When I went to live in London some years ago, the first place I wanted to visit was Notting Hill, and all thanks to the movie of the same name that they starred in Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. It was to set foot in that neighborhood and I fell in love. Those streets and those typical English houses, it seemed that I had been there all my life. Of course, if you're a fan of the movie, you can visit every corner of it in the neighborhood: William's house (the famous blue door is now black), the travel bookstore (The travel book shop) that also has newspaper clippings on a board from when the movie was recorded, although it was not there if it is an exact copy and several other places such as the corner where they stumble or the tattoo shop.
Notting Hill is also one of the most Spanish neighborhoods, and for Madonna lives there Y Stella McCartney, daughter of the exBeatle, among many other celebrities. There is so much Spanish, that there is even a supermarket run by Spaniards and that they only sell Spanish products, although it is more to treat yourself once a month if you live there than to make the purchase, because the prices are very high. On Saturdays they have a market that is amazing, Portobello Market, which is from early in the morning until late afternoon, and is all along the main street (Portobello Road) and some neighboring streets.
The other most important attraction of Notting Hill is its famous carnival, which takes place in August and where thousands of people parade through its streets as if it were Rio de Janeiro or Tenerife. The neighborhood is located in the western part of the city and is close to the northwest corner of Hyde Park. If you go to visit london, Point Notting Hill on your map because it is one of the places you cannot miss.
THE LONDON GUIDE | Notting Hill (February 2023)