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Colourful houses and elegant roads in sought-after Notting Hill

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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

You'll come across some quirky finds in this vibrant and busy market!

Granger & Co

Granger & Co

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

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.

Eggbreak

Eggbreak

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.

The Shed

The Shed

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

Daylesford

Daylesford

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

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon

Great outdoor space for a couple of cocktails and lovely food in the crypt restaurant.

Harper and Tom's

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...

The Grocer on Elgin

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!

The Hummingbird Bakery

The Hummingbird Bakery

Best cupcakes on the planet! The famous Red Velvet was born here. Many other cupcake companies have tried to copy them, but they never come close to Hummingbird's.

Clarendon Cross

Clarendon Cross

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

Electric Diner

Electric Diner

You can't beat the lemon meringue pie at the Electric Diner on Portobello Road!

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The famous bookshop that Hugh Grant owns in the movie Notting Hill.

Design Museum

Design Museum

A great cafe and museum close to Holland Park.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Notting Hill, Holland Park, Kensington, Bayswater, Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove, Earls Court, Paddington, South Kensington and West Kensington

"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."

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

Stuart Bennett

Adjoining Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens offer a beautiful backdrop for days out in the sun.

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

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Swimway Child/Parent & Baby classes

Private Venue
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Kensington with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website

Culture Kids Sensory Play for Babies

Kensington central Library
We are now offering new sensory play classes at all of our venues. Classes are suitable from 4 weeks to crawling. No need to sign up for the term as we are happy for you to pay as you play. Each class will have stimulating sensory props scarves textured toys baby musical instruments parachute for peek a boo games and a grand finale of lavender bubbles to calm and relax the little ones. Classes will also give you a fantastic opportunity to meet new mums exchange advice and stories and there will be 15 minutes after every class for catch up time. Classes cost £10 per session. If you have any questions or for further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bach to Baby : concerts for baby and you

St John's Notting Hill
Bach to Baby - critically acclaimed classical concert series specifically designed for babies tots and their carers. Enjoy exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians with your baby in tow. Children can dance roam about and listen to music the way they feel it.

Parent and Toddler Group

St. Mary Abbots Church Hall,
This is a fun resource for those with preschool children to meet and relax, chat and enjoy their shared experience whilst accompanying their babies and toddlers. Priority for places is given to families who worship reguarly at St Mary Abbots.

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

Sing and Sign


Sing and Sign combines the benefits of both music and baby signing. We teach a wide range of signs using some traditional and some specially written or adapted songs. What makes Sing and Sign special is that every sign used in song relates to those important first words of a baby's world! Website

Baby Rhyme Time

Kensington central Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. Children and their carers can join in songs and rhymes or listen to stories. Website

About Hillgate Village

Hillgate Village is the name given to the area immediately south of Notting Hill Gate with its multi-coloured houses. To the south of Notting Hill Gate also lies Kensington Church Street, with its restaurants and antique shops.

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