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Notting Hill and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Notting Hill and surrounding areas

"Lively and lined with trendy independent shops, bars and restaurants, it's no wonder that Portobello Road is so popular!"

David Roberts

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Notting Hill and surrounding areas locals go?


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.

Kitchen & Pantry

The best chai tea and full English breakfasts!

Beach Blanket Babylon

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


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

Electric Diner

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

Clarendon Cross

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

Fez Mangal

A bustling Turkish restaurant close to Ladbroke Grove Underground Station that cooks amazing Turkish BBQ'd meats. Great takeaway or fun with a few friends to eat in, as it's BYOB. If you're feeling hungry, get the special mix. Also the mezze starters are tasty too...actually everything is!

L Maison

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

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!

Pizza East

Breakfast at Pizza East is great - everything you can expect to find on a breakfast menu and at a reasonable price.

Acklam Village Market

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

Portobello Green Market

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

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

Portobello Juice Café

Create your own juices at this infamous juice bar on Portobello Road.

Westbourne Gardens

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

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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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"As well as its world famous market, Portobello Road was home to George Orwell in the 1920s, the author of cult classics Animal Farm and 1984."

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Child-friendly activities near Notting Hill and surrounding areas

ToddlerCalm workshop

Notting Hill
A 3 hour workshop that enables you to understand your toddler's brain development and shows you ways to avoid and handle most difficult toddler behaviour. We will look at the science of tantrums and how to encourage your toddler to grow into a kind, thoughtful and independent child. Website

Porchester Centre

Baby Swim
Porchester Centre has a baby swim on Fridays from 11:30am - noon. There are additional family swims on the weekends and in the afternoons, but they are for older kids, too. Call ahead to make sure the session is on as there can be last-minute changes with school holidays or maintenance.

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Tabernacle
Mini Mozart is the culmination of over 20 years experience combining Musicianship, Presenting & Parenting. Website

Baby Massage Classes

Bonding Hearts
Infant Massage provides a loving connection between parent and baby starting early in life, supporting the strengthening of this attachment as baby grows. Website

Westbourne Park Family Centre

Creative Session
Opposite Royal Oak tube station next to Children's Library, activites are term time only. Please see the website for up to date timetable information or contact direct for details. Website

Indoor rock Climbing

Westway Sports Centre, W10
Climbing is perfect for kids. It boosts their confidence, their agility and is great for their fitness. And Westway has some of the best facilities and coaching in the country. Website

Baby Bop

The Commander
Baby Bop is an exciting new dance class for pre school boys and girls and their parent or carer. We look at many styles of dance from Broadway and Tap to Disco and Latin, and to make our classes fun for both and child we only play the coolest music in town. Website
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