Holland Park Tours
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Located in an upscale neighborhood near central London, Holland Park is a favorite spot for weekend strolls. As well as woods, tennis courts, and various gardens—including the Japanese-style Kyoto Garden—the park is also home to what’s left of the once-sprawling 17th-century Holland House, and a muster of resident peacocks.
Tranquil and leafy, Holland Park is an excellent place to take a breather from the thronged streets of central London. Stroll through the calming Japanese garden, picnic on the lawns, people-watch from the on-site café, view the east wing of Holland House (the rest of which was destroyed during World War II bombings), and visit the Holland Park Ecology Centre, which host talks, guided walks, and workshops from a facility on the west side of the park. The park is a stop on some hop-on hop-off bus tours of London.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Holland Park is a lovely spot for families—adults can loll while children let off some steam.
- Wear comfortable footwear, and bring sunblock and water in summer.
- Pack a picnic or enjoy a drink and snack at the park’s café. A fine-dining restaurant is also located within the park.
- Holland Park is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Holland Park is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. The nearest Tube station is Holland Park (Central line), while the Kensington Olympia train station—served by Overground and Southern Railway—is fewer than 10 minutes from the park on foot. London’s Design Museum abuts the park to the south.
When to Get There
Holland Park is open daily from early morning to sunset. The park is busiest on sunny Saturday and Sunday afternoons, though even then it rarely feels crowded. The best time to visit is during summer, when open-air opera performances are staged in the park.
Opera Holland Park
Every summer, Holland Park is the setting for a series of outdoor opera productions. During the season, up to 1,000 audience members take their seats under a temporary canopy in the park to watch both famous and lesser-known works being performed in an open-air setting. You must purchase tickets in advance; spaces for wheelchair patrons are available.
Address: Ilchester Place, Kensington, London, England
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Holland Park
Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
Follow in the footsteps of Hugh Grant and other much-loved characters on a 2-hour Notting Hill Walking Tour in London. See where this box office hit from 1999 was filmed including the famous blue door, the current and former home of Rom Com screen writer Richard Curtis, Portobello Road market, The Travel Bookshop and other sites immortalized in the movie. Stop for photos, hear insider stories about the stars, and see stills of the scenes along the way.
Get your fix of Freddie Mercury and Queen nostalgia on this London walking tour. Skip finding the locations for yourself and let a guide lead you to the places important to one of the UK’s greatest bands, and share stories and secrets you’d miss if alone. Visit the pub where Freddie first met Brian and Roger; pass recording studios, see the house where Freddy died in 1991, and much more.
Make your trip a memorable one with a private photography session captured by a local London photographer. Working with your photographer, plan and customize a route stopping at popular locations and landmarks of your choice. Receive your photographs that are available to download within five business days of your session.
See the iconic London landmarks linked to Jimi Hendrix, Queen, the Rolling Stones, and other rock legends on a private black cab music tour. Choose the tour start time and duration and wait for your music industry expert cabbie at your hotel. Then head to the Abbey Road crossing featured on The Beatles’ album cover and beyond. A custom itinerary can also be created based on your personal music tastes.
Marvel the wonders of London connected to music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Queen, the Rolling Stones, and other rock legends on a private black cab music tour. It is for you to decide when your tour starts and where it goes. The guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive to the famous Abbey Road crossing where you can copy Beatles’ album cover. Moreover, you can choose your own itinerary based on your music taste. • Enjoy your full attention from your guide on a private tour • Join a music industry veteran guide • Set your personal time of the tour • Get the perks of being picked up and dropped-off from your hotel
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