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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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25 September 2019

Veronica von Degenfeld- Art Exhibition

Bringing joy and colour to the Northbank, St Mary Le Strand will be exhibiting the work of the artist Veronica von Degenfeld. This FREE exhibition within the church is a brilliant chance to see and reflect upon some amazing work.

27 September 2019

Emerge Museum Festival

We’re the new kid on the festival block. We’re big on creativity, low on convention. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town. Their stage? 50 of the capital’s iconic buildings from Tower Bridge’s glass walkway to The Design Museum’s paraboloid hall. We’ve curated nine jam-packed circuits to enthral…

1 October 2019

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery

An incredibly eye opening and important exhibition from Kings College London. Estimated to affect 40 million people worldwide, London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma brings to light the global issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in this free art exhibition.

2 October 2019

BFI London Film Festival

Back with Embankment Garden Cinema for a limited time, BFI London Film Festival is an excellent showcase for film and the final piece to Northbank's puzzle as a riverside cultural quarter.

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