

The Everyman Hampstead cinema offers table service, armchairs, two and three seater sofas and Club Suites. Exclusive to this cinema house, these are two seat sofa booths with their own footstools.

Book tickets at:

Address: 2 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NR

9. Everyman Screen on the Green

One of the oldest continually running UK cinemas, Screen on the Green opened in 1913. With its distinctive red neon sign, this luxurious cinema in North London is part of the Everyman Group and a firm favourite of Islington residents.

Book tickets at:

Address: 83 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU

10. Curzon Sea Containers

Something of a London hidden gem, the Curzon Sea Containers is located within the Sea Containers hotel on the South Bank. This luxurious movie theater has a cosy screening room seating 56 and 4K digital projection as well as Dolby surround sound. If you arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled film, you can order hot food too.

Book tickets at:

Address: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

11. Clapham Picturehouse

Situated close to Clapham Common, this cinema opened in 1992 and soon became a fixture of the local entertainment scene. There’s a cosy bar in which you can buy snacks, wine and other drinks to take into the screening rooms.

Book tickets at:

Address: 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT

12. Greenwich Picturehouse

Located on Greenwich High Road, this cinema boasts 5 screens, a bar and two restaurants. The Greenwich Picture House London also has a basement screening area that regularly hosts comedy and music events.

Book tickets at:

Address: 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

13. Curzon Aldgate

Situated in the new Goodman’s Fields development, this cinema has a sizeable ground floor bar. In addition, 3 out of the 4 screens have their own bar and all screens have reclining seats.

Book tickets at:

Address: Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS

14. Everyman Canary Wharf

Located in the new Crossrail Place development, Everyman Canary Wharf has 3 screens and a chic bar with waiter service offering tasty food that can be delivered to your seat. There are comfy seats and sofas that can be reserved in advance at this luxury London cinema.

Book tickets at:

Address: Crossrail Place, London E14 5AR

15. Genesis Cinema

The Genesis opened as a music hall in 1848 and hosted acts such as Charlie Chaplin. This old style London independent cinema has been beautifully renovated and its Studio 5 screening room features sofas, footrests and an in-screen bar.

Book tickets at:

Address: 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ

16. Curzon Victoria

With five screens, 4K projection and a stylish lounge bar, this London cinema is very popular. The chairs have been custom built and have drinks tables and lots of leg room, with some love seats for two available to book.

Seeing a film here is a fun activity for couples in London. You can also rent the whole lounge area with its sofas and giant bean bags to watch films or football matches.

Book tickets at:

Address: 58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E 6QW

17. The Electric Cinema Notting Hill

The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road in Notting Hill is one of the best cinemas in London with sofas. This beautiful cinema opened in 1910 and was one of the very first buildings in the UK designed especially for screening motion pictures.

The 65 leather seats have footstools and side tables, and there are several 2 seater sofas and double beds, making this a great choice for a romantic London date night. Cuddle up under the luxurious cashmere blankets.

The bar serves wine, champagne and snacks and there’s also the hip Electric Diner next door.

Book tickets at:

Address: 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED

18. Olympic Studios, Barnes

Launched in 1906 as an entertainment hall, this historic cinema was once the Olympic recording studios where the Beatles, Queen and the Rolling Stones all recorded. It’s now one of London’s best cinemas, featuring revolutionary Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound and reclining seats with individual tables.

There are also some love seats and sofas that can be booked in the 2 screening rooms, and an award-winning neighbourhood restaurant. Book tickets at:

Address: 117-123 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 9HL

19. Odeon Luxe Putney

With 333 fully reclining leather armchairs, tray tables and considerable leg room in its 3 screens, the Odeon Luxe Putney has proven popular for its luxury cinema experience. There’s a coffee shop as well as Oscar’s Bar, and Dolby surround sound in the auditoriums.

Cinema goers who are partially sighted or hard of hearing can use the Dolby Fidelio audio description systems, which is a nice touch. Book tickets at:

Address: 26 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN

20. BFI Southbank

No list of cinemas in London would be complete without a mention of BFI Southbank. This four screen cinema in the Southbank Centre has been going strong since 1951. Open 7 days a week, the BFI is known for its eclectic program schedule.

From the latest blockbusters to art house movies, the British Film Institute has state-of-the-art cinema projection. There are quite a few bars on South Bank if you fancy a drink before or after the screening.

If you’re organizing an event, the screens are available for private hire.

Address: Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

21. Regent Street Cinema

Finally, you might like to see a film in the place that is considered to be the birthplace of British cinema. The Regent Street Cinema is an independent movie theatre that opened in 1848.

This historic London cinema showed the first ever motion picture in the United Kingdom. The one-screen cinema has been lovingly restored to showcase its original features.

Address: 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Final Thoughts: Best Luxury Cinemas in London

If you’re looking for an amazing film-watching experience, consider visiting one of these luxury cinemas in London. You’ll be treated to comfortable lounge chairs, gourmet food and drink, and excellent service while watching a classic film or blockbuster on the big screen.

For more ideas on how to treat yourself in London, be sure to read our other articles. Thanks for reading!

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