This post is all about things to do in Notting Hill.
I hope you guys have been enjoying my London posts I’ve been sharing for the past couple of weeks. Today, I want to share my experiences in the beautiful Notting Hill area and things you can do and see if you ever decide to visit.
Things To Do in Notting Hill
Notting Hill is one of my favorite neighborhood in London. I purchased a Notting Hill Walking Tour through Airbnb and that was the best decision ever. Every street I walked through was filled with color. The homes are grand and a beauty, they have this huge street market that goes on for blocks, and so many cool eateries in the area too! I can see why it’s one of London’s most famous neighborhoods.
What Is Famous In Notting Hill?
Notting Hill is an iconic neighborhood most known for having the world’s second biggest carnival (after Rio Carnival) and the famous Portobello Road Market that has an endless array of antiques. It’s also an iconic part of London’s aesthetically pleasing homes. Like I mentioned earlier, just walk down several streets and you’ll see tons of colorful homes from bold colors to pastels. This neighborhood truly has some of the most prettiest and scenic streets in London.
How Do You Spend A Day In Notting Hill?
We only stayed for about 5-6 hours but still got to do and see so much! We really had a blast and can’t wait to go back the next time we visit London. Take a peek of all the fun things we did during our day in the iconic Notting Hill neighborhood.
1. Portobello Road Market
Portobello Market is one of London’s oldest street markets and here you can grab unique finds and antiques. A lot of people come to Notting Hill just to shop here. This should definitely go on your “things to do in Notting Hill” list.
2. Eat & Drink at The Distillery
We dropped in for a quick bite here. If you love gin, you’ll be happy here since it’s a working gin distillery that houses some of the world’s best gins. Other food places you can check out is the popular Farm Girl Cafe right before you hit Portobello Road Market. We actually stopped here first but the line was too long so we left.
3. Check out Biscuiteers
If you want to take a break from browsing Portobello Road Market, you should head to Kensington Park Road to stop by the beautiful Biscuiteers biscuit boutique. The shop front is just as luxurious as their biscuits.
4. See Beautiful Murals
One of my favorite murals on the trip was at XL Recording Studio on Codrington Mews. It’s covered with the artwork from Thom Yorke’s album “The Eraser.” You should also check out Powis Gardens or the alley off of Notting Hill Gate if you’re looking for something more colorful.
5. Take Snaps of Colorful doors
So many colorful doors throughout this area. Check out a few of my faves below!
6. Westbourne Grove
For more sophisticated shopping, like Sezane, Maje and Sandro, go here. We walked through this area and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful flower shop called Wild At Heart on what’s known as Turquoise Island. When you keep walking, you’ll find lines of boutiques, stores and restaurants here.
7. Hillgate Place
It’s behind Notting Hill Tube Station and the neighborhood is so dreamy. The homes are so vibrant and colorful. I couldn’t put my camera down because everything was just so picturesque.
8. St. Lukes Mews
Once we passed all the shops and cafes, we came across an area called St. Luke’s Mews. It looked familiar at first glance and then I realized it was the same street featured in the movie Notting Hill. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the most photographed of all the mews in Notting Hill.
9. Lancaster Road
When you walk down this street, you’ll see a rainbow of colorful homes.