The Oxford Street Rooftop Garden With Cocktails, Concerts And Fried Chicken

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The Gardening Society

High above Oxford Street is a charming rooftop bar-slash-garden known as The Gardening Society.

As you may have guessed by now, secrets are kind of our jam. Especially when they take the form of cute rooftop gardens in central London. So it’s no surprise that we’re excited by the return of The Gardening Society, the luscious garden which sits above John Lewis on Oxford Street. Launching for another summer of pop-up fun, with a distinct focus on music, their ‘Summer of Sound On The Roof’ is now firmly underway.

The Gardening Society

The Gardening Society is shaking off John Lewis’ rather vanilla reputation with a summer of BEATS. They’ve gone all in for the music, with DJ sets, live gigs, and acoustic sets. The likes of Daudi Matsiko, Charles Watson, Catherine McGrath, and Harry Jay Steele are amongst the artists to be performing up on the roof, with more to be announced as the summer rolls on. The Gardening Society have also set up three immersive spaces where you can play your favourite tunes through brand-spanking new audio equipment.

The Gardening Society

Food comes from the goddamn brilliant Butchies, who will satisfy your craving for fried chicken. They’ve announced a special for The Gardening Society which features fried chicken, honey-infused bacon, and chilli-honey fried halloumi. Follow that with an indulgent ice-cream sandwich from Happy Endings and you are sorted, my friend. Meanwhile, the gin & tonic garden will keep you all liquored up, although you’ll be equally intoxicated by those views. Because it just isn’t summer in London without rooftops…

The Gardening Society

Location: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX.
Opening hours: 12-9pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 12-11pm (Thursday to Saturday). The Gardening Society will run from May 5th until September.
Entry: free.
More information: from their website.

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.