Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025
We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !
Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.
We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.
While you’re likely already familiar with Hyde Park, how much do you know about its neighbour – Holland Park? London is blessed with an abundance of beautiful green spaces where you can walk, picnic, and decompress from the sights of the capital. If you’re checking into one of the best hotels near Hyde Park London, add this picturesque attraction to your itinerary.
Located in Kensington, Holland Park is a community park in London’s West End consisting of several gardens.
Free to visit, Holland Park is open to the public from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Holland Park is a peaceful park in the West End frequented by local residents. Here is what you can expect to see on your visit.
A gift from the Japanese city of Kyoto, the Kyoto Garden at Holland Park commemorates the friendship between Japan and the UK. Replicating a typical zen garden, the space features plants, shrubs, and stone carvings. Look in the pools and you will spot koi fish. We recommend that guests of the Central Park Collection visit the Kyoto Garden early in the morning for the most peaceful experience.
Located next to the Kyoto Garden, the Dutch Garden is a formal arrangement. The best time to visit is during spring when the tulips – those iconic Dutch flowers – are in bloom. But that isn’t all, you can also expect to see waves of roses, lavender, and irises.
Constructed from stone and large glass windows, this stunning mansion is set within a complex of rose gardens. It is used for weddings, events, and corporate occasions however you are welcome to roam the grounds and take photographs. There is an Italian restaurant and cafe within the area as well as bathrooms, a giant chessboard, and a children’s playground.
In addition to photogenic flower plots, Holland Park is the setting for one of the coolest museums in London. Innovatively curated, the Design Museum is dedicated to contemporary graphic and product design. As with most London cultural places, the main galleries are free to visit while temporary exhibitions carry a fee. The museum is suitable for families staying with us at the Central Park Collection.
The former studio and residence of Lord Leighton, a Victorian-era artist, Leighton House is a relatively nondescript red brick building on the outside. However, once you pass the threshold you will encounter a sensational tiled hall in the Arab style. The decor was inspired by Leighton’s travels in Syria, Egypt, and Turkey. The private collections include works of art and sculpture with tours available to take you behind the pieces.
Served by the Central Line, Holland Park is the closest underground station. You can also get there from High Street Kensington on the Circle and District lines. Lucky guests of local hotels near Hyde Park London can simply walk to the park through the royal borough.