Revisit classic cinema with rooftop cinema
The chilly evenings may be setting in but there’s still time to enjoy London’s thriving rooftop scene.
Spruced up bars and restaurants atop buildings have become an ubiquitous but welcome sight across the capital, as while it’s not hot on skyscrapers, al fresco fun and a nice view will always go down well.
The Queen of Hoxton has taken that concept of making the most of up top and added something that always feel more of an event in the open air – cinema.
Its film club has proved so popular this year, in fact, that almost all its showings have been sold out.
A bar, popcorn and sweet counter, food service and toilets also mean you need not leave the rooftop.
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Of the views, cushioned in between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch, there are sweeping outlooks over the City and Canary Wharf.
And it appears any sort of movie has a following if watched in the open air.
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There was nostalgic escapism in Top Gun, edge of chair intensity in Psycho and top notch action in The Terminator.
We went for award-winning drama with thoughtful 2007 Ian Curtis biopic Control.
Headphones are provided and blankets too, which are now depressingly necessary, and screenings are intimate with only around 100 seats.
For �9, this is a great alternative to soulless cinema complexes and, if you pick your night, a great opportunity to revisit brilliant movies on the big screen.