There’s more to Notting Hill than just the setting for a famous movie. Also known for hosting Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill is teeming with fashionable restaurants, trendy bars and high-end shops, and is home to one of London’s best markets: Portobello Road Market.

Portobello Market, which runs the two mile length of Portobello Road, is a rummager’s delight. You will find everything from fresh food and flowers to antiques and clothing. There’s so much to see, it can take a while to wander the two miles, especially if you take the time to marvel at the movie-set worthy streets and colourful houses.

Mews houses in Notting Hill, London. W11

With its quaint cobblestoned streets, rustic Victorian townhouses and pretty gardens, this west London neighbourhood is an idyllic place to live and hang out in, whether you’re into shopping, eating, film, or just plain people watching. Despite its more shabby history, Notting Hill has transformed into one of the most desirable locations to live in London with a number of rich and famous residents. It’s a popular place for families and young, fashion-savvy professionals, who live in a mixture of large sub-divided terraces, charming mews homes and apartment blocks.

The average monthly rent for a 1 bed flat in Notting Hill is £2,010 and for a 2 bed flat it is £2,444(Foxtons: September 2017).

 

Notting Hill on the Map

Notting Hill is within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, bordered by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as Bayswater, Westbourne Green, Holland Park, Shepherd’s Bush, Kensington and Hammersmith.

Transport to and from Notting Hill is easy. The main tube station is Notting Hill Gate, but there’s also Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove, Bayswater and Queensway nearby (depending which part of Notting Hill you move to), making the Central, Circle and District Lines very accessible. You can also catch one of the many buses that frequent the area, or if you fancy walking, Kensington High Street and the beautiful Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are just a short walk away.

 

What to do in Notting Hill

Eat, drink and party at some of London’s best bars and restaurants, shop ’til you drop in the high-end boutiques or Portobello Market, or chill out in one of the many nearby London parks. The choices are endless…

Here are some of our favourite Notting Hill destinations:

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market has been around since the 1800s. It has evolved throughout the years and is now well regarded as one of London’s best markets, with over 1000 dealers. You will find a bit of everything here; antiques and curiosities, a huge variety of clothing (including vintage clothing), food and much more. The main market days are Friday and Saturday but there is a smaller market open throughout the week.

Address: Portobello Road, 72 Tavistock Road Notting Hill, London. W11 1AN

Telephone: 020 7727 7684

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The Electric Diner

Catering for all of your eating and drinking needs, no matter what time of day. The Electric Diner serves French-American style comfort food and a fab range of drinks. You can start your day here with breakfast, stay for lunch, dinner and keep on partying into the wee-hours with drinks and maybe even some dancing if you’re lucky.

Address: 191 Portobello Road,
 London. W11 2ED

Telephone: 020 7908 9696

Electric Cinema

Next door to the Electric Diner you’ll find the Electric Cinema, one of the first cinemas ever built in London. It’s now known as one of the more luxurious cinemas in London, with a choice of seating arrangements that range from large leather armchairs (with footstools and side tables), 2-seater sofas at the rear, or double beds in the front row complete with cashmere blankets – great for those who like to snuggle as they film-watch. They also serve a fine range of wine, beer and champagne and ‘substantial’ cinema snacks. Dreamy.

Address: 191 Portobello Road,
 London. W11 2ED

Telephone: 020 7908 9696

Electric Cinema, Notting Hill, London. W11

The Churchill Arms

One of the most memorable and unique pubs in London. In the summer it blooms, as the 200 year old pub’s exterior walls are covered with so many hanging baskets of flowers that the brickwork is barely visible. This theme continues inside the pub where every spare inch of ceiling and wall space is covered with historic British-themed memorabilia, giving it a kooky but cosy feel. They know how to pull a good pint of ale, and they also have a great Thai restaurant at the back.

Address: 119 Kensington Church Street, Notting Hill, London. W8 7LN

Telephone: 020 7727 4242

Churchill Arms in bloom, Notting HIll, London. W8

The Ledbury

A restaurant suitable for a very special occasion. Boasting 2-Michelin stars, this innovative fine-dining establishment has received rave reviews, won numerous awards and is guaranteed to impress even the most refined of taste buds.

Address: 127 Ledbury Road 
Notting Hill, London.
 W11 2AQ

Telephone: 020 7792 9090

Food at The Ledbury, Notting Hill, London

The Shed

Delicious and inventive food served in a playful, barnyard themed setting by cheery staff in chequered shirts. Everything you eat and drink in this restaurant is grown, prepared and served with love, with many ingredients sourced from in or around the family farm in Nutbourne, West Sussex. With very reasonable prices (for the quality and the area), it really is a must-visit.

Address: 122 Palace Gardens Terrace Notting Hill, London. W8 4RT

Telephone: 0207 229 4024

Granger and Co

Immensely popular for brunch (you’ll often find queues out the door on weekends), Granger and Co is a great place to fine fresh, interesting and healthy food at all times of the day. Situated on Notting Hill’s beautiful Westbourne Grove, it’s a great stop-off option for a power lunch if you’re hitting the shops.

Address: 175 Westbourne Grove, London. W11 2SB

Telephone: 020 7229 9111

Brunch at Granger & Co, Notting Hill, London. W11

Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival is one of London’s most popular annual events and is officially the largest street festival in Europe. It originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions in London. Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London W11, the Notting Hill Carnival is a street party not to be missed.

Address: The streets of Notting Hill, London. W11

Notting Hill Carnival, London

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