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Nestled amongst Hackney’s Victorian buildings and overlooking London’s skyscrapers, Dalston’s only rooftop garden is an opportunity to relax, eat, drink, dance and see the London landscape differently.

Framed by the city skyline, our rooftop oasis transforms what was once forgotten space into a traditional English Garden, plushly turfed and brimming with herbs, hops and flowers to be put to good use in this year’s food and drink offerings.

Stay tuned to our events calendar for information about our upcoming summer programme and check our ‘Bootstrap Friendship Scheme’ for info on how to access the roof and become a friend of Bootstrap.

The DRP Story

Inspired by Robert Hammond’s New York High Line, the DRP began as a collection of allotments cared for by a group of local volunteer gardeners, with a pop-up bar and a programme curated by a team of Bootstrap staff and tenants who organised music and film nights they would like to attend themselves.

Since it’s early days the DRP has seen a phenomenal rise in popularity, and it’s astro-turf has been graced by the likes of Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Johnny Flynn, Basement Jaxx and Disclosure; the same level of care continues to go into our events and gardens.

Last year the DRP created 6 new London Living Wage jobs on the DRP team, and employed 4 Bootstrap Campus graduates across the summer.

The profits made on the bar and on the door all go towards funding Bootstrap Company’s charitable aims.

Opening Hours

Dalston Roof Park is open Tuesday-Sunday every week. We are occasionally closed for private events, so please check our events calendar before heading down!

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Monday evening CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday – 3pm-midnight
Sunday – 3pm-10pm

Food & Drink

This year DRP welcomes a whole host of new gastronomic experiences to the roof. Stemming from our roots (excuse the pun) as a volunteer-run collection of allotments, we will continue our passion for seasonal, local and ethical produce.

Throughout the summer we are collaborating with culinary gurus and Bootstrap tenants Root + Bone to curate a monthly rotation of pop-up residencies, as well as supporting younger start-ups with a series of one-off supper clubs.

Head to our food & drink page to stay up to date with our pop-up food residencies and cocktail list on the roof.

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