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Once the neglected neighbour of prestigious Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill has risen from these humble beginnings to become one of the most coveted and exclusive areas in London, while still retaining a lively, bohemian atmosphere.

After a slightly inauspicious start as the ‘potteries and piggies’ during the nineteenth century due to the typical occupations of Notting Hill residents at the time, the area became popular with artists and writers and by the 1960s was a byword for fashion, creativity and cultural diversity in the capital. A large Afro-Caribbean community evolved here from the 1950s onwards, leading to the arrival of Notting Hill Carnival, a colourful Caribbean celebration which takes place every year during the August Bank Holiday weekend; a key event in the calendar for many locals and Londoners.

The prestige of Notting Hill has continued to rise since then, with the influx of many affluent buyers in the 1990s, leading to the development of numerous renowned restaurants and shops, as well as a number of sympathetically restored period properties. Today people are drawn to Notting Hill from all over the world seeking to experience this vibrant and artistic neighbourhood. As a result property here has become extremely valuable.

Architecture in Notting Hill

While property in Notting Hill largely consists of beautiful, double fronted Georgian properties, unlike other West London enclaves it also has a surprising number of colourful houses. On Elgin Crescent all the houses are painted in varying shades of spring pastels, adding to the lively, individual nature of the area.

Most of these Georgian stucco-fronted buildings are terraced, although semi-detached and detached villa-style properties can occasionally be found.

What makes Notting Hill so special?

With iconic streets, pretty pastel houses and even a Hollywood film dedicated to the area, it comes as no surprise that Notting Hill possesses a somewhat magical, fairytale quality. Despite being in the busy West London borough of Kensington and Chelsea and moments from Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill feels like a private community especially protected for those who are fortunate enough to live here. It’s easy to understand why residents tend to move in and stay here for decades.

Notting Hill property types

The wide Georgian streets of Notting Hill are filled with beautiful period properties, but the most prestigious streets are those with access to private gardens, situated on the curving roads connecting Clarendon Road with Portobello Road across Ladbroke Grove. The best of these are Arundel Gardens, Ladbroke Square, Kensington Park Gardens and the colourful Elgin Crescent, where large Georgian terraced and semi-detached houses can be found.

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Schools in Notting Hill

Notting Hill is well provided for in outstanding private and independent schooling, with a range of education establishments from pre-preparatory to sixth form, along with schools offering a continuous education from primary to secondary. Both mixed and single-sex schools are available, as are those with a slightly different curriculum such as the Lycée Charles De Gaulle and the Southbank International School, depending on the preferences of the parents.

Wetherby School
11 Pembridge Square, London W2 4ED 020 7727 958 www.wetherbyschool.co.uk
Southbank International School
63-65 Portland Place, London W1B 1QR 020 7436 9699 www.southbank.org
Notting Hill and Ealing High School For Girls
2 Cleveland Road, Ealing, London W13 8AX 020 8799 8400
Chepstow House School
108a Lancaster Road, London W11 1QS 020 7243 0243 www.chepstowhouseschool.co.uk<
Norland Place
162-166 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UH 020 7603 9103 www.norlandplace.com
Ashbourne Independent College
17 Old Court Place, London W8 4PL 020 7937 3858
David Game College
David Game House, 69 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JS 020 7221 6665 www.davidgamecollege.com
Francis Holland
39 Graham Terrace, London SW1W 8JF 020 7730 2971 www.fhs-sw1.org.uk
Queen's Gate School
133, Queen's Gate London SW7 5LF 020 7589 3587 www.queensgate.org.uk
Sussex House School
68, Cadogan Square, London SW1X 0EA 020 7584 1741 www.sussexhouseschool.co.uk
Notting Hill Prep
95 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ 020 7221 0727 www.nottinghillprep.com
Bassett House Montessori School
60 Bassett Road, London W10 6JP 020 8969 0313 www.bassetths.org.uk
Garden House School
Turks Row, London SW3 4TW 020 7730 1652 www.gardenhouseschool.co.uk

Things to do

The mélange of affluent residents and former bohemian community in Notting Hill has left the area with an eclectic mix of cultural attractions, including the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, Portobello Market and the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival held every August. Film fans will love the plush Electric Cinema and accompanying members club Electric House (part of the Soho House group), while respected restaurants and cocktail bars - The Shed, The Ledbury, Julie’s Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Ottolenghi, Granger & Co and Beach Blanket Babylon can all be found within walking distance.

