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  Westminster Abbey - St Catherine's Garden - by Justina Burnett  

   
Open Garden Squares Weekend - Westminster Abbey - St Catherine's Garden - by Justina Burnett

Open Garden Squares Weekend Westminster Abbey - St Catherine's Garden - by Justina Burnett 

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 £67  37% 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  24% 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  38% 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

Near Open Garden Squares Weekend
Today Only
Phantasmagoria; Dark Art Party
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 19th September 2014 - 6pm-0.45am
The Blagclub, 68 Notting Hill Gate, W11 | 12 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
...More
 
 
 
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Unearthing The Worm: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 19th September 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 13 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Join one of the museums scientists to discover how many species of earthworm there are in the UK....More
 
 
 
Now On
Fly Me To The Moon 3D
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 19th to 22nd and 25th Sep 2014 - Various Times
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
In the sweltering summer of May 1969, intrepid housefly Nat and his best friends Scooter and IQ yearn for excitement. Inspired by his globetrotting grandpa, Nat ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Print Room
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 12 minutes from Open Garden Squares Weekend
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... 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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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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Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
63-97 Kensington High Street, The Barkers Building, W8 | 1 minute from Open Garden Squares Weekend
Two years on from the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies ramen bar arrived in Soho with a bang, Bone Daddies comes to Kensington with ... 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
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Open Garden Squares Weekend gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Open Garden Squares Weekend
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 ... More
 
 
 
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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
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

 
Live! Presents REVERBLive! Presents REVERB27th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
On Soon
Live! Presents REVERB
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar
DATES  Saturday 27th September 2014 - 12.30pm-8pm
VENUE  The Roof Gardens 
Halloween SpooktacularHalloween Spooktacular31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
 
Halloween Spooktacular
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Dance
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 7pm-11pm
VENUE  The Roof Gardens 
ThanksgivingThanksgivingCelebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a taste of the American dream at Babylon.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
 
Thanksgiving
event > Leisure
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 12noon-10.30pm
VENUE  The Roof Gardens 
Celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a taste of the American dream at Babylon.
 

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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

Phantasmagoria; Dark Art Party
Exhibitions | On 19th September 2014 

The Blagclub 12 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

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Open For Business
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Open For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. ...More

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

The Science Museum's Media Space, launched last year, hosts the first major UK exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta this ...More

 
Unearthing The Worm: Talk
Exhibitions | On 19th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Join one of the museums scientists to discover how many species of earthworm there are in the UK....More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 19th September 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

 
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

 
Trisha Donnelly
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Serpentine Gallery 15 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

A contemporary installation from the American artist Trisha Donnelly who rode into Casey Kaplan's 14th Street gallery on a white ...More

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Serpentine Gallery 15 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's ...More

 
 
 
 
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