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Guidebook for Notting Hill and Wider London

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Guidebook for Notting Hill and Wider London

Getting Around
Nearest transit stops, best routes and running times to popular spots
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Ladbroke Grove Station
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Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
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Basic Essentials
Convenience stores, grocery stores, deli's, pharmacy, dry cleaner, A&E walk ins etc.
Huge supermarket on Ladbroke Grove.
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Sainsbury's
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Huge supermarket on Ladbroke Grove.
Smaller version of the large supermarket Sainsbury's directly next to Ladbroke Grove tube station - nonetheless a good range for a weekend or 3-4 night stay .
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Sainsbury's Local
165 Ladbroke Grove
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Smaller version of the large supermarket Sainsbury's directly next to Ladbroke Grove tube station - nonetheless a good range for a weekend or 3-4 night stay .
Farm to table focused. Attached restaurant is a London institution.
Sally Clarke Shop
122-124 Kensington Church Street
Farm to table focused. Attached restaurant is a London institution.
Best butcher in the area
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Provenance Village Butcher
33 Kensington Park Rd
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Best butcher in the area
best French bakery using their own organic flour from France
Maison Puget Bakery & Cafe
148 Portobello Road
best French bakery using their own organic flour from France
Stone oven bakery and cafe from Stockholm. Artisanal bread using traditional methods.
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Fabrique Bakery
212 Portobello Rd
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Stone oven bakery and cafe from Stockholm. Artisanal bread using traditional methods.
Small high quality grocery store. Good to stop in if alighting at Notting Hill Gate Tube station.
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Marks & Spencer NOTTING HILL GATE SIMPLY FOOD
146-154 Notting Hill Gate
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Small high quality grocery store. Good to stop in if alighting at Notting Hill Gate Tube station.
Basic grocery needs on Portobello.
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Sainsbury's Local
188-192 Portobello Rd
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Basic grocery needs on Portobello.
Super deli for on the go items and a good selection of choice grocery items. High quality.
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Mr Christian's
11 Elgin Crescent
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Super deli for on the go items and a good selection of choice grocery items. High quality.
C Lidgate is a butchers shop in Holland Park,. Founded in 1850 by Charles Lidgate and remains in the hands of his descendants today and is widely regarded as one of the best butchers in the world.
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C. Lidgate
110 Holland Park Ave
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C Lidgate is a butchers shop in Holland Park,. Founded in 1850 by Charles Lidgate and remains in the hands of his descendants today and is widely regarded as one of the best butchers in the world.
Fantastic wine merchant.
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Jeroboams Wine Merchants
13 Elgin Crescent
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Fantastic wine merchant.
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Boots
96-98 Notting Hill Gate
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Local dry cleaners
Kensington Dry Cleaners (Ladbroke Grove)
135 Ladbroke Grove
Local dry cleaners
Emergency walk in.
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Emergency walk in.
Tel: 020 7432 8300 Email: casualtyfirst@hje.org.uk Located at the front of the Hospital, Casualty First, is a private urgent care centre is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm for walk in wounded and offers almost instant access to experienced A&E doctors
Casualty First
60 Grove End Rd
Tel: 020 7432 8300 Email: casualtyfirst@hje.org.uk Located at the front of the Hospital, Casualty First, is a private urgent care centre is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm for walk in wounded and offers almost instant access to experienced A&E doctors
Fantastic high end hair and beauty salon local to the area
Josh Wood
6 Lansdowne Mews
Fantastic high end hair and beauty salon local to the area
quick mani pedi needs
Coco Nail Bar
267 Portobello Rd
quick mani pedi needs
Food Scene in Notting Hill
our recs covering Portobello, Holland Park, Westbourne Grove
This no-frills coffee emporium on Portobello Road, which started life as a pavement bean stall, has been here for more than 20 years. It’s an importer and roaster above all – smart Notting Hillites come by to stock up on supplies of organic and fairtrade beans – but the low-key coffee shop serves the best macchiato in the West and fresh croissants and pastries are baked on site each morning.
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Coffee Plant
180 Portobello Rd
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This no-frills coffee emporium on Portobello Road, which started life as a pavement bean stall, has been here for more than 20 years. It’s an importer and roaster above all – smart Notting Hillites come by to stock up on supplies of organic and fairtrade beans – but the low-key coffee shop serves the best macchiato in the West and fresh croissants and pastries are baked on site each morning.
French flavoured American diner with all-day menu, long bar and red leather booths.
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Electric Diner
191 Portobello Rd
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French flavoured American diner with all-day menu, long bar and red leather booths.
As American a burger as you can get in London.
Five Guys
160 Portobello Road
As American a burger as you can get in London.
Jackson Boxer, chef and owner, is magic. Finer dining. Best for adults and romantic dinners. inspired by the tiny Outer Hebridean island where Boxer spent his childhood holidays
Orasay
31 Kensington Park Rd
Jackson Boxer, chef and owner, is magic. Finer dining. Best for adults and romantic dinners. inspired by the tiny Outer Hebridean island where Boxer spent his childhood holidays
Best local Indian
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Malabar Restaurant
27 Uxbridge St
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Best local Indian
Home made tacos and Mexican street food
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Taqueria
141-145 Westbourne Grove
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Home made tacos and Mexican street food
Clean-eating oasis ofPlant based dishes inspired from around the globe.
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Farmacy
74-76 Westbourne Grove
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Clean-eating oasis ofPlant based dishes inspired from around the globe.
Self-taught Aussie chef Bill Granger’s original UK outpost of his eponymous restaurant chain is still the best. Be prepared to queue if you’re visiting at peak weekend brunch time – people flock here for his menu of healthy salads, rice bowls and a handful of more decadent dishes too, including scrambled eggs made with gallons of cream and his famous ricotta pancakes with melting honeycomb butter. There’s a cool Sydney beach café vibe, and the full Aussie breakfast is particularly popular, served with jasmine tea-smoked salmon, poached eggs and lots of greens.
