Open Garden Squares Weekend

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH JUNE 2014

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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

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
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Young Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
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    The Roof Gardens events

     
    London Catwalk Society IIILondon Catwalk Society IIIFashion catwalk show with live music and DJ afterparty.2015-04-25T19:30:00+01002015-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    Some Like It HotSome Like It HotStruggling musicians Joe and Jerry witness the 1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre and flee for their lives, with the mob in hot pursuit. Their only escape is to dress up as saxophonist Josephine and double bass player Daphne with an all-girl band, travelling towards Miami. They find it tricky to maintain their cover, surrounded by a bevy of beautiful2015-04-27T20:30:00+01002015-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    One DayOne Day2015-05-03T13:00:00+01002015-08-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    Proms On The RoofProms On The Roof2015-05-13T18:30:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    Reverb Festival: Maverick SabreReverb Festival: Maverick Sabre2015-06-13T12:30:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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    Reverb Festival: Maverick Sabre
    REVERBREVERB2015-06-13T12:30:00+01002015-08-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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