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BFI London Film Festival

Every year the BFI London Film Festival presents a selection of the best in world cinema, presenting audiences in London, and across the UK, with a wide array of films, representing a thrilling variety of languages, genres and filmmaking styles.

We are proud to champion British talent alongside international work, and the programme spans features, shorts, fiction, documentary, artists moving image, restorations, animation, and films for families, alongside titles destined for awards-season glory.


Embankment Garden Cinema is our beautiful temporary venue, nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Victoria Embankment Gardens. The cinema includes state-of-the-art Christie Digital 4K projection and Dolby® 7.1 surround sound.

Ticket collection and purchases for all festival screenings are available at the venue box office.

The venue includes a fully licensed bar, in partnership with Benugo, serving a selection of drinks and food 10:30 – 22:30 daily.

Nestled in the heart of London’s North Bank, the entrance is at the south end of Villiers Street, adjacent to Embankment station and a two-minute walk from Charing Cross.

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30 July 2019

Luna Films in Victoria Embankment Gardens

Now a staple annual event, Luna at Victoria Embankment Gardens sells out quickly so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

1 August 2019

Free Theatre Tickets For Kids In August

For the whole of August, a child aged 16 or under can go to any participating show for free.

3 August 2019

Ride London

Prudential RideLondon, a legacy of the 2012 Games, is the world's greatest festival of cycling

8 August 2019

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Pain and Glory

The undisputed master of Spanish cinema Pedro Almodóvar joins to introduce the UK premiere of his latest film to open the 2019 Film4 Summer Screen. Certificate 15 Spanish with English subtitles Duration 113 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Long-time Almodóvar leading man Antonio Banderas stars in Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo, a director whose physical ailments have led into an almost hermit-like existence, before he is reunited with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter. Pedro Almodóvar’s hotly…

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