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Granger and Co.
175 Westbourne Grove
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Self-taught Aussie chef Bill Granger’s original UK outpost of his eponymous restaurant chain is still the best. Be prepared to queue if you’re visiting at peak weekend brunch time – people flock here for his menu of healthy salads, rice bowls and a handful of more decadent dishes too, including scrambled eggs made with gallons of cream and his famous ricotta pancakes with melting honeycomb butter. There’s a cool Sydney beach café vibe, and the full Aussie breakfast is particularly popular, served with jasmine tea-smoked salmon, poached eggs and lots of greens.
Daylesford’s original outpost is in the Cotswolds, of course – but this urban version has the same fiercely strong farm to fork ethos focusing on organic, seasonal and delicious food. Upstairs, an open kitchen serves all-day menus of squash and courgette tarts, bee pollen and kale salads and a vegan bolognese, while the deli and bakery downstairs sell heaps of treats to take home including freshly baked loaves and artisan cheeses from the creamery at the Cotswolds farm. It’s usually filled with yummy mummies, catching up over a matcha latte at one of the stripped-wood communal tables.
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Daylesford
208-212 Westbourne Grove
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Daylesford’s original outpost is in the Cotswolds, of course – but this urban version has the same fiercely strong farm to fork ethos focusing on organic, seasonal and delicious food. Upstairs, an open kitchen serves all-day menus of squash and courgette tarts, bee pollen and kale salads and a vegan bolognese, while the deli and bakery downstairs sell heaps of treats to take home including freshly baked loaves and artisan cheeses from the creamery at the Cotswolds farm. It’s usually filled with yummy mummies, catching up over a matcha latte at one of the stripped-wood communal tables.
Specialist Italian centric food grocer with small plates and great coffee and atmosphere.
Natoora Counter
5 Elgin Crescent
Specialist Italian centric food grocer with small plates and great coffee and atmosphere.
This Aussie-inspired café on Portobello Road fills up quickly on weekends with gym bunnies fresh from yoga and spinning, as brunch hits of turmeric-rinsed oats and BLT’s with vegan coconut ‘bacon’ are doled out. The coffee is excellent and there are plenty of blue, gold and rose matcha lattes too, plus a choice of kombucha – a fermented tea that’s all the rage in LA and oh-so-good for the gut.
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Farm Girl Notting Hill
59A Portobello Rd
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This Aussie-inspired café on Portobello Road fills up quickly on weekends with gym bunnies fresh from yoga and spinning, as brunch hits of turmeric-rinsed oats and BLT’s with vegan coconut ‘bacon’ are doled out. The coffee is excellent and there are plenty of blue, gold and rose matcha lattes too, plus a choice of kombucha – a fermented tea that’s all the rage in LA and oh-so-good for the gut.
Gastropub with bistro tables and outdoor seating.
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The Westbourne
101 Westbourne Park Villas
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Gastropub with bistro tables and outdoor seating.
Swish, 10th floor Chinese in a hotel with lofty views onto Kensington Gardens. Celebratory
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Min Jiang
2-24 Kensington High St
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Swish, 10th floor Chinese in a hotel with lofty views onto Kensington Gardens. Celebratory
Star chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s deli and restaurant emporium may now stretch across London – but it was here in Notting Hill that it all began. His original outpost has been open for almost 17 years, and the tiny site’s calming all-white interiors are decorated with a long counter groaning under a visual feast of colourful salads, pastries, cakes and huge oversized meringues. The menu changes regularly but remains resolutely Middle Eastern, featuring veggie-led dishes including roasted aubergine with feta, pomegranate and mint and za’atar fritters with rose-harissa yoghurt. There’s a tiny seating area at the back, but everything’s available for home delivery or to take away.
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Ottolenghi Notting Hill
63 Ledbury Rd
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Star chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s deli and restaurant emporium may now stretch across London – but it was here in Notting Hill that it all began. His original outpost has been open for almost 17 years, and the tiny site’s calming all-white interiors are decorated with a long counter groaning under a visual feast of colourful salads, pastries, cakes and huge oversized meringues. The menu changes regularly but remains resolutely Middle Eastern, featuring veggie-led dishes including roasted aubergine with feta, pomegranate and mint and za’atar fritters with rose-harissa yoghurt. There’s a tiny seating area at the back, but everything’s available for home delivery or to take away.
No prizes for guessing which ingredient takes centre stage at this perennially popular café in the heart of Hillgate Village. From the same stable as hipster hotel chain the Hoxton, it draws the biggest crowds at weekend brunch, when tourists and locals drop in for cold-pressed juices, mugs of tea and shakshuka, eggs benedict or even a downright dirty fried-chicken burger. The vibe’s very Soho Farmhouse – creamy tongue and groove walls, kitsch china plates and chipped metal chairs.
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Eggbreak
30 Uxbridge St
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No prizes for guessing which ingredient takes centre stage at this perennially popular café in the heart of Hillgate Village. From the same stable as hipster hotel chain the Hoxton, it draws the biggest crowds at weekend brunch, when tourists and locals drop in for cold-pressed juices, mugs of tea and shakshuka, eggs benedict or even a downright dirty fried-chicken burger. The vibe’s very Soho Farmhouse – creamy tongue and groove walls, kitsch china plates and chipped metal chairs.
Tom Conran’s (of Conran family fame) pub on Westbourne Park Road is legendary – and the beef and ale pies and pints of prawns are almost as celebrated as its regulars. One-time neighbour Stella McCartney has held many a party here; David Beckham and Tom Cruise have washed down oysters with Guinness – and there’s a cheerfully scruffy feel to the place, even if the upstairs restaurant’s recent makeover managed to smarten things up a tad. The bar area is always packed, and there’s a small pavement terrace that drinkers spill out onto on warmer evenings..
