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Notting Hill and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Notting Hill and surrounding areas

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

Rebecca Boon

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

Neil Cunningham

"Just a short distance from Queen's Park, Kensal Green is well connected and known for its independent amenities, adding to its fashionable appeal."

Oliver Browne

What is your favourite place?

Where do Notting Hill and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

Kitchen & Pantry

The best chai tea and full English breakfasts!

Westbourne Gardens

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

Portobello Juice Café

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

Daylesford

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

Portobello Green Market

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

Electric Diner

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

Portobello Market

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

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.

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...

Little Venice's Canals

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

Clarendon Cross

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

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.

Cleveland Square Fireworks

Fireworks night at Cleveland Square Gardens is fantastic for W2 residents! A yearly main event and one not to missed. Fireworks mixed in with dance music!

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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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"Now mainly a ruin after bombing in World War II, Holland House was built in the 1600s and was once home to Lord and Lady Holland. They were known to mix in high standing social circles and their guests included Charles Dickens and Lord Byron."

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Bumps Babies & Beyond Notting Hill (Thursdays)

St Peter's Church
We have toys for babies and of course tea, coffee and juice with plenty of time to chat. Come along and let your little one/s play while you have a chat and meet a few new people. We would just ask you to help us tidy away at the end. Website

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

Perform Plus - Drama Workshops


Drama dance and singing workshops for 8-12 year olds that will boost children's confidence creativity and concentration skills. From September to December the children will be rehearsing the classic tale of Cinderella but with a clever twist. 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

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.

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.
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