Kyoto Garden, Holland Park


Like I've mentioned before, last weekend I ventured over to the West part of town. We decided to have a little mooch around Holland Park as my boyfriend and I had never been before. I was in awe of all the peacocks strutting around like they owned the place - they even came right up and just walked inches in front me. Amazing!

I'd read about the Japanese Kyoto Garden so we attempted to try and find it. We struck gold when we stumbled upon it. I can imagine it'll look beautiful in the summer when it's started to bloom. It's not very big but it was lovely to wander around taking it all in. If it wasn't frostbite-inducing weather I'd have liked to sit down and soak it all up. Alas it's just an excuse to come back again. Next time I'll bring a good book and enjoy the serene surroundings.


  1. I'm not sure how I've only just come across your blog Sophie, but it's absolutely stunning. Love the illustrations, design etc. Most importantly though, how incredible does Holland Park look? I absolutely love London parks. St James' being a particular favourite :)


  2. Beautiful photos Sophie, I love how friendly the peacocks are. Looking at these it feels like you've instantly been transported to a zen garden in Japan, this must have been nice and relaxing. Lovely post! - Tasha

  3. I love the peacocks, they're so used to people its amazing! x

  4. O my gosh, how did I not know about this?! I live in West London and have never heard of this! Will go and investigate soon, thanks for sharing.

    Rosie xx


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