BOTANICAL, LIFESTYLE

Holland Park

16th December 2012

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As a Londoner since nappy days there are some places of interest and attractions I haven’t yet explored, cultural-traditional gardens and leafy suburban parks in particular are something I’d like to include in my lifestyle category. So, over the weekend (thank goodness for the beautiful weather and clear blue skies) I went to visit Holland Park near Notting Hill after spotted some inspiring imageries of Kyoto Garden and other gardens inside the park on Flickr.  Upon my arrival, stunned by its English beauty in abundance – wooded walks, fine water features, numerous gardens, old brick works but lack of vibrant blossoms, of course it’s winter but that didn’t deter the scenic attraction.  Most of the day I was busy frolicking with mr handsome peacock and his group of peahens and played tricks with a squirrel, pretended I had tasty snacks in my palm so I could photograph him stand next to a potted tree, how funny he fell for it.  Definitely worth a visit, especially when it’s summer when the blooms comes alive.

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Holland Park, Ilchester Place, London, W8.
Nearest tube station: Holland Park or Notting Hill Gate.


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27 Comments

  • Reply Lana 16th December 2012 at 19:42

    The picture of the squirrel made me laugh, the peacocks are gorgeous.

  • Reply Becky | lifestyleflash.com 16th December 2012 at 20:21

    I just love Holland Park. It’s the perfect size.

  • Reply Chocolate Emily 16th December 2012 at 20:24

    I love walking in Holland Park, although small compared to any other Royal parks in London, this is my firm favourite of the Japanese themed garden.

  • Reply THE STEL STYLE 16th December 2012 at 20:25

    woooww amazing place!!! I really love the first picture!!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

  • Reply Stephanie 16th December 2012 at 20:38

    These carps are humungus! Love your post.

  • Reply KKK 16th December 2012 at 21:34

    Holland Park is one of my favourite London Parks when I last visited London 5 years ago, can’t believe the peacocks are still there.

  • Reply Jennifer Is The Key 16th December 2012 at 22:09

    great close up pictures of the peacocks.

  • Reply Winnie Chan 16th December 2012 at 23:42

    The photo of two peahens (drinking water?) is touching, I haven’t been to Holland Park yet, think I’ll go there when it’s warmer >.<

  • Reply Kevin Zhu 17th December 2012 at 00:52

    晒太阳的好地方!

  • Reply Guxuan 17th December 2012 at 00:55

    好美的 Peacocks 照片 麻麻美感了得 :D

  • Reply Luxe Lim 17th December 2012 at 08:34

    Beautiful.

  • Reply Jules 17th December 2012 at 10:25

    Holland is so perfect!
    love the photos and the cute peacock!

    xoxo, Jules
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  • Reply M 17th December 2012 at 13:16

    What delight to find a gorgeous Japanese inspired garden in London park. Stunning photos by the way.

  • Reply Candy Candy 17th December 2012 at 14:54

    I can’t imagine how beautiful it’d be like in the summer, I will definitely visit in nearer the time.

  • Reply Super Fashion 17th December 2012 at 14:55

    Fab shots of the peacocks.

  • Reply Belle Monde 17th December 2012 at 15:45

    Gripping photos.

  • Reply Petula 17th December 2012 at 16:07

    Love.

  • Reply Dancome 17th December 2012 at 17:57

    Definitely perfect location for self styled shots.

  • Reply Cool Milk 17th December 2012 at 18:00

    If we had any spaces left in Hong Kong to have a wider space parks and gardens like these, it would’ve been fantastic.

  • Reply Ingrida van der Hagen 17th December 2012 at 18:21

    Impressive shots of the peacocks and the squirrel.

  • Reply Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 17th December 2012 at 20:20

    I have never ever heard of Kyoto Garden and so close to Notting Hill, no less! I’ll be sure to pay a visit here. Thanks for sharing, Kit.

  • Reply Hester 18th December 2012 at 02:18

    What a stunning Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, I’ll be sure to pay a visit (if I could get my ass off from Greenwich to Notting Hill).

  • Reply amal 18th December 2012 at 04:56

    Love your blog.

  • Reply Strawberry Funda 18th December 2012 at 11:07

    I went there last weekend too! The weather wasn’t so bad afterall.

  • Reply Duck 18th December 2012 at 15:39

    Kit, I actually want to marry your blog, it’s always so beautiful. I can’t believe I lived within walking distance of the park last year and never once went to it! What was I thinking taking outfit shots on my balcony…

  • Reply Ella Catliff 19th December 2012 at 20:19

    Oooh I LOVE Holland Park! Especially the Kyoto Gardens although I did once get kicked out for taking a picnic, apparently that’s a no no. Extremely jealous of your amazing photographs too.

    Love Ella. X

    Ps) Very nice to finally meet you properly at Dodo the other week.

  • Reply Lola 20th December 2012 at 01:41

    there are just so many things to do in london, these pictures are absolutely stunning and i can’t believe they were just taken recently, the weather was very kind x

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