NileGuide Expert Says:
Kids love the adventure playground, searching for peacocks, & the fish in the peaceful Kyoto Garden. Allow time to explore the mews & shopping on the Holland Park Ave. side of the park. Gastropub recommendation: Windsor Castle on Campden Hill Rd.
Holland Park, London W8, UK
+44 20 7602 2226
Not nearly the crowds of Kensington Gardens, but all the beauty. Tucked away in a gorgeous West London neighborhood, men playing chess greet park-goers near the entrance. Kids will head straight for the top-notch adventure playground before chasing the renowned Holland Park peacocks and friendly squirrels. The peaceful Kyoto Japanese Garden is perfectly manicured and complete with fish. Wander the trails and make sure to find the ice cream stand in the middle of the small park. In summer, the park hosts outdoor opera and Shakespearean events. High Street Kensington is in one direction while the lovely little shopping area of Holland Park is in the other, with gorgeous quintessential London homes and mews.