Property of the week: Holland Park 2
Holland Park 2 is a truly spectacular vacation rental. Situated within one of Holland Park’s covetable giant white-stuccoed mansion blocks, the most elegant base from which to explore all London has to offer.
This period property boasts high ceilings and large windows that flood the space with light. Exquisitely decorated, the owner is a professional antique and art dealer, and his expertise is showcased wonderfully throughout the property in the high-end furnishings and decorations.
The bedroom is truly fit for royalty… an incredibly picturesque room, with a sumptuous four-poster bed and ornate fireplace. This room will no doubt encourage a peaceful nights sleep.
The perfect abode for those with an inquisitive eye and an appreciation of the finer things in life.
From £195 a night this vacation rental sleeps two.
Nearest tube stop: Holland Park
The area: Holland Park
Sandwiched between bustling Kensington High Street and tourist hotspot Notting Hill and Portobello Road, Holland Park exudes sophisticated charm. Beautiful residential blocks surround the communal gardens featured in the film Notting Hill. This leafy and utterly picturesque neighbourhood has a historic green space at its heart.
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Staying at Holland Park 2, you are living on one of the smartest streets in London. At the end of the road is the tree lined Holland Park Avenue, the main artery of the area, offering plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to entertain – this area has so much to offer.
Eat & Drink
Julie’s restaurant and Champagne Bar is opulent and the perfect place to indulge in a glass (or two) of champagne after a day exploring London's busy streets.
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If you favour pubs, The Ladbroke Arms is a very popular local watering hole. For dinner head to the famous Belvedere, which offers Modern European cuisine with a French accent, set just within Holland Park itself, you will be dining in a former ballroom, there is no finer place to eat. Or, for a quick snack try the sausage rolls at Lidgate’s butchers - a famous butchers with very loyal customers, including Richard Branson!
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Greenery & Relaxation
When the chaos of the city gets too much, you can treat yourself to some “me-time” and truly unwind at the Cowshed Spa.
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Holland Park is quiet, even on a Saturday afternoon when every man and his dog is out in London.
Despite its relatively small size (in comparison to the more famous Hyde Park or Richmond Park) Holland Park still boasts many draws – including a playing field, ecology centre, and even opera performances in the summer!
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The peaceful Kyoto Garden is a delightful pocket of Japan in the park. The garden was opened in 1991 as a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain. Sure to have a restorative effect on your spirit. Free to visit.
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From Holland Park you can get into central London quickly, only a ten-minute journey via the tube. And Heathrow is a 25-minute drive away.
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