A couple of weekends ago, we visited Holland Park on both Saturday and Sunday. There was too much to see in the area for just one go. We had to spread it out. In fact, we’d also visited a weekend prior, bringing our 2019 total to three days.
In this blog, I’ll show you around the park and give you a peek inside one of the nearby Victorian house museums, 18 Stafford Terrace.
In addition to using the handy walking cards pictures below, I also referenced my guidebooks and the internet to sketch out our trips.
These beautifully designed and cultivated gardens boast a waterfall and a pride of peacocks.
This house was greatly destroyed during the Second World War, but part of it lives on to delight the park’s visitors.
There’s a lovely, posh restaurant in the park. We had a splurge.
This is one of two Victorian house museums near Holland Park and the Design Museum. This one, on Stafford Terrace which runs parallel to Kensington Hight Street, was once home to an illustrator for Punch magazine, Edward L. Sambourne. It’s a lovely house filled with his artwork. It’s a delight to see how the stately homes on this terrace are laid out and lived in. This one is furnished in the “Aesthetic Movement.”