From a traditional Japanese garden to the ruins of Holland House, the very first tour I created – set in the grounds of Holland Park – explores one of London’s best kept secrets.
kyoto-garden-lanternJust off High Street Kensington, Holland Park is often described as one of London’s most charming parks. In this tour, you will learn more about the family after whom it has been named and how their home became the epicenter of all social life.
The main focus of our visit, however, will be the Kyoto Garden – an authentic Japanese garden in the heart of London – where I will introduce you to the history of Japanese garden design as well as explain its key features. While exploring this oasis of calm, we might also be joined by a peacock or two.
The tour is an opportunity to (re-)discover Holland Park in all its beauty. To fortify us during our walk, complimentary Japanese green tea cookies will also be offered along the route.
This tour is aimed at seasoned Londoners as well as tourists who are looking to explore the history of Holland Park. A perfect gift for Japanophiles as well as garden enthusiasts, this walk can also be booked as a private tour for birthdays, weddings or any other special occasions.
The meeting point for this tour is by the entrance of Holland Park Tube Station (see the map below), which is served by the Central Line. The walk finishes at the front of Holland Park with High Street Kensington Tube Station (Circle Line and District Line) being just a short walk away.
The tour costs £8 (regular) / £7 (students and seniors) per person and tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite.