Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Notting Hill
Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Notting Hill
Known to many after the film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, Notting Hill is where you will see a very fashionable crowd. Home to the infamous Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill is the place to be seen, don’t be alarmed if you happen to bump into one of your favourite celebrities whilst wondering around.
Read our guide to find out what shops and restaurants/cafes you can expect to find when roaming around Notting Hill. We have also suggested some great hidden gems and unique shops that you may not have heard of, but that are definitely worth a visit.
Shopping in Notting Hill
Notting Hill is a great place for shopping, not only do you have a few great designer stores such as Alice Temperley, Diane von Furstenberg, Joseph and Nicole Farhi. You also have all the typically popular high end high street shops such as Jigsaw, Whistles, LK Bennett, Monsoon and many more and a few great boutiques like Nancy Pop, Willma, One and Matches 85.
You also have the infamous Portobello market. Here you can pick up many great pieces whether it is jewellery, clothes and or antiques/ paintings. If you have some time we would recommend that you try and experience this market as there is such a great vibe as you walk down Portobello road.
Top 5 unique shops in Notting Hill
Address: 133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DY
2.Wolf & Badger
A unique lifestyle boutique - shortly after it opened in Feb 2010 it was named one of Britain's best boutiques by Vouge 2010.
Address: 46 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AB
3.One of a Kind
Great for one off vintage pieces, don't be surprised if you happen to bump into Sienna Miller, whilst rummaging through the goods !Address: 253 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR
4. Books for Cooks
One of the most original book shops, this cookbook shop actually tries out all the recipes from their books, with live demonstrations and classes throughout the day.
Address: 4 Blenheim Cres, London W11 1NN
5. Fiorentini + Baker
This is a very trendy and popular shoe shop. A favourite to many celbrities including Sex and the City's very own Sarah Jessica Parker.
Address: 302 Westbourne Grove London W11 2PS
Cafés and restaurants in Notting Hill
Luckily Notting Hill also has many great eateries. Not only are there some great stalls on Portobello Road but you also have some other great restaurants around Royal China - a highly recommended Chinese restaurant, Ping Pong - great for dim sum, The Notting Hill Brassiere, Alounak - one of the best Iranian restaurant. and many more. Westbourne Grove is one of the best roads to walk down and find many delicious eateries. So whatever you are craving you will be sure to find something in the area that will satisfy you. .
So whatever you are craving you will be sure to find something in the area that will satisfy you.
Top 5 hidden Gems
Electric Brasserie – Located on Portobello Road, this is a great place to go with friends or for a nice long lunch, it had both indoor and out door seating and great food.
E&O – Located on Blenheim Cres, not only does it serve amazing Pan Asian food but it always has a great buzz.
Lisboa Patisserie – Located on Golborne Road – Great for authentic Portuguese food!
Beach Blanket Babylon – Located on Ledbury Road great for the decor and atmosphere!
Osteria Basilico – Located on Kensington Park road… Brilliant cute little Italian restaurant.
Entertainment and going out in Notting Hill
Not only do you have the great market vibe, but once a year you also have the very famous Notting Hill Carnival usually in August which is definitely worth going to – we recommend that you go in the day time as it can get a bit rowdy in the evening.
You also have the Electric cinema theatre on Portobello road, serving great food and drink to add to the experience.As you walk through Notting Hill you will also find many great bars around the area.
Getting around and public transport in Notting Hill
Hotels near Notting Hill