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, 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.
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 to September, check out our Opening Times page for specific hours.
We offer a summer-long membership for just £5 – click the link for more info or simply sign up below!
Every new membership is a donation to the Bootstrap Charity, helping to fund projects like Bootstrap Campus and supporting Bootstraps work providing affordable workspace and enterprise support to start ups and social enterprises.
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. 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.