A magnet for the rich and famous, Holland Park is one of London’s most affluent and sought after areas. Elton John, Richard Branson, and Ed Sheehan have all bought homes here. Nestled in-between trendy Notting Hill, and bustling Kensington High Street, Holland Park is the epitome of stylish and cosmopolitan West London living. Culturally vibrant, with excellent schooling and wonderful green spaces, the giddying array of restaurants, trendy bars and lively cafes, ensures that Holland Park continues to be a stellar place to live, attracting residents from all over the globe. World-class parks and award-winning museums with close proximity to the extremely fashionable Portobello Road Market, fuels the never-ending queue of house hunters. Holland Park is home to a diversely wealthy international crowd, where people come from all walks of life, from celebrities and city executives, corporate professionals and successful creatives to tech entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals.
The idyllic tree-lined leafy streets of Holland Park are a-buzz with a village community of independent butchers, grocers, delicatessens and grocers. Locals here love the thriving café and bar food culture, with its abundance of al fresco dining, cocktail sipping or supping of artisan espressos. The range of desirable properties in Holland Park is unbeatable from coveted studio flats, period Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, red brick mansion blocks to quaint mews houses. Clarendon Cross is the borough’s charming semi pedestrianised cluster of high-end shops and with both Kensington High Street and Portobello Road, just around the corner for A-list boutiques from the big names in fashion to independents. Nearby Westfield shopping centre, just down the road has a staggering 350 stores, so you can literally shop ‘til you drop. For a well-needed-breather, the neighbourhood’s restaurants are-a-plenty, with many well versed to serving stars, on or off screen. Mouthwatering places with global cuisines vie for your attention on the surrounding streets, like the amazing Korean and Japanese eatery, Flat Three, to the very popular bistro Six Portland Road, or Julie’s, a magnet for both Hollywood’s elite and music legends. For gastro pubs, The Castle is hugely popular for craft beers and artisan spirits or tucked away The Mitre, for cask ales and comfy leather armchairs and sofas.
As a resident, there’s so much to see and do in Holland Park, you can fill up your calendar pretty quickly. Every summer, the annual live opera performances from Opera Holland Park is a must to the spectacular Kyoto Japanese Garden in the heart of Holland Park for tranquility and peace. One of the capital’s eight royal parks, its 22 hectares of beautiful parkland offers locals to soak up the natural habitat and with plenty of outdoor sports facilities from tennis, netball football, golf and cricket practice, it’s a win-win for sports aficionados.
Transport links couldn’t be better. With underground stations at both Holland Park, and nearby Notting Hill Gate covering the central, district and circle lines you can get around the rest of London with ease. The surrounding roads are filled with London’s iconic red buses and black taxis for those preferring a more bird’s eye way to travel or there’s always a Boris bike to cycle into the West End.