Notting Hill

Two centuries ago, Notting Hill was little more than a wasteland. It was in the mid-19th century that the area became residential, with the construction of the Norland and Ladbroke estates. Those crescent-shaped streets boast large and handsome terraced houses, around which beautiful communal garden squares are surrounded.

It is now a very affluent area, popular with both families and professionals but still retains much of its bohemian charm and cosmopolitan vibe, thanks in part to the large community of Afro-Caribbean residents who made the area home in the 1950s.


While there is a huge variety of restaurants and shops at Notting Hill Gate, the majority of the action in the area happens along world-famous Portobello Road, where the much-loved Saturday market takes place each week. The annual Notting Hill Carnival, which happens in August, is the largest street festival in Europe. 

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Colville Primary and Avondale Primary are two state primary options. The independent primaries include Wetherby (featured), Pembridge Hall and Notting Hill Prep.


You are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and cafes in the area, including the two Michelin-starred Ledbury (featured), Ottolenghi’s Notting Hill outpost and Russel Norman’s Polpo. E&O serves delicious Asian-inspired dishes to its trendy clientele, while Italian Osteria Basilico buzzes with local residents feasting on its comforting and rustic menu.   

Soho House’s Electric features the holy trinity of not just a bar and a diner, but also a cinema, so you could spend all day and night there without realising. Beach Blanket Babylon is a cocktail bar popular with minor celebrities and people watchers, and if you are looking to let your hair down The Rum Kitchen never fails to disappoint.

Green spaces & recreation

Kensington Gardens and Holland Park (featured) are both just a short walk away.


Notting Hill Gate is served by three underground lines, the Central, Circle and District Line. There are multiple bus routes here spanning many destinations. Paddington railway Station is also close.