Despite being a very busy city, London seems to be rich in green spaces and each one has a distinctive character. To the West of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, lays a much smaller space, which has a much more secluded feel, Holland Park.
Holland Park stretches 54 acres containing a sports ground, a semi woodland, ruins of the Holland House (bombed in the Second World War) with lush gardens around them. In addition, the park hosts an open-air theater, which houses the Opera Holland Park.
And what is there to do?
Holland Park boasts of long stretches of semi-wild woodlands, where you one can spend hours of discovering the trails. The park not only has the common found squirrels but also peacocks, which are a good enough reason in itself to pay a visit.
Holland Park features two Japanese gardens: the Fukushima Memorial Garden and the Kyoto Garden. The first one is a memorial of people that were affected by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Whereas, the Kyoto Garden is a beautiful Japanese garden, which features a fish pond with a small waterfall and a bridge.
The park features a café and the Belvedere Restaurant where you can indulge in some mouthwatering dishes with your loved ones and friends. It is a lovely place to have your brunch or the afternoon snack while enjoy the cool breeze of the park.
Holland Park provides facilities to play netball, practice nets, golf, cricket, football, and tennis. You can bring over your friends for some practice of any of the above games and have some fun playing. Moreover, you can test your skills in the giant chess set board at the middle of the park.
Holland Park has a section exclusively for the children. Children can engage in all types of games including the treasure hunt, ball games, rope jumping and much more. The place is safe and kids will definitely love it.
Holland Park operates an ecology centre that was established in 2013. The centre offers environmental education programs for the general public, environmental talks, programs for schools, children’s outdoor activity, and nature walks. Take some time and learn how to take care of the nature around you with practical examples and lots of fun.
What are your plans for the weekend? Pay a visit with family to the Holland Park and enjoy the wild side of Holland Park district. The park is open to the public and remains open all the year round and there is so much to do at Holland Park by the people of all ages.