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Stratford's Roof East | Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club
Stratford's Roof East | Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club
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The Best Films Across London at This Summer's Rooftop Film Club

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Film Editor
Updated: 12 July 2017
With a heady mix of old and new, and spread across four stunning locations overlooking London, Rooftop Film Club is set to be the perfect night out for cinephiles this summer.
Rooftop Cinema Film Club at sunset | Courtesy of Belt and Braces PR at Bussey Building, Peckham
Rooftop Cinema Film Club at Sunset | Courtesy of Belt and Braces PR at Bussey Building, Peckham

Grab your popcorn and pick your film before heading off to either The Bussey Building (Peckham), Roof East (Stratford), The Queen of Hoxton or the iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Early highlights include a modern action, vintage Hitchcock and a right old East End knees-up with everyone’s favourite singing nanny. As ever, signature cocktails and a selection of street food will be available throughout the night.

Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo brings nail-biting suspense to the Bussey Building on Thursday May 4 when aisle-seats away from the rooftop edge will be reserved for anyone scared of heights. On the same night, at Roof East Mary Poppins will be leading Dick Van Dyke a merry dance across the gentrified Stratford rooftops in anticipation of the impending remake. Rooftop staff will be dishing out sweets because, as any guv’nor knows, a spoonful of sugar helps the Merlot go down…

On Friday May 5, Roof East will show The Matrix. But will you take the red pill or blue pill? The rest of your night will depend on it.

Rooftop East in Stratford | © Rooftop Film Club
Rooftop East in Stratford | © Rooftop Film Club

This year there is also a “lovebird” experience, which involves Rooftop Love Seats, bottomless popcorn, two glasses of prosecco and whatever else you want to get up to under the stars!

First week’s rooftop-inspired programme:

STRATFORD:
Thursday, May 4: Mary Poppins
Friday, May 5: The Matrix
Saturday, May 6: The Shawshank Redemption

BUSSEY:
Thursday, May 4: Vertigo
Friday, May 5: The Dark Knight
Saturday, May 6: The Departed

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Rooftop Film Club website.

Bussey Building, PECKHAM RYE

Bussey Building Peckham Rye | Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club
Bussey Building Peckham Rye | © Rooftop Film Club

The Bussey building is an enormous Victorian industrial structure with spectacular views of central London, which many flock to admire. When it was first built, it was one of the tallest buildings in Peckham.

Tickets: £15.00 for adults; £25 each for a Rooftop Love Seat for two including a glass of prosecco and bottomless popcorn

Screening: Five nights a week – until September 2017

Times: Doors: 6pm. Screening times vary – please check website for details

Nearest Tube/Rail: Peckham Rye rail station

Address: Rooftop Film Club @ Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST

Roof East, STRATFORD

Stratford, Roof East | Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club
Stratford, Roof East | © Rooftop Film Club

Roof East is managed by Urban Space Management Ltd, a company who create unique destinations – these have included places such as Camden Lock, Spitalfields Market and Gabriel’s Wharf.

Tickets: £15.00 for adults; £25 each for a Rooftop Love Seat for 2 including a glass of prosecco and bottomless popcorn

Screening: five nights a week – until September 2017

Times: Doors: 5pm. Screening times vary – please check website for details

Plus: Food and drink will be available from the Roof East resident bar and London’s finest street food vendors

Nearest Tube/Rail: Stratford mainline and underground station

Address: Rooftop Film Club @ Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford E15 1XE

Queen of Hoxton, SHOREDITCH

Queen of Hoxton | Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club
The Queen of Hoxton | © Rooftop Film Club

The Queen of Hoxton rooftop terrace is now an integral part of the Shoreditch skyline and is known for changing its decoration each season; this spring the space will be transformed into a floating island.

Tickets: £15.00 for adults; £25 for a VIP Love Seat for two including a glass of prosecco and a box of popcorn

Screening: three nights a week until September 2017

Times: Doors: 5pm. Screening times vary – please check website for details

Plus: Food and drink from the Queen of Hoxton bar

Nearest Tube/Rail: Shoreditch High Street mainline and Liverpool Street underground station

Address: Rooftop Film Club @ Queen of Hoxton: 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX

The Roof Gardens, KENSINGTON

Kensington Roof Gardens | © Bryce Edwards / Flickr
Kensington Roof Gardens | © Bryce Edwards / Flickr

The Roof Gardens is located 100ft (30 m) above Kensington High Street; owned by Richard Branson, the event space’s bar, restaurant and nightclub all offer a sense of luxurious fun set among some beautiful gardens.

Tickets: £TBC for adults including a freshly prepared snack grilled on the outdoor coal fired barbecue

Screening: 20 screenings through the summer season – check website for updates

Times: Doors: 7pm. Screening: around 8.30pm

Nearest Tube/Rail: High Street Kensington

Address: Rooftop Film Club @ Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA