Notting Hill

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Diverse  -  Intimate  -  Effervescent 

Notting Hill, a neighborhood of alternative culture since its developpment in 1820, is still bohemian.  But nowadys it is a cosmopolitan mix of cultures, a fashionable locale in west London, home to artists, musicians, lawyers, and politicians, including the young Tory leader David Cameron. The architectural blend of large Victorian terrace houses with smaller, more modest pastel homes lining closely-set, leafy avenues give the area its distinct village feel. Portobello Road runs almost the entire length of Notting Hill from north to south. Portobello Road Market. known as an antigue market, today serves up three experiences - antiques and bric-a-brac to the south, fruit and vegetables in the middle, second-hand clothing & bits'n'bobs to the north. 

Within Blocks
  • Trellick Tower - Built in 1972, for many years it epitomized the esthetic faults of Modernism. Today it is a style icon granted a Grade 2* listing in 1998.
  • Grand Union Canal - Opened in 1801. In use into the 1950’s. Today it is enjoyed by leisure craft, walkers and picnickers.
  • Cultural Connections
  • Michael Bond's Paddington Bear stories
  • The first Lulu Guinness stand-alone store first opened on Ledbury Road in Notting Hill
  • Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant
Nearest Stations
  • Nottinghill (Circle, District & Central Lines)
 
Nearby Shopping
  • Portobello Road Market
  • Weekdays except Thursday - the vegetable market
  • Fridays – vegetable market  and second hand stuff at the Golborn Road end
  • Saturday - the busiest day. The length of Protpbello Road is open
  • Sunday - small market under railway bridge only