This handsome park divides into dense woodland in the north, spacious and inviting lawns by Holland House, sports fields for the beautiful game and other exertions in the south, and some lovely gardens, including the restful Kyoto Garden. The park’s many splendid peacocks are a gorgeous sight and an adventure playground keeps kids occupied. Holland House is the venue of Opera Holland Park in summer.

The former Commonwealth Institute, just south of the park, is being reinvented as the new Design Museum, set to relocate in late 2016.