Notting Hill Pocket Guide Guide

Notting Hill Pocket Guide

Notting Hill is quite literally a neighbourhood saturated in colour. To the picturesque rows of pastel coloured terraced houses, to the beautiful shop fronts on Portobello Road, it’s a movie set worthy district in the heart of West London.

Notting Hill is a vibrant neighbourhood with diversity, fantastic shopping, café culture and an abundance of things to do. There is no shortage of brunch venues, good coffee, or antique stores. It’s also a neighbourhood with beauty around every corner. Hidden amongst the bustle of Notting Hill’s Portobello Market and shopping streets are beautiful Mews houses on cobbled streets that can be found on every London fashion bloggers instagram.

From the Portobello Road market to the Caribbean street festival of Carnival, it’s no wonder why so many tourist and Londoners alike flock to Notting Hill.

Getting there
Notting Hill Gate in the main tube station in the area. It is on the Central, District and the Circle line. There are also a number of bus routes serving Notting Hill Gate. You can find all the information here.

Notting Hill To Do List

Portobello Road Markets
Famous Portobello Market runs the two mile length of Portobello Road where you can find everything from fresh food, antiques and cut flowers. The market is open everyday of the week but Saturday’s are the liveliest.

Museum of Brands & Packaging
One of London’s quirkier Museums showcasing a treasure trove of retro design and memories.

Electric Cinema
See the latest Movie release in luxury surrounds. It’s one of the oldest cinema’s in the country (and definitely one of the most romantic.)

Notting Hill Carnival
If you’re in London on the bank holiday in August, come down to Notting Hill and enjoy London’s biggest street party with caribbean music, colours and flavours.

Where to Eat
• For Brunch: Farm Girl Cafe, Egg Break, Granger & Co
• Treats: Hummingbird Bakery, Lowry & Baker, Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique & Icing Cafe
• Lunch & Dinner: Electric Diner, The Ledbury, Marianne (For finer dining)
• Bars and Drinks: Portobello Star, Cows, The Eagle, GinTonica

Favourite Instagram Spots

Notting Hill is a district that is saturated in colour. Pretty much ever street you walk on their will be plenty opportunities for photos. For photos of the beautiful terraced and mews houses your best bet is to get off at Notting Hill Gate station and then towards and along Portobello Road.

Streets to explore
Be sure to walk along these streets for beautiful photos: Westbourne Park Road, Kensington Park Road, Denbign Terrace, Hillgate Place, Farmer Street, St Stephens Mews,  Holland Park Mews and Colville Mews.

The Churchill Arms
On the corner of Campden Street and Kennington. One of the most decorated pubs in London known for the beautiful floral displays.

Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique & Icing Cafe
Beautiful shop front and a gorgeous interior. Bonus is if you go inside you can treat yourself to a hand made sweet.

Ledbury Road
The famous pink doorstep is a favourite of many fashion blogger

Notting Hill Bookshop
A location to visit if you loved the 1999 film ‘Notting Hill’ The Travel Bookshop from the movie was based on a real store on Blenheim Crescent, just off Portobello road. The original bookstore closed down in 2011 but this one took it’s place.

Electric Cinema
The cinema is a great place to see the latest films. It’s also incredible beautiful inside and out and well worth a picture.

  • Gorgeous pictures! Notthinghill looks so beautiful!
    xx Nicki

  • Gorgeous! I really want to go to Notting Hill!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • I could just imagine Julia Roberts walking around there! It’s so pretty! I’d love to come one day.

    Joy to the World

  • This is the cutest place I have ever seen!! So much charm <3

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Jamie

    This place is so endearing! I’d love to visit it some day.

    xo Jamie

  • Hillory Renkema

    Love love love all the colours of these houses! This is actually the cutest little place.



  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Great guide and beautiful pictures – my sister used to work on Portobello road!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x

  • Susan Tran

    In LOVE with the amazing colors in this town! I wish all buildings were painted like that. I mean, how could you be mad walking around there?! And the breakfast spread looks delicious. This is definitely on our list!

    Susie |

  • If I lived in London, I would spend all my weekends in Notting Hill. It’s so picturesque and pretty. Plus the food and the markets are so fun to browse around.

    xx Yasmin

  • Sepideh

    Bookmarked for my next trip to London!!!! I mean…the photo-ops… they’re endless!!

  • What a gorgeous post. I lived in London so many years ago. I love this area. It has so much character. Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for taking me back in time. Have a lovely day. xoxo Cris

  • Kim

    Notting Hill looks so beautiful! I love all the colorful houses. So picturesque! I’m dying to go now!


  • I’ll definitely have to reference this post whenever I visit, which I hope is in the next few years. I’ve been wanting to visit after seeing all the beautiful townhouse, as you’ve shown here, all over social media. It just looks so charming! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!




  • Wow, this post is filled with such beautiful photos. I love all the pics you took and it looks like a fantastic guide. I’ll have to check these spots out when it comes time to visit!


  • All of the colours are just so pretty! Love the pink door x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Diana Maria

    This looks like a dream place to visit! The Biscuiteers may be the cutest shop I have ever seen, and all of that colour. There is such a unique and historic vibe to Notting Hill, you photos are beautiful xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days