With some of the poshest and poorest communities in London, Notting Hill is a melting pot, and this diversity gives it atmosphere all its own. Venues as diverse as Notting Hill Arts Club, with its international music acts, and laid-back pub Castle can sit within a mile of each other. Read our guide to the best bars and pubs in Notting Hill to find the perfect place for a night out.
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Remaining laudably tongue-in-cheek while the rest of Ladbroke Grove drowns in chichi spots, Trailer Happiness is not a cocktail bar as such – with its deliberately tacky decor (Tretchikoff paintings galore) and... Read Trailer Happiness review
This urban cocktail house, one of several fine Ruby-tied venues around town, has split its contemporary space into drinking and dining areas. All are treated to squishy brown seating and little candles in glasses, and most... Read Ruby & Sequoia review
The lack of a worthwhile clubbing scene in and around W11 remains a great London mystery, but Notting Hillbillies at least have this venerable basement institution to keep them off the streets after dark. It's not much to look at... Read Notting Hill Arts Club review
Previously renowned as a genuine local that belied its salubrious surroundings, this corner pub is now in the reins of a new owner, one that also owns The Rose in Fulham, and has been subjected to a serious spruce-up. Read Hillgate review
Whatever the price and quality of the gastropub fare (pork belly and mash for a tenner, aubergine parmegiana a snip at £7.25), this is a proper Portobello local. Most of the jolly, bohemian-minded punters hanging around the... Read Castle review