Notting Hill Area Guide
Notting Hill falls into the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Notting Hill is one of London’s buzzing areas, hosting the largest festival in Europe known as the Notting Hill Carnival. The area is full of personality with its quirky restaurants and boutique shops, such as The Churchill Arms. Ranging from quaint to the luxurious, Notting Hill has some of London’s most desirable properties. As well as its properties, Notting Hill’s leafiness is a major draw for families and young professionals looking for homeliness.
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens falls into the south-eastern corner of Notting Hill. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, both perfect for a run, cycle, horse-ride or a simple stroll across its paths. In Hyde Park you will also find the world famous Serpentine Lake and Gallery, perfect for boating. Notting Hill also has the most garden squares than any other part of London.
Shopping and Entertainment
Notting Hill is an area of sophisticated dining and high-class shopping. There are many chic boutiques at Notting Hill Gate, where as Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove attract the smart and the cool. The popular Notting Hill market known as the Portobello Market, running along Portobello Road, is known as one of the best markets in London. Main market days are Friday and Saturday with antiques market stalls. The Gate Theatre is Notting Hill’s entertainment scene, gaining a global reputation for fostering a wealth of new theatrical talent. For something more traditional, the Temple Gallery is worth a visit for its religious iconography and sacred art.
Hyde Park & Holland Park
Kensington High Street
Queensway Underground Station
Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
Bayswater Station Underground Station