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Escape to The Roof Gardens, London’s FREE Hidden Paradise!

A Secret Escape From the Hustle & Bustle of London Life

Located one hundred feet above Kensington High Street, The Roof Gardens were the dream of Trevor Bowen, who employed landscape architect Ralph Hancock to realise his vision of a magical garden space above Derry and Tom’s department store.

There are three themed gardens, with full-size trees, a flowing stream, and resident flamingos Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks. Yes, REAL FLAMINGOS!

Richard Branson bought this idyllic space, and kept it free to the public! Three cheers for RB!

Photos courtesy of the lovely John Windsor.

The discreet entrance in the side street says Babylon Restaurant and Roof Gardens - don't worry, you don't need a restaurant reservation to take a wander around The Roof Gardens...

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All this room needs is a harem!

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Re-enact your favourite Game of Thrones scenes (you’ll need to bring your own Diana Rigg)!

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Green is the new grey!

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Admittedly, this looks a bit like a posh golf course clubhouse…

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Here’s the unassuming entrance…

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The stars of the show! Bill, Ben, Splosh & Pecks (in no particular order)…

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.