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Fashionable, vibrant, desirable - Notting Hill is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in London

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Electric Diner

Electric Diner

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

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.

Portobello Garden Caffe

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

Clarendon Cross

Clarendon Cross

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

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!

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...

Boom Burger

Boom Burger

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

Westbourne Gardens

Westbourne Gardens

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

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

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

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon

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

Kitchen & Pantry

Kitchen & Pantry

The best chai tea and full English breakfasts!

L Maison

L Maison

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

Portobello Green Market

Portobello Green Market

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

Granger & Co

Granger & Co

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

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop

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

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

"Sir Richard Branson opened his first record store on Portobello Road in the 1970s."

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

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

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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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What locals say about Notting Hill

  1. Lovely architecture

  2. Breakfast at Bluebells on the top of Portobello Road is a weekend habit I can't seem to kick!

  3. I reckon you can't beat Pizza East for an amazing Sunday brunch, buzzing atmosphere and a bit of celeb spotting. It's definitely the trendiest hangout spot for locals.

  4. Despite having lived in Notting Hill for 18 years, I've just got a dog and discovered the joy of escaping for a little peace and quiet in one of the many hidden parks in and around the area. Some of these are reserved for residents, but Holland Park and Little Wormwood Scrubs are open to all and are particularly beautiful.

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Child-friendly activities near Notting Hill

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

Antenatal classes for second time parents

Westbourne Grove Church
Are you pregnant with your 2nd child? Our Welcoming Baby Number 2 course is specifically designed for you. This course has been developed with leading maternity experts and is run by a Neo midwife. 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.

Ole Kids

Westbourne Grove Church
Old Kids offer weekly classes around London to children from 6 months to 4 years old. The classes run for one hour and have been planned to include singing, dancing, arts and crafts, music and story telling time. 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

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

About Notting Hill

Notting Hill is an area in west London, close to the north-western corner of Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the setting for the 1999 film Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market. Notting Hill has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross). Notting Hill has had an association with artists and "alternative" culture since its development in the 1820s.

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