Luxury Movie Experience: Best London Cinemas with Sofa Seating

Hello Londoners! Looking for a cosy couch in a public area where you can watch new and incoming films?? Look no further than this article! We’ve put together a list of what we think are the BEST cinemas across London with sofas, so you can be comfy and cosy watching those new incoming blockbusters!

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We’ve organised these by their respective area of London, so fear not – we’ve really covered the capital here.


First on the list is Genesis. Genesis is a cute indie cinema situated in East London. Good transport links, as it’s easily accessible by tube (Stepney Green, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green central line and overground are all quite close!) and by bus. If you book for studio 4 or 5, you can get cosy in their armchair seats, including sofa seats! Apart from this, which is already very cool, they also have a bar in the foyer. Yeah. Very cool. Also cool: supporting independent businesses! Check it out. (P.S. Broadway Market isn’t too far… why not check out lesbian bar La Camionera while you’re nearby? See this link for more info!)

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Next up on the list is Electric cinema. There are a couple of locations for this one, though both are in West: White City and Notting Hill. This one is a bit more on the pricier side, so might be best to add this one to a date-night list, or another special occasion. However, there is something which, from our glance, appears very luxury about the Electric experience, you can even search for films based on the seat-type you’re looking for, which obviously is very sick. If you’re looking for a high-end experience, Electric is a good shout.

Head over to their website for more details.

Everyman Hampstead

Okay, North London, this one’s for you. The Everyman Hampstead is pretty perfectly situated across from Hampstead station (northern line), so it’s very accessible by tube (contingent on, you know, the northern line…) but it’s also not too far from both Finchley Road & Frognal and Hampstead Heath overground stations. With cute décor inside and out, this one’s gone straight on the list. Remember when we were talking about dates? Yeah, well this is a good one. Really close to the very picturesque Hampstead Heath, it might be one to add to the date-night list. Comfy sofa seats, a cute lounge and it’s not sore on the eyes. 

Everyman’s website.

The Cinema at Selfridges

Okay, so maybe this one is a bit more ‘comfy seats’ than sofa seats, but I mean… they are stunning! The Cinema at Selfridges boasts an intimate cinema, decked out with comfy armchairs and a cute bar. Directions on this one are a bit easier, what with it being, like, in Selfridges (pretty self-explanatory), BUT if you still need help getting to Selfridges, your nearest stations are Bond Street, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus. Be aware that it is on Oxford Street pretty much, so it’s bound to be a little busy outside. But, on that same note, it’s a great and easy escape from the outside Oxford St bustle and crowds. We’d love to know a bit more about this one, so if you do visit, please let us know in the comments what it’s like!

Head to their website for more deets.


Whirled Cinema is in South London, accessible by train at Loughborough Junction, and not too far from Brixton (Victoria line and Overground) and Denmark Hill. It’s an intimate space, and it’s more of a communal setup than the sofas at the likes of Genesis and Electric. The sofas are organised in rows in a cute intimate space, as well as having a bar! Definitely worth a visit.

More deets on their website.

Curzon Kingston

One for the South West Londoners! Curzon Kingston is in, well, Kingston. Easily accessible from the surrounding areas by bus, or accessible by train, as Kingston station is only a short walk away! Although this one is a little less intimate than the others, it has the sofas at the back of the screen, which, let’s be honest, is a huge win (sitting right at the back? very fun). It’s also got layout single-seats at the front of the cinema, which is extremely cool!

Their website.

Everyman Muswell Hill

Okay folks, this is a fun one. According to Google, the Everyman Muswell Hill is actually a grade II listed building. Is that cool or what? And it has sofas? Ugh, North London is so lucky. Seriously though, this is a pretty cinema. It has sofas and a cute bar (maybe we should stop mentioning the bars?), as well as having an absolutely beautiful auditorium interior. Beautiful décor and a grade listing? Slaying. This one is accessible by bus, with the nearest tube station being Highgate. It’s also near Alexandra palace, which is fun! (no?)

Anyway, here’s the site.

The Garden Cinema

The Garden Cinema is located in Central, best reached from either Holborn or Tottenham Court Road stations, or by bus. Minutes from beautiful Bloomsbury, this is another one which is *technically* an armchair cinema, but this is a beautifully decorated and extremely charming cinema we just couldn’t leave out! We promise we’re not mentioning the bar for alcohol-related reasons, but it does have an incredibly beautiful bar area, art-deco-style theming in the lobby and a magnificent exterior. Yes, they are armchairs, but we simply couldn’t leave out this gem. 

The website (even the website is pretty)

So, that’s our list for now folks. If you have any other suggestions for us or any sofa-seat cinemas you think should be on this list, do let us know, we love a good suggestion! We also really really want to hear about your experiences. Not just because we’re nosey (we are) but mostly we want to know how you guys find your experiences at these cinemas! Hopefully we’ve spanned enough of London for you guys to find one close to you (please bear in mind that Everyman has multiple branches, and there may be one even nearer to you!). 

With all our love as always, Nonchalant Magazine x

Last Updated on 24th March 2024 by Nonchalant Magazine

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