Holland Park

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Holland Park
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Situated west of Kensington Gardens, this city park is particularly attractive in the spring when tulips are in full bloom, and in summer when performances are staged at the open-air theater.
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Holland Park is located in the grounds of a 17th century Jacobean mansion built by Sir Walter Cope who was the Chancellor of the Exchequer under King James I.
Unfortunately only one wing of the house remains (now a youth hostel with an ugly modern extension) along with the landscaped terrace, the remainder being destroyed by bombing in the Second World War. It is a little spoilt for visitors at the moment as there is building work going on at the front of the terrace.

The park has something for everyone, including its different landscaped gardens and play areas for children and for sport. The park's most popular feature is possibly the beautiful Kyoto Garden created in 1992 to celebrate the Japanese Festival. In the current circumstances if you can it is best to go at a less popular time as, with Covid-19 precautions in place, there is a one-way system in place and the bridge is very popular for photographs.

Hidden in the trees are a few surprises in the form of modern statues including the 'Walking Man' by Indian artist Dhruva Mistry striding across the grass towards you....
Written August 10, 2020
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Autism friendly review
London, UK5 contributions
Family
I love going to Holland Park. It’s often quiet and peaceful but gets a lot busier in warmer weather and weekends. They have a playground for younger kids and a bigger playground for older children. There is a beautiful Kyoto Garden that has many fish a small waterfall and is very peaceful. They have a delicious cafe which is very quiet and extensive. There is a field for playing sports and an outside gym. There are many benches and lots of open space. There are a few ponds which have ducks and herons. There are many flowers and lovely trees. There is also a rose garden and tennis courts. In some of the park it feels like you are in a forest. It’s a nice break from the business of London. It’s Autism friendly if you go when it’s quiet and not many people are there.
Written March 13, 2022
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Amy
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I was unsure whether to visit as it was an overcast day, but I am very glad that I did. The park is just a short simple route from Holland Park underground station. This was a lovely time of year to visit, for the tulip beds in the formal Dutch garden and wisteria in bloom. They seemed to be preparing for opera concerts as I did hear some musicians rehearsing. The park was so clean and well kept, well signposted and plenty of places to sit and relax.
Written April 29, 2022
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Emma
Ilfracombe, UK7 contributions
Couples
Don’t bother busting if your a guide dog user.

I visited Holland Park with my registered blind husband and his guide dog.
I was very upset to by told by one of your park rangers that we were not able to walk round the Japanese gardens as it is a no dog zone.
I tried to explain to this gentleman that a guide dog has access everywhere, but I was just talked over by him and he wouldn’t listen. He ended up being extremely rude telling us to leave when I was only trying to explain to him that he was wrong.
By telling my husband he is not allowed to bring his guide dog into the garden is like telling a wheelchair user that they can’t use their wheelchair.
His guide dog is highly trained dog who was under control at all times. And was not a threat to any wild life in anyway.
I’m sure you wish to aspire to having full accessibility to your parks. it’s not just about putting in wheelchair access it’s about all disabilities and making sure that everyone is able to enjoy the park the same as fully sited or able person.
Some disability awareness training for staff might be worth while.

Regards
Written January 29, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
Holland Park is an area of Kensington. The same name lush park covers 22 hectares of it.

Here you can find a cafe, the Belvedere Restaurant attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, tennis courts, two Japanese gardens - the Kyoto Garden and Fukushima Memorial Garden, a youth hostel, a children's playground, squirrels, peacocks, and several sculptures.

On our visit, many flowers were blooming beautifully.
Written July 5, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,828 contributions
If you were a fan of the 90's sitcom Absolutely Fabulous you would know that one of the main characters - Edina said that she does not live in Shepherds Bush (less than a mile down the road) but Holland Park.

The area is midway between Notting Hill and Shepherds Bush but is a far cry from the bustle of "the Bush". There are plenty of tree lined avenues to enjoy and some nice little cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

It's quite an exclusive area and although it is in the heart of London it seems quite chilled.
Written May 2, 2021
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,954 contributions
Couples
Tucked between Kensington High Street and Holland Park Avenue this green space is often overlooked in favour of the more illustrious London Parks. But Holland Park is a great area to stroll and explore, with the formal gardens around the Orangery and the Park Cafe, the Fukushima and Kyoto Gardens, its adventure playground for the little ones and the multitude of pathways that crisscross the different areas of the park.
No visit to the design museum should be complete with a stroll around the park and also, as it is only a fifteen minute walk from Westfields at Shepherds Bush, those wishing to miss hours of retail therapy can easily come and spend some quality time here instead
Written January 3, 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,307 contributions
Friends
Holland Park is probably better known as a select residential area between Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate or just a station on the Central Lane rather than one of the smaller of Central London’s open spaces. Its entrance from Kensington High Street along a narrow corridor next to the Design Museum and a sports field affords little preview of the manifold attractions that lie ahead. The largest of these are what is left of the once mighty Holland House much of which was destroyed in World War II one wing of which has survived as a Youth Hostel and a single walled facade from which acts as a backdrop to open air operatic performances in the Summer. Some ancient walls remain from the former Jacobean mansion Coke House which previously stood on the site and which was the home of James I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, the grounds of which comprise the modern day park. For me the main attraction is the exquisite Kyoto Garden first laid out in 1968 as a gift from Japan to the Royal Borough. In these dark times visitors are obliged to follow a clockwise route around the lake in which carp and other fish swim against the backdrop of a waterfall over rocks. Other attractions include an adventure playground, Ecology Centre, a small garden with a triangular sundial firming part of a sculpture with two giant tortoises; the Belvedere restaurant complete with sculptures of flying Greek goddesses (currently closed); a cafe serving take-away beverages and comestibles; a statue of Lord Holland doubtless soon to be replaced by one of Lady Diane Abbott.
Written October 30, 2020
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looprevil
Liverpool, England121 contributions
Friends
I had never been to this part of London until we checked in to the local hostel and we had a look around.

Wow.

The peacocks. I've never been that close to one, much less one with its feathers splayed out.
Got followed by squirrels everywhere begging for nuts but they're quite cute.

Loved the Japanese gardens, very quiet and peaceful.

Toilets were clean with toilet paper in each cubicle and, get this, HOT WATER!!!! So many public toilets never have hot water.

The cafe was quiet so we were served quickly by a smiling polite girl, the chai latte was delicious and my friend reported her veggie burger was very tasty.

The whole place just made me go "wow" throughout the whole walk.
Written February 26, 2020
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YourHelpfulWendy
Miami, FL2,093 contributions
I loved the spark so much! I went on a Wednesday because I was in the area this place was practically empty.

There’s plenty of space for parking.

The restrooms were impeccable.

It’s free!

It has a three-story’s deck for you to see the gorgeous view at this place.

There’s also a eco- walk way where you can walk and enjoy a little bit of the nature with many greens and the beautiful water view.
Written July 5, 2020
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