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Notting Hill and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Notting Hill and surrounding areas

"I love walking around Bayswater and looking at the elegant Georgian architecture."

Rebecca Boon

"Grade II* listed The Royal Crescent is typical of the stucco-fronted properties in Holland Park, which makes the area highly sought-after."

Annabelle Bent

"From jewellery to dresses, Portobello Market has it all..."

Neil Cunningham

What is your favourite place?

Where do Notting Hill and surrounding areas locals go?

Portobello Garden Caffe

Fresh and authentic Italian food in a charming arcade off Portobello Road.


Eggs as many ways as you can imagine... This restaurant is particularly good for brunch and it's close to Notting Hill Underground Station too.

Westbourne Gardens

Springtime is beautiful in one of London's many garden squares!

Kitchen & Pantry

The best chai tea and full English breakfasts!

Granger & Co

Arguably the most fashionable breakfasts in Notting Hill, with regulars including David Beckham and Harry Enfield!

Boom Burger

This Jamaican burger restaurant serves the spiciest burger on the planet!

Harper and Tom's

Pick up beautiful blooms all year round from this local florist's kiosk. There is also a store on Clarendon Road...

Clarendon Cross

A great collection of boutique shops, including L Maison, Cowshed, The Cross and Summerill & Bishop.

Portobello Green Market

A fashion and vintage focused market that is mainly under cover.

The Grocer on Elgin

Our village grocer owned by Australian Ashley Sumner. Inside freshly prepared food with an Aussie influence - you can even pick up Australian treats like Tim Tams!

Little Venice's Canals

Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....

Acklam Village Market

Food, drink, live music and art stalls with an underground vibe.


Breakfast doesn't get much better (and healthier...) than this!

The Shed

British food from the farm. Lots of fresh dishes served at lunch and dinner in rustic surroundings.

L Maison

In the heart of Clarendon Cross, it's always great to stop in here to view the unique furniture and home accessories.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Notting Hill, Holland Park, Westbourne Park, Bayswater, Kensington, Ladbroke Grove, Paddington, Earls Court, Shepherd's Bush and Maida Vale

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"The most expensive street in Britain according to average property price is Kensington Palace Gardens, which is home to wealthy individuals such as Roman Abromavich, Lakshmi Mittal and Tamara Ecclestone."

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Child-friendly activities near Notting Hill and surrounding areas

Rhyme and Story Time

Paddington Childrens Library
Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers. Enjoy a session with songs and rhymes, baby play time with toys and musical instrument. Website

Bumps and Babies

St. Peter's Church
Bumps and Babies is for anyone expecting a baby, new parents, or parents with a new baby and older children. Everyone with a pre-school age child is welcome although we have found that the majority of those who attend have babies under 12 months. We have toys for babies and of course tea, coffee and juice with plenty of time to chat. Website

Top Set Tuition

Colville Primary School
Top Set Tuition is run by experienced educators providing extra Maths and English tuition for children from 4-16 and of any ability. All teaching staff at Top Set are qualified experienced hold a degree in or related to the subject they teach. They also have proven track records of improving the ability of numerous students at differing age groups. All staff members hold full and current CRBs. Please register your interest by contacting us via the website. Spaces are limited. Website

Westbourne Park Family Centre

Paddington Toy Library
A large hall with toy library and various other drop in activities for families with young children open Tues -Fri mornings. Website

Spencer Stage School: Tap Dance

Etheline Holder Hall
Tap classes - great for co-ordination, rhythm and to let children make some noise! Dance classes also available in Ballet, Street, Jazz and Pop Dance. Glee Club; learn the dance and sing the song! Drama Club, Parties and Private Lessons. We put the emphasis on fun and confidence building without compromising excellent technical training and safety. Website

Baby and Toddler Group

St. George's Campden Hill,
An opportunity for under 5s and all who care for them to come play, chat, have a cup of tea, and make new friends. Website
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