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, and Meeting Venues.

Notting Hill Hotels

in or near Notting Hill
London Premier Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5-7 Princes Square, W2
The Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill is located in a quiet square in the heart of Bayswater close to Queensway, Hyde Park and Notting Hill providing ... More
 
 
 
The Abbey Court Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2
Wrap yourself in Victorian elegance at this exclusive hotel. Located in peaceful residential street close to Notting Hill gate, the shops and nightlife of the West-end ... More
 
 
 
Princes Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Off Ilchester Gardens, W2
An attractive, Grade II listed building on a leafy street in Bayswater, this traditional, reasonably priced townhouse B&B was at one time three separate Victorian homes. ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Entertainment

in or near Notting Hill
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Electric Cinema
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
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Bankrobber Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
52 Lonsdale Rd, Notting Hill, London W11
The independent Bankrobber Gallery in Notting Hill turns the tables by bringing street art inside. Exhibiting works by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy, the gallery has ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Notting Hill
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Benefit
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
 
 
 
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Tom's
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
 
 
 
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Wall
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?
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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202
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.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Elgin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
96 Ladbrooke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
A pub with G & T tastings and 22 gins on offer! The Elgin has a special Gin Palace, a small bar separated from the ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Nightlife

Notting Hill clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
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Jac's
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W11
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Canvas
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
177 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11
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Notting Hill Leisure

Notting Hill gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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Float
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
 
 
 
BodyWorksWest at Lambton Place
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
11 Lambton Place, Notting Hill, London W11
Pilates ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Notting Hill.
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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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