Of Interest in West London
|| Staying in West
London, you’ll be in the heart of the action and
close to a number of famous attractions but if you want
to get away from the tourist trail and uncover some real
hidden gems you’ll find plenty of unusual venues
If you’re hoping to spend a few lazy days in some
fresh green space, you couldn’t choose a more beautiful
area than Holland Park [map],
This beautiful place is bursting with secluded
pavilions, wooded walks, a Japanese
rock garden, an adventure playground and plenty of space for kids and the young at heart to
run around in.
Visit Holland Park in the summer months and you might
even catch some theatre or open
Go eco-friendly with a visit to The Lookout Environmental
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park. This is a great place that makes
looking after the environment a fun notion and you’ll
find plenty to keep little hands busy.
Enjoy a busy day at one of London’s best kept secrets
and certainly an unusual venue.
The Roof Gardens [map],
Kensington High Street, Kensington, is a unique combination
of restaurant, function room, nightclub and corporate
events venue overlooking stunning views of West London.
This oasis in the sky is located more than 100 metres
above South Kensington High Street and is a pleasingly
calm environment in which to relax.
For another rare gem head to the Boston Manor
House [map], Boston Manor Road, Brentford. A rare surviving
Jacobean manor house built in 1623, this building is set
back from the road in parkland with a lake and ancient
It was the home of the Clitherow family for two-and-a-half
centuries. King William IV and Queen
Adelaide, who were friends of the Clitherows,
came to dine here in 1834.
Boston Manor is renowned for its fine English Renaissance
plaster ceilings in the State Rooms on the first floor.
The ground floor rooms date from the early 19th century
and house part of the local collection of paintings.
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