The Victorian homes found in London and most UK cities are great places to reproduce good sound, however sound transmission to neighbours and the rest of the household from period property home cinema needs careful attention.
Basements are an ideal place for home cinemas as they are typically dark and naturally contain sound well. In some spaces a small amount of specialist acoustic treatment will be required to ensure the best quality of sound can be achieved.
This is very dependent on the proportions and layout of the room and is not a pre requisite for great sound in most rooms.
Lofts generally require special attention as sound leakage can otherwise prohibit late night use of the system at reference volume levels.
The typical sprung floor of these old properties means the correct combination of sound proofing and choice of specialist speakers is essential to avoid long term issues with neighbours!