BFI London Film Festival 2021 - Leicester Square
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BFI London Film Festival 2021

Discover the world of film with the return of the BFI London Film Festival 2021. Explore films from across the globe in this internationally acclaimed festival, with the returned joy of being able to experience film in the theatrical surrounds of a movie theatre.

06/10/2021 - 17/10/2021

Discover the best in film

This year sees the launch of the 65th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival, kick-starting film festival season across the Southbank, with screenings in Leicester Square and across the UK.

Running from 6-17 October 2021, this year is the BFI International Film Festival is more accessible than ever, with screenings showing in London with Gala launches on London’s Southbank and in the world’s first Super-boutique hotel, The Londoner in Leicester Square. Screenings will also be showing for a limited time across the UK and for those that prefer to watch from the comfort of home, you can even access screenings across BFI Player.

So, whether you’re attending in person or trying the all-new virtual experiences, don’t miss the boldest, most innovative BFI London Film Festival for decades.

Bookings are now open for festival tickets.

So, what are you waiting for?

Book your tickets online now.

Add a touch of magic to your BFI London Film Festival Experience


Make the most of film festival season in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, London’s home of film and entertainment.

Discover our Scenes in the Square installations, alight especially for the autumn season offering you the chance to scour the rooftops for DC’s Batman and Wonder Woman, burst into song with musical stars Mary Poppins and Gene Kelly and more!

Plus, immerse yourself in movies with the all-new audio walking tour of Scenes in the Square for the ultimate socially-distanced escapade, narrated by TV’s Alex Zane.

What’s more, discover the ultimate film-fan’s frenzy with a bite to eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp, inspired by the film Forrest Gump, explore iconic music memorabilia at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus or refuel at a fine-dining restaurant with the likes of The Ritz London45 Jermyn Street, or Franco’s Restaurant only seconds away from Piccadilly Circus.

Whatever you decide, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, London’s home of film and entertainment.

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BFI London Film Festival in the home of film and entertainment


This year, the Odeon Luxe West End, the Prince Charles Cinema in the heart of Leicester Square and the Curzon only seconds away in Soho, are your nearest cinemas showing BFI London Film Festival Films.

Screening must-watch titles from the likes of Boiling Point, actor-turned- director Philip Barantini’s single-take thriller, based upon his own experiences working in a pressurized kitchen environment. Stephen Graham stars as the emotionally damaged and drug addicted chef who goes from high-pressure to boiling point.

So, get ready to rediscover London’s home of film.

See the full list of screenings at the Odeon Luxe West End.

See the full list of screenings at the Prince Charles Cinema.

See the full list of screenings at the Curzon.

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