Best known for:
Its diversity, the Notting Hill Carnival (Europe’s largest street party), Portobello Road market (a mecca for bargain hunters), its bohemian vibe and charm and, of course, the iconic movie Notting Hill (starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts).
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, City of Westminster
Notting Hill is a wonderful balance of peace and tranquillity combined with the buzz and excitement of the city. Residents are attracted to the ‘bohemian-meets-cool’ atmosphere and the diverse mix of people and places, from the magical and idyllic garden squares, to the boutiques and café culture of Westbourne Grove, and the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road and Notting Hill Gate.
Social and cultural attractions:
Notting Hill is home to Europe’s largest street party – the Notting Hill Carnival. The huge range of bars, gastropubs and award-winning restaurants means you can experience excellent food and drink from all corners of the globe. The Electric Cinema and the Coronet show the latest blockbusters, while The Gate Picturehouse caters for those looking for something a little more art-house. Other attractions include The Museum of Brands Packaging and Advertising and The 20th Century Theatre.
Sports and leisure facilities:
As well as having many beautiful communal gardens, Notting Hill is close to the wide open spaces of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. HollandPark is renowned for its KyotoGarden, sports facilities and picturesque walk to Kensington High Street. There are also a number of cycling routes, sports clubs, yoga and pilates centres.
Places of interest
- Portobello Road Market
- All Saints Church
- George Orwell’s House
- Museum of Brands
- Colville Square Gardens
- Kensington Gardens
- Holland Park
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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