Some of the signage from the 1950s still remains alongside the more familiar Underground signs.
On leaving the station I turned right past The Castle pub, established in 1827 and still going strong today.
Royal Crescent was laid out in 1846 using a similar format to the Royal Crescent in Bath and Regent's Park Crescent.
Holland Park Mews
He also set up these woodland style gardens, surrounding the church, for the benefit of the residents who were, and still are, required to maintain them.
Opposite the gardens is the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. Founded in the early 1900s by West London's Sephardi immigrant community, it is one of the oldest synagogues in London.
Leaving St James's Gardens I turned left onto St Anne's Road where the old meets the new.
Turning right onto Queensdale Road I found another place of worship, a Gurdwara. This Sikh Temple, Khalsa Jatha, is the Central Gurdwara for London and was the first to be founded in the UK. It was formed in 1908 but did not move into these premises until 1969. The domes were added in the early 1990s.
I walked back to Holland Park Ave via Norland Road. This area was pedestrianised in 1883 and is a popular walk through.
Looking back towards the Gurdwara.
I am now on the other side of Holland Park Ave on my way to Holland Park. This is Abbotsbury Road, full of large mansions. I had to walk back to this one as I noticed a couple of sculptures on the portico over the door.
Could these really be Anthony Gormley figures? As this is a private house I couldn't find any information about them on the internet but I have seen enough Gormley figures to be almost certain these are genuine.
I continued walking until I came to to the entrance to Holland Park, a gem of a park in West London. It is spread over 55 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle, a large Jacobean Mansion hidden in the woods. It was built by Sir Walter Cope in 1605
It was renamed Holland House after the Earl of Holland's wife inherited the property.
The park is divided into three distinct areas, woodland with wildlife in the North, the Grade 1 listed remains of Holland House and formal gardens in the centre.