Notting Hill area guide

Check out Portobello Road Market and discover great cinemas, restaurants, bars and pubs in W11

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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 restaurantsbars 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's your favourite Notting Hill haunts? Let us know.

Notting Hill bars and pubs

Portobello Star

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 171 Portobello Road, W11 2DY
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Trailer Happiness

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 177 Portobello Road, W11 2DY
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Hillgate

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 24 Hillgate Street, W8 7SR
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Castle

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. Victoria Road, W3 6UL
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Things to do in Notting Hill

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market

Portobello is actually several markets stretched out up one long strip of road: antiques start at the Notting Hill Gate end; further up are food stalls; and emerging designer and vintage clothes are found under the Westway flyover and along the walkway to Ladbroke Grove. A visit here is as much about soaking up the vibe as it is about shopping. Saturdays are manically busy so head out early,

  1. Portobello Road, W10
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Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

  • Rated as: 3/5

The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising spans a 120-year period in the history of consumerism, culture, design, domestic life, fashion, folly and fate. It is presented as a magnificently cluttered time tunnel of cartons and bottles, toys and advertising displays.

  1. 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Rd, W11 2AR
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Notting Hill Arts Club

Dedicated to polymorphic pleasures of very much an arts-based kind, this scruffily chic basement centre is home to – among other regular events like RoTa and Radio Gagarin – YoYo, which is still rammed every Thursday after almost a decade of programming hip hop, garage/grime, dubstep and bassline-heavy acts.

  1. 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ
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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.

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Great restaurants in Notting Hill

The Ledbury

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ
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Mazi

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. 12-14 Hillgate Street, W8 7SR
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The Shed

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT
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Taqueria

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 139-143 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS
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Rachel
Rachel

Why are all these recomendations out of date?

sanath kumara
sanath kumara

i was newcastle 2006 i will come london next year

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