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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–16:00

Entrance

Thurloe Place
Nearest postcode: SW7 2SL

Buses

C1, 14, 49, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430

Station

South Kensington

Cycle hire station

Victoria and Albert Museum (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Lifts to all floors

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last tour/entry at 3pm. No photography.

The Garden

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden is one of London's best-kept secrets. The serene setting of this beautiful garden reflects motifs from Islamic architectural heritage, drawing on the traditions of Muslim civilisations that have inspired outstanding buildings for many centuries throughout the world.

The chahar-bagh (four-part garden), delineated by a central fountain, draws inspiration from the Qur'anic imagery of the Garden of Paradise. Sheltered yet open, it combines granite and greenery with geometry, symbolism and the sound and flow of water.

Visitors are treated to a sanctuary of calm amidst the bustle of the city below.

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–16:00

Entrance

Thurloe Place
Nearest postcode: SW7 2SL

Buses

C1, 14, 49, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430

Station

South Kensington

Cycle hire station

Victoria and Albert Museum (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Lifts to all floors

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Last tour/entry at 3pm. No photography.

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