Weekday Walks | Holland Park

Holland Park is a London anomaly in that the area has no official boundaries.  It lies within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  Those who live there will tell you that Holland Park is found between Kensington High Street (to the South), Holland Road (to the West), Holland Park Avenue (to the North) and Kensington Church Street (to the East).  There’s a 54 acre park of the same name, adding to the confusion, which has an Orangery, an ecology centre and an open-air theatre.  DSC_0061.JPG Whatever its official status, there’s no denying that it’s an affluent area and there’s a plethora of blue plaques commemorating the great and the good.DSC_0065.JPG Local residents currently include the Beckhams, Simon Cowell and Sir Richard Branson. As you might expect, the larger house are hidden behind high walls and imposing gates and hardly visible to those walking by.  The side streets, however, are a photographers dream; DSC_0067.JPGcosy (but still expensive) cottages with tiny gardens full of rambling roses, independent shops tucked in on the end of a row and hidden corners.  IMG_E2065.JPG My walk began at Holland Park tube station and ended at Notting Hill Gate tube station. The walk took just under an hour.

 

2 thoughts on “Weekday Walks | Holland Park

  1. What a beautiful area. Seems to have a nice blend of shops & homes. I am hoping there was a cafe or tea shoppe to stop, rest & nourish yourself. I hope one day my climbing rose reaches those heights! John & Jessie’s looks like it could have been at The Chelsea Flower show as a display garden.

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