About Us

Located one hundred feet above Kensington High Street in central London, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant are truly spectacular.
Originally above Derry and Tom's department store which opened in 1933, The Roof Gardens were the dream child of the vice president of Barkers, Trevor Bowen, who employed landscape architect Ralph Hancock to realise his vision. There are three themed gardens, with over 70 full size trees, a flowing stream stocked with fish and our resident flamingos Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks.

The Roof Gardens employs over 100 talented professionals. Many have worked there for over 10 years, and some have been there for more than 30 years, predating Sir Richard Branson's purchase of the gardens in 1981. We've put together a short video on our efforts to make The Roof Gardens more sustainable: click here to see it, and it's also a great way to get to know our team.

The Roof Gardens is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats.

Virgin Limited Edition - the luxury portfolio of Virgin Hotels Group Limited

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