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The Cow Pub & Dining Rooms
89 Westbourne Park Rd
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Tom Conran’s (of Conran family fame) pub on Westbourne Park Road is legendary – and the beef and ale pies and pints of prawns are almost as celebrated as its regulars. One-time neighbour Stella McCartney has held many a party here; David Beckham and Tom Cruise have washed down oysters with Guinness – and there’s a cheerfully scruffy feel to the place, even if the upstairs restaurant’s recent makeover managed to smarten things up a tad. The bar area is always packed, and there’s a small pavement terrace that drinkers spill out onto on warmer evenings..
Gastropub in a renovated Victorian pub with a huge TV for viewing sporting events.
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The Elgin
96 Ladbroke Grove
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Gastropub in a renovated Victorian pub with a huge TV for viewing sporting events.
Humble street-truck beginnings into a cult mini-chain – with outposts in California, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Kuwait and, finally, London. Cordon Bleu-trained chef behind the menu, you’re guaranteed some of the best scrambled eggs in town. Brioche buns from Bread Ahead bakery are stuffed full with various combinations of egg, gooey cheese, caramelised onions, bacon and even wagyu beef, all parceled up in a brown paper bag for a perfect quick brunch fix.
Eggslut
185 Portobello Road
Humble street-truck beginnings into a cult mini-chain – with outposts in California, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Kuwait and, finally, London. Cordon Bleu-trained chef behind the menu, you’re guaranteed some of the best scrambled eggs in town. Brioche buns from Bread Ahead bakery are stuffed full with various combinations of egg, gooey cheese, caramelised onions, bacon and even wagyu beef, all parceled up in a brown paper bag for a perfect quick brunch fix.
Tucked away on a quiet residential street behind Notting Hill’s main drag, the Ladbroke Arms feels more like a quaint village pub than a London boozer. You’re likely to find locals here rather than tourists, and on sunny days the flower-filled terrace swarms with regulars drinking a craft ale with their dogs in tow. Behind the bar, there’s a dining room serving gastropub-quality food and brilliant Sunday roasts – and the extensive wine list includes a handful of organic and natural bottles too.
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The Ladbroke Arms
54 Ladbroke Rd
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Tucked away on a quiet residential street behind Notting Hill’s main drag, the Ladbroke Arms feels more like a quaint village pub than a London boozer. You’re likely to find locals here rather than tourists, and on sunny days the flower-filled terrace swarms with regulars drinking a craft ale with their dogs in tow. Behind the bar, there’s a dining room serving gastropub-quality food and brilliant Sunday roasts – and the extensive wine list includes a handful of organic and natural bottles too.
Sleepy Hillgate Village, with its rows of pretty pastel-coloured houses and narrow one-way streets, is hands-down one of Notting Hill’s loveliest enclaves. Once a fairly rowdy sports bar, The Hillgate is now a bright-eyed local pub set in an imposing Victorian townhouse on the corner – it can get quite noisy (in a good way) on a Friday and Saturday evening, but draws a particularly family-friendly crowd for Sunday lunch. The resolutely British menu feels more comfort food than fine-dining and it’s worth booking ahead for a table.
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The Hillgate
24 Hillgate St
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Sleepy Hillgate Village, with its rows of pretty pastel-coloured houses and narrow one-way streets, is hands-down one of Notting Hill’s loveliest enclaves. Once a fairly rowdy sports bar, The Hillgate is now a bright-eyed local pub set in an imposing Victorian townhouse on the corner – it can get quite noisy (in a good way) on a Friday and Saturday evening, but draws a particularly family-friendly crowd for Sunday lunch. The resolutely British menu feels more comfort food than fine-dining and it’s worth booking ahead for a table.
There’s a formidable team at the helm of Caractère; Michel Roux Jr’s daughter Emily runs front of house, while her husband Diego Ferrari – the ex-head chef of Le Gavroche – leads the kitchen. The Franco-Italian menu riffs on the couple's roots, dividing dishes into six short sections: curious (meaty starters), subtle (vegetable-led small plates), delicate (fish), robust (meat), strong (cheese) and greedy (pudding), while for the indecisive, there’s a clever a pick and mix-style tasting menu. The cooking here is adventurous but fuss-free; a deceptively simple dish of cacio e pepe is the star starter, while other hits include flaky Cornish cod, a blushing-pink saddle of lamb and ravioli stuffed with pulled pork and peas, finished with a light lemony broth. With such top-notch cooking, it’s obvious that hospitality runs in the DNA of this restaurant’s power-couple owners.
Caractère
209 Westbourne Park Rd
There’s a formidable team at the helm of Caractère; Michel Roux Jr’s daughter Emily runs front of house, while her husband Diego Ferrari – the ex-head chef of Le Gavroche – leads the kitchen. The Franco-Italian menu riffs on the couple's roots, dividing dishes into six short sections: curious (meaty starters), subtle (vegetable-led small plates), delicate (fish), robust (meat), strong (cheese) and greedy (pudding), while for the indecisive, there’s a clever a pick and mix-style tasting menu. The cooking here is adventurous but fuss-free; a deceptively simple dish of cacio e pepe is the star starter, while other hits include flaky Cornish cod, a blushing-pink saddle of lamb and ravioli stuffed with pulled pork and peas, finished with a light lemony broth. With such top-notch cooking, it’s obvious that hospitality runs in the DNA of this restaurant’s power-couple owners.
