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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Holland Park

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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Addison Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Aubrey House:   Aubrey House is a large 18th-century detached house with two acres of gardens in the Campden Hill area of Holland Park.
Avonmore Neighbourhood Family Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Avonmore Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Blythe House:   Blythe House is a listed building located at 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington.
Cadby Hall:   Cadby Hall was a major office and factory complex in Hammersmith, London which was the headquarters of pioneering catering company Joseph Lyons and Co. for almost a century.
Cape Nursery:   The Cape Nursery once lay along the south side of Shepherd’s Bush Green.
Ecole Francaise de Londres Jacques Prevert:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Fulham Cross Girls’ School and Language College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Fulham Prep School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Holland Park:   
Holland Park:   Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Holland Park School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
James Lee Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Kensington (Olympia):   Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.
Kensington Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Kensington Wade:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
La Scuola Italiana A Londra:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Masbro Brook Green Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Masbro Childrens Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Norland Place School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Normand Croft Community School for Early Years and Primary Education:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Olympia:   Olympia is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, London, England.
Parayhouse School:   Non-maintained special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 16.
PSLA Children’s Centre Services at Normand Croft Community School:   This is a children’s centre.
Sir John Lillie Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Augustine’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Barnabas’ Church:   St Barnabas’ Church is a church in Kensington.
St James Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
St James Senior Girls’ School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Fulham Boys School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
West Kensington:   West Kensington station was opened in 1877.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Addison Road station:   Addison Road station, Kensington in the early 1900s.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Addison Avenue, W11 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Addison Crescent, W14 · Addison Gardens, W14 · Addison Place, W11 · Addison Road, W14 · Aintree Estate, SW6 · Aintree Street, SW6 · Aisgill Avenue, W14 · Allestree Road, SW6 · Anley Road, W14 · Applegarth Road, W14 · Archel Road, W14 · Argyll Mansions, W14 · Aubrey Road, W8 · Aubrey Walk, W8 · Augustine Road, W14 · Auriol Road, W14 · Avonmore Place, W14 · Avonmore Road, W14 · Aynhoe Road, W14 · Barbara Castle Close, SW6 · Barons Court Road, W14 · Barons Keep, W14 · Barons Keep, W6 · Barton Road, W14 · Bayonne Road, W6 · Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 · Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 · Beaumont Avenue, W14 · Beaumont Crescent, W14 · Beckford Close, W14 · Bedford Passage, SW6 · Bellamy Close, W14 · Berghem Mews, W14 · Bishop King’s Road, W14 · Blythe Mews, W14 · Blythe Road, W14 · Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 · Bramber Court, W14 · Bramber Road, W14 · Brecon Road, W6 · Brook Green, W14 · Brookville Road, SW6 · Burnthwaite Road, SW6 · Caithness Road, W14 · Carlton Mansions, W14 · Caroline Walk, W6 · Castletown Road, W14 · Ceylon Road, W14 · Chaldon Road, SW6 · Challoner Crescent, W14 · Challoner Mansions, W14 · Challoner Street, W14 · Charecroft Way, W12 · Charecroft Way, W14 · Charleville Road, W14 · Chesson Road, W14 · Chestnut Alley, SW6 · Chuter Ede House, SW6 · Clem Attlee Court, SW6 · Clem Attlee Parade, SW6 · Comeragh Mews, W14 · Comeragh Road, W14 · Crammond Close, W6 · Crowther Close, SW6 · Dawes Road, SW6 · Delaford Street, SW6 · Dewhurst Road, W14 · Disbrowe Road, W6 · Dunsany Road, W14 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earsby Street, W14 · Edgar Wright Court, SW6 · Edith Road, W14 · Edith Villas, W14 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Elsham Road, W14 · Epirus Mews, SW6 · Epirus Road, SW6 · Estcourt Road, SW6 · Fabian Road, SW6 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Fairholme Road, W14 · Fane Street, W14 · Faraday Mansions, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Faroe Road, W14 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Field Road, W14 · Field Road, W6 · Fitz-George Avenue, W14 · Fitz-James Avenue, W14 · Fitzjames Avenue, W14 · Gibbs Green Close, W14 · Girdlers Road, W14 · Gironde Road, SW6 · Glazbury Road, W14 · Gledstanes Road, W14 · Gliddon Road, W14 · Gorleston Street, W14 · Gratton Road, W14 · Greyhound Road, W14 · Gunterstone Road, W14 · Gwendwr Road, W14 · Haldane Road, SW6 · Hammersmith Road, W14 · Hannell Road, SW6 · Hansard Mews, W12 · Hansard Mews, W14 · Hartismere Road, SW6 · Hazlitt Mews, W14 · Hazlitt Road, W14 · Herbert Morrison House, SW6 · Hofland Road, W14 · Holland Gardens, W14 · Holland House, W8 · Holland Park Avenue, W11 · Holland Park Gardens, W14 · Holland Park Ilchester Place, W8 · Holland Park Mews, W11 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Roundabout, W12 · Holland Park Terrace, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Road, E13 · Holland Road, W14 · Holland Villas Road, W14 · Holland Walk, W11 · Holland Walk, W8 · Homestead Road, SW6 · Hugh Gaitskell Close, SW6 · Humbolt Road, W6 · Ilchester Place, W14 · Ilchester Place, W8 · Irving Road, W14 · Ivatt Place, W14 · Jervis Road, SW6 · John Smith Avenue, SW6 · Kensington Hall Gardens, W14 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kenton Court, W14 · Kilmaine Road, SW6 · Kinnoul Road, W6 · Lakeside Road, W14 · Lampeter Square, W6 · Lancaster Court, SW6 · Lansdowne Mews, W11 · Laundry Road, W6 · Letterstone Road, SW6 · Lillie Road, SW6 · Lillie Road, W6 · Lisgar Terrace, W14 · Lower Addison Gardens, W14 · Mablethorpe Road, SW6 · Maclise Road, W14 · Marchbank Road, SW6 · Marchbank Road, W14 · Margaret Ingram Close, SW6 · Margravine Gardens, W14 · Marvic House, SW6 · Marville Road, SW6 · Masbro Road, W14 · Matheson Road, W14 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Mendora Road, SW6 · Milson Road, W14 · Minford Gardens, W14 · Mirabel Road, SW6 · Mornington Avenue, W14 · Moylan Road, W6 · Mulgrave Road, W14 · Mund Street, W14 · Munden Street, W14 · Musard Road, W6 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Netherwood Road, W14 · Norland Place, W11 · Norland Square, W11 · Normand Road, W14 · North End Crescent, W14 · North End Cresent, W14 · North End Parade, W14 · North End Road, SW6 · North End Road, W14 · North End, SW6 · Oakwood Court, W14 · Olympia Way, W14 · Orbain Road, SW6 · Oxford Gate, W14 · Palace Mews, SW6 · Palliser Road, W14 · Park Close, W14 · Parkville Road, SW6 · Pelham House, W14 · Pellant Road, SW6 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Perham Road, W14 · Prince?s Yard, W11 · Prothero Road, SW6 · Queens Club Gardens, W14 · Queensdale Walk, W11 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Redan Street, W14 · Richmond Court, W14 · Richmond Way, W14 · Rosaline Road, SW6 · Rosaville Road, SW6 · Rowallan Road, SW6 · Royal Crescent, W11 · Royal Parade Dawes Road, SW6 · Royal Parade, SW6 · Russell Gardens Mews, W14 · Russell Gardens, W14 · Russell Road, W14 · Rylston Road, SW6 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Saint Olaf’s Road, SW6 · Salisbury Pavement, SW6 · Sedlescombe Road, SW6 · Sherbrooke Road, SW6 · Shorrolds Road, SW6 · Sinclair Gardens, W14 · Sinclair Road, W14 · Somerset Square, W14 · Souldern Road, W14 · Southcombe Street, W14 · Springvale Terrace, W14 · St Andrew’s Road, W14 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · St Olafs Road, SW6 · St. John’s Close, SW6 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · St. Olaf’s Road, SW6 · St. Peter’s Terrace, SW6 · St. Thomas’s Way, SW6 · Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 · Stanwick Road, W14 · Star Road, W14 · Sterndale Road, W14 · Stonor Road, W14 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Sun Road, W14 · Swan Court, SW6 · Talgarth Mansions, W14 · Tasso Road, W6 · Tilton Street, SW6 · Tom Williams House, SW6 · Tournay Road, SW6 · Trevanion Road, W14 · Turneville Road, W14 · Upper Addison Gardens, W14 · Vereker Road, W14 · Vernon Street, W14 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, W14 · Welbeck Court, W14 · West Cromwell Road, W14 · West Kensington Court, W14 · West Kensington Mansions, W14 · Westwick Gardens, W14 · Wheatsheaf Terrace, SW6 · Williams Close, SW6 · Windsor Way, W14 · Woodsford Square, W14 ·
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