It's summer... you want to take your partner to a romantic movie... but you don't fancy sitting indoors next to someone crunching on a bucket of popcorn all night. So what can you do? How about watching a big blockbuster movie at Westminster Abbey instead? (And no, that's not a typo!)
Well... that's what it's advertised as, but it's actually being screened round the side in Dean's Yard. But it's still a very pretty place to watch a movie with the Abbey towering up behind.
Tonight's movie is the Oscar winning movie Shakespeare In Love (15, 119 mins), starring Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow as the young bard and his muse, Viola de Lesseps.
Note: Be aware that there's limited seating capacity so advanced booking is recommended. It's also recommended that you bring your own blanket to sit on (or you can pre-order one when you book). Premium tickets will include a better seating position and a complimentary drink at the bar. Bear in mind that bad weather will not stop the screening going ahead, so prepare for a bit of drizzle and cold. (This is London, after all!)
> Craig’s review of Westminster Abbey – “Everyone who comes to London should visit Westminster Abbey... simple as that. It's the second best building in the capital after Parliament, and contains the single greatest room in the Henry VII chapel. Unfortunately it's also bloody expensive considering that it's a church, but I suppose even God has his bills to pay. You definitely need to listen to the audio-gui… continued”
As You Like It at Globe Theatre – 7 Aug to 21 Sep 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It.
The Tempest at Westminster Abbey – 7 to 8 Aug 2019 – Watch an outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest round the side of Westminster Abbey in Dean's Yard
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Kenwood House – 18 Aug 2019 – An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's comedy about the king and queen of the fairies and a couple of confused lovers at Kenwood House
Watch ‘A Star Is Born’ at Westminster Abbey – 13 Aug 2019 – Watch the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
Some Like It Hot at Westminster Abbey – 14 Aug 2019 – How about watching the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot at an open-air cinema round the side of Westminster Abbey?
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.
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