Kensington Roof Gardens
18 Stafford Terrace
Formerly known as Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace, tucked away behind Kensington High St, was the home of Punch cartoonist...
Built in 1605, the palace became the favourite royal residence under William and Mary of Orange in 1689, and remained so until George...
Dedicated to popularising the importance of good design in everyday life, the Design Museum has a revolving program of special...
With its cascade of geraniums and Union Jack flags swaying in the breeze, the Churchill Arms is quite a sight on Kensington Church St....
Large, bright sit-down and take-out branch of this superb Japanese sushi and bento chain, with fantastic rice sets, noodles, rolls and...
99 Kensington High St · interesting places nearby
Kensington Roof Gardens information
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.