Holland Park contains an extensive woodland for central London, and supports a surprising range of mammals, birds and insects, including peacocks. The park also has a Japanese garden, orangery, tennis courts and a cricket pitch.
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I've lived in the area for about 8 months now, but I've only just decided to visit Holland Park this past weekend. It's just a stone's throw from Kensington, Notting Hill, and Shepherds Bush... but once you step inside, you certainly don't feel like you're in central London.
The park itself is much smaller than Hyde Park or Regents Park, but is still sizable (meaning you won't hear any...more
An underrated park in my opinion! Perhaps I just love it so much because I've been coming here ever since I was a child, but it's really got everything - beautiful plants, peacocks, a Japanese garden, adventure playground, tennis courts, cafe, sports field, sculptures and lots of space to sit and have a picnic or take the dog for a stroll. Best time to visit is in Spring, when all the blossom...more
TAME SQUIRRELS THAT JUMP ON YOUR LEG!
I've somehow not ever wandered through Holland Park until recently. What a loss for me! It's just beautiful and the peacocks, koi fish, and squirrels are delightful. In all the London parks, even when there are adventurous squirrels that will eat out of hand, I've never had one jump on me before. I didn't have food. I wasn't feeding them. I was just...more
This is probably my favorite London park. Not so famous and tucked away but so pleasant and always full of birds and cheeky squirrels. Plus it has a japanese "Kyoto garden". When you're here, do not miss "Holland Park Mews" which is the most picturesque street in London/in the world (!) I've ever seen :)more