Notting Hill is the perfect place to spend a day in London. As an iconic West London neighborhood, it is a favorite destination for London culture buffs. With working-class roots for those who were unable to locate to Chelsea or Kensington, it is one of the best places to get the London experience.
Notting Hill seems to have it all: pretty gardens, colorful terraced houses, quirky backstreets, murals, restaurants, bars, shops, cafes, and the famous Portobello Market. It’s not hard to see why Notting Hill is one of the London destinations. Related: A Neighborhood Guide to London’s Marylebone
The area is also world-famous due to the movie of the same name (1999), starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts – and of course, the hugely popular Notting Hill Carnival, held annually (over two days each August). The carnival is a celebration and continuation of the Caribbean roots of many residents that settled in the area in the mid-Twentieth Century.
It’s now a vibrant, fashionable area, associated with affluent residents and a buzzing social scene. It attracts visitors from all over and is known for being picturesque. In the 21st Century, Notting Hill has been home to British celebrities and public figures, from actors, musicians, and politicians.
Things to Do in Notting Hill
The Bottle Kiln
Snaps +Rye (love the breakfast here)
Notting Hill Parks and Gardens
Lots of Opportunities for Cute Car Photos
Best Streets in Notting Hill:
Stanley and Landsdowne Crescent
Westbourne Grove and Lonsdale Road.
St Luke’s Mews
The Churchill Gardens
Westbourne Park Road
Hillgate Place & Farm Place