London area of Notting Hill guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Notting Hill neighbourhood

The incredible diversity of an area that contained some of the most expensive houses in the Capital next to some of the roughest council estates caused riots in 1958, but in the 1970s and 1980s, the potent mixture of Mediterranean, Caribbean, and half-a-dozen other London cultures led to an extraordinary flowering. The record shops of Portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove became home to London’s reggae and punk scenes, and artists, musicians, and writers moved into the area. Traditionally, this isn't a hub for tourists so hotels haven't flourished but it is a vibrant place to spend some time. The southern end of Notting Hill has become thoroughly gentrified, but in the north there is still a vibrant cultural and musical life, and the weekly market remains one of London’s most colourful. The last weekend of August is when Notting Hill returns to its roots, as almost the entire area is taken over by Carnival, Europe’s biggest and best street party.

See our recommended nearby Notting Hill Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Notting Hill Hotels

in or near Notting Hill
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
97 Cromwell Road, SW7
The location, two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road tube station, is the major draw of this modern, high-rise hotel. The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Natural ... More

Notting Hill Entertainment

in or near Notting Hill
The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ... More
Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ... More
The Electric Cinema, Portobello
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Lush leather armchairs, beds on the front row, comfy footstools, wine coolers and small tables storing snacks and drinks make this small, independent cinema one of ... More

Notting Hill Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Notting Hill
Portobello Road Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday. Running from ... More
Notting Hill
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Notting Hill, London W11
In the South-West of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea lies Notting Hill, one of the most attractive parts of London and home to the famous ... More
Music House For Children at St Johns
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their ... More

Notting Hill Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Notting Hill
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
227 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
This retro-kitsch American make-up line is taking the world by storm at the mo having arrived in London a few years back. Female Londoners can't ... More
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
226 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
What with The Cow, Lucky 7 and Crazy Homies next door as well as this deli down the road, Tom Conran - middle son of Sir ... More
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
1 Denbigh Road, Notting Hill, London W11
This exquisite shop offers simple designs in really plush, sumptuous fabrics. Peruvian Pima cotton, baby alpaca, Irish linen, silk and cashmere all line its racks. ... More

Notting Hill Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Notting Hill London?
Daylesford Organic Notting Hill
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
208 - 212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
Daylesford Organic brings the taste of the Gloucestershire countryside to Notting Hill with the Bamfords bringing produce from their country estates to the city. The minimalist, ... More
New Tom's
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
226 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
Popping up for twelve months on the site of his Tom's Diner, New Tom's is Tom Conran's latest restaurant serving avant-garde cuisine in a relaxed bistro ... More
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
Nicole Farhi's Westbourne Grove concept store includes everything you need to buy into the Farhi lifestyle - from clothes to soft furnishings for the home. Once ... More

Notting Hill Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Notting Hill.
Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
One of Young's more stylish bars, the Duke of Wellington is a decent traditional pub on Portobello Road. On Saturdays when Portobello Market is on, the ... More
The Prince Bonaparte
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
80 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, London W2
Situated in the heart of London's trendy Notting Hill area, The Prince Bonaparte gastropub offers a warm atmosphere that most other pubs simply cannot. The warmth ... More
The Elgin
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
Gastropub... More

Notting Hill Nightlife

Notting Hill clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ... More
Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... More

Notting Hill Leisure

Notting Hill gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2
This spacious Westbourne Grove branch of beauty emporium Space NK is one of only two London stores to offer treatments at the luxurious Spa.NK. The shop, ... More
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2
As Londoners struggle to relax in this bustling behemoth of a city, people seem to keep on finding new, bizarre ways to chill out. Float offers ... More
Avondale Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Walmer Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ... More

Notting Hill Education

in or near Notting Hill
Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
9 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More

Notting Hill Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Notting Hill.
Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11
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Etheline Holder Hall and Meeting Rooms
London > Business > Venue Hire
5-7 Denbigh Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11
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Beach Blanket Babylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11
This mad, gorgeous, fairy-tale fantasy of a bar/restaurant is usually full of glamorous young singles flirting like mad over their cocktails - but it's also hard ... More
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