London area of W11 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W11 neighbourhood

One of London's most famous postcodes, W11 includes upmarket Notting Hill - famed for the popular Portobello Road market - and Ladbroke Grove - which holds the annual Notting Hill Carnival street party over the August bank holiday - as well as part of up-and-coming Westbourne Grove. Boasting some of the most expensive houses in the capital in close proximity to some extremely gritty post-World War II social housing estates, W11 is one of the most cosmopolitan and polarised areas of London. On the one hand you have the stuccoed Victorian and fine Georgian buildings such as the house owned by Prime Minister David Cameron, and on the other hand you have the rough council estates that caused riots in 1958. In the 70s and 80s, the area's potent mixture of Mediterranean, Caribbean, and half-a-dozen other London cultures led to an extraordinary flowering, one which is celebrated today by Notting Hill's vibrant combination of all social and cultural spectrums.

See our recommended nearby W11 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W11 Hotels

in or near W11
Pembridge Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
52-57 Princes Square, W2
Pembridge Palace Hotel is located in Central London, close to Portobello Road Market, Kensington Palace, and the Royal Albert Hall. This 3 star property is in ... More
 
 
 
Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
5-7 Princes Square, W2
Located in the quiet residential area of Princes Square in Bayswater, the Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill is a popular choice amongst both business and leisure ... More
 
 
 
10 Pembridge Gardens
London > Apartment > Apartment
10 Pembridge Gardens, W2
Located in the desirable neighbourhood of Notting Hill, 10 Pembridge Gardens is close to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, London's West End and the famous Portobello ... More
 
 
 

W11 Entertainment

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The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, W11, 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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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, W11, London W11
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
 
 
 
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The Electric Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
191 Portobello Road, W11, 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
 
 
 

W11 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W11
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, W11, London W11
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ... More
 
 
 
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Portobello Road Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Portobello Road, W11, 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
W11, 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
 
 
 

W11 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W11
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VPL
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
61A Ledbury Road, W11, London W11
Good things come in small packages. This tiny near-perfect boutique sells a rich crop of delightful underwear, sleepwear and lovely comfy things to chill out ... More
 
 
 
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Melt
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
59 Ledbury Road, W11, London W11
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Benefit
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
227 Westbourne Grove, W11, 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
 
 
 

W11 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W11 London?
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Beach Blanket Babylon
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, , W11, 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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Granger & Co
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
175 Westbourne Grove, W11, London W11
Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger opened his first restaurant, Bills, in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 22 and, 20 years later launched his first ... More
 
 
 
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Daylesford Organic Notting Hill
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
208 - 212 Westbourne Grove, W11, 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
 
 
 

W11 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W11.
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The Prince Bonaparte
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
80 Chepstow Road, W11, 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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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, W11, 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 Cow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
89 Westbourne Park Road, W11, London W2
Sitting on top of a noisy, packed pub, this dining room serves excellent traditional British food at steep prices. The Cow is hugely popular with locals, ... More
 
 
 

W11 Nightlife

W11 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, W11, London W11
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, W11, 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
 
 
 
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, W11, 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
 
 
 

W11 Leisure

W11 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, W11, 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, W11, 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
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, W11, London W2
A Vogue shoot with hot model Daisy Lowe just goes to show the height of hip that All Star Lanes has reached. This fun bowling alley ... More
 
 
 

W11 Education

in or near W11
The London College (University College Kensington)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
20 Victoria Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, W11, London W11
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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
9 Pembridge Road, W11, London W11
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
Babel Technical College
London > Education > Professional Training
69 Notting Hill Gate, W11, London W11
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W11 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W11.
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11, London W11
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Beach Blanket Babylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11, 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
 
 
 
Etheline Holder Hall and Meeting Rooms
London > Business > Venue Hire
5-7 Denbigh Road, Notting Hill, W11, London W11
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