Clare Smyth, the first and only British female chef to win three Michelin stars, opened her first solo restaurant back in 2017. This is fine dining redone; there are no tablecloths, menus are presented on a piece of folded card, and U2 drifts out of the speakers. Order the five- or seven-course tasting menu; while the core ingredients may seem simple and familiar, the reality is anything but. Highlights include a humble potato dish, inspired by Clare’s childhood on the Northern Irish coast and elevated with herring and trout roe and topped with a rich seaweed beurre blanc; carrot, braised lamb and sheep’s milk yoghurt; and a superb pear and verbena pudding with poire William sorbet. The very best seats are around the chef’s table, right under the nose of the glass-fronted kitchen, but if you haven’t managed to snag a table several months ahead, you can eat in the bar too, where a few seats are kept back for walk-ins.
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Core by Clare Smyth
92 Kensington Park Rd
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Clare Smyth, the first and only British female chef to win three Michelin stars, opened her first solo restaurant back in 2017. This is fine dining redone; there are no tablecloths, menus are presented on a piece of folded card, and U2 drifts out of the speakers. Order the five- or seven-course tasting menu; while the core ingredients may seem simple and familiar, the reality is anything but. Highlights include a humble potato dish, inspired by Clare’s childhood on the Northern Irish coast and elevated with herring and trout roe and topped with a rich seaweed beurre blanc; carrot, braised lamb and sheep’s milk yoghurt; and a superb pear and verbena pudding with poire William sorbet. The very best seats are around the chef’s table, right under the nose of the glass-fronted kitchen, but if you haven’t managed to snag a table several months ahead, you can eat in the bar too, where a few seats are kept back for walk-ins.
When impossibly well-connected Chilean-born restauranteur Juan Santa Cruz opened his first London outpost on a residential Notting Hill street, it proved an instant hit. Casa Cruz knocked Chiltern Firehouse off its pedestal to become the latest darling of the restaurant scene – and within weeks of opening, celebrities including David Beckham, Prince Harry and Arizona Muse had all bypassed the three-month waiting list to snag a table behind its imposing doors. A few years later, it’s mercifully easier for the rest of us to get into. Blingy jewel-box interiors are a jumble of copper, brass, gold and crushed velvet, with a trippy mirrored staircase leading up to a lovely first-floor terrace shielded from prying eyes by a wall of tropical greenery. The simple small-plates menu packs a punch while still managing to feel virtuous; start with wafer-thin slices of ibérico ham before plates of octopus carpaccio with a citrus-chilli kick, freshly rolled ravioli swimming in a brown-butter and truffle sauce, and enormous pan-seared scallops served in their shell. Meat is cooked on a Josper grill – top-quality steaks are imported from Argentina and served with dainty pans of spiced corn and black sesame avocado. Come for drinks, dinner or the whole night; the margaritas are so well-mixed it’s hard not to have a good time.
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Casa Cruz
123A Clarendon Rd
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When impossibly well-connected Chilean-born restauranteur Juan Santa Cruz opened his first London outpost on a residential Notting Hill street, it proved an instant hit. Casa Cruz knocked Chiltern Firehouse off its pedestal to become the latest darling of the restaurant scene – and within weeks of opening, celebrities including David Beckham, Prince Harry and Arizona Muse had all bypassed the three-month waiting list to snag a table behind its imposing doors. A few years later, it’s mercifully easier for the rest of us to get into. Blingy jewel-box interiors are a jumble of copper, brass, gold and crushed velvet, with a trippy mirrored staircase leading up to a lovely first-floor terrace shielded from prying eyes by a wall of tropical greenery. The simple small-plates menu packs a punch while still managing to feel virtuous; start with wafer-thin slices of ibérico ham before plates of octopus carpaccio with a citrus-chilli kick, freshly rolled ravioli swimming in a brown-butter and truffle sauce, and enormous pan-seared scallops served in their shell. Meat is cooked on a Josper grill – top-quality steaks are imported from Argentina and served with dainty pans of spiced corn and black sesame avocado. Come for drinks, dinner or the whole night; the margaritas are so well-mixed it’s hard not to have a good time.
Notting Hill’s newest neighbourhood haunt has already become a bit of a celeb magnet – Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were spotted on a double date here just after it opened, and Jourdan Dunn and Olympia Campbell have also popped by. Owned by nightclub mogul Nick House, it’s headed up by former River Café chef Theo Hill, whose unfussy, deeply seasonal menus focus on cooking over a flame or in the wood-fired oven. Everything’s designed for sharing; top picks include wood-roasted purple potatoes with a smoky sauerkraut slaw, burrata with charred peaches and sea bream with capers and oregano. Behind the moodily-lit bar, the fern-laden dining room must be one of London’s prettiest – and on hot days the glass roof retracts to open the restaurant up to the elements.
Gold
95-97 Portobello Road
Notting Hill’s newest neighbourhood haunt has already become a bit of a celeb magnet – Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were spotted on a double date here just after it opened, and Jourdan Dunn and Olympia Campbell have also popped by. Owned by nightclub mogul Nick House, it’s headed up by former River Café chef Theo Hill, whose unfussy, deeply seasonal menus focus on cooking over a flame or in the wood-fired oven. Everything’s designed for sharing; top picks include wood-roasted purple potatoes with a smoky sauerkraut slaw, burrata with charred peaches and sea bream with capers and oregano. Behind the moodily-lit bar, the fern-laden dining room must be one of London’s prettiest – and on hot days the glass roof retracts to open the restaurant up to the elements.
Since it opened in 2012, Notting Hillites have made regular pilgrimages to Mazi, the inventive small plates restaurant that revolutionised London’s Greek food scene. Riding on its success, husband and wife team Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou have just opened a second venture, Suzi Tros, serving up modern twists on the best-known classics from Mouratoglou’s hometown of Thessaloniki. Seasonally changing dishes include whole roasted aubergine bubbling with cheese and sweet honey; juicy prawns in a garlicky tomato and feta sauce and wafer-thin sea bass with a yuzu dressing, served in a stripped-back, taverna-like setting. Downstairs, a tiny cocktail bar serves drinks packed with punchy Greek spirits like ouzo and mastika.
