Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in Holland Park
The affluent district of Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is famous for its large Victorian townhouses, which have provided homes for the likes of Richard Branson and the Beckhams in recent years. The park after which it gains its name is around 22 hectares in size, and the remains of Holland House, which was destroyed during the Second World War, provide a backdrop for open air opera. The area also houses the Japanese-themed Kyoto Gardens.
Shop til you drop Near Holland Park
Shopaholics visiting Holland Park are only a stone's throw from various retail centres, including Kensington High Street and Portobello Market. Many eateries, pubs and bars are also available. But perhaps the biggest draw in the area is The Design Museum, which moved to its current site in the former Commonwealth Institute in 2016. Its remit is to showcase examples of product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design.
Culture in Kensington
Culture vultures should visit Leighton House Museum. Once the home of Pre-Raphaelite artist Lord Leighton, it's an extraordinarily decorated place which also showcases his work and the studio where he created them. A short walk from here is Kensington Olympia, an exhibition centre founded in 1886 which is still home to numerous trade and public shows throughout the year.
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