Notting Hill has been through an epic transformation over the last 30 years. Once considered the ‘poor neighbour’ to Chelsea and Kensington – it now stands as one of Londons most serious destinations (and is so much more than just the setting of a certain famous movie). Here’s everything you need to know.
There is an unmistakable bohemian buzz around Notting Hill. Cosmopolitan and multicultural, affluent and fashionable; it’s one of Londons most desirable and ‘instagrammable’ neighbourhoods – (think candy-coloured houses, high-end restaurants, one off-shops, trendy bars, quirky backstreets, beautiful cinemas, incredible theatres, pretty gardens, peaceful residential squares, casual cafes and communal gardens).
The neighbourhood is of course home to the worlds second biggest carnival: Notting Hill Carnival. This magnificent, colourful, chaotic spectacle is laid on annually, in celebration of British West African culture, and attracts over a million tourists each year. With each carnival, Notting Hill becomes transformed into one, giant, all-encompassing party, as the streets become jam-packed with costumed party-goers, Caribbean music and street food.
It is also famous for being home to one of London’s top markets: Portobello Road Market. This attracts both tourists and locals alike, offering a full mile of vintage clothes, food, fashion, antiques, bric-a-brac, street performers, antiques, collectables and more.
Centrally located, you’re just a stroll away from Hyde Park and Oxford street.
What’s on there?
As you know; there’s Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market. Neither of which are to be missed!
Family day out? You might like to visit The Museum of Brands, where you can enjoy an immersive experience and take a look at some of Britain’s most iconic brands, as well as the history of consumer culture.
Arty? Why not visit Graffik Gallery, where you can take a look at some fine examples of urban contemporary art (and even try your own hand at street art).
Hungry? Here are some of our favourites. The Shed (British produce), Andina Picanteria (Peruvian), Chuc’s Restaurant and Café (Italian), Core by Clare Smyth (Michelin starred) or Fez Mangal (Turkish).
What’s the community like now?
The neighbourhood has a strong community and is a mix of local and international residents. It attracts a wide range of people, from celebrities to artists to professionals.
How much does it cost?
The average 1 bedroomed flat will cost around £723,000 to buy, or £1,985 a month to rent, whilst the average 4 bedroomed house will cost around £4M, or £8,222 a month to rent.
You will find a mix of Georgian, Edwardian and modern architecture – although the area is best known for its large stucco, garden facing terraces.
Portobello Road, Ladbroke Square, Kensington Park Road and Westbourne Grove.
Camden Town is the W11 3JE postcode.
As mentioned earlier, this place is super-central. This means you will be extremely well served by transport links across London.
Nearest Stations are Notting Hill Gate (the main Tube Station), Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park.
All stations are in zone 2.
The area is also well served by buses (connections across London 24 hours a day).
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