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Holland Park London sporting activities to enjoy on your day out

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Holland Park London is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Dolphin Square in Pimlico. This culturally rich tourist attraction is home to some of the most incredible green spaces Central London has to offer, and provides a sanctuary to retreat to after a busy work week.

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing cycle, a round of golf, or perhaps just find a perfect spot to mediate and enjoy the open space, Holland Park in London offers it all - and is conveniently located 3.5 miles away from Dolphin Square’s Pimlico location.

During your weekday stay at our contemporary corporate apartments, you’ll enjoy every bit of convenience on-site, from our bar and grill, through to our Moroccan spa and on-site gym, as well as our sprawling 3.5 acres of pristine gardens. 

If you want to explore the beautiful spaces London has to offer, and our blog will help you discover the top sporting and fitness activities the area has to offer.

About Holland Park London

Holland Park London is the Royal Borough’s largest park, and boasts some incredible facilities:

  • 22.5 hectares of gardens - ideal for long walks, meditation, bird watching, and yoga.
  • Children’s play facilities  - a great amenity if you have family  and young children visiting over the weekends!
  • Sports areas - a great space to hold a get together with friends or colleagues over the weekend.
  • A cafeteria - to refuel.
  • Large areas of woodland abundant with wildlife - ideal for wildlife viewing, meditation, and quiet walks.

To make your way to Holland Park London from Dolphin Square, you may want to travel in by car, but there are some easy transport links available to you. 

To commute using the tube, take a brief walk to Pimlico Station where you will board the Victoria (Seven Sisters) line towards Oxford Circus Underground Station. Once you reach Oxford Circus Underground Station, take a one-minute walk towards the Central line, where you will board - heading towards West Ruislip. Approximately ten minutes on, you will reach Holland Park - and find yourself at the doorstep of one of London’s most established green spaces.

Sporting Activities to Enjoy in Holland Park London

Holland Park Adventure Playground - Adult, Teen & Child Sports

The Adventure Playground is ideal for the sports enthusiast, as well as a great way to entertain any family and friends during a weekend visit to Central London. Children will have access to a play area to keep busy in, and there are numerous activities for adults and teenagers, alike.

You can find a full breakdown of pricing for the hire of the facilities below in this document, or by visiting the RBC.gov website, here. Some of the facilities you can enjoy include:

Tennis - remember to bring your own tennis rackets and balls for the game. 

The below facilities are open for tennis coaching (one to one coaching) and singles tennis for up to 2 people: 

  • Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance
  • Avondale Park
  • Kensington Memorial Park

You can also get in a round of golf practise in Holland Park - but remember to bring your own golf clubs and golf balls.

Be sure to make a booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment. To make a booking, use the details below:

Phone Idverde UK (facilities management) on 020 7602 2226 or email: sportsbookingsKC@idverde.co.uk

Holland Park Running & Jogging Routes

Not everyone enjoys competitor sports. Many of us enjoy walks, runs or jogs. Below, we have listed some popular running routes and open spaces you might enjoy around Holland Park.

You can find full details of the running and jogging routes around Holland Park London, here. To summarise:

  • Thames Embankment
  • Docklands-Limehouse Regent's Canal and Camden Town  
  • Hampstead Heath  
  • 3-Parks Route: Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James' Park  
  • Regent's Park  
  • Hyde Park   
  • Chelsea
  • Heathrow Harmondsworth Moor  
  • Greenwich 
  • Richmond Park
  • Notting Hill
  • Victoria Park
  • Wimbledon Common Trail Run
  • Royal Docks/ExCeL Route 
  • Kew / Brentford Thames Run 

If you prefer the comfort of indoor fitness, and want to avoid leaving the building- remember, we offer an on site gym where you can get your daily steps in, even in inclement weather! Our sprawling 3.5 acres of idyllic garden space is also on offer if you still want the benefit of outdoor fitness without needing to commute.

Holland Park London Leisure Centres

There are a plethora of leisure centres you can visit in close proximity to Holland Park London. 

Leisure centres are a great option to access gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities in an indoor setting, paying only for the day's access instead of requiring a costly monthly pass. 

Remember, our on site gym is a great way to get your daily fitness fix without needing to leave the building! 

If you’re on the lookout for a Holland Park leisure centre, the below centres are located in close proximity to Holland Park London:

Visit Yell.com for more leisure centres.

Kyoto Garden Holland Park - Serene Walks & Meditation

Kyoto Garden Holland ParkImage Credit: Peter S

The Kyoto Garden at Holland Park London is an awe-inspiring Japanese garden, perfectly suited to meditation and quiet, calm walks in nature.This garden has a rich history - gifted from the city of Kyoto to mark the relationship between Japan and Great Britain.

This gorgeous space is open to the public from 07:30 daily, closing 30 minutes before dusk. You can enjoy the below attractions during your visit to the Kyoto Gardens:

  • Traditional Japanese garden with maple trees
  • Mesmerising waterfalls 
  • Sprawling Koi pond
  • Stone lanterns

Forming a considerable part of Holland Park, this is one attraction you should definitely visit if you are looking for a bit of relaxation and quiet time. Enjoy some meditation under a maple tree, or reconnect with nature through waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds.

Holland Park London Cycling

If you’re looking for cycling routes throughout Holland Park London, this list provides all the details you need. We’ve highlighted the most popular route, below:

St James’s Park to Kyoto Garden
Traversing St James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kyoto Gardens, this relatively flat cycle path is a gentle route through some of London’s most idyllic scenes. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy Kyoto Gardens upon completion of your cycle?

If indoor cycling suits you better, or bad weather has placed a damper on your Holland Park outdoor cycle, our on site gym is equipped with stationary bicycles to help you get your fitness fix without needing to brave the outdoor weather. 

Looking to hire a bicycle? Visit the below websites to find a bike for hire:

How to get to Holland Park London from Pimlico

1) Walking - Pimlico to Holland Park

Via the A4, this mostly flat route spans 3.3 miles and should take you just over an hour to complete. View the directions, here.

2) Tube and train -Pimlico to Holland Park

For the most direct route: from Pimlico Station, board the Victoria (Seven Sisters) line towards Oxford Circus Underground Station. Once you reach Oxford Circus Underground Station, take a one-minute walk towards the Central line, where you will board - heading towards West Ruislip, and disembark at Holland Park. 

3) Driving - Pimlico to Holland Park

The fastest route to travel to Holland Park London by car is via the A315. 

  • Take St.George's Square to Belgrave Rd/A3213.
  • Head east on Chichester St towards Dolphin Square East Side
  • Turn left onto St.George's Square
  • Continue on A3213. Take Knightsbridge to A315
  • Turn left onto Belgrave Rd/A3213
  • Turn right onto Buckingham Palace Rd/A3214
  • Buckingham Palace Rd/A3214 turns left and becomes Grosvenor Gardens/A3215
  • Continue onto Grosvenor Pl/A302
  • Slight left onto Knightsbridge
  • Continue onto Kensington Rd/A315

Remember to plan your route and check if you will be travelling through London’s congestion zone on your trip.

Dolphin Square’s Guest Amenities - Gym & Gardens

As beautiful and memorable as a day out in Holland Park London can be, we understand that sometimes you want to be able to relax without needing to travel. 

Our residents and tenants have access to our idyllic 3.5 acre gardens, on site gym and Moroccan spa, allowing them the ultimate convenience without the need to leave the building. We also offer swimming at our indoor pool, as well as tennis and squash courts to enjoy a fun fitness session on.

However you choose to relax and unwind after a busy week, we have the right facilities to make your stay at Dolphin Square a memorable and enjoyable one.

Why not book a viewing of our apartments today?