Suzi Tros
18 Hillgate Street
Since it opened in 2012, Notting Hillites have made regular pilgrimages to Mazi, the inventive small plates restaurant that revolutionised London’s Greek food scene. Riding on its success, husband and wife team Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou have just opened a second venture, Suzi Tros, serving up modern twists on the best-known classics from Mouratoglou’s hometown of Thessaloniki. Seasonally changing dishes include whole roasted aubergine bubbling with cheese and sweet honey; juicy prawns in a garlicky tomato and feta sauce and wafer-thin sea bass with a yuzu dressing, served in a stripped-back, taverna-like setting. Downstairs, a tiny cocktail bar serves drinks packed with punchy Greek spirits like ouzo and mastika.
This isn’t just one of the best spots in Notting Hill, it’s one of the best restaurants in London too. Australian chef Brett Graham was just 26 when he opened the Ledbury back in 2005, and since then he’s won and continuously held onto two Michelin stars. The resolutely British eight-course tasting menu reads like a paean to the English countryside: clay-baked white beetroot, Herdwick lamb with purple aubergine, aged pigeon with endives, lots of game and Graham’s signature brown-sugar and stem-ginger tart. This may be a proper starchy-white-tablecloth restaurant, but there’s a genuine buzz inside and staff are welcoming, guiding diners through the lengthy wine list. Come for a special-occasion supper – reservations open two months in advance, so book far ahead.
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The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Rd
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This isn’t just one of the best spots in Notting Hill, it’s one of the best restaurants in London too. Australian chef Brett Graham was just 26 when he opened the Ledbury back in 2005, and since then he’s won and continuously held onto two Michelin stars. The resolutely British eight-course tasting menu reads like a paean to the English countryside: clay-baked white beetroot, Herdwick lamb with purple aubergine, aged pigeon with endives, lots of game and Graham’s signature brown-sugar and stem-ginger tart. This may be a proper starchy-white-tablecloth restaurant, but there’s a genuine buzz inside and staff are welcoming, guiding diners through the lengthy wine list. Come for a special-occasion supper – reservations open two months in advance, so book far ahead.
The KPH has always been a bit of a Notting Hill legend. It’s where Tom Jones performed his very first London gig, and the Clash’s Mick Jones famously declared it his favourite local. But it had been crying out for a refurb, and when it closed a few years ago neighbours rallied around and launched a high-profile campaign to save it from being snapped up by developers. Harcourt Inns – the group behind The Coach in Clerkenwell and the Three Cranes in the City – swooped in and, after a two-year overhaul, it’s just reopened as a super-smart pub, decked out with red-leather banquettes, original fireplaces and stripped wooden panelling. Upstairs there’s a proper dining room, run by ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers. The seasonally changing menu is filled with French bistro classics: toasted brioche loaded with creamy foie gras; anchovy-studded lamb rump; clams cooked in Normandy cider and a huge cut of perfectly pink côte de boeuf that could easily feed three. The food is superb – and a surefire sign of the steady gentrification of this slightly grittier end of Notting Hill.
The KPH
139 Ladbroke Grove
The KPH has always been a bit of a Notting Hill legend. It’s where Tom Jones performed his very first London gig, and the Clash’s Mick Jones famously declared it his favourite local. But it had been crying out for a refurb, and when it closed a few years ago neighbours rallied around and launched a high-profile campaign to save it from being snapped up by developers. Harcourt Inns – the group behind The Coach in Clerkenwell and the Three Cranes in the City – swooped in and, after a two-year overhaul, it’s just reopened as a super-smart pub, decked out with red-leather banquettes, original fireplaces and stripped wooden panelling. Upstairs there’s a proper dining room, run by ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers. The seasonally changing menu is filled with French bistro classics: toasted brioche loaded with creamy foie gras; anchovy-studded lamb rump; clams cooked in Normandy cider and a huge cut of perfectly pink côte de boeuf that could easily feed three. The food is superb – and a surefire sign of the steady gentrification of this slightly grittier end of Notting Hill.
Let Them Eat Cake Coffeeshop, soup, brunch, sandwiches.
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Bluebelles
320 Portobello Road
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Let Them Eat Cake Coffeeshop, soup, brunch, sandwiches.
Pan-Asian with cocktail bar for brunch. Tempura, dim sum and sushi. Very trendy. Must book
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E&O
14 Blenheim Cres
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Pan-Asian with cocktail bar for brunch. Tempura, dim sum and sushi. Very trendy. Must book
Italian with stripped interiors, serving antipasti and rustic pizza and mains. Good idea to book
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Pizza East Portobello
310 Portobello Rd
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Italian with stripped interiors, serving antipasti and rustic pizza and mains. Good idea to book
All day coffee, brunch and lunch cafe to a very high standard.
Adriana's Café & Eatery
55 St Helens Gardens
All day coffee, brunch and lunch cafe to a very high standard.
BEGIN YOUR DAY AT DISHOOM with breakfast, which might be a Bacon Naan Roll, a Kejriwal or a Big Bombay. Then lunch lightly on Roomali Rolls and Salad Plates, or linger with a feast. Refresh your afternoon with a drop of Chai and a small plate or two. Dine early or dine late. Or just join us for a tipple - perhaps an East India Gimlet, a Viceroy’s Old Fashioned, or our very good Dishoom IPA?
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Dishoom Kensington
4 Derry St
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BEGIN YOUR DAY AT DISHOOM with breakfast, which might be a Bacon Naan Roll, a Kejriwal or a Big Bombay. Then lunch lightly on Roomali Rolls and Salad Plates, or linger with a feast. Refresh your afternoon with a drop of Chai and a small plate or two. Dine early or dine late. Or just join us for a tipple - perhaps an East India Gimlet, a Viceroy’s Old Fashioned, or our very good Dishoom IPA?
