How about watching a movie on a big outdoor cinema screen at Hampton Court? The screen will be situated on the East Front Lawn with Henry VIII's Tudor palace as the floodlit backdrop. You'll also have to time to walk around some of the gardens beforehand (although entry to the palace itself is not included).
Tonight's movie stars Hugh Jackman in the Oscar-nominated musical The Greatest Showman (PG, 105 mins), about the birth of Barnum & Bailey's Circus.
Note: There's limited seating capacity so advanced booking is recommended. You also need to bring your own blanket to sit on (or you can pre-order one when you book). Premium tickets include a complimentary drink at the bar and a better seating position. Bear in mind that screenings usually go ahead in bad weather, so be prepared for a bit of drizzle and cold. (This is London, after all, and summer is no guarantee of warm weather!)
> Craig’s review of Hampton Court Palace – “If you grew up within ten miles of Hampton Court Palace then this place was your educational day out. This is how they'd teach you some British history. They'd cram fifty kids into a big bus and then make you troop around the grounds for two hours counting up the Tudor chimneys (because every single chimney is different, you see -- and if you came here ten thousand ti… continued”
Greatest Showman at Old Royal Naval College – 30 Aug 2019 – Watch the blockbuster circus musical starring Hugh Jackman on an open-air cinema screen at the Old Royal Naval College
A Star Is Born at Hampton Court – 8 Aug 2019 – Hampton Court Palace will be showing the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Bohemian Rhapsody at Hampton Court – 9 Aug 2019 – Hampton Court will be showing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Mamma Mia! — Here We Go Again – 10 Aug 2019 – Hampton Court Palace will be showing the follow-up to Mamma Mia on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Outdoor film: Little Shop of Horrors – 24 Jul 2019 – Watch an outdoor screening of the Rick Moranis comedy horror movie Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Festival Hall
London Film & Comic Con 2019 – 26 to 28 Jul 2019 – Enter a world of cosplay, comics, manga and movies, and meet some of the biggest stars from the big and small screen.
Outdoor cinema: The Young Victoria – 30 Jul 2019 – Kensington Palace will be showing Emily Blunt's movie The Young Victoria on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace
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