The Roof Gardens is covering 1.5 acres on top of the former Derry and Toms building on Kensington High Street, in central London, in TheRoyal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. They are the largest roof garden in Europe. Facilities include a restaurant and club.
The gardens are not visible from Kensington High Street; however, the property can be identified by the Virgin flags flying from the top of the building. The gardens are open to the public unless pre-booked by a private party. They are accessible from Derry Street, through a doorway marked “99 Kensington High Street”.
The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington.
There are three themed gardens sprawling over 1.5 acres including fully grown oaks and fruit trees, growing in just 1.5m of soil, and a flowing stream stocked with fish and wildlife. The Gardens are open for the public to enjoy, however I do recommend caling us on 0207 937 7994 a few days ahead to check they’re not closed for a private event.
Spanish Garden: Based on the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, this garden has a distinct Moorish flavour.
Tudor Garden: This garden is filled with evergreen shrubs surrounded by fragrant lilies, roses and lavender in the summer months, while wisteria fills the air with its delicate fragrance.
English Woodland: This is undoubtedly at its best in the spring months, when thousands of narcissus, crocus, muscari and anemones burst into life. Here you will also find Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks – our four resident flamingos. We also have a number of resident ducks which all have clipped wings to keep them within the safe confines of our unique habitat.
High up on the 7th floor with amazing views over London’s skyline, only their mouth-watering cuisine will compete for your attention at Babylon! Visit them on Tuesday nights and enjoy live jazz, or in summer for alfresco lunchtime dining on the terrace. Click here for opening times and more information.
The Gardens are open for guests to visit, simply call ahead to check there are no private events being held.
London’s only rooftop Private Members Club is as glamorous as it comes. Open Friday and Saturday nights between 10pm and 3am on the 6th floor. The dress code is simply “no effort, no entry”. Entrance is strictly over 21 years.
Click here to visit their new all-singing, all-dancing Club Site and read all about their upcoming events, private parties and tempting offers or to submit your name for their online guest list for club entry click here.
The Roof Gardens Halloween party – dress as spooky as you like and they’ll have prizes for the best dressed (one of which includes a VIP table from 12.30am with a few surprises!)
Anyone that’s been to a Halloween Party at The Roof Gardens before, knows that they go TO TOWN to celebrate the night. The journey begins when you enter their spooktastic lift which takes you to the terror that awaits on the roof 100 ft above London! Specially themed areas and suprises throughout our 1.5 acres of gardens will give you a scare!
– Photography from Oscar Naya Ed
– A special live performance from Mister Chase
– DJ Joao in the Tudor Marquee
– A Halloween photo backdrop to have your picture against
– 2 rooms of music and a special fireworks display at midnight!Entry is complimentary for the first 100 guests who arrive before 9pm. Tickets for guests who plan to arrive later than 9pm are £20 and can be bought here: