A park within a park
Why locals love it
With London so densely populated its little wonder so much dedication is shown to their public parks. Most parks offer large open spaces for liveliness and exercise but Kyoto Garden in Holland Park intentionally slows things down a bit, encouraging those who visit to submit to tranquility and reflect in a humble and gracious Japanese setting.
Why you should visit it
If you're on your fifth straight day of running the London gauntlet and you need a recharge, Kyoto Garden offers the perfect place to relax and cleanse your mental palette. Stroll along the winding path or sit just beside the waterfall and admire the catfish, you'll feel genuinely refreshed by admiring Japan's contribution to London's Royal Parks.
If you're hungover bring some calm music, plug in your headphones and let hours pass by, its a great cure!