There are a number of parks dotted through London but many of them often get overlooked thanks to the shadow of famous spaces like Hyde Park. The beautiful Holland Park is situated perfectly for tourists and nature lovers and should certainly be on your list of things to see whether you’re in town for a romantic weekend of an important business meeting or conference.
If you’re in search of budget accommodation London this New Year, the Park Grand Lancaster Gate puts you conveniently close to Holland Park. Here are just a few examples of things to do nearby.
Leighton House Museum
Holland Park Road, London
This iconic art institution is one of the crown jewels of the Kensington and Chelsea area and offers a unique opportunity for culture vultures to discover a treasure trove of art. It’s often said that the building is a work of art in itself. It was commissioned by the famous painter, Frederic Lord Leighton who managed to create a place of creativity and inspiration inside his home. Take a trip to the museum and explore the beautiful hall to find paintings, sculptures and antiques from some of history’s most talented artists. You’ll find rare pieces that have been part of the collection for centuries so if you’re heading to the Park Grand Lancaster Gate with an art lover, this amazing museum is well worth a visit.
Portobello Road, London
If you have a passion for gin, this popular hangout is a must-see on your travels around the city. Enter a world of alcoholic bliss that you never thought could exist and take your love for gin to the next level with a huge selection of flavours. It’s also an experience that will teach you more about the history of gin and the distilling process. If you fancy yourself a mixologist or you simply want to learn how to create the perfect cocktails for your next party, The Ginstitute offers masterclasses in mixing the perfect gin-based drink.
Kensington High Street, London
Enter a world of creativity and colour as you explore the Design Museum and uncover works from past generations that have helped the world of media and design move into the 21st century. Bringing together pieces from multiple industries and disciplines such as graphic design, interior design, fashion and architecture, the Design Museum offers a unique experience to anyone passionate about creativity. Whether you’re looking to get inspired ready for your next project or you simply want to learn more about the world of design, the museum is a must-see.
Ariel Way, London
If there’s one thing everyone has to do when they visit London, it’s shop. The city is famous for having one of the biggest and most vibrant retail districts in the world and Westfield Shopping Centre is a perfect example of the retail bliss that can be found in the capital. With everything from upscale fashion outlets to technology stores, you’ll find everything you could possibly need at this popular mall.