The Ivy’s urbane, neighbourhood-style brasserie for accessible Modern British eats, served all day. Smart.
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The Ivy Kensignton Brasserie
96 Kensington High St
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The Ivy’s urbane, neighbourhood-style brasserie for accessible Modern British eats, served all day. Smart.
This Queensway venue was the very first Royal China Chinese restaurant in London. It’s the original and still one of the best. Diners enjoy the fine Chinese food and the lively atmosphere – which regular customers say is reminiscent of dim sum eateries in Hong Kong itself. Popular with business people during the week and families at weekends Come and try his luscious prawn and chive dumpling, glutinous rice in lotus leaves, and his ever-popular Sichuan chilli prawns. The menu is authentic and delightful. Particularly busy on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes when they don’t take bookings – so please arrive early (noon time) to avoid the queue! The restaurant is just a two-minute walk from Queensway tube. Simply come out of the station and turn left.
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Royal China Queensway
13 Queensway
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This Queensway venue was the very first Royal China Chinese restaurant in London. It’s the original and still one of the best. Diners enjoy the fine Chinese food and the lively atmosphere – which regular customers say is reminiscent of dim sum eateries in Hong Kong itself. Popular with business people during the week and families at weekends Come and try his luscious prawn and chive dumpling, glutinous rice in lotus leaves, and his ever-popular Sichuan chilli prawns. The menu is authentic and delightful. Particularly busy on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes when they don’t take bookings – so please arrive early (noon time) to avoid the queue! The restaurant is just a two-minute walk from Queensway tube. Simply come out of the station and turn left.
Drinks and Nightlife in Notting Hill
live music and bars
A long-standing favourite with locals, this scruffy basement music and arts venue is one of the early pioneers of niche club nights and music genres, hosting everything from Afrobeats and dubstep to moombahton and hip hop. There’s a small stage that plays host to an eclectic array of live acts and DJs, and the drinks are very reasonably priced for this part of town.
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Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate
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A long-standing favourite with locals, this scruffy basement music and arts venue is one of the early pioneers of niche club nights and music genres, hosting everything from Afrobeats and dubstep to moombahton and hip hop. There’s a small stage that plays host to an eclectic array of live acts and DJs, and the drinks are very reasonably priced for this part of town.
It’s good to see Notting Hill’s bohemian set alive and well. Having been lured for some time towards trendier stretches – the Peckhams and Hackneys – they have at last reason to regroup at Golborne Road hotspot Laylow, where patrons fuel the budding careers of resident musicians, and trainer-clad movers and shakers tuck into posh burgers and innovative drinks. Bella Freud’s glossy, animated aesthetic paints this former pub – from the staff’s jumpers to the suede booths and pink fringed lamps with black felt lining to neatly match the dark lacquered tables.
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LAYLOW
10 Golborne Rd
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It’s good to see Notting Hill’s bohemian set alive and well. Having been lured for some time towards trendier stretches – the Peckhams and Hackneys – they have at last reason to regroup at Golborne Road hotspot Laylow, where patrons fuel the budding careers of resident musicians, and trainer-clad movers and shakers tuck into posh burgers and innovative drinks. Bella Freud’s glossy, animated aesthetic paints this former pub – from the staff’s jumpers to the suede booths and pink fringed lamps with black felt lining to neatly match the dark lacquered tables.
For a local G&T there's really only one place to go: the Portobello Star, which has been serving booze since 1740, and crafting its own rather brilliant gin for the past eight years. Order a Portobello Pour (made with 1724 tonic and a twist of pink grapefruit peel); if you want to know more there are Ginstitute classes and a small museum upstairs (and down the road at 186 is London's first gin hotel, The Distillery, which flung open its doors in early 2017).
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Portobello Star
171 Portobello Rd
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For a local G&T there's really only one place to go: the Portobello Star, which has been serving booze since 1740, and crafting its own rather brilliant gin for the past eight years. Order a Portobello Pour (made with 1724 tonic and a twist of pink grapefruit peel); if you want to know more there are Ginstitute classes and a small museum upstairs (and down the road at 186 is London's first gin hotel, The Distillery, which flung open its doors in early 2017).
Opened in the 1960s as a hole-in-the-wall speakeasy that Hendrix, the Stones and Bob Marley all frequented, The Globe must be one of West London’s oldest late-night hangouts. Today, it’s still a community favourite; the buzzing basement dive bar churns out old-school hip hop and reggae on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10.30pm. Don’t bother dressing up – it’s small, sweaty and gritty – but unashamedly good fun.
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The Globe
103 Talbot Rd
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Opened in the 1960s as a hole-in-the-wall speakeasy that Hendrix, the Stones and Bob Marley all frequented, The Globe must be one of West London’s oldest late-night hangouts. Today, it’s still a community favourite; the buzzing basement dive bar churns out old-school hip hop and reggae on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10.30pm. Don’t bother dressing up – it’s small, sweaty and gritty – but unashamedly good fun.
Entertainment and Activities in Notting Hill
movie theatres, rainy day activities, notting hill markets
Portobello Market is one of the world’s most famous street markets, stretching along for more than two miles. Best known for its eclectic antique stalls, bric-a-brac, vintage fashion boutiques and artisan fishmongers and cheese shops, it’s open six days a week for treasure hunting. Friday and Saturday mornings are the buzziest time to visit – fill your shopping basket with chandeliers, cauliflowers and vintage Chanel before stopping off to refuel at one of the many globetrotting street-food stands dotted along the stretch of the market. The grande dame of pre-loved designer brands is Rellik– set in the shadow of the infamous Trellick Tower, this fashion emporium is a favourite of Kate Moss and the go-to place for retro style lovers.
