A smaller park than its close London neighbours Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, its charms are immense.
It never ceases to amaze first-time visitors.not only for youths). There's opera in the summer and a rather good Marco Pierre White restaurant in the grounds. With the cash you save on hotel bills you could make use of one of London's prettiest and best dining rooms, right on your doorstep!
Built in 1605, Oliver Cromwell was a frequent visitor. Later it became one of London's central social gathering places for writers and artists. Wikpedia says "Under the 3rd Lord Holland and his wife, Lady Holland, the house became noted as a glittering social, literary and political centre with many celebrated visitors such as Byron, Thomas Macaulay, the poets Thomas Campbell and Samuel Rogers, 'Conversation' Sharp, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, John Allen."
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.