Since my arrival in London, a park has been one of my favourite places to stroll around. It gives me a peace of mind, and romantic vibes, being so close to nature. One of those Peace and Beautiful Park is Holland Park.
Holland Park is a district and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west London. It is about 22 hectares (54 acres) in an area and is considered one of the most romantic and peaceful parks of West London.
The northern half or so of the park is semi-wild woodland, as for the central section around the ruins of Holland House (Holland Park Open Theatre) is more formal with several garden areas, and the southernmost part used for sport.
The park contains a cafe as well as the Belvedere Restaurant that is attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, tennis courts, two Japanese gardens: the Kyoto Garden (1991) , and Fukushima Memorial Garden (2012), a youth hostel, and one of London’s best equipped children’s playgrounds, not to mention you could found squirrels and peacocks around this park.
I was revered to visit this park by one of my course’s friends, and I’m grateful for that.
What makes this park interesting for me is the fact that you could spot a peacock here (usually can be found walking around the Kyoto garden) which is pretty impressive since It couldn’t found in other public parks (Well each park have their own specialty right, like Richmond Park with their wild living deer).
The Kyoto Garden was my favourite spot in this park because It has a large pond that equipped with a small waterfall on it.(Who doesn’t like to listen to the sound of splashing water? well, at least, I did, as long as it wasn’t splashing on my kitchen in the middle of the night:-/ )
This place also has the attractive Moss green shade; that Reminds me of the “Shaiho-Ji” or also known as the moss garden in Kyoto, Japan.
It is another perfect weekend gateway. You could buy some food from Portobello market first (it wasn’t that far actually, well depends on your definition of “far”), and have a little walk here afterwards.
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who planning to visit Holland Park:
- The nearest tube station would be Kensington Olympia on (District Line) Green Line on your tube map, and High Street Kensington on (Circle Line) Yellow line on your tube map.
- The park is ± 9 minutes walk from the station.
- The Park Open Every day from Monday – Sunday generally from 07:30 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.
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