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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Festive Family DayFestive Family DayCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.2016-12-10T11:00:00+00002016-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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A Night Of MotownA Night Of MotownClubbing, Motown.2017-01-21T20:00:00+00002017-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
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A Night Of Motown
A Night Of Neo-Soul : Omar And Terri WalkerA Night Of Neo-Soul : Omar And Terri Walker2017-01-28T19:00:00+00002017-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99  Kensington High Street      W8 5SA
Category: event
 
A Night Of Neo-Soul : Omar And Terri Walker
 

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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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Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  31% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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Royal Garden Hotel London
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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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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 Square, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes 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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54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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The Scarsdale
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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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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Roof Gardens
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106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Roof Gardens
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Hyde Kensington
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1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from The Roof Gardens
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Zaha Hadid
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from The Roof Gardens

Paintings and rarely seen drawings by the Baghdad-born visionary architect....More

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Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2016 

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

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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

Victoria And Albert's Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2016 

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

A promenade performance through the British galleries, featuring festive stories, carols and dancing written and directed by Dominic Gerrard, and ...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

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

 
Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

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

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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

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HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Roof Gardens

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