20 Things To Do In Notting Hill | by Things to Do In London

What to See and Do in Notting Hill

Biscuiteers Icing Cafe in Notting Hill, London.

Biscuiteers Icing Cafe in Notting Hill, London.

From our friends at Things to Do in London we thought we’d share their hit list for the ever populur Notting Hill. Writer Jodie Taylor observes:

“Notting Hill found its fame in some unusual places; it’s sizzling carnival that sweeps through docile streets. An ode to the strong Caribbean community that resides largely in the area.

The other place where Notting Hill found its fame was, of course, the 90’s movie hit of its namesake; the blue door, the quaint portrayal of a folksy village within a city. And, of course, because Hugh Grant was pretty dishy back then, no?

To me, Notting Hill will always be synonymous with sun-lit afternoons spent chatting over beers, of the chaos of carnival, and of the hustle of a Portobello morning.”

Here’s Jodies top 20 list.

  1. Spot pretty pastel streets all over Notting Hill

  2. Shop for trinkets at Portobello Road Antiques Market

  3. Try your hand at icing school at Biscuiteers Icing Cafe

  4. Watch movies in bed at Electric Cinema

  5. Fangirl your heart out on a Notting Hill film tour

  6. Grab artisanal delights on Portobello mid-week

  7. Take a literal walk down memory lane at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

  8. Eat late night ice cream at Amorino Notting Hill

  9. Snap London’s most flowery pub at The Churchill Arms

  10. People watch at Ladbroke Grove Tube

  11. Get British rom-com feels wandering in the mews

  12. Indulge your artistic side at Notting Hill’s boutique art galleries

  13. Grab Notting Hill’s most affordable lunch at Books for Cooks

  14. Add some colour to your life at the annual Notting Hill Carnival

  15. Crawl your way home via every pub in Notting Hill

  16. Enjoy an intimate performance at The Gate Theatre

  17. Pretend you belong at Notting Hill Farmers Market

  18. Feed your inner hipster at Portobello Vegan Night Market

  19. Catch a show at the historic Tabernacle arts centre

  20. Geek out on gin at GinTonica distillery & bar

To learn why they are Jodie’s fave places head here.

The blue door from the film Notting Hill which starred Hugh Grant.

The blue door from the film Notting Hill which starred Hugh Grant.