Holland Park is a magnificently beautiful public area in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London, named after the glorious Jacobean mansion - Holland House - that originally stood in the central area of the park, but which is sadly now just ruins. Holland Park is well known for being a prosperous and high-end area of England's capital city, and visitors are attracted to the areas elegant Victorian town houses, classy shops and renowned restaurants.
Holland Park itself takes up an area of 54 acres, and is surrounded by popular, uptown visitor destinations and attractions, including Notting Hill and Portobello Market. The park is widely regarded as one of the most peaceful and romantic settings in the entirety of London. It is split into three separate 'sections' - the northern half, central, and the southern half. The northern section is full of flora, fauna and semi-wild woodland - a natural sanctum where lovers can steal secret kisses amongst the trees. The central area is home to the ruins of the magnificent Holland House, while the southern section is more sports orientated. Work also began in on a new section in 2010 - the owners of the park set aside and area and filled it with pigs believe it or not! The duty of these pigs is to turn up the dirt and soil so that mother nature may reclaim it with nettles and wildflowers, to create a meadow section to the park.
These days,visitors to the park are able to enjoy its world-famous Orangery, challenge their friends to a match on the giant chess set, take a walk around the lovely Japanese gardens, or simply allow their children to wear themselves out in London's best equipped playground, while the adults admire the squirrels and even the peacocks!