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Portobello Garden Caffe

Portobello Garden Caffe

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

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop

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

Bluebelles of Portobello

Bluebelles of Portobello

One of the best breakfast hangs-out on Portobello Road, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by - plus fantastic eggs!!

Pizza East

Pizza East

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

Cockney's

Cockney's

The best pie and mash in West London - try the stewed eels! Perfect for a quick, cheap but tasty lunch.

Daylesford

Daylesford

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

Portobello Green Market

Portobello Green Market

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

Portobello Juice Café

Portobello Juice Café

Create your own juices at this infamous juice bar 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.

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!

Portobello and Golborne Market

Portobello and Golborne Market

London's most well known market with a wealth of established stalls, selling everything from food, to clothing, to vintage jewellery.

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!

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!

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

"Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest festival in the world behind Rio's Carnaval."

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

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

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Oliver Browne

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

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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

Bumps and Babies

St. Peter's Church
Bumps and Babies is for anyone expecting a baby, new parents, or parents with a new baby and older children. Everyone with a pre-school age child is welcome although we have found that the majority of those who attend have babies under 12 months. We have toys for babies and of course tea, coffee and juice with plenty of time to chat. Website

Storytelling with Lucy

Book and Kitchen
Grab a seat on one of our comfy chairs or pull up the rug as we delve into the land beyond the wardrobe, to a secret place frozen in eternal winter to the magical land of Narnia. 10% off all Children's books during this time Website

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Under 3
There are plenty of toys, musical sing-along, space to run about no matter what the weather and a space to park your buggy. There are hot & cold drinks and the opportunity to chat and share with other parents and carers. Website

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

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

Top Set Tuition

Colville Primary School
Top Set Tuition is run by experienced educators providing extra Maths and English tuition for children from 4-16 and of any ability. All teaching staff at Top Set are qualified experienced hold a degree in or related to the subject they teach. They also have proven track records of improving the ability of numerous students at differing age groups. All staff members hold full and current CRBs. Please register your interest by contacting us via the website. Spaces are limited. Website

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