The Film4 Summer Screen programme at Somerset House is as popular with Londoners as tourists. Watch a series of red carpet premieres, classic, cult and contemporary films for two weeks in August. A state-of-the-art outdoor screen, with full surround sound, displays the films in the magical setting of Somerset House’s stunning courtyard.

Take your own picnic or pre-order a picnic hamper packed with smoked salmon, antipasti, bacon and gruyere tarts and other goodies.  A pop-up food stall and courtyard bars serve food and drink throughout the evening.

Get there early to secure your place – doors open at 1900hrs and a DJ plays until the film starts at 2100hrs when the sun goes down. The spectator area is uncovered so bring a layer on cooler evenings. You can also buy blankets, as well as backrests and cushions. Or, for maximum comfort, book a Bean Bag or Directors’ Chair to sit on…cher/.

Dates and details of the 2022 event are still to be finalised.