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.