Things To Do

Jason Allen 02/07/23

Floating Film Festival

Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, Brexit, the cost of living crisis and pretty much everything else the last few years have thrown at them, cinemas have still managed to stay afloat.

Which is especially important for this particular cinema.

Popping up once again for the summer, the Floating Film Festival sets up shop amidst the unique surroundings of St. Katharine Docks. Once a working docks, the 200 year old warehouse buildings now look onto a marina populated with yachts and waterside dining terraces. And, apparently, cinemas. Because come the sunny season, festoon lighting is strung up in a sun-shading canopy on a floating pontoon, a screen is erected, and the place is strewn with deckchairs & gigantic, two-person sofa bean-bags.

st kats docks floating cinema

Tickets are now on sale for the summer 2023 season, which runs from 18th – 30th July. Loaded onto the slate is a mix of classics (Mrs. Doubtfire, Grease); biopics (Rocket Man, Bohemian Rhapsody); feel-good numbers (Mamma Mia!, Bridesmaids) and more recent releases like Top Gun: Maverick and The French Dispatch.

There’s a small bar to the side for snacks & drinks, although you”re best not getting too many – the place is literally floating already, and the organisers are keen to point out that the whole venue will be gently bobbing in the water throughout the screening…


NOTE: Tickets are on sale for the floating film nights here.

ALSO NOTE: Check out our huge list of every outdoor film screening this summer here.

Floating Film Festival | St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1LA

Like open air films? Here are the best outdoor cinemas in London

Floating Film Festival

St. Katharine Docks, Wapping, E1W 1LA
View On Map

Got A Tip? Email [email protected]

More Ideas