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Portobello Market
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Portobello Market is one of the world’s most famous street markets, stretching along for more than two miles. Best known for its eclectic antique stalls, bric-a-brac, vintage fashion boutiques and artisan fishmongers and cheese shops, it’s open six days a week for treasure hunting. Friday and Saturday mornings are the buzziest time to visit – fill your shopping basket with chandeliers, cauliflowers and vintage Chanel before stopping off to refuel at one of the many globetrotting street-food stands dotted along the stretch of the market. The grande dame of pre-loved designer brands is Rellik– set in the shadow of the infamous Trellick Tower, this fashion emporium is a favourite of Kate Moss and the go-to place for retro style lovers.
At the slightly less chichi end of Portobello, Golborne Road has a scruffier and more independent feel, with its colourful flea market and second-hand stalls; but it is also lined with dozens of treasure-trove shops. Among them is the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, which sells unusual antiques, decorative mirrors and lighting, and framed butterflies and beetles. Phoenix on Golborne stocks beautiful antique furniture including Victorian dressers and marble-topped sideboards, plus a handful of vintage accessories. For a fashion fix, Kokon To Zai is an extraordinary boutique: among the stuffed peacocks and design accessories you'll find British fashion labels hanging alongside own-label KTZ. Found and Vision stocks vintage Chanel, Dior and Issey Miyake – the boutique’s celeb fans include Florence Welch and Sienna Miller.
Golborne Road Market
51-63 Golborne Rd
At the slightly less chichi end of Portobello, Golborne Road has a scruffier and more independent feel, with its colourful flea market and second-hand stalls; but it is also lined with dozens of treasure-trove shops. Among them is the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, which sells unusual antiques, decorative mirrors and lighting, and framed butterflies and beetles. Phoenix on Golborne stocks beautiful antique furniture including Victorian dressers and marble-topped sideboards, plus a handful of vintage accessories. For a fashion fix, Kokon To Zai is an extraordinary boutique: among the stuffed peacocks and design accessories you'll find British fashion labels hanging alongside own-label KTZ. Found and Vision stocks vintage Chanel, Dior and Issey Miyake – the boutique’s celeb fans include Florence Welch and Sienna Miller.
For high-end shopping, head to Westbourne Grove, which cuts across Portobello Road. If you’re into French-girl style, you’re in the right place – here you’ll find branches of Sandro, Maje, the Kooples and Sézanne (the store’s first permanent London home). Then there’s Heidi Klein’s whitewashed swimwear boutique, Matches (one of the online designer retailer’s three brick and mortar stores) and just round the corner Anya Hindmarch, with her eponymous brand’s quirky collection of handbags and accessories. Its also where you will find Daylesford, Grangers and Ottolenghi.
Westbourne Grove
For high-end shopping, head to Westbourne Grove, which cuts across Portobello Road. If you’re into French-girl style, you’re in the right place – here you’ll find branches of Sandro, Maje, the Kooples and Sézanne (the store’s first permanent London home). Then there’s Heidi Klein’s whitewashed swimwear boutique, Matches (one of the online designer retailer’s three brick and mortar stores) and just round the corner Anya Hindmarch, with her eponymous brand’s quirky collection of handbags and accessories. Its also where you will find Daylesford, Grangers and Ottolenghi.
Great with Kids: Ice your own biscuits at Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Café
Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Cafe
194 Kensington Park Rd
Great with Kids: Ice your own biscuits at Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Café
Founded in 2009 by literary agents, Lutyens and Rubinstein is a wonderful bookshop that features hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles, including children’s stories, art and poetry. With a commitment to considered and expert service, they offer personal shoppers for anyone with a gift voucher of more than £100. Bibliophiles can look into their mail order services, including A Year In Books and A Year With One Author. There is also plenty on offer beyond the printed page, including a crockery range and tote bags.
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Lutyens & Rubinstein
21 Kensington Park Road
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Founded in 2009 by literary agents, Lutyens and Rubinstein is a wonderful bookshop that features hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles, including children’s stories, art and poetry. With a commitment to considered and expert service, they offer personal shoppers for anyone with a gift voucher of more than £100. Bibliophiles can look into their mail order services, including A Year In Books and A Year With One Author. There is also plenty on offer beyond the printed page, including a crockery range and tote bags.
The original Rough Trade record shop opened in 1976 in the midst of the punk revolution. It remains there today, just off Portobello Road, though there are now additional sites across the UK and even one in New York City. The store continues to champion independent record labels and emerging artists, and they stock a host of rare and limited-edition vinyl offerings, too.
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Rough Trade West
130 Talbot Rd
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The original Rough Trade record shop opened in 1976 in the midst of the punk revolution. It remains there today, just off Portobello Road, though there are now additional sites across the UK and even one in New York City. The store continues to champion independent record labels and emerging artists, and they stock a host of rare and limited-edition vinyl offerings, too.
Dating back to 1911, The Gate is a gorgeous single-screen cinema in London's captivating Notting Hill.
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The Gate Picturehouse
87 Notting Hill Gate
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Dating back to 1911, The Gate is a gorgeous single-screen cinema in London's captivating Notting Hill.
Retreat from the crowds and take in a matinée at the Electric Cinema, one of the country's oldest and most romantic movie houses. Sink into the depths of its luxurious leather armchairs and sofas with a glass of wine (there’s no need for popcorn, as substantial bar snacks are prepared in the adjoining Electric Diner).
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Electric Cinema
191 Portobello Rd
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Retreat from the crowds and take in a matinée at the Electric Cinema, one of the country's oldest and most romantic movie houses. Sink into the depths of its luxurious leather armchairs and sofas with a glass of wine (there’s no need for popcorn, as substantial bar snacks are prepared in the adjoining Electric Diner).
