"Kensington Roof Gardens" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by Imbi

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Over 100 feet above Kensington High Street, Kensington Roof Gardens took root in 1938 in the imagination of the owners of Derry and Tom's Department Store. It soon became an unlikely reality on top of the building itself, covering one and a half acres with three themed gardens: a red-bricked Tudor Garden; a Spanish Garden with palms, fountains and manicured lawns; and a formal English Garden that extends the length of the roof and includes a fish pond, live ducks and flamingos. Also the site of a bar and restaurant, the gardens are regularly open to the public when not booked for events. Call for opening times and information on evening club nights, which are open to non-members for a fee.

99 High Street, W8 5ED

Close to High Street Kensington under ground station.

Phone: (+44) 20 7937 7994

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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