The Roof Gardens: Kensington

Sipping Champagne six stories up in a beautiful rooftop garden doesn’t lose its charm so when I was invited to celebrate London Fashion Week with a list of limited edition LFW cocktails I couldn’t hide my excitement! My favourite London venue, Babylon at The Roof Gardens, lies 100ft above High Street Kensington and if the views don’t have you jumping in a taxi to get there then the three limited edition cocktails should pique your interest…

The first of the cocktails is the Gin Paul Gaultier (they love a good pun at Babylon as you can probably tell) and it was the perfect one to be welcomed with! As we were presented with a sherbet rimmed flute I knew we had arrived at one of the most exclusive cocktail bars in London. Tanqueray 10 gin, fresh lemon, sugar and champagne, topped with blood orange foam made an irresistible combination. We chinked our glasses, took in the view and chatted about our LFW highlights.

The Mary KumQuant is the most stylish of the three cocktails as it’s served in a silver spangled martini glass (but beware the silver comes off on your lips so expect to leave looking like Ziggy Stardust). The muddled kumquats make it a little too sweet for me but the Ketel one vodka and lychee liqueur will go down well if you like a fruity cocktail.

My personal favourite was The Devil Wears Pina Colada – a blend of Appleton VX, Red Leg spiced, Koko Kanu and Wray & Nephew rums, shaken together with fresh pineapple, coconut cream and spices. It was served tall and fabulous as you can see from the photos. 

For this special evening I wore my Longline Duster Coat from Oasis which is super soft and, thanks to the classic utility styling details, it’s super chic too! If you’re looking for a romantic spot then you can’t do better than Babylon at The Roof Gardens; classy couples from Chelsea that enjoy the finer things in life are the most regular guests. And you can see why when the menu features fresh oysters, champagne and a cocktail list to quench any thirst! They also enforce a no effort, no entry rule to keep attendees looking classy which I love!  

Be sure to rush though! These cocktails are only available for the week starting 21st September…


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