I love outdoor cinemas. The ones I’ve been to in London have been great, and the one I attended in the Peak District in August was one of the highlights of my trip. But they’ve all had one thing in common: they were in the summer. Of course they were. What sane person would go to an outdoor cinema in London in the winter? As it turns out, this one.
Summer isn’t London’s strong suit. The city has winter down to an art, but the sun doesn’t seem to like the British capital very much. This summer there have been more rainy days than not, but we’ve had a bit of a warm spell over the past few weeks. It couldn’t have come at a better time, either, as I had a date with an outdoor cinema at Somerset House last week.
Nobody seems to know where the Peak District is. Despite the fact that it is right smack in the middle of England, surrounded by four major airports, and just 91 minutes by train from London, it seems to get overlooked in favor of other UK travel destinations or confused with the Lake District or Yorkshire.
Autumn is coming. London’s weather is getting cooler and rain is becoming more frequent. I am trying to do as many outdoor activities as I can before the cold really sets in. To that end, on Friday night I went with a friend to Fulham Palace for a bit of outdoor cinema in London.