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

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Portobello Garden Caffe

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon

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

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

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

Daylesford

Daylesford

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

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!

Kitchen & Pantry

Kitchen & Pantry

The best chai tea and full English breakfasts!

Westbourne Gardens

Westbourne Gardens

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

Portobello Green Market

Portobello Green Market

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

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!

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.

Electric Diner

Electric Diner

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

Fez Mangal

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!

Clarendon Cross

Clarendon Cross

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

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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

"'90s girl group All Saints purportedly took their name from All Saints Road, which was just around the corner from their recording studio."

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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In contrast to the Westfield development, Shepherd's Bush has some lovely period properties.

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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

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.

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

Pitman Training Notting Hill

The Gate Cinema
Pitman Training are the oldest office skills training providers in the UK and have been training the nation for over 175 years. Popular subject areas include: Secretarial PA Bookkeeping Event Management Microsoft Office Teeline Shorthand Touch Typing Web Design and Social Media for Business.

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

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

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

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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