Notting Hill area guide
Check out Portobello Road Market and discover great cinemas, restaurants, bars and pubs in W11
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.
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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,
- Portobello Road, W10
- 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.
- 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Rd, W11 2AR
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.
- 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ
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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