Local area guide

Living in Holland Park

Thinking about moving to Holland Park? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Holland Park

Why Holland Park is a good place to live

With Kensington and Notting Hill as its neighbours, Holland Park is a beautiful, leafy neighbourhood brimming with stunning Italianate buildings in the heart of London.

Built by the Victorians, the houses here ooze Italian style, inspired by the villas of Lazio, Tuscany and Venice.

You'll find streets lined with double-fronted white stucco homes, decorated with elaborate patterns carved by skillful craftsmen.

And the homes themselves are vast, making it a popular spot with celebrities and high profile residents.

The greenery and peace of Holland Park make it feel a long way from central London, yet the hustle and bustle of Notting Hill and Kensington are just a stone's throw away.

Holland Park offers a mix of tranquility and city living that's pretty hard to beat. Not to mention the array of top-notch schools, restaurants, museums, shops and cafes that are right on its doorstep.

What's Holland Park famous for?

Holland Park is famous for its rich assortment of historic homes. Once the center for an illustrious group of 19th-century artists, designers and architects, it was the hub for what became collectively known as the Holland Park Circle.

Houses here are among the most desirable in London and can sell for upwards of £30 million.

The impressive Leighton House Museum is well worth a visit, as is an external viewing of Tower House, which isn't open to the public and is currently owned by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.

And let's not forget the park itself, featuring 22.5 hectares of lawns, woodland, formal gardens, an excellent children't playground, sports facilities and a great cafe, Holland Park is a go-to destination in itself.

Be sure to check out the beautiful Kyoto Garden, a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.

Things to do in Holland Park

The expansive park, featuring formal and Japanese gardens, sports grounds, woodlands and an excellent children's playground and cafe, are a great place to spend an afternoon.

If you're inclined towards the performing arts, there's no better place – Opera Holland Park, located in the grounds of Holland House, offers world-class performances.

In terms of shopping and dining, nearby Notting Hill, Portobello Market, Kensington High Street and Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush offer plenty of options.

And for an experience in local culture, the Design Museum and Leighton House Museum are well worth a visit.

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Properties currently for sale in Holland Park

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Transport in Holland Park

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Local connections

Holland Park
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Shepherd's Bush
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Shepherd's Bush Central
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Kensington (Olympia)
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Notting Hill Gate
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Kensington Olympia
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km

Schools in Holland Park

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Education in Holland Park

Ages: 2 - 14 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Norland Place School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2021)
St Clement and St James CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Holland Park School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Avondale Park Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Holland Park

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  • Castle

    London W11

    Sandwiched between Notting Hill and Shepherd's Bush, The Castle is a Holland Park pub with a drinks list as gloriously diverse as the locals who frequent it.

  • Mitre

    London W11

    Situated on leafy Holland Park Avenue we pride ourselves in offering the very best in fresh seasonal food, cask conditioned real ales and carefully chosen wines with attentive & personable service from our committed team of staff.

  • Stewart Arms

    London W11

    Welcome to The Stewart Arms, your local pub based in Notting Hill. A traditional pub offering a wide variety of drinks and exciting offers. Relax with a refreshing pint of your favourite larger in hand and a great atmosphere. We hope to see you soon!

  • All Star Lanes White City

    London W12

    With retro bowling lanes, live entertainment, and a restaurant serving up American comfort food, All Star Lanes has got the perfect recipe for a legendary time - day or night.

  • Belushi's Shepherds Bush

    London W12

    A great sports and live music venue overlooking Shepherd's Bush Green, Belushi's in Shepherd's Bush is the ideal place for a spot of lunch or dinner after a day of retail therapy at the nearby Westfield shopping centre.