London’s West End is home to some of the biggest cinemas and premiers in the world. From the BFI IMAX to the amazing Leicester Square Empire and its stunning red carpet, London knows how to show a film. The city is also home to a range of different production companies and studios, Soho and Ealing being home to some of the biggest film hubs there are. A trip to the cinema can be very expensive indeed and finding the cinemas that fit your budget can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. With a great independent cinema scene in London, it’s still not easy to find a cheap one, but once you scratch beneath the surface of the city, there’s plenty of cheap ones to find.


Rio Cinema

The Rio Cinema in Dalston is one of the best independent cinemas in East London and comes with extremely reasonable prices. If you’re looking for films from off the beaten track as well as cool independent film festivals, q and as with film makers and the best in new independent cinema, then look no further than the Rio Cinema. Here you’ll find a great community cinema in the very heart of cultural gem Dalston.

Prince Charles cinema

Located just off Leicester Square, the Prince Charles cinema is one of the best cinemas to find the best in cult films such as The Room and new cinema screenings. With many cultural events concentrated on the Prince Charles cinema, all film fans will find something they love. Whether it’s a horror all nighter or all of the Lord of the Rings films shown back to back, there is plenty to keep you occupied for a night of movie watching.

Mile End Genesis

The Mile End Genesis is one of the great East London cinemas, found near Stepney Green Station. Alongside the classic blockbusters, the Genesis is based in a former music hall and screens the best in independent newbies and age-old classics.

Rich Mix

The Rich Mix in Shoreditch is one of the most culturally significant cinemas in London due to its focus not just on film, but on multi media arts as well. With its community focus, the Rich Mix is as inclusive as it is independent cinema friendly, giving guests affordable films from both home and abroad whilst also giving film screenings of the best on the festival circuit.


Peckhamplex is an inclusive cinema in Peckham where you can find the best blockbusters for only a 5er a ticket. With such cheap tickets, you could see three films for the price of one central London ticket!

Notting Hill Coronet

The Notting Hill Coronet is the perfect cinema for those staying at Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel due to its proximity to West London. This amazing historical cinema is one of the gems of the London cinema scene and has incredible interior décor. For great all rounders and some well kept cinema secrets, the Coronet is the perfect venue.