Notting Hill also has a variety of high-end exercise facilities popular with health-conscious locals, - The Life Centre, Ten Pilates, Heart Core, BodyWorks West and Bootcamp Pilates, all of which are guaranteed to help you achieve peak physical fitness.

Electric Cinema
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED 020 7908 9696 www.electriccinema.co.uk
Electric House
191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED 020 7908 9696 www.electrichouse.com
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
2 Colville Mews, London W11 2AR 020 7908 0880 www.museumofbrands.com
Gate Picturehouse
87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ 0871 902 5731 www.picturehouses.co.uk
The Shed
122 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT 020 7229 4024 www.theshed-restaurant.com
The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AQ 020 7792 9090 www.theledbury.com
Julie’s Restaurant and Champagne Bar
135 Portland Road, Holland Park, London W11 4LW 020 7229 8331
63 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AD 020 7727 1121 www.ottolenghi.co.uk
208-212 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH 020 7313 8050 www.daylesford.com
Granger & Co
175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB 020 7229 9111 www.grangerandco.com
Beach Blanket Babylon
45 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA 020 7229 2907 www.electrichouse.com
The Life Centre
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN 020 7221 4602 www.thelifecentre.com
Ten Pilates
2-4 Exmoor Street, Greater London W10 6BD 020 8969 9677 www.tenpilates.com
Heart Core
36 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TN 020 7435 5078 www.heartcore.co.uk
BodyWorks West
11 Lambton Place, Notting Hill, London W11 2SH 020 7229 2291 www.bodyworkswest.co.uk
Bootcamp Pilates
34 Porchester Road, London W2 6ES 020 7034 0000 www.bootcamppilates.com

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Shopping in Notting Hill

Notting Hill offers residents a wide variety of high-end shops, particularly along Portobello Road and Notting Hill Gate. Fashionable locals can find designer clothing at Matches Fashion, Odabash, Aimé and Heidi Klein, while Brissi, Erno Deco and Le Creuset are the stores of choice for interiors and premium kitchenware. American expats love the American Food Store which stocks all the popular brands from across the pond, and home cooks will find themselves well provided for at London’s only dedicated cookbook shop, Books for Cooks.

Slightly further afield at Westfield's Shepherd’s Bush, The Village section of this enormous mall is home to luxury fashion brands such as Aquascutum, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu and many more, and also offers personal shopping services.

Matches Fashion
60-64 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AJ 020 7221 0255 www.matchesfashion.com
American Food Store
2 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BG 020 7221 4563 www.usafoodstore.co.uk
The Merchant Archive
19 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2EU 020 7229 9006 www.merchantarchive.com
Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NN 020 7221 1992
48B Ledbury Road, London W11 2AJ 020 7229 4299 www.odabash.com
34 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AB 020 7221 3123 www.aimelondon.com
Baker & Gray
2V7, Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London SW6 2AD 07899 938992 www.bakergray.com
196 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH 020 7727 2159 www.brissi.com
Erno Deco
328 Portobello Road London W10 5RU 07932 730 827 www.ernodeco.co.uk
Granger & Co
175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB 020 7229 9111 www.grangerandco.com
Farrow & Ball
Chepstow Corner, Chepstow Place, London W2 4XE 020 7221 2328 www.farrow-ball.com
Le Creuset
54 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, London, W11 2AJ 0203 220 0017 www.lecreuset.co.uk
Heidi Klein
174 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW 020 7243 5665 www.heidiklein.com
195 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB 020 7727 8673 www.diptyqueparis.co.uk
Ariel Way, London W12 7GF 020 3371 2300 www.westfields.com

Local Services

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
The Town Hall Hornton Street London W8 7NX 020 7937 5464 www.rbkc.gov.uk
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH 020 3315 8000
Saint Charles Hospital
Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ 020 8969 2488 www.clch.nhs.uk

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