Roof Garden, 99 High Street, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, England
Record Id: 2837
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
A roof garden constructed 1936-1938 by Ralph Hancock, occupying 0.6 hectares on the roof of the former Derry and Toms Department Store in Kensington High Street. The tripartite gardens (Spanish, English and Tudor) form part of the design concept of the building.
Address: The Roof Gardens, 99 High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London; Kensington and Chelsea
Historical County: London
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Close to High Street Kensington underground station.
Opening contact details:
Tel: 020 7937 7994 business hours; 020 7368 3993 weekends.
Open daily 12noon - 3pm and 7pm to 11.15pm. Sunday 12noon - 4pm.
Restaurant and gardens. Open to the public unless in use for a private function. Telephone to check.
Form of site: roof garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: commercial
Plant type/environment: roof garden
Site first created: 1936 to 1938
Main period of development: Mid 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 0.6