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

 
Proms On The RoofProms On The Roof2015-05-13T18:30:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Opening and closing times for The Roof Gardens

Today (Tuesday) 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
 
 
 
 

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