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Notting Hill bars

Find the best places to drink in Notting Hill, whether you’re partying after Carnival or looking for more refined tippling

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Whether you’re looking for a stop-off after Notting Hill Carnival or you like your bars in London to have a bit of class, this list of Notting Hill’s very best bars will see you right. Find gin joints, rum-loving haunts and even an alcohol-free bar in this varied neighbourhood, and discover anything from laid-back vibes to drinking spots that are heaving at the bar come cocktail o’clock. 

RECOMMENDED: Find more fun in the neighbourhood in our Notting Hill area guide

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

GinTonica

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Portobello Road Gin lives on down the road from where it began. Find it at The Distillery, the brand’s famous gin hotel (yeah, that’s a thing). Pop up to the first floor to sample G&Ts, Spanish-style – served in giant goblets and with stunning garnishes, these are summer in a glass, served in a bright, Andalusian setting.

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Restaurants, Italian

Negozio Classica

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Negozio Classica is a cosy wine bar showcasing Tuscan Avignonesi wines by the glass. There’s also a careful selection of other Italian wines, many of them organic or biodynamic. It's a prime spot for aperitivos, with the Aperol Spritzes going down a storm.

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Restaurants, Vegan

Redemption

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Okay, so there's no booze at the bar, but Redemption Bar fits in to Notting Hill very well, thanks to a raw food menu to complement the alcohol-free cocktails. Mock-jitos are all the rage, don't you know.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Resting Room

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The ground floor bar at Portobello Road’s aforementioned gin hotel is an all-day destination for Notting Hill’s cocktail drinkers – and they don’t have to be gin fanatics. The Resting Room makes cocktails from a full range of spirits that are aging in barrels up above the bar. It’s a setting that’s laid back enough to coax in the local dog-walkers. Make it your next doggy pit-stop.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Rum Kitchen Notting Hill

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There surely can’t be a more jolly place to drink in Notting Hill: colourful wooden wall-slats and furniture fill the upstairs bar, and down in the party-time basement there’s good reggae, very friendly staff and rum, rum and more rum.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Trailer Happiness

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This popular Portobello Road basement bar calls itself a tiki bar, but the hilariously dodgy decor resists simple categorisation. It looks like a suburban-American rumpus room c1964; even Alan Partridge might find it a bit much. But underneath the thick layer of kitsch is a very good cocktail bar; the bartenders know their business. They also spin a great ’60s playlist.

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