The cozy little Holland Park, more leafy and welcoming than the large royal parks in the city (Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens), was established in 1952 in what remained from the property of Holland House – the remainder was sold in the late 19th century to build large houses in the north and west. The park still preserves some of the original gardens of Holland House, planted in the early 19th century. There is also a Japanese garden, created in 1991 for the London Festival of Japan. Many animals, including peacocks, live in the park.
From – 7.30AM till dusk
Holland P. Avenue – Kensington High Street
London W8 6LU
Closest attractions: Portobello Road, Nothing Hill and Kensington Gardens.
Getting there:Holland P. and Nothing Hill Gate stations. Buses 31, 94, 148, 228, 295 and 316.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7602 2226