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Holland Park

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Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for attractive large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants.

The district was rural until the 19th century. Most of it was formerly the grounds of a Jacobean mansion called Holland House. In the later decades of that century the owners of the house sold off the more outlying parts of its grounds for residential development, and the district which evolved took its name from the house. It also included some small areas around the fringes which had never been part of the grounds of Holland House, notably the Phillimore Estate and the Campden Hill Square area. In the late 19th century a number of notable artists (including Frederic Leighton, P.R.A. and Val Prinsep) and art collectors lived in the area. The group were collectively known as ’The Holland Park Circle’. Holland Park was in most part very comfortably upper middle class when originally developed and in recent decades has gone further upmarket.

Of the 19th-century residential developments of the area, one of the most architecturally interesting is The Royal Crescent designed in 1839. Clearly inspired by its older namesake in Bath, it differs from the Bath crescent in that it is not a true crescent at all but two quadrant terraces each terminated by a circular bow in the Regency style which rises as a tower, a feature which would not have been found in the earlier classically inspired architecture of the 18th century which the design of the crescent seeks to emulate. The design of the Royal Crescent by the planner Robert Cantwell in two halves was dictated by the location of the newly fashionable underground sewers rather than any consideration for architectural aesthetics.

Holland Park is now one of the most expensive residential districts in London.

Holland Park station, on the Central London Railway, opened on 30 July 1900. The station building was refurbished in the 1990s.


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Lord Holland Monument in Holland Park

Lord Holland Monument in Holland Park
Piotr Zarobkiewicz

THE STREETS OF HOLLAND PARK
Abbotsbury Close, W14 Abbotsbury Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Addison Place, W11 In the nineteenth century, Addison Place was known by two names - Phoenix Place and Crescent Mews East.
Addison Road, W14 Addison Road stretches from Holland Park Avenue to Kensington High Street.
Anley Road, W14 Anley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Applegarth Road, W14 Applegarth Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Augustine Road, W14 Augustine Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Avonmore Place, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 Beaconsfield Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
Bishop King’s Road, W14 Bishop King’s Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Blythe Mews, W14 Blythe Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Brook Green, W14 Brook Green runs either side of the green of the same name - the W14 section runs north of the green.
Charecroft Way, W12 Charecroft Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Charecroft Way, W14 Charecroft Way is a street in West Kensington.
Farley Court, W14 Farley Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Hansard Mews, W12 Hansard Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hansard Mews, W14 Hansard Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Hazlitt Mews, W14 Hazlitt Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Park Avenue, W11 Holland Park Avenue is one of London’s most ancient thoroughfares.
Holland Park Mews, W11 Holland Park Mews runs between the two branches of the road known as Holland Park.
Holland Park Road, W14 Holland Park Road is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Park, W11 Holland Park is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Park, W11 Holland Park is a road in the W14 postcode area
Ilchester Place, W14 Ilchester Place runs between Abbotsbury Road and Melbury Road, immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of Holland Park itself.
Kensington High Street, W14 Kensington High Street is a street in West Kensington.
Lansdowne Mews, W11 Lansdowne Mews is a cul-de-sac in Notting Hill.
Lisgar Terrace, W14 Lisgar Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Lower Addison Gardens, W14 Lower Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Masbro Road, W14 Masbro Road is a street in West Kensington.
Melbury Road, W14 Melbury Road is a street in West Kensington.
Minford Gardens, W14 Minford Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Munden Street, W14 Munden Street is a street in West Kensington.
Napier Place, W14 Napier Place is a street in West Kensington.
Napier Road, W14 Napier Road is a street in West Kensington.
Netherwood Road, W14 Netherwood Road is a street in West Kensington.
Norland Place, W11 Norland Place began its life as Norland Stables.
North End Crescent, W14 North End Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Cresent, W14 North End Cresent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Parade, W14 North End Parade is a street in West Kensington.
Oakwood Court, W14 Oakwood Court is a street in West Kensington.
Olympia Way, W14 Olympia Way is a street in West Kensington.
Oxford Gate, W14 Oxford Gate is a road in the W14 postcode area
Pembroke Gardens, SW14 A street within the W8 postcode
Pembroke Road, W8 Pembroke Road is a street in Kensington.
Prince’s Yard, W11 This is a small cul-de-sac off of Princes Road.
Radnor Terrace, W14 Radnor Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Redan Street, W14 Redan Street is a street in West Kensington.
Richmond Court, W14 Richmond Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Richmond Way, W14 Richmond Way is a street in West Kensington.
Rockley Road, W14 Rockley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Gardens Mews, W14 Russell Gardens Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Gardens, W14 Russell Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Sinclair Gardens, W14 Sinclair Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Sinclair Road, W14 Sinclair Road is a street in West Kensington.
Somerset Square, W14 Somerset Square is a street in West Kensington.
Souldern Road, W14 Souldern Road is a street in West Kensington.
Southcombe Street, W14 Southcombe Street is a street in West Kensington.
Springvale Terrace, W14 Springvale Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
Stonor Road, W14 Stonor Road is a street in West Kensington.
Strangways Terrace, W14 Strangways Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Upper Addison Gardens, W14 Upper Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Warwick Road, W14 Warwick Road is a street in West Kensington.
Westwick Gardens, W14 Westwick Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Woodsford Square, W14 Woodsford Square is a 1970s development consisting of a series of interconnecting squares hidden away on the eastern side of Addison Road.


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