Holland Park and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Holland Park and surrounding areas
"Adjoining Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens offer a beautiful backdrop for days out in the sun."Rebecca Boon
"From jewellery to dresses, Portobello Market has it all..."Stuart Bennett
"The perfect spot next to Westfield London and bustling Uxbridge Road to eat your lunch or relax in the sun."Annabelle Bent
Where do Holland Park and surrounding areas locals go?
The Hummingbird Bakery
Best cupcakes on the planet! The famous Red Velvet was born here. Many other cupcake companies have tried to copy them, but they never come close to Hummingbird's.
Submitted by Stuart
You'll come across some quirky finds in this vibrant and busy market!
Submitted by Stuart
Royal Albert Hall
A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.
Submitted by Marcin
Eggs as many ways as you can imagine... This restaurant is particularly good for brunch and it's close to Notting Hill Underground Station too.
Submitted by Daniel
Beach Blanket Babylon
Great outdoor space for a couple of cocktails and lovely food in the crypt restaurant.
Submitted by Daisy
British food from the farm. Lots of fresh dishes served at lunch and dinner in rustic surroundings.
Submitted by Ben
A great little French café on Hammersmith Road. They have a range of smoothies and amazing coffees, as well as tasty sandwiches and French pastries.
Submitted by Jenalyn
The Notting Hill Bookshop
The famous bookshop that Hugh Grant owns in the movie Notting Hill.
Submitted by Stuart
K West Hotel & Spa
Frequented by celebrities, this out-of-the-way hotel has an amazing spa and a glam rock inspired afternoon tea too!
Submitted by Annabelle
The Roof Gardens
An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!
Submitted by Daisy
A bustling Turkish restaurant close to Ladbroke Grove Underground Station that cooks amazing Turkish BBQ'd meats. Great takeaway or fun with a few friends to eat in, as it's BYOB. If you're feeling hungry, get the special mix. Also the mezze starters are tasty too...actually everything is!
Submitted by Stephanie
The Havelock Tavern
A fantastic little pub that does a superb steak! One of the best locals in Brook Green with friendly service and a great selection of craft beers and ales.
Submitted by Luke
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"Set amongst and overlooking beautiful Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace was built in 1605 and has been dramatically extended and redesigned over the centuries. It is currently home to Prince William, Kate and their son George."
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Child-friendly activities near Holland Park and surrounding areas
Perform Plus - Drama Workshops
Drama dance and singing workshops for 8-12 year olds that will boost children's confidence creativity and concentration skills. From September to December the children will be rehearsing the classic tale of Cinderella but with a clever twist. Website
Rhyme timeKensington central Library
20 mins singing time there is fantastic. Usually very very busy, but kids seem to love it. Come early to grab a nice seat.
ToddlerCalm workshopNotting Hill
A 3 hour workshop that enables you to understand your toddler's brain development and shows you ways to avoid and handle most difficult toddler behaviour. We will look at the science of tantrums and how to encourage your toddler to grow into a kind, thoughtful and independent child. Website
Baby and Toddler GroupSt. George's Campden Hill,
An opportunity for under 5s and all who care for them to come play, chat, have a cup of tea, and make new friends. Website
Culture Kids Sensory Play for BabiesKensington central Library
We are now offering new sensory play classes at all of our venues. Classes are suitable from 4 weeks to crawling. No need to sign up for the term as we are happy for you to pay as you play. Each class will have stimulating sensory props scarves textured toys baby musical instruments parachute for peek a boo games and a grand finale of lavender bubbles to calm and relax the little ones. Classes will also give you a fantastic opportunity to meet new mums exchange advice and stories and there will be 15 minutes after every class for catch up time. Classes cost £10 per session. If you have any questions or for further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Bumps and BabiesSt. Peter's Church
Bumps and Babies is for anyone expecting a baby, new parents, or parents with a new baby and older children. Everyone with a pre-school age child is welcome although we have found that the majority of those who attend have babies under 12 months. We have toys for babies and of course tea, coffee and juice with plenty of time to chat. Website
Monkey MusicThe Meeting Room, underneath Kensington Library
Monkey Music provides you and your child with weekly music classes that are entertaining and educational. Classes are small and tailor-made to encourage children to learn with their friends through catchy songs, games and dances that you will both remember for years to come. Website
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Holland Park
- Notting Hill
- Earls Court
- Ladbroke Grove
- Westbourne Park
- West Kensington
- Shepherd's Bush
- South Kensington
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