ODEON, Surrey Quays

This is a nine screen cinema situated in the Surrey Quays leisure park, it’s close to other local leisure facilities such as bowling and family friendly restaurants and there is ample parking available outside. The cinema offers a wide range of snacks and drinks and there is a small amusement arcade and a pick and mix bar.

I visited this cinema with my three year old to see Big Hero Six, we went with my cousin who loves children’s films and had just finished her exams – as it was a special occasion I booked us some premier seats, I’d never done that before and it was expensive but it was a real treat! We went from Catford by bus which took us all the way there with no changes but there are tubes, or plenty of parking if you drive. We arrived early so had a look at the little arcade and tried but failed to win anything. While choosing his pick and mix my little boy dropped a small toy he was carrying down behind the unit- it looked to be lost for ever and I was fully prepared for tears but the manager went to great lengths to dismantle part of the unit and retrieve it (it was a cheap and not favourite toy!) – I was very impressed. There are ample loos available and in general the place was clean and well cared for. Surrey Quays leisure centre is pretty grim but no more so than a lot of these places- it was great to be able to leave the cinema and find a restaurant on the door step to have dinner in. I chose it as it was a central place to meet my cousin but I would go back as the journey there was part of a fun day out for my little one who had a total ball!

Address: Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, London SE16 7LL.

Website: http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/surrey_quays/18/.

Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: There are six designated Blue Badge parking spaces located directly outside the cinema. Some screens wheelchair accessible, but others not. Full details of accessibility can be found here: www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/surrey_quays/18/.

Parking: There are 400 free parking spaces located directly outside the cinema and there are currently no restrictions on the duration of your stay.

Nearest Station:

Train: No


Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee Line) and Surrey Quays (East London Line).

Bus: The bus services 188, 47, 225, 381 & P12 all serve the leisure complex, buses terminate at Canada Water or Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Bus Terminal.

Phone: 0333 006 7777.

Email: Online contact form: www.odeon.co.uk/contactus/


The website gives comprehensive information about accessibility. There are two bank machines in the cinema and plenty of loos.

Review by Alison Cresswell

Founder of MGF, Helen is a mum of four who spends way too much time on the interweb and not enough time in bed. She loves wearing her dressing gown, car boot sales and watching TV programmes featuring food. Her specialist subjects include 'how to overfill your car boot' and 'how to avoid dusting'. Follow her at Twitter: @Ginfund, Facebook: @MGFund, Instagram: @mummysginfund and online: www.mummysginfund.co.uk.