The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden


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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
Activities:
Tea and coffee available. Garden tours 10am-4pm, last tour at 4pm.
Entrance:
Thurloe Place
Nearest postcode: SW7 2SL
Buses:
C1, 14, 49, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430
Station:
South Kensington
Cycle hire station:
South Kensington Station (Map)
Toilets:
Disabled toilet on site.
Access:
Lifts to all floors
Dogs:
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions:
No photography.

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