Emslie Horniman's Pleasance

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Emslie Horniman's Pleasance is a park in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. Named after the London County Councillor Emslie John Horniman who created it, and opened in 1914.[1] It is the traditional starting point for the Notting Hill Carnival.[2][3]

The Pleasance contains a notable walled garden in the Arts and Crafts style, designed for Horniman by C. F. A. Voysey.[1][3] The garden is a Grade II listed structure.[4]

It is located on Bosworth Road in Ladbroke Grove, on the southern side of the Grand Union Canal, near to Notting Hill. The nearest tube station is Westbourne Park.

The park also contains tennis courts, five-a-side football pitches, a hard play area and a children's playground.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jemima Taylor (2006). "The Voysey Garden". London Parks & Gardens Trust. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Emslie Horniman's Pleasance". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Emslie Horniman's Pleasance: Enchanted gardens". unlike.net. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Emslie Horniman Pleasance Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea". London Parks & Gardens Trust. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Emslie Horniman Pleasance Gardens". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′31″N 0°12′33″W / 51.5253°N 0.2092°W / 51.5253; -0.2092