Finally the party’s over! Celebrity haunt Kensington Roof Gardens to close after more than 37 years.
For more than 35 years, one of the best known places in London, owned by Kensington Roof Gardens, Virginia said, is a challenging market that has struggled much to profit. For more than 35 years, Roof Gardens highlighted top DJs and live musical talent, as well as a variety of events, parties, awards ceremony, wedding ceremonies and dinner in their award-winning restaurant Babylon. Which is consequently being sold in a £225m deal.
The club had 1.5 acres of beautiful garden on the sixth floor and this is a view that would make you breathe. The building continued as a restaurant and nightclub until 1981, when Sir Richard Branson became the owner and transformed the interior into an amazing event venue, restaurant and private members club.
This Venue was a favourite spot or venue for most of celebrities including Jessica Wright, Jasmin Walia, Daniela Hantuchova, Dominika Cibulkova, Donna Vekic, Maria Sharapova etc as well as local and international tourists also.
On TripAdvisor, where the bar has four stars, the reviews are full of praise.
One reviewer, who was at the bar recently, wrote, “The views and atmosphere at the roof garden are first class.”
Another said, “The Roof Gardens in Kensington is a hidden gem.”
A total of 85 staff will lose their jobs due to closure, which is linked to rising inflation and high business rates. Virgin said its working closely with affected employees to find substitute employment in the group and hospitality industry.
It is a sad moment for us at Clubbable having sent many happy guests to the Kensington Roof Gardens who then rated their night and the venue highly.