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, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Notting Hill Hotels

in or near Notting Hill
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
 
 
 
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
97 Cromwell Road, SW7
The location, two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road tube station, is the major draw of this modern, high-rise hotel. The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Natural ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Entertainment

in or near Notting Hill
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The Electric Cinema, Portobello
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
 
 
 
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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 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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
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Music House For Children at St Johns
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Notting Hill
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Neal's Yard Remedies
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
9 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
Neal’s Yard Remedies are still going strong after more than two decades and they continue to stand by their commitment to creating only natural remedies and ... More
 
 
 
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Lutyens & Rubinstein
London > Shopping > Books
21 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11
This independent Notting Hill book shop is run by renowned book agents Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein and runs in parallel with their literary agency. Opened ... More
 
 
 
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Provenance Butcher
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
33 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Run by husband and wife team Erin and Guy, who both grew up on farms in New Zealand, Provenance Butcher is a family run village butcher ... More
 
 
 

Notting Hill Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Notting Hill London?
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Mediterraneo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Italian cuisine. Booking essential for dinner. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Osteria Basilico
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
29 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11
This stylish Italian restaurant in Notting Hill has established itself as a popular neighbourhood eaterie since it opened in 1992. Well known as a good date ... More
 
 
 
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The Grocer on Elgin
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
6 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
'The Grocer' is a thoroughly inappropriate name for this posh deli. You're unlikely to find anyone popping in here for a box of PG Tips and ... 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 Elgin
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11
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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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The Metropolitan
London > Nightlife > Gastropub
60 Great Western Road, Notting Hill, London W11
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, 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
 
 
 

Notting Hill Leisure

Notting Hill gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Avondale Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Walmer Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Notting Hill Education

in or near Notting Hill
 
 
Eat Well Be Happy
London > Education > 74 Oxford Gardens, Notting Hill, London W10
Rachel McCarthy is a naturopathic nutritionist helping patients with food allergies, intolerances and all manner of complaints. ... More
 
 
 
Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
9 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... 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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Electric House
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11
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E & O
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
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