Notting Hill is definitely more than just the setting for a famous movie. It plays host to Europe's biggest street festival, is brimming with fashionable restaurants, bars and shops, and is home to one of the city's best markets: Portobello Road Market.
Attracting thousands of people to its quirky backstreets and pretty gardens, Notting Hill is the perfect place to spend a weekend. Whether you're into shopping, eating, film, or plain people watching, Notting Hill is a great place to spend some time.
What are your favourite Notting Hill haunts? Let us know in the comments.
Heading to Notting Hill Carnival?
Notting Hill Carnival guide
Dancing, music and masquerade – join the Carnival fun in Notting Hill this August bank holiday weekend
Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems
Plan your party route with the Time Out Notting Hill Carnival soundsystem A-Z
A spotter's guide to Notting Hill Carnival
There are those who dance and those who get danced on. Win seven points if you spot a copper who’s perfected the bogle
Our top 10 Carnival anthems
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Explore the area
Brimming with great cafés and restaurants, Notting Hill will always have the perfect meal to suit both your tastebuds and budget. From simple fish and chips at Geales to modern cuisine at the Notting Hill Brasserie, find a restaurant with our essential guide to restaurants in Notting Hill. Think we've missed a great restaurant in Notting Hill? Let us know in the comment box below.
It's not renowned for its money-saving properties, but anyone can eat in Notting Hill once they know where to head for. This list of budget restaurants and cafés means you can easily explore both ends of west London's price range. Is there anywhere we haven't found yet? Let us know in the comments or send us a tweet.
Bars and pubs
With some of the poshest and poorest communities in London, Notting Hill is a melting pot, and this diversity gives it an atmosphere all of 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.Think we've missed a great drinking spot in Notting Hill? Let us know in the comment box below.
Head to the famous Portobello Road Market for everything from antiques and vintage accessories to street food and fresh veg stalls. If the hordes of people put you off the market, Notting Hill is also home to designer shops, like the French boutique Aimé. Discover some of the best stores in the area with our guide to shopping in Notting Hill.Think we've missed a great shop in Notting Hill? Let us know in the comment box below.
Great restaurants in Notting Hill
Things to do in Notting Hill
Notting Hill Carnival
Dancing, music and masquerade – join the fun this August with our guide to all things Carnival 2014 Essential Notting Hill Carnival information Popular events this week Real Food Market Now weekly, the Real Food Market features around 40 food and drink producers selling seasonal produce directly to the public.