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Kensington Roof Gardens Set to be restored to former glory by early 2020


From: Katharine Jordan
Date: Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Kensington Roof Gardens, one of Londons best known party venues,  is set to re-open as a restaurant or members club by 2020, according to its landlord.
The popular Roof Gardens, famous for its flamingos, had been welcoming guests since 1933 but was closed in January by its operator Virgin Group.

A shortlist of new operators is being drawn up, with Cushman & Wakefield hoping to name a successful bidder early next year with a view to re-opening in late 2019 or early 2020.

The site at 99 Kensington High Street consists of the sixth & seventh floors of the former Derry & Toms store. It includes the Babylon restaurant, a nightclub and bar housed in an art-deco former tea pavilion and three distinct gardens: the Tudor courtyard, the Spanish garden and the English woodland.

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