Marlborough Gate Cafe

With a reputation for designing in sensitive and historic contexts, David Morley Architects were appointed by The Royal Parks to build a new café in Kensington Gardens between the Grade II* Queen Anne’s alcove and Marlborough Gate, overlooking the Italian Fountain Gardens.

The new cafe replaced an existing unsightly kiosk and planting with a scheme where landscape and building are closely integrated to provide a fitting backdrop to the formal Italian Fountain Gardens and to help visually anchor Queen Anne’s alcove into its landscape setting.The new building has brought a new use to a long closed former children’s public toilet.

View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe
View of Marlborough Gate Cafe