Kensington Roof Gardens

Brooks Murray were appointed do a full architectural refurbishment of the Grade II listed Kensington 6000m2 roof gardens, which is a private club, restaurant and conference facility. The Gardens has been listed as a Grade II site by the English Heritage in 1978. The Roof Gardens have been rented from their owners by Sir Richard Branson since 1981, and are part of Virgin Limited Edition – the luxury portfolio of Virgin Hotels Group Ltd.


Kensington Roof Gardens, High Street Kensignton, London

Build Cost

Not disclosed

Client Name

Virgin Hotels

Brooks Murray designed the Babylon Restaurant on the 7th floor of The Roof Gardens, which now operates as part of the property. Guests can see the English Woodland Garden from the terrace, and the flamingo pond from the private dining room. Babylon offers view west from Richmond Deer Park all the way round across South London to City Point in the east. The works also included alterations throughout the rest of the property.