London Museums
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
A tried and tested museum to keep children quiet; exhibits include Puffing Billy, the world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive, as well as Stephenson’s Rocket, a working example of Charles Babbage’s Difference engine and a model of Francis Crick and James Watson’s DNA helix plus an IMAX cinema. The newest gallery is Wonderlab, opened in 2016 which does charge an entrance fee (adults £8, children £6) for its mix of live experiments, button pressing and hip teachery types whipping up enthusiasm for maths-based skills among the young. Also in South Kensington.
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Science Museum
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A tried and tested museum to keep children quiet; exhibits include Puffing Billy, the world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive, as well as Stephenson’s Rocket, a working example of Charles Babbage’s Difference engine and a model of Francis Crick and James Watson’s DNA helix plus an IMAX cinema. The newest gallery is Wonderlab, opened in 2016 which does charge an entrance fee (adults £8, children £6) for its mix of live experiments, button pressing and hip teachery types whipping up enthusiasm for maths-based skills among the young. Also in South Kensington.
South Kensington is London’s Museum Mile, and this is at its heart. A Victorian temple to learning, it was built by Alfred Waterhouse and now displays skeletons and fossils alongside temporary exhibitions and expert talks at the Darwin Centre. In the central hall from this summer, Dippy, the much-loved model of a Diplodocus carnegii which was donated by Andrew Carnegie, will be replaced by a 25-meter skeleton of a blue whale found near Wexford in Ireland. A classic museum for rainy days that is often packed with school trips; come close to closing time to a quieter experience. Late night programmes bring the museum alive for adults with silent discos mixed with light learning.
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พิพิธภัณฑ์ประวัติศาสตร์ธรรมชาติ
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South Kensington is London’s Museum Mile, and this is at its heart. A Victorian temple to learning, it was built by Alfred Waterhouse and now displays skeletons and fossils alongside temporary exhibitions and expert talks at the Darwin Centre. In the central hall from this summer, Dippy, the much-loved model of a Diplodocus carnegii which was donated by Andrew Carnegie, will be replaced by a 25-meter skeleton of a blue whale found near Wexford in Ireland. A classic museum for rainy days that is often packed with school trips; come close to closing time to a quieter experience. Late night programmes bring the museum alive for adults with silent discos mixed with light learning.
Dominating the Bloomsbury area, with over 900,000 square feet of culture, this is Britain’s biggest and most potent museum. The Elgin Marbles, bought by the British government in 1816, remain both controversial - and a big draw - but the Museum has eight million objects to curate, including the 196BC Rosetta Stone, vital in deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and significant Egyptian and Chinese collections.
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พิพิธภัณฑ์บริติช
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Dominating the Bloomsbury area, with over 900,000 square feet of culture, this is Britain’s biggest and most potent museum. The Elgin Marbles, bought by the British government in 1816, remain both controversial - and a big draw - but the Museum has eight million objects to curate, including the 196BC Rosetta Stone, vital in deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and significant Egyptian and Chinese collections.
Pole position in London, the National Gallery is at the very centre of the Trafalgar Square. Started in 1824 and regularly refreshed through the centuries by strategic purchases and donations from the collections of impoverished aristocrats, the cut-off date for art works is 1900 (after which you need to visit Tate Modern or Tate Britain). Still, there’s plenty left to enjoy including a cluster of Leonardo Da Vincis, Botticelli and a superb capsule collection of Post-Impressionists, including Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres.
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หอศิลป์แห่งชาติ
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Pole position in London, the National Gallery is at the very centre of the Trafalgar Square. Started in 1824 and regularly refreshed through the centuries by strategic purchases and donations from the collections of impoverished aristocrats, the cut-off date for art works is 1900 (after which you need to visit Tate Modern or Tate Britain). Still, there’s plenty left to enjoy including a cluster of Leonardo Da Vincis, Botticelli and a superb capsule collection of Post-Impressionists, including Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres.
A former power station on the South Bank, close to the Globe Theatre and the National Theatre, this quickly became the most visited museum in the UK when it opened. With crowd-pleasing artists such as Picasso, Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Rothko, paintings are grouped thematically rather than by artist. In 2016 the Switch House opened, with more exhibition space but it’s the Turbine Hall that regularly grabs the column inches. A soaring space that once housed the power station’s crane, it’s used for large site-specific works; artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois and Olafur Eliasson. Good for big name exhibitions, which cost extra.
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Tate Modern
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A former power station on the South Bank, close to the Globe Theatre and the National Theatre, this quickly became the most visited museum in the UK when it opened. With crowd-pleasing artists such as Picasso, Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Rothko, paintings are grouped thematically rather than by artist. In 2016 the Switch House opened, with more exhibition space but it’s the Turbine Hall that regularly grabs the column inches. A soaring space that once housed the power station’s crane, it’s used for large site-specific works; artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois and Olafur Eliasson. Good for big name exhibitions, which cost extra.
Until 2000, this museum on the bank of the Thames housed the UK’s contemporary art collection. Always an attractive museum, the galleries were cramped and too much was held in storage but the opening of Tate Modern has solved the problem, leaving the original building to concentrate on British art. The start of 2017 has seen a hugely popular David Hockney exhibition (although this does cost extra) but the permanent collection includes a trio of paintings by Whistler, an unrivalled collection of Turner paintings, plus Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore.
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หอศิลป์เททบริเตน
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Until 2000, this museum on the bank of the Thames housed the UK’s contemporary art collection. Always an attractive museum, the galleries were cramped and too much was held in storage but the opening of Tate Modern has solved the problem, leaving the original building to concentrate on British art. The start of 2017 has seen a hugely popular David Hockney exhibition (although this does cost extra) but the permanent collection includes a trio of paintings by Whistler, an unrivalled collection of Turner paintings, plus Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore.
In the middle of London’s legal heartland, the 17th century houