A visit to London is not complete without a little wandering through one of the most colorful boroughs in the capital, Notting Hill. Of course, there is the classic Portobello Road Market and searching for the infamous blue door from the movie Notting Hill, but there are also gorgeous candy-colored houses and the most delicious foodie spots waiting to be discovered. In this guide, I share what to do with one day in Notting Hill.
First, you need to start at Hillgate Place. It is a dream of a neighborhood with each house more vibrant and colorful than the last. Read : the perfect photo op. This area is just behind Notting Hill tube station, so pin it on your Google Map and when you exit the tube station head in the opposite direction to the tourists to find this pretty area.
Next, it’s true you can’t visit Notting Hill without a stroll down Portobello Road. It’s one of London’s oldest markets and you can find anything and everything on this never-ending one road market.
WHERE TO HAVE BRUNCH IN NOTTING HILL
During all this market shopping, you may build up quite an appetite…A favorite cafe to stop off of Portobello is Pedlar’s. It’s a cafe/shop with loads of fun house ware items and super fun prints and most importantly, delicious avocado toast with goat cheese. Read more over here!
And brunch is not complete without a tasty dessert and more sips of coffee. Pearl & Groove is a gorgeous, totally instagrammable, flourless bakery in Notting Hill with the most delicious sweet treats.
Our Other Favourite Spots In Notting Hill
- The best pizza in Notting Hill us at The Oak
- The best Sunday afternoon pub for Pimms in the summer time is The Westbourne and the Walmer Castle
- Go to Ottelenghi on for delicious cakes and fresh salads to take away
- For cocktails and fine dining my favourite spot is the beautiful Beach Blanket Babylon
- Recently opened Farmacy on Westbourne Grove for healthy brunchh
- For a Fun night out and some rum cocktails in the basement, head to The Rum Kitchen
Shopping In Notting Hill
Of course most people will head straight to Portobello Road where you can explore vintage shops until your heart is content! But if you are looking for more sophisticated shopping and boutiques then go to Westbourne Grove. This street is home to shops like Joseph, Maje, Sandro and Pierre Cardin. You will also discover plenty of restaurants along this street, but be prepared to wait. These are the places that the residents of Notting Hill visit and you will likely wait an hour on a weekend.
We hope that this article has helped inspire you to Notting Hill on your next trip to London. If you have any questions about the destination or have your own travel tips to share please leave these in the comments below.
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Looks so beautiful!!
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Notting Hill is absolutely stunning! Thanks for reading and commenting. Becky x