An outdoor oasis over looking London's skyline. Hosting everything from yoga, films and festivals. Summer here is utter bliss!
There's a secret park on top of a building in East London that springs to life every summer...
Dalston Roof Park is an outdoor utopian oasis over looking London's skyline. Hosting everything from music gigs, yoga, film screenings, food events and festivals. Summer here is utter bliss! The detail given to this totally unconventional space is inspiring - even some of the plants are edible creating a 'Garden of Eden' feel to the place.
For those unpredictable showers that are part and parcel of British summertime, they've even pumped up an inflatable roof to keep everyone sheltered - phew!
Dalston Roof Park is open everyday (so long as it's not absolutely pouring down with rain) and is visited by those who want to lay on the grass and soak up some rays or work from their laptops outside of their office or just to have a few beers with friends after work. The team behind Dalston Roof Park are very conscious of their local area and actively encourage the community to get involved.
Youngsters in the area help the garden grow and look after the allotment, local food favorites set up camp to feed the crowd on a summer's night and special events are held to raise awareness of local issues.
Dalston Roof Park opens its bar from 5pm till late on weeknights and from 3pm until late on weekends. People are more than welcome to head up to the roof before the bar opens.
Nearest stations are Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland Overground stations or on the Underground it's Liverpool Street, Old Street or Highbury and Islington. A multitude of buses stop there too: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 277, 488. Address: Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL.