London is viewed by many as one of the film capitals of the world. Although British films may not grab the global audience that they once did, it’s still possible to find some cinematic highlights in the city.
When thoughts turn to London, many think of Teddington Studios, the site of so many great film sets, or to Leicester Square, the modern day movie capital of the UK, where so many film premieres are held.
Yet, looking for the finest places to watch a film in London must surely draw attention to the Electric Cinema on the Portobello Road.
Located in the opulent London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Electric Cinema claims to be Europe’s oldest cinema. Having originally opened its doors back in 1910, the Grade II listed building has recently been restored.
In the heart of trendy Notting Hill, the Electric now boasts some interesting new additions. With leather armchairs for additional comfort, plus sofas for couples, this is a cinema that is impressing movie buffs.
You’ll even find that you have a footstool, should you want it, plus a table on which to place your drinks.
The cinema is also a licensed premises, making it one of the few in the capital where you can enjoy a glass of wine as you recline to watch the latest release. Food is more exciting than the usual cinema fare too, with fish and chips on the menu.
This is a real treasure of a cinema – enjoy the historic surroundings while making the most of the comfortable modern touches.
Whatever you do, don’t miss London’s best cinema.
Keith Barrett has written about the capital and cinemas in London as part of his writing on travel and tourism. This article may be used by any website publisher, though this resource box must always be included in full.