Kensington Roof Gardens

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Kensington Roof Gardens information

Location
London , England
Address
99 Kensington High St
W8
Getting there
Tube: High St Kensington
More information
www.roofgardens.virgin.com
Opening hours
10pm-3am Fri & Sat, May-Sep
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Atop the former Derry and Toms building high above Kensington High St is this enchanting venue – a nightclub with 0.6 hectares of gardens. There are three different gardens: the stunningly beautiful Spanish gardens inspired by the Alhambra in Granada; the Tudor gardens, all nooks, crannies and fragrant flowers; and the Woodlands gardens, home to ancient trees and four resident flamingos.

The gardens are only open from May to September; they have their own bars and often host live bands. The indoor part is the club proper (open year-round) where commercial dance music keeps the crowd of young socialites boogying until the early hours.

All of this wow-factor comes at a premium: entry is £20 to £25, you must register on the guest list before going and the drinks are £10 a pop. Still, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime place. Entrance is on Derry St. Dress to impress.