The Roof Gardens  

 
 
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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 5SA
 
 
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Bar: Friday and Saturday 10pm-3am. Restaurant and gardens re-open at the end of January.
 
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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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11 minutes walk
 
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2 minutes walk
 
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3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  40% 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 £119  36% 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
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £251  37% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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Avondale Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 | 23 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Queens Ice & Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 15 minutes from The Roof Gardens
A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner - Queens Ice and Bowl ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2 | 17 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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The Roof Gardens, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense ...More
 
 
 
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New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th January to 19th February 2017
The Roof Gardens, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Marking the 30th anniversary of Helen Hamlyn's pioneering New Design for Old exhibition at the Boilerhouse Project, which stemmed from the philanthropist's focus on the design ...More
 
 
 
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Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
The Roof Gardens, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 12 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington High ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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
 
 
 
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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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
 
 
 
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Saf Kensington
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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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
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 9 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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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
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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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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Lucy Raven: Edge Of Tomorrow
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

The first UK solo exhibition of the New York-based artist featuring a site-specific installation depicting what happens between behind the ...More

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings
Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery hosts a tribute exhibition to Dame Zaha Hadid this December. Already in the planning, the exhibition ...More

 
Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces Of English Medieval Embroidery
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

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

Explore a selection of embroidery from the Middle Ages. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition will focus on ...More

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

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

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
The Camera Exposed
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2017 

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

A selection of pictures from acclaimed photographers spanning from the 19th century to the present day, with a heavy focus ...More

Glastonbury: Land And Legend
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

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

An immersive film and sound installation about the Glastonbury Festival through time, space and people. Showcasing footage captured onsite in ...More

Early Medieval 300-1250
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2017 

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

Celebrate the museum's world-class early medieval collection....More

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

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

Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition ...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

 
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