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
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
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
DoubleTree by Hilton London Hyde Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
150 Bayswater Road, W2
Location is this hotel's biggest selling point. Step outside, cross the road and you're in Kensington Gardens, one of London's prettiest outdoor spots, which soon merges ... More

W11 Entertainment

in or near W11
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
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
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
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
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
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ledbury Mews North, W11, London W11
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W11 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W11
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
59 Ledbury Road, W11, London W11
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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
No Added Sugar
London > Shopping > 57 Ledbury Road, W11, London W11
No Added Sugar sells sweet-enough-already clothes for children and gorgeous gifts, ideal for newborn babies. Set up by Deborah Medhurst, who previously ran the Pushca clubs ... More

W11 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W11 London?
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
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
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.
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
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
The Elgin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
96 Ladbrooke Grove, W11, 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

W11 Nightlife

W11 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, W11, London W11
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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
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Lonsdale Road, W11, London W11
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W11 Leisure

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

W11 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W11.
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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