Notting Hill: what to visit in this colorful neighborhood? - Good Deals London

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With its colorful Victorian houses, Notting Hill is a quaint and colorful area located in West London in the district of Kensington et Chelsea. The district owes its fame to its famous brocante in Portobello which is held on Friday and Saturday, but also in its carnival true festival of colors which celebrates the Caribbean culture.

Do not hesitate to get lost to discover decoration shops, charming houses with their private gardens or even pubs with a so British atmosphere. You can take wonderful photos here, especially in spring when the magnolias and cherry trees are in bloom.


Portobello Road Market


Portobello Market is London's most famous open-air market held on Fridays and Saturdays at the junction of Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove. There are more than 2000 antiques, jewelry, engravings, old medals and also fruit and vegetable stands.


Address : Portobello Road - London W10 5TA


Shopping for home decor in Notting Hill


Many decoration shops offer vintage and unusual objects that are not necessarily found in France. The opportunity to bring home a little British souvenir!

Among my favorite shops, there are:

-   Henry Gregory Antiques : 82 Portobello Road
-  Alice’s :  86 Portobello Road
-  Graham & Green : 4 Elgin Crescent
-  Jensen & Ballantine : 1 Ladbroke Road


Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising


The Trademark and Advertising Museum tells the story of brands and product packaging, from the Victorian era to the present day.

There are 12 household items, objects from global brands, toys, sweets, fashion clothes, posters and magazines from the collection of consumer historian Robert Opie.

Included in the London Pass.


Address : 111-117 Lancaster Roadd, London W11 1QT

Metro bus Ladbroke Grove Station7, 23, 52, 70, 228, 452, N7


Electric Cinema, Notting Hill's chic cinema


Opened on February 24, 1910 and in Edwardian Baroque style, Electric Cinema is one of the first buildings in Britain designed specifically for film screenings

Electric Cinema is an unusual, chic and comfortable cinema offering a unique cinematographic experience! Settle into one of the sixty-five leather armchairs, three two-seater sofas or six double beds!


Address : 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED

Follow in the footsteps of Paddington


The Brown family lives in the upscale neighborhood of Notting Hill. We can see the colorful facades that make up the identity of the district.
It is also in this district that the antique store of Mr Gruber is located where Mrs Brown goes with Paddington to find out if his red hat can provide clues to his arrival in London. In reality, Mr. Gruber's store is Alice's Antique store.


Address : 86 Portobello Road – Notting Hill, London W11 2ED

Metro bus Notting Hill Gate 23, 52, 452

In the footsteps of Love at first sight in Notting Hill


It is only natural in Notting Hill that the film Love at first sight in Notting Hill was filmed in 1998.

Here are some places to discover:

  • Will Thacker's apartment : 280 Westbourne Park road
    Bella and Max's house : 91 Lansdowne Road
    The tattoo parlor : 201 Portobello Road
  • The cinema where Will watches "Helix" : 103 Notting Hill Gate
  • The garden where Anna Scott takes Will : Rosmead Gardens
  • The legendary bookstore run by Hugh Grant : 13-15 Blenheim Crescent. Unfortunately the famous Travel Bookshop closed its doors in 2011.


Le carnival de Notting Hill


With more than a million people, the Notting Hill Carnival is the most important carnival in Europe. Colorful and lively, it celebrates Caribbean culture for 3 days.

The carnival begins on Saturday with a competition of steel-band orchestras then continues on Sunday with the children's parade and ends on Monday with the grand parade (10 am-00pm).

Carnival program on the website.

Metro - Ladbroke Grove : closed Sunday and Monday
- Latimer Road : closing at 23:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday
- Notting Hill Gate : reserved for the Sunday and Monday outing from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
- Westbourne Park : reserved for the Sunday and Monday outing from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m. Closes at 23:30 p.m.
- Royal Oak : reserved for the Sunday and Monday outing. Closes at 18 p.m.


The Churchill Arms a historic pub in Notting Hill


The Churchill Arms is a charming pub easily recognizable thanks to its magnificent facade decorated with flowers all year round. In the 1800s, it welcomed Winston Churchill's paternal grandparents who regularly frequented the pub.

Inside, the Churchill Arms is a cabinet of curiosities with its many objects - lanterns, photos of Winston Churchill, newspaper clippings and historical memorabilia - scattered throughout.

Today, the pub is frequented by a clientele of chic neighborhoods and of a mature age… There are also tourists curious to discover this place which is both traditional and unusual.


Address : 119 Kensington Church Street – London W8 7LN

Metro bus Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, Holland Park27, 28, 31, 52, 70


Jimy Hendrix's last night in Notting Hill


The 17 September 1970, Jimi Hendrix falls asleep last time at the Hotel Samarkand where his girlfriend, German skater Monika Danneman, rents a room. A few hours later Monika finds Hendrix inanimate, covered with vomit.

Address : 21 Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NS

Metro bus Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate23, 52, 228, 452


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