The Roof Gardens

 
 
ADDRESS
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 5SA 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Bar: Friday and Saturday 10pm-3am. Restaurant and gardens re-open at the end of January.
 
PRICES
Free
 

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The Roof GardensAlthough 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. Once you emerge out of the lifts a 1.5 acre expanse with spectacular views opens up to you. The gardens are divided up into three distinct areas; traditional English, formal Spanish and Tudor. The English garden, with its wild woodland theme, appears the most extraordinary, considering its position on top of an office block. Over 100 trees (all of which are under a preservation order), a stream and garden pond with flamingos and ducks combine to create a magical environment that defies its unique elevation. Fountains, vines and palm trees define the Moorish idyll, while the Tudor garden provides a delicate contrast with roses, wisteria, ivy and leafy arches. This really is one of London's secret treasures and worth the small effort required to arrange a visit.

Best for:
Flamingoes and fountains, palm trees and ponds, rooftop views and roses.

 

The Roof Gardens events

 
The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest HotelZero Moustafa secures a coveted position as lobby boy at one of Europe's most celebrated establishments, the Grand Budapest Hotel, working underneath legendary concierge Gustave H. He lavishes physical and emotional affection on the customers, including ageing matriarch Madame D. When she perishes in suspicious circumstances and leaves a priceless 24th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
Now On
The Grand Budapest Hotel
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 7pm
Zero Moustafa secures a coveted position as lobby boy at one of Europe's most celebrated establishments, the Grand Budapest Hotel, working underneath legendary concierge Gustave H. He lavishes physical and emotional affection on the customers, including ageing matriarch Madame D. When she perishes in suspicious circumstances and leaves a priceless
The Fault In Our StarsThe Fault In Our StarsSixteen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed with cancer at an early age. An experimental drug trial has halted the spread of the cancer and Hazel reluctantly attends a cancer patients' support group at the behest of her mother Frannie and father Michael. During one of these sessions, Grace meets acerbic survivor Gus. The spark of attractio24th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
Now On
The Fault In Our Stars
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 9pm
Sixteen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed with cancer at an early age. An experimental drug trial has halted the spread of the cancer and Hazel reluctantly attends a cancer patients' support group at the behest of her mother Frannie and father Michael. During one of these sessions, Grace meets acerbic survivor Gus. The spark of attractio
ElfElfBuddy has been raised as an elf at the North Pole. Unfortunately, since he was born to a human mother, Buddy is far too big for his surroundings and he constantly wreaks havoc in his miniature home. Desperate to find people like himself, Buddy leaves for New York City where he learns that his biological father is a penny-pinching curmudgeon whose o25th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
On Soon
Elf
event > Film Events
DATES  Tuesday 25th November 2014 - 7pm
Buddy has been raised as an elf at the North Pole. Unfortunately, since he was born to a human mother, Buddy is far too big for his surroundings and he constantly wreaks havoc in his miniature home. Desperate to find people like himself, Buddy leaves for New York City where he learns that his biological father is a penny-pinching curmudgeon whose o
Home AloneHome Alone25th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
On Soon
Home Alone
event > Film Events
DATES  Tuesday 25th November 2014 - 9pm
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
On Soon
Thanksgiving
event > Leisure
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 12noon-10.30pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a taste of the American dream at Babylon.
 

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Opening and closing times for The Roof Gardens

Today (Monday) The Roof Gardens is closed.

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

Wednesday:

Closed
 
 

Thursday:

Closed
 
 

Friday:

10.00
-
2.30
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
-
2.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Roof Gardens 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 The Roof Gardens on LondonTown.com

 
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens 99 Kensington High Street, W8 Babylon is the ultimate in exclusive alfresco dining. Richard Branson’s millions have transformed this former members club...

 
 
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near The Roof Gardens

Near The Roof Gardens
Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  32% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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  35% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 2 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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  27% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 9 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 23 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2 | 17 minutes from The Roof Gardens
A Vogue shoot with hot model Daisy Lowe just goes to show the height of hip that All Star Lanes has reached. This fun bowling alley ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 19 minutes from The Roof Gardens
This spacious Westbourne Grove branch of beauty emporium Space NK is one of only two London stores to offer treatments at the luxurious Spa.NK. The shop, ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Roof Gardens

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Today Only
Jackson Browne
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 24th November 2014 - 7.30pm-10.35pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
American country singer-songwriter Jackson Browne plays songs from his 14th studio album, Standing In The Breach. Accompanying Jackson on the road are longtime band mates Val ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Deep Sea Worms: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 24th November 2014 - 2.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from The Roof Gardens
...More
 
 
 
Now On
Your Future Without Antibiotics'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd to 26th Nov 2014
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 13 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Antibiotics fight off bacterial infections but some bacteria are fighting back. Learn what the future would be like without antibiotics....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Roof Gardens

Near The Roof Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Print Room
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Sights and Attractions near The Roof Gardens

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Roof Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Shopping near The Roof Gardens

The best shops and markets near The Roof Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Restaurants near The Roof Gardens

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14 Kensington Arcade, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saf Kensington
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
Vegetarian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
63-97 Kensington High Street, The Barkers Building, W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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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Education near The Roof Gardens

Near The Roof Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 23 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Leisure near The Roof Gardens

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 9 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Pubs near The Roof Gardens

The best pubs near London The Roof Gardens.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Nightlife near The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, SW5 | 11 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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Meeting venue hire near The Roof Gardens

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Roof Gardens.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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Alternate names and popular misspellings for The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens, The Rof Gardens
 
 

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Joan Miro's Iconic Tapis De Tarragona And The Catalan Red Cross Collection
Exhibitions | Until 6th December 2014 

Royal College of Art 11 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

This exhibition from the Catalan Red Cross collection features Joan Miro's Tapis de Tarragona and works by Antoni Tapies, Javier ...More

Jackson Browne
Concerts | On 24th November 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

American country singer-songwriter Jackson Browne plays songs from his 14th studio album, Standing In The Breach. Accompanying Jackson on the ...More

Solomon and Marion
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

The Print Room 12 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

A powerful story about two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa. Academy Award and Olivier ...More

Mozart Die Zauberflote
Concerts | Until 29th November 2014 

Royal College of Music 12 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Michael Rosewell conducts a student performance of Mozart's opera, directed by Jean-Claude Auvray....More

Cello Masterclass With Johannes Goritzki
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2014 

Royal College of Music 12 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Music masterclass for cellists....More

Deep Sea Worms: Talk
Exhibitions | On 24th November 2014 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

...More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 24th November 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

 
Intensive Plus: Beginner To Upper Intermediate: Course
Exhibitions | On 24th November 2014 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 15 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Tutored French language course....More

Andrew Burton: Vessel
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2014 

Royal British Society Of Sculptors 16 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

...More

Swing Dancing Classes
Sporting Events | Until 24th November 2014 

St John's Church Notting Hill 18 minutes walk from The Roof Gardens

Dance workshop....More

 
 
 
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