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Electric Diner

Electric Diner

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

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop

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

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...

Clarendon Cross

Clarendon Cross

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

Portobello Garden Caffe

Portobello Garden Caffe

Fresh and authentic Italian food in a charming arcade off 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!

Granger & Co

Granger & Co

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

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

Daylesford

Daylesford

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

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.

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

"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."

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

Mark Nockles

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

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  1. I love morning strolls around Holland Park.

  2. Great local shops and a village feel.

  3. Lovely architecture

  4. Holland Park is calmer than the rush of central London, but still has everything you need and want around you!! And easy to get to anywhere, thanks to having most tube and bus lines around.

  5. I love the walking to the market. Every time I come back with a small treasure.

  6. I love Holland park because there is a sweet atmosphere. It's an amazing quiet borough, it's like a dream come true for me to live here since my French childhood, because yes I'm French and London always fascinates me!

  7. Notting Hill Gate is a wonderful living location. It is peaceful, safe and plenty to do! Portobello Road is just in walking distance, offering plenty of small boutique shops and bar/restaurants that you can't find on the typical high streets. Hyde Park is just off the main street which will always be your weekend relaxation hotspot (if you cant think of anywhere else to go on top of your head)! Its connectivity to central London locations is unbeatable as it is served by 3 tube lines (Central, circle, district) and plenty of bus options to Westfield, south Kensington, Victoria, kings cross and more.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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 W11

Baby Rhyme Time

North Kensington Central Library
The Summer Reading Challenge and Bookcrawl are running in Kensington and Chelsea Libraries throughout the summer holidays, with activities and events designed to create a real buzz around children's reading. Website

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

Bach to Baby

St John's Notting Hill
St John's is delighted to host this critically acclaimed series. Held monthly on a Tuesday morning, these concerts are specifically designed for adults, babies and tots to enjoy together. Website

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

Spencer Stage School: Mini Street

Etheline Holder Hall
Dancing, singing, stories, games, makeovers, discos and anything else your child may want for. 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

About W11

W11 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Notting Hill, Holland Park (part) and is covered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authority.

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