Kensington Roof Gardens closes

Iconic London venue known for its flamingoes closed by Virgin Group after 37 years of hosting events.

West London venue the Kensington Roof Gardens has closed.

Its owner, Virgin Group issued a statement on the venue’s website:

"In an ever-changing London market The Roof Gardens has stood the test of time but in the face of unpredictable market conditions and a challenge to remain profitable, we feel that the time has come for us to close our doors. 

"We are certain The Roof Gardens will continue to be one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary landmarks and look forward to seeing what’s next for this beautiful venue."

The Roof Garden was originally opened in 1933, when it was part of Derry and Tom’s department store. Visitors were charged one shilling to enter the gardens for a look around.

 

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