Kensington Roof Gardens, the iconic space in London’s Kensington Street, is about to be brought to market, MCA understands.

The site announced its imminent closure after 37 years in business earlier this year after it was vacated by tenant Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition after concerns over profitability arose.

However, MCA understands that Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed to market a new lease on the 15,000sq ft/0.65 acres site, which is expected to be one of the most sought after spaces in the restaurant industry both in the UK and overseas.

Virgin Limited Edition had occupied the Roof Gardens as a tenant since 1981.

For over 35 years it has played a key part in the London nightlife scene, showcasing top DJs and live musical talent from across the decades as well as hosting numerous events, showbiz parties, award ceremonies, weddings and dinners in its award winning restaurant Babylon.”

In that time, the site became one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary landmarks.