Although cinema is considered to be the cheapest form of entertainment for the common man, it is enjoyed by all strata of society in equal measure. Kensington & Chelsea are posh areas of London with a large cosmopolitan population and offer many sources of entertainment including a number of cinemas and theaters that are spread all over the borough. Some of these cinemas belong to the big chain names but the smaller, independent cinemas provide a more personal and comfortable experience. The main cinemas in this area include the following.
It is located in the Institut Francais at Queensberry Place with the nearest Underground station being South Kensington. Most of the time, it screens a variety of new and recent French and other Foreign language films whereas French classics are screened on Sunday afternoons. It offers a comfortable film viewing experience in its large auditorium. The ticket prices are comparatively quite reasonable.
This cinema venue located on Kings Road is famous for screening the latest blockbuster releases. There is no easy access to the cinema by Underground but it is well connected by bus.
Cineworld Fulham Road: Screening all big films, this cinema is located on Fulham Road with the nearest Underground station being South Kensington.
Among the many Park Grand London Kensington Nearby Attractions, you can find plenty of cinemas and theatres making it convenient for guests at the hotel to visit them easily.
It is housed in a beautiful grand old building on Notting Hill Gate with the nearest Underground station being Notting Hill Gate. It is different from the usual multiplexes with Monday nights being reserved for students and Tuesdays offering tickets for £3.50 for everyone.
Located on King’s Road and close to Sloane Square Underground station, this famous cinema screens a mix of latest mainstream releases as well as arthouse films.
This refurbished cinema is located on Portobello Road close to Notting Hill Gate Underground station and it screens both current box-office hits and retro movies. Every Saturday, children’s films are screened at its “Kids’ Club”.
The Gate Cinema:
Located at Notting Hill Gate near Notting Hill Gate Underground station, this is a beautiful cinema with comfortable seats and it shows a mix of quirky, independent films, foreign films and older classics.
It is located on Kensington High Street opposite Holland Park with the nearest Underground station being High Street Kensington. It has six screens and is housed in a beautiful old building.
Before visiting a cinema, people usually have a bite at one of the many restaurants in Kensington that are located close to the cinema venues.
Besides cinemas, there are plenty of theatres also in Kensington & Chelsea including Finborough Theatre, Gate Theatre, Holland Park Theatre, MacOwan Theatre and Royal Court Theatre.