Open Garden Squares Weekend

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH JUNE 2014

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Dates:
14th June 2014 and 15th June 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Various
 
PRICES
£10 advance, £12 on the day
 

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Open Garden Squares WeekendFrom the iron-fenced residential parks of west London to the landscaped churchyards of the City, hundreds of garden squares play a vital part in maintaining London's status as one of Europe's greenest cities. The wonderful Open Garden Squares Weekend is the one time of the year when these gardens open their gates to everyone - many of these private spaces are not accessible to the public for the rest of the year. Over 200 gardens typically take part including hidden places like the minimalist Zen Garden at The Hempel Hotel, Little Abbey near Westminster Abbey, the Royal College of Physicians' medicinal garden, and the garden at 10 Downing Street which last year invited twenty-five lucky ticket holders in. If you have youngsters in tow, many of the gardens stage activities for families too. Tickets allow entry to all participating gardens. Go to www.opensquares.org for full details.

 

About The Roof Gardens

Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no functions taking place (ring to check before your visit). Hidden on top of the old Derry and Toms (later Biba) department store, one hundred feet above Kensington High Street, visitors wishing to explore the gardens just need to go to the reception and sign in - entrance is through an ordinary looking door down a side road. More about The Roof Gardens

Open Garden Squares Weekend images

Open Garden Squares Weekend  Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson  

   
Open Garden Squares Weekend - Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson

Open Garden Squares Weekend Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson 

LondonTown.com - Open Garden Squares Weekend Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Young Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Open Garden Squares Weekend on LondonTown.com

 
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Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £59  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
In 2012 Kensington Close Hotel & Spa completed a £40m renovation and extension project in celebration of their Golden 50th Birthday. This includes over 700 ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  33% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 2 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £106  37% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Comedy Knights
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 14th July 2014 - 8pm
Archangel, 7-11 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Surreal and inventive humour from Joey Page, as seen on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Also featuring offbeat humour and character comedy ...More
 
 
 
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Are We Part-Neanderthal': Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 14th July 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Find out what this topic means to human evolution...More
 
 
 
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Hidden Universe 3D
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 15th and 17th Jul 2014 - Various Times
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 12 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian townhouses ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14 Kensington Arcade, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Saf Kensington
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Vegetarian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pavilion
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Kensington High Street, W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Acclaimed chef Adam Simmonds, previously of Michelin starred Adam Simmonds Restaurant at Danesfield House, oversees the 60-seat Pavilion restaurant on Kensington High Street where quality local ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 23 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Open Garden Squares Weekend
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 9 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
... More
 
 
 
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Open Garden Squares Weekend
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, SW5 | 11 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Open Garden Squares Weekend
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Handily located just off High Street Kensington (between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens), the Kensington Conference and Events Centre can accommodate up to 1,470 people and ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 

The Roof Gardens events

 
Proms On The RoofProms On The Roof6th August 2014Wednesday 27th August 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
On Soon
Proms On The Roof
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Aug 2014 - 6.30pm-10pm
VENUE  The Roof Gardens 
Afternoon TeaAfternoon TeaBack by popular demand The Roof Garden's will be hosting a pop up Afternoon Tea August Bank Holiday.25th August 2014Monday 25th August 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
 
Afternoon Tea
event > Leisure
DATES  Monday 25th August 2014 - 1pm-5pm
VENUE  The Roof Gardens 
Back by popular demand The Roof Garden's will be hosting a pop up Afternoon Tea August Bank Holiday.
 

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Comedy Knights
Comedy | On 14th July 2014 

Archangel 3 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Surreal and inventive humour from Joey Page, as seen on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Also ...More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 6 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 6 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Concerts | Until 9th August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

The annual Holland Park Opera is a highlight of summer in London, when the ...More

 
Idomeneus
Theatre | Until 19th July 2014 

Gate Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

The general Idomeneus has to make a great sacrifice to dispel The Gods' anger, but it doesn't quite turn out ...More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 14th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth will be the subject of Mammoths: Ice Age Giants at ...More

 
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Look back at Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived at the Natural History Museum's major exhibition, Britain: ...More

 
Are We Part-Neanderthal': Talk
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Find out what this topic means to human evolution...More

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 14th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical ...More

 
 
 
 
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