The Roof Gardens

Bars and pubs , Members' clubs Kensington
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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This rooftop members' club features three suitably plush, themed gardens spread over 1.5 acres. Handily, the venue also holds events open to non-members, so that anyone can enjoy lush and luxurious partying from up high, at themed events, live gigs and DJ nights that lean towards house, funk and disco. Remember to break out your glad-rags and dress to impress.

Venue name: The Roof Gardens
Contact:
Address: 99 Kensington High St
London
W8 5SA
Opening hours: Daily 10pm–2am
Transport: Tube: High St Kensington
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Kirsty E
Tastemaker

A stunningly beautiful venue. Richard Branson's famous bar is both style and substance. Lots of little areas to explore around the gardens.. You may even bump into a few flamingos along the way! The bar serves delicious breakfasts and snacks throughout the day. It's not cheap but the setting makes you feel like you are far away from the City and the views are impressive.

Tom
moderatorStaff Writer

Went for a few drinks with old friends and easily lost a few hours in very pleasant surroundings - not cheap, but worth a visit if you find yourself needing to tick off a well known venue that oozes old school style.

TheMixedMedic
Tastemaker

Forget queuing up on a night out, enjoy the scenery and appreciate the views on a sunny summer lunch break whilst savouring rose petal cocktails with lychee foam

Jason G

Incredible staff, perfect gardens and too much fun. Are you sure you can handle it? Highly recommend a visit. Winter or summer!

Sylvia K
Staff Writer

I recently visited the Roof Gardens on a Saturday night. After the initial twenty minute queue, first for entrance and then the cloakroom, I was once again stuck queuing at the bar for at least a solid fifteen minutes every time I dared visit the bar; the barmen did not seem motivated to move any faster despite demand. On top of the £20 entry fee, drinks were fairly pricey, which is perhaps expected for High Street Kensington, but just something to bear in mind. The gardens themselves are extensive and stunning as advertised and I feel better suited for a quiet drink come summer, rather than as a clubbing destination. 

Stefan S
Tastemaker

Write a review...Thinking about it now, why do rooftop venues have such buzz-worthy appeal? Do people like getting high in all manners of speaking? Are they tapping into a primal instinct to scope out the horizon? Perhaps I'm overthinking it. I guess, simply, people like to see a pretty view at high altitude. From the comfort of reasonably secure terrace of course. 


Rooftop cinemas, rooftop bars, rooftop restaurants, rooftop gardens...the list goes on. The Roof Gardens at Kensington offers all of these, with the highlight being the gardens. 


Taking the elevator to the top, you'll arrive at the main bar indoors (handy if it decides to rain). Once outside, the gardens are quite extensive and well-maintained, meaning it is the perfect venue for a large event or several smaller events.


However remember we are at Kensington. Be prepared to pay around £5.50 for a 330ML bottle of Peroni - not something I was prepared for! Sometimes on the weekend they run a barbecue. Last time I was there they offered burgers and salads, at reasonable taste and price. 

So while the food/drink ain't cheap, j
ust remember you're paying for the gorgeous venue.

Diana T
Tastemaker

I've only been here on two occasions, the drinks aren't cheap but the open air part of the venue is really nice. Make sure you go on a sunny day, and enjoy a cocktail with the sunset. Make sure you're on a guestlist though, its hard to get in with out that. Or simply make a reservation for their restaurant or something. I haven't tried their food yet, but when they have evening events they usually have a stand making burgers that look and smell amazing. 

Angie G

Very bad service, the stuff is arrogant, the food is average, but the garden is nice.