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The Little Green Book of South Ken

Location Art & Culture Expand Your Mind House News Meet A Local 13/07/2023

Parks and gardens are the green lungs of London. Here, we delve deeper into the hidden gems that are just a stone’s throw away from the House – this is our Little Green Book of South Ken. 

Enjoy Lawn Bowls at Hyde Park, W8 4PX
20-minute stroll from The Other House

Perhaps London’s best known park, Hyde Park boasts an impressive 350 acres of greenery. Created for King Henry VIII, it comprises 4000 trees, an open-water swimming lake, bandstand and rose garden. At the centre is Kensington Gardens, home to the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial fountain. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can enjoy a spot of tennis, lawn bowls or even horse riding!

Take a stroll around the V&A’s John Madejski Garden, SW7 5BD
15-minute stroll from The Other House

Summer is when the Victoria and Albert Museum’s, John Madejski’s Garden, is in full bloom. The picturesque Italian courtyard includes a decorative oval fountain, manicured lawn and lemon trees.

Take a trip to Kyoto at Holland Park, W11 4UA
20-minute stroll from The Other House

Hidden in the heart of Holland Park is the serene and peaceful Kyoto Garden – a gift from the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce, it’s adorned with ruby-hued Japanese maples, acers, cherry blossoms, peacocks and koi carp. It’s the closest spot in London to experience a traditional Japanese Hanami.

BBC Earth Experience, SW6 1TT
17-minute walk from The Other House

Rainy days in summer doesn’t mean you can’t embrace green. The BBC Earth Experience is a 360 degree, audio-visual immersive experience. Narrated by David Attenborough, visitors can travel the globe, exploring iconic landscapes and connecting with mesmerising animals from around the world.

Explore the power of plants at the Chelsea Physic Garden, SW3 4HS
28-minute walk from The Other House

London’s oldest botanical garden is a haven for the curious explorer. A place for learning and science, it’s home to nearly 5000 species. From medicinal benefits to plant and seed exchange, take a stroll and explore the many power of plants.