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Lost LGBT Scene | Kensington Roof Gardens, Kensington

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Kensington Roof Gardens, Kensington, London

A roof garden bar that closed in 2016. Used to have a gay night on Sunday nights.

Memory from George:

The Kensington roof Gardens was a fantastic venue and only closed about 2 years ago. On the top of Derry & Toms old department store building then later the famous Biba.
Something to see with flamingos small rivers and different gardens to stroll around in from the club all from the 1920’s.
Gay only on Sundays and jeans were not allowed! the days of when we all dressed up in the 80’s
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Open date: UNKNOWN (can you help?)

Closed date: 2016/17

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