London Says Farewell to The Roof Gardens

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Emily Gray by | Posted on 3rd January 2018
London Says Farewell to The Roof Gardens

Sometimes we have to say goodbye, even if we don’t want to and that time has come, as we have to say farewell to one of London’s most iconic venues: The Roof Gardens in Kensington.

For over 35 years, it’s hosted some of the best parties, events and dinners in London, as well as being a home to the legendary flamingos which grace its grounds. The beautiful Spanish garden based on the Alhambra in Granada was also stocked with fish, ducks and in 2016 their bees won them the award for the Best Rooftop Honey at the London Honey Show.

But the London bar and restaurant world is tough, it’s no secret that rent is high; the market is unpredictable and with everyone competing it can be a challenge to make a profit and it’s these last two which have unfortunately caught up with The Roof Gardens.

It’ll be sorely missed but with the venue having survived so much (including two direct hits from enemy bombers in WWII) we are sure it will be resurrected.

But for now, as they say, all good things must come to an end.

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