The DRP is open for the Summer!
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, this 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.
With a different event scheduled for almost every night throughout the summer, we’ve got something to suit everyone – from poetry nights to clothes swaps, film screenings to yoga, and music nights covering EVERY genre imaginable! Disco, hip-hop, house, funk, soul, indie, reggae, electro – you name it, we’ve got it.
We’re open most days and evenings from May-late September, but check out our Opening Times page for specific opening hours.
We offer a summer-long membership for just £5 – sign up below!
Originally 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 organized 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. Most importantly we keep it Bootstrap.
Our Members Curate nights have given young creatives a chance to showcase their work without having to take a large financial risk, and have helped establish some of the promoters who will return this year.