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
club 10pm-3am Fri & Sat, garden 9am-5pm
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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 and resident flamingos. The wow-factor comes at a premium: entry is £20 (£25 from May to September), you must register on the guest list (http://gls.roofgardens.com/) before going and drinks are £10 a pop. Dress to impress.

There are three different gardens (dating from 1938): 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 flamingos.

The gardens can be visited year round by the public, free of charge (although they are often hired out for private parties, so phone ahead to check); they have their own bars and often host live bands. The indoor part is the club proper where commercial dance music keeps the crowd of young socialites boogying until the early hours. Entrance is on Derry St.