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Friday May 28th. June Thursday 3rd, Wednesday 9th, Saturday 12th.
The Artists Colony of Holland Park
During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the quiet streets around Holland Park became an artists colony. The two most well known being Frederick Leighton and GF Watts. Many of the large purpose built studio-houses commissioned by the artists remain. A couple now lived in by rock stars! These homes designed by leading architects of the period such as Richard Norman Shaw and Philip Webb, reveal much about the status and wealth enjoyed by successful artists in late Victorian London. Originally the land was part of the Holland Park estate now reduced to 55 acres of public park managed by RBKC. This is a beautiful park with many interesting parts and venue for the opera.
Meet: Holland Park café https://www.cooksandpartners.co.uk/holland-park-cafe
Transport: Kensington High St. tube (District & Circle line). 10 minutes walk west along High St. to park. Kensington Olympia Station (Overground) 10 minutes walk east to park.
Finish: 13.00/13.30 Kensington High St.
Price: £15.00 per person
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MONTHLY MEANDERS IN LONDON
with SARAH FORDHAM
Each month I lead an historical walk around a different area of London looking at both well known and less familiar buildings. The hidden streets, squares and houses behind the famous facades are intriguing especially when accompanied by tales of those who have lived and worked in them.