This is Holland House in Kensington - or what's left of it. It's the building at the heart of Holland Park, one of the most bewitching of London's inner city parks, complete with Japanese garden, up-market restaurant and peacocks.
Holland House is Jacobean - dating from 1605. But it was gutted during the Second World War by German fire bombs. Here you can see the before and after - the building as it was in 1896 and in 2014 (taken from Wikipedia).
One wing of the Jacobean structure survives - and what remains of the ground floor is now well kept and wonderfully renovated.
I got to Holland Park in the past week for the first time in many years - I'll make a point of getting there again before too long.
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