The Ismaili Centre Roof 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.
- Sunday 10:00–15:00
- Garden tours 10am-3pm (last tour at 2pm).
Nearest postcode: SW7 2SL
- C1, 14, 49, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430
- South Kensington
- Cycle hire station:
- Victoria and Albert Museum (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Lifts to all floors
- Working assistance dogs only
- No photography.