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The Roof Gardens

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99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
  • Telephone 020 7368 3971
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  • Website www.roofgardens.virgin.com
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Bonfire Night Special at The Roof Gardens

This winter, The Roof Gardens in Kensington is taking Bonfire Night to stylish new heights at the annual Firework Spectacular on Saturday 4th November. Guests are invited to swap the scarves and woolly gloves in favour of dancing shoes as the award-winning Club opens its doors from 7pm. Those arriving before 8.30pm will be treated to a complimentary welcome cocktail, and the BBQ grills will be fired up throughout the evening to offer a selection of delicious snacks. The highlight of the evening will be the dazzling firework display taking place in the Spanish Garden at 11.45pm. After the 'oohs' and 'ahhs' have subsided, guests can head back to the dance floor where the resident DJ's will ensure sparks continue to fly until 2am. With cocktails, dancing and a display to rival all others, the evening is set to be one of the most glittering Bonfire Night celebrations the capital has to offer.

Sat 4 Nov

£20

  • 19:00

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • 1961
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

'How do I look?' asks original waif Hepburn in the role of borderline schizophrenic Holly Golightly. 'Very good, I must say I'm amazed,' replies Peppard in the role of frustrated writer and part-time gigolo Paul Varjak in this adaptation from the novel by Truman Capote. The iconic Hepburn has never made neurosis look so good, and while the film may have numerous redeeming features (not least the exquisite cinematography by Franz F Plane and the swinging soundtrack by Henry Mancini), it is she who remains responsible for making it such a well-loved classic.

Mon 18 Sep

Casablanca

Casablanca
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Tue 5 Sep

Clueless

Clueless
  • 1995
  • US
  • 12
  • Directed by: Amy Heckerling
  • Written by: Amy Heckerling
  • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Dan Hedaya

Beautiful, fashionable and streetsmart Beverley Hills schoolgirl Cher (Silverstone) is spoilt to distraction, but when teenage romance floors her, she's as clueless as anyone. This has all the ingredients for an unashamedly brainless smash teen comedy – including a new line in kooky dialect – but unfortunately it doesn't do anything that *3Heathers2 didn't do better.

Mon 18 Sep

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.

Tue 5 Sep

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Mon 7 Aug

Halloween Spooktacular at The Roof Gardens

This October, partygoers are invited to take their Halloween celebrations to frightening new heights as The Roof Gardens opens its doors for its annual Spooktacular. On both Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, the Club invites guests to celebrate the scariest night of the year in style. For one weekend only the 1.5 acres of rooftop Gardens will be eerily transformed as ghosts and ghouls haunt every nook and cranny. If the outdoor space gets too bone-chilling, guests can head indoors where live music will keep the party going until well past the witching hour. The BBQ grills will be fired up throughout the evening offering tasty snacks to keep hungry spirits at bay. Tickets to The Roof Gardens Spooktacular are priced at £20, and guests arriving before 9pm will be treated (not tricked) with a twisted tipple.

Fri 27 Oct

£20

  • 19:00 – 02:00
Sat 28 Oct

£20

  • 19:00 – 02:00

Proms On The Roof

The Roof Gardens in Kensington is delighted to announce the eagerly anticipated return of Proms on the Roof. This year's series will feature up and coming classical musicians from the prestigious Royal College of Music. On selected Wednesday evenings in May and August guests are invited to lose themselves in a green oasis high above the streets of London, whilst enjoying music as beautiful as the setting. The bar will be open all evening and a delicious selection of food will be on offer so guests can choose the perfect accompaniment to their proms experience. Food choices include freshly prepared risotto, gourmet burgers and fresh strawberries and cream, with prices starting from £6. Tickets are priced at £29.50 and can be purchased from Design my Night. Each ticket includes a welcome cocktail.

Wed 9 Aug

£29.50

  • 18:00 – 22:00
Wed 16 Aug

£29.50

  • 18:00 – 22:00
Wed 30 Aug

£29.50

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Overrated but easy to watch fairytale romance about a fleeing princess (Hepburn) and her relationship with a journalist in 50s Italy.

Mon 14 Aug

True Romance

True Romance
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary (uncredited)
  • Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken

Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets, sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours, then the lovebirds find themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight-stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie, the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast-food generation.

Mon 7 Aug

Smart and sophisticated, Babylon is an aptly-named urban oasis situated a soaring 100 feet above Kensington High Street, presenting breathtaking views over London's skyline from the stunning rooftop gardens.

A regularly changing menu of modern British classics caters to a well-heeled crowd of diners, who step out onto the terrace for al fresco dining in the summer months. One of the most stand-out dishes is the Baked Fillet of Loch Duart Salmon with cucumber, samphire, dill butter sauce, potato spaghetti, and keta caviar. There are Table d'Hote lunch menus available in two courses (£20 Monday to Friday and £21.00 on Saturday) and three courses (£23.00 Monday to Friday and £24.00 on Saturday).

For a more intimate dining experience, there is also a private dining room available. Combining with the panoramic vistas to create a glamourous backdrop to this stylish restaurant, the surrounding roof gardens are a splendid spot for al fresco dining, as well as being a home to the resident ducks and flamingoes.

With live jazz music being performed on Tuesday nights, there is always a good reason to treat your taste buds to a mouth-watering meal at Babylon.

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