Highlights of National Park City Rooftops17/07/19
National Park City Rooftop is this weekend! We have some amazing rooftops and roof gardens on the programme and here are a few highlights:
The rooftop garden atop this newly built, award-winning, double house in Notting Hill, provides private amenity space on this flora-less hard urban corner. Come and visit this rooftop that is planted with bee friendly species of plants and features an olive tree. It is watered with rainwater harvested from a roof above. You can see this bee friendly roof top on the 20 & 21 July. Click here for times
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
The beautiful and award-winning Roof Garden sits atop Queen Elizabeth Hall as an oasis in central London. Come and relax among wildflowers, fruit trees and allotments with beautiful views of the Thames and London’s iconic skyline. The garden, originally a partnership with the Eden Project, was built and continues to be maintained by Grounded EcoTherapy. This oasis is open on 20 July from 10.30am to 10.30pm
Upstairs at the Department Store
Upstairs forms part of Squire and Partners’ award winning redevelopment of The Department Store in Brixton, creating a 5,000sqft timber framed rooftop space with a bar, lounge, dining area and roof terrace. This green pocket rooftop, with views across Brixton, provides freshly grown herbs for the kitchen and bar. They also have table tennis for these warm summer nights. Check out this rooftop in the heart of Brixton on 20 & 21, click here for times
White Collar Factory
White Collar Factory is opening its rooftop garden, cafe and London's highest running track, to the public. This 150m running track is on the roof of the 16th floor, with stunning views of the London skyline. The 16-storey tower is primarily an office build but incorporates low-rise campus buildings which house retail and residential lots. This spectacular rooftop will be open on the 21 July from 13.00 to 17.00.
The Islamic faith has inspired architecture for centuries and the serene courtyard garden at the Ismaili Centre is a perfect example of this. The chahar-bagh (four-part) garden delineated by a central fountain, and channels of water, draws inspiration from the Qur’anic Garden of Paradise. Sheltered yet open, it combines granite and greenery with geometry, symbolism and the sound and flow of water. Come and visit on the 21 July from 15.00 to 17.