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The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden
(Photo: The Ismaili Centre London)

The Garden

This beautiful roof garden is a sanctuary of calm set against the backdrop of a bustling city. It reflects motifs from Islamic architectural heritage in its serene setting and also draws on the traditions of Muslim civilisations that have inspired outstanding buildings around the globe for hundreds of years. The chahar-bagh (four-part garden), delineated by a central fountain, draws inspiration from the Qur’anic imagery of the Garden of Paradise. It combines granite and greenery with geometry, symbolism and the sound and flow of water in a sheltered yet open garden.

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 10:00–15:00
Activities
Guided roof garden tours, 10am-3pm (last tour 3pm). Exhibits on display within the spaces.
Entrance
Thurloe Place. Last entry 3pm.
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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