Fantastic London cinema destinations that won’t break the bank


Visitors to London who are looking for a fantastic cinema experience can find a whole host of great places to catch the latest cinema releases, with everything from big Hollywood blockbusters to the best in arthouse productions all on offer.

Here we offer an insight into some of the capital’s best moviehouse venues that won’t break the bank, while also giving some insight into the many great deals that offer access to the best that London theatres have to offer, enjoy!

Arthouse Crouch End

Address: 159a Tottenham Lane, London, UK N8 9BT

Located in the happening Finsbury Park area of the English capital, visitors to the Arthouse Crouch End can enjoy a range of screenings that they might not find elsewhere. With a focus on independent releases and under-the-radar critically-acclaimed classics, it is one cinema offering that delivers a unique viewing experience for guests.

The Barbican

Address: Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Europe’s largest multi-arts and conferencing venue, the Barbican offers art, music, cinema, live performances and much more. It is a fantastic place to head to for individuals interested in soaking up culture, with screenings from the realm of world cinema and avantgarde productions that are unique to the venue.

Cine world

Address: 63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

Cineworld in London’s Haymarket district is a budget offering that specialises in showcasing the best new releases. Providing everything the cinemagoers expect from a trip to the movies, there are refreshments aplenty and always something new to be seen when planning a visit.

Clapham Picture House

Address: 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT

A fantastic place to head to for lovers of cinema and entertainment, the Clapham Picture House features a well-stocked bar for before or after-screening drinks, while visitors can also enjoy a great bite to eat, as well as the latest Hollywood blockbusters during their stay.

Genesis Cinema

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

With a kitchen, bar and cafe alongside the traditional cinema offerings, Genesis Cinema is a stylish and inviting break from the norm for lovers of movies. With comfortable sofas and a well-turned-out interior, guests can be forgiven for thinking they are about to spend the evening in a high-end wine bar rather than catch the latest films.

Greenwich Picture House

Address: 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

Another Picture House offering, but this time in Greenwich. The Greenwich Picture House is a fantastic theatre with first-class seating, free Wi-Fi (for use before and after screenings – never during!) and it also offers a lively bar.

Meerkat Movies

Address: Participating cinemas

Available at Odeon cinemas throughout the English capital, Meerkat Movies presents a chance for theatre lovers to enjoy a bargain outing to catch the newest releases. It means that customers of insurer are able to make use of two-for-one ticket prices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a whole year.

Prince Charles Cinema

Address: 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
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A theatre specialising in classic, cult and obscure movies, the Prince Charles Cinema holds regular late night events to showcase oft-missed movies from years gone by, as well as much-loved classics across a range of genres.

Peckham Plex

Address: 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST

The Peckham Plex is one of the most affordable cinema offerings in the whole of London. Visitors can catch screening after screening of great new and classic films, with many in 3D.


Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

A cultural destination in the heart of London’s bustling East End, Rich Mix is both a hub for artists, designers and cinema lovers alike. It showcases a range of events throughout the year, but daily showings of some of the best cinema releases are a mainstay of the attraction.

Ritzy Brixton

Address: Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

A third Picture House cinema to add to the mix, Ritzy Brixton is a bit different to the rest, as it offers Upstairs at the Ritzy in addition to some fantastic cinema offerings. This aforementioned attraction features a lively bar with regular jazz and blues entertainment. However, it’s strictly over 18s only – sorry kids.

Shortwave Cinema

Address: 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN

Offering 52 seats in an intimate setting, this independent theatre is everything that the big chains are not. The venue’s management prides itself on delivering a more personal and memorable experience for cinema lovers, with regular events that allow guests to pull back the curtain of the silver screen. Regular Q&As with directors and actors take place, while the cinema specialises in showcasing the works of up-and-coming new talent.

Roxy Bar and Screen

Address: 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB

Roxy Bar and Screen is a cocktail and film lovers paradise, with the offer of both making this the perfect attraction for this particular group. Described as one of the coolest cinema venues in the whole of London, guests can sip on a range of delicious cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) while enjoying a screening of their favourite films in an almost nightclub setting – it sounds bizarre, but it works.

Showfilm First

Address: Participating cinemas

Offering the chance for cinema lovers across the capital to enjoy the latest releases before anyone else, ShowFilm First members can head along to exclusive preview screenings of some of the most hotly-anticipated films on the planet, simply by signing up.

Taste Card Plus

Address: Participating cinemas

A chance for food lovers to catch the cinema bug, the Taste Card Plus programme is a special promotion that enables holders to not only receive discounts at some of London’s top eateries, it also enables holders to receive cut-price cinema tickets as well.

Tricycle Theatre

Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR

Described as a venue with an “international vision”, the Tricycle theatre prides itself on giving a voice to those who fail to be heard in mainstream media, and its cinema offerings reflect this unique position. With all forms of international, independent and niche productions welcome, a visit to the Tricycle Theatre is a real eye-opener for London visitors to experience.

Vitality  Health

Address: Participating cinemas

Members of Vitality Health are able to make use of a range of perks, with free tickets to screenings of the latest films at both Vue and Cineworld theatres across the capital among them. Vitality Health account holders must earn points to qualify, so check out the details at the company’s official website to find out more.

Vue Supersaver Tuesdays

Address: Participating cinemas

Finally, Vue Cinemas across London are regularly offering the chance for film lovers to grab a great deal, with its Super Tuesday offer enabling one-third off all adult cinema tickets for the full day when registering online.