Something I like: Holland Park

Something I like is Holland Park.
It’s a park I had never thought of visiting until I was invited there this week, but now I’d put it in my top 5 London parks.

The three of us met at Holland Park tube station and walked to Mister Pimpernink to collect our pre-ordered pizza’s; my stroke-of-genius-picnic-food for the evening!

The approach to the park from the station shows a different part of town to what I’m used to. Very quaint and beautiful

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Holland Park is actually rather large (54 acres, according to my research). I hadn’t realised this. We arrived at the park from the north, where it felt quite forestry and unkempt, but after rounding one corner found ourself in the Kyoto Garden, a beautiful Japanese Garden where we decided to settle for the evening. Most of the area is cordoned off with rope but we found a quiet and rope-free, grassy spot to tuck ourselves into.

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Picnic rug was thrown down, pizza boxed were thrown open and champagne was popped and poured.

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To make the park even more appealing we were joined by a very colourful friend.
He did get a bit annoying, particularly when he brought his hareem to join the party, but you can’t deny this is pretty special!

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When the sun had dropped well behind the trees and it had got a fair bit cooler we took a stroll and discovered just how much more the park had to offer – from sculptures and human chess sets to tennis courts and a restaurant. Definitely have to go again in the light to enjoy it again and snap some memories without the ‘Sophie pose’ intruding….

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Happy birthday for next week Chickadee!! Xx

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