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Holland Park


japanese garden • kyoto garden • kensington high street • formal gardens

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  • Photo of 730xpa
    5 months ago
    - Beautiful on a sunny day - Great for a stroll with family and friends - Beautiful water fall and gardens - Peacocks inside too
  • Photo of Colin E
    5 months ago
    I was prepared to be underwhelmed by Holland Park but instead I came away very impressed. The area closest to Holland Park tube station is semi-wild woodland. The centre of the park includes the Kyoto Gardens which is a ‘place for contemplation’ and being in the heart of Kensington most of the visitors seem to adhere to this request. The peacocks seem very confident as a result The gardens around the ruins of Holland House are formal and impressive. There is tennis courts further south, today two very impressive women were hitting the ball across the net with power, taking the ball just after the bounce. Seems that residents are not only graced by having the money to live in such an upmarket area but they can also play sport well. As for dog walkers, not a Staffordshire dog in sight, instead King Charles Spaniels were the most common breed. On the edge of the park is the Design Museum which is also worth a visit.
  • Photo of Craig F
    5 months ago
    If you're in the area this park has some beautiful scenery and offers an intense running course. There is also a free weights area near the football pitch.
  • Photo of Spoton856
    5 months ago
    After a few days of traipsing round London, we wanted to escape the hustle and bustle and were so glad we visited Holland Park. It's a little gem located close to Kensington High street in West London. They have a Japanese style Kyoto gardens in the grounds which host a waterfall and koi carp. You can sit and relax totally in these gardens whilst watching the free roaming peacocks and squirrels. It was so stress free visiting these stunning gardens and is in a beautiful part of London. In other parts of the grounds there are playgrounds, a cafe, etc. The only reason we're not giving this 5 stars is because the toilets were disgusting and there's no excuse for that being in such a affluent part of London. After visiting the park it is well worth going up Kensington high street to see how the other half live and you might get to see the Beckhams in one of the post restaurants if you're lucky 😀
  • Photo of Jeff1903
    5 months ago
    If this is not the best park in the country I don't know where is. Walk through from the north and there is a wild area, with some woods and nestling in the middle is the fabulous Kyoto Japanese garden. See the fish, peacocks and greedy squirrels. Further south you come to the formal area, with a café, terrace gardens, rose gardens, and the remains of the old house, now a Youth Hostel. Down past the kids play area are the pitches for organised sport. Look out for the wonderful sculptures, my favourite being the sundial with the tortoises.There are a lot of attractions in London and this will probably not be top of the list, but if you are in the area, perhaps at the Design Museum or Lord Leighton's House, make the short detour. You won't regret it.
  • Photo of Myddle
    6 months ago
    It may lack the size of Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens, but what Holland Park lacks in size it makes up for with tranquil beauty - and it has peacocks and a Japanese garden, who could want more from a London park?
  • Photo of Michelle O
    6 months ago
    I visited Holland Park for the first time this year to see the Kyoto Garden which was lovely on its own with the waterfall and the peacocks but the park itself has a lovely rustic feel that is rich in trees and flowers. Lots of extra things to see and do such as kids adventure playground, Holland House, Cafe and the Ecology Centre. The park also has free toilets which is a rarity in central London. My only area of improvement would be to add a sign onto the signposts of the exit and way back to the station because once I went in I found myself going round in circles or going into the park deeper when all I wanted to do was leave as I had to be somewhere at a certain time which became very frustrating.
  • Photo of Shelley C
    6 months ago
    Best park in London. Fabulous cafe, design museum and woodland. The Japanese garden was my favorite.
  • Photo of Nadya S
    6 months ago
    There are friendly squirrels looking for food in idyllic Japanese Garden. Beautiful roses near the Holland House.
  • Photo of alan r
    6 months ago
    Not your usual London park, this has a variety of landscapes in a small area. Cafe and toilets available. Lots and lots of seating in the formal gardens - all free. Free adventure playground for children.
  • Photo of Birgitte B
    6 months ago
    We vent for a walk in the park. Kyoto gardens was very beautiful. But the best part was seeing the peacocks. What a lovely sight! The park in not that to big, so if you have an hour or two to spare, this is a good alternative. It is in walking distance from Notting hill.
  • Photo of perfect_spy
    6 months ago
    An enjoyable park to stroll around in, less busy than its neighbor Hyde Park. Great for relaxing as there are plenty of space.
  • Photo of JGFIELD
    6 months ago
    Good place for peace and contemplation in Fukushima gardens . Hyde Park is a bit noisy compared to here . Kyoto Gardens gives the Japanese experience - from 1991 and backed by many Japanese businesses . Design Museum also worth a visit .
  • Photo of Charles K
    6 months ago
    Holland Park is a special place in Kensington, which boasts a restaurant, Japanese garden and summer opera programs. Definitely worth a visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of High Street Kensington. The Japanese garden is wonderful.
  • Photo of c_wicks234
    6 months ago
    We went on a Saturday and it was extremely busy which in my view spoiled it. On our way to the Kyoto garden we went into a Japanese memorial garden where they have tried to create a Japanese theme which doesn't work. We came away because the garden was heaving with people. The borders by the tennis courts were good but are now passed their best. Do not come out of the exit by the tennis courts if you want public transport as it is a long walk either way.
  • Photo of G_Inspector
    7 months ago
    well took the long walk to see the park and was good lovley walk in nice weather to chill and relax and lots to see
  • Photo of MS4866
    7 months ago
    Formerly the park and grounds of the war-bombed Holland House (the remains of which are home to Opera Holland Park), the park is full of things to look at. There is a series of formal gardens, an orangery, woodland, the Kyoto Garden, and cafes. No peacocks this year - a pity - but you could spend a pleasant couple of hours here.
  • Photo of Safiyyah A
    7 months ago
    I highly recommend this park for fans of Japanese culture, or Japan in general. The Kyoto Garden here definitely reminded me of my trip to that country. The park is maintained very well, making it a perfect location to take pictures and maybe have a picnic (I don't recall seeing a No Food/Drinks sign but it's better to check in advance).
  • Photo of Art H
    7 months ago
    I recommend to spend some me time there whenever you have a chance. Beautiful mix of tiny forest and stylish gardens. Cheeky hungry squirrels and gorgeous pee-cocks.
  • Photo of Elena Adriana F
    7 months ago
    Ubicado en Kensington, Holland Park es un hermoso parque público al oeste de Londres, muy pintoresco, especial para pasar un día al aire libre haciendo un picnic o para ver un atardecer. Si te animas cerquita está el Design Museum. Located in Kensington, Holland Park is a beautiful public park west of London, very picturesque, special for spending a day outdoors having a picnic or watching a sunset. If you're up close, there's the Design Museum.

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