The Roof Gardens  

 
 
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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.

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Flamingoes and fountains, palm trees and ponds, rooftop views and roses.

 

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Monday's Child Presents The Candle ClubMonday's Child Presents The Candle Club2016-05-13T19:30:00+01002016-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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The Roof Gardens Comedy FestivalThe Roof Gardens Comedy FestivalComedy, Stand-Up.2016-06-26T15:00:00+01002016-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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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
 
 
 
 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £51  42% 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
 
 
 
Best Western Seraphine Kensington Gardens Hotel
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7-9 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Royal Garden Hotel London
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2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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MAC Cosmetics
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28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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14 Kensington Arcade, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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63-97 Kensington High Street, The Barkers Building, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
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Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Devonshire Arms W8
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23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
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106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

Kerstin Bratsch, a German artist living in New York City, and fellow artist Adele Roder have been ...More

Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

A single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical ...More

Unearthed: A History Of Gardens From Medieval To Modern
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

Explore the rich, cultural history of gardens and gardening over a thousand years....More

Early Medieval: 300-1250: Courses
Exhibitions | Until 15th July 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

A chance to learn about early art history....More

Bella Freud In Conversation
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

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Botticelli Reimagined
Botticelli Reimagined
Exhibitions | Until 3rd July 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

Hard to believe it now but Botticelli was largely forgotten for more than 300 years until ...More

 
Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

Part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years of the Olivier Awards Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
A History Of Photography: The Body
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

View the variety of approaches to capturing images of the human body, from the invention of the medium to today; ...More

 
 
 
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