A tranquil oasis in Kensington, West London, Holland Park provides 54 acres of gardens, green spaces and playgrounds and includes large areas of woodland.
Wander through the formal gardens, let children enjoy the adventure playground or immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna of the woodland areas.
What is there to see at Holland Park?
There’s plenty to do at Holland Park. The northern half of the park consists of semi-wild woodland with a central section of formal gardens, while the southernmost section is primarily used for sports. The central area attracts most visitors, having a children’s playground, an adventure playground, two Japanese gardens and a cafe.
The adventure playground, suitable for children aged five to 14, features a 25 metre (82ft) zip wire, climbing wall, tyre swing and a 10-person see-saw. Younger children can enjoy a separate fenced off play area.
The Kyoto Japanese Garden boasts Japanese maple trees, tiered waterfalls and a pond with koi carp, while nearby Fukushima Japanese Garden is a quiet space for contemplation, built to remember those affected by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Another feature of the park is the stone and glass orangery, which is surrounded by rose gardens.
Sports enthusiasts will love the range of facilities on offer, including netball, cricket and football pitches, tennis courts, cricket and golf practice nets and an outdoor gym. There’s even a giant chess set.
How long does it take to go around Holland Park?
Holland Park is one of London's smaller parks and an hour or two would be sufficient to visit.
Can you eat and drink at Holland Park?
The Holland Park Cafe has a terrace as well as indoor seating, and serves hot and cold drinks, cakes, pastries, light meals and snacks. Belvedere Restaurant, attached to the park’s orangery, serves southern Italian cuisine.
Are there bookable activities in Holland Park?
There are regular bookable public events and activities in the park including use of sports facilities, school holiday activities, walks, talks, open-air theatre and opera.
Is Holland Park free to visit?
Holland Park is free to visit, however there are some activities and events in the park that may require the purchase of a paid ticket.
Where is Holland Park?
Holland Park is in Kensington, east of Shepherd’s Bush.
How do I get to Holland Park?
Holland Park is a three-minute walk from Holland Park Tube station (Central line) and a six-minute walk away from High Street Kensington Tube station (Circle and District line).
Several bus routes stop close to Holland Park.
What are the opening hours at Holland Park?
Holland Park is open daily from 7.30am until 30 minutes before dusk.