Forthcoming Events 2021

As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted bit by bit, The Friends of Holland Park are delighted to start running events once again.

All events are run in accordance with current guidance on Covid safety.

Blue Badge guided tours

Lord Holland statueCome and hear fascinating stories about the history of Holland House and the families that lived there. Or learn about the sculptures, statues and art, some of which are in the lesser-known areas of the park.

Tues 12 April. 10.30am - 12 noon. History of the sculptures, statues & art in the park. Guide, Leila Sukiur. Book tickets here.

Fri 6 May. 10.30am - 12 noon. History of the sculptures, statues & art in the lesser-known north of the park. Guide, Rowan Freeland. Book tickets here.

Sun 19 June.  2.30 - 4.00pm.  History of Holland House and the people that live there.  Guide, Rowan Freeland. Book tickets here.

Or contact Jennie Kettlewell on 020 7243 0804 or 

£10.00 per person.

Meeting point will be shown on the ticket.

[March 2022]

The Ancora Duo

Ancora7.30 pm on Friday, 8 April is definitely a date for your diary. We look forward to welcoming The Ancora Duo back to the Orangery. Anne Allen (flute) and Sarah Freestone (guitar) will perform the concert they had planned for last April, having thrilled us with their first concert for us over two years ago. Tickets at £18, to include wine and Janice Miles’ delicious canapés.

Book online here.

[Spring 2022]


Talk by Tim Marlow, Director of The Design Museum

Postponed until Autumn. Please watch the website for a new date.

Photo : Design Museum

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, at 7pm in the Holland Park Orangery

The Design Museum became our new neighbour in November 2016. Since then, it has evolved significantly, and Tim Marlow, the museum’s Director, will give The Friends’ February 2022 talk to tell us how it has changed. He will give us the news on future plans and explain why the museum wants to be part of the local community, as well as being the world’s leading museum devoted to design in all its forms.
Formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past thirty years as a curator, writer and broadcaster.  He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time to deliver wide-ranging and popular programmes, and brings a commitment to diverse and engaging exhibitions to his new role, showcasing the transformational capability of design. Tim Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Art on the Underground Advisory Board, The Design Age Institute and Cultureshock Media, and was awarded an OBE in 2019.

Tickets are £18, to include wine and Janice Miles’ delicious canapés. If you use the Holland Park car park before 6.30 pm, please remember that the meters no longer take cash.

[Winter 2021]