About the Holland Park Ecology Centre

The Holland Park Ecology Centre

Sign post at the entrance saying The Ecology Centre shown in the park

The Holland Park Ecology Centre was opened in September 2013 providing a purpose-built base for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Ecology Service. The Centre is an invaluable environmental education resource for schools and residents to enjoy and learn about the natural environment. 

The Centre also provides a unique space that is used for public events and can be hired for birthday parties, functions, meetings and training purposes.

Ecology Centre Service Standards 

  • We will continually develop our education resources in response to customer feedback in order to provide environmental education that meets learning objectives, is enjoyable, safe and good value for money. 
  • We aim to achieve a minimum of 95 per cent positive ratings, with scores of six to ten, for statements on our educational visit evaluation forms. We will also monitor and act on all feedback comments where practical.
  • We will provide enjoyable and informative school holiday activities, public events and opportunities for conservation volunteer work. 
  • We are a holder of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. Visit the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom website for more information.
Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

How to Find the Ecology Centre 

Holland Park Ecology Centre, Holland Park, Ilchester Place, London, W8 6LU

The Ecology Centre is located next to the Adventure Playground near the Abbotsbury Road Car Park within Holland Park.

Getting to the Ecology Centre

We advise using public transport or cycling if possible when visiting the centre 


There are three TFL cycle docking stations in and around the park, one on Abbotsbury Road, one on Ilchester Place and one on the Duchess of Bedford Walk. There are numerous bicycle locking stations if you bring your own bike. 

Public Transport 

  • Bus routes that serve Holland Park are C1, 9, 23, 27, 28, 49, 94 and 328 
  • London Underground stations: Holland Park (Central line) and High Street Kensington (Circle and District)
  • National Rail and Overground station: Kensington (Olympia) 
  • Plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

Contact us

Last updated: 23 February 2023