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Pergola to open new 500-cover Kensington bar

London bar chain Pergola has announced it is to open a new bar on the roof of Kensington Olympia as part of a £700m investment in the exhibition centre.

The new site will be the bar operator’s first all year-round bar, following previous sites Pergola Paddington, Pergola On The Roof, The Prince and Feast which only opened in the summer.

Pergola Olympia will feature food outlets from Patty & Bun and seafood restaurant chain Claw & Passo, as well as a large bar run by Pergola. The bar will be inspired by the rustic design of Pergola On The Roof, previously situated on the roof of television centre before it was closed this year.

In order to protect it from adverse weather, the 500 cover bar is fully enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass and is able to take group bookings of up to 199 people. Pergola has promised to employ people living in the borough at its new bar which is set to open on 27 September.

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