Forthcoming Events 2022

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 6 Sept. 10.30 – 12 noon. History, sculptures, statues and art in Holland Park. SOLD OUT.

Guide, Leila Sukiur.

Thurs 20 Oct. 10.30 - 12 noon. History of Holland House and the families that lived 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.

[June 2022]

Summer Party in the Park 

Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 6-8pm in the marquee east of the Dutch Garden.

At last, The Friends can hold their summer party in the park, after two years of enforced absence. We’re back, with refreshing Pimm’s fruit cup, tasty canapés and good company, all with the lovely view of the Dutch Garden summer planting. We are most grateful to James Clutton, CEO of Opera Holland Park, for allowing us once again to borrow the marquee on the raised terrace to the east of the Dutch Garden. Come rain or shine, we will be protected from anything the weather will throw at us. 

This is the one event of our year that is only open to Friends and their immediate guests, but not the general public. Do come and celebrate with us!  Tickets, at £20 each, can be booked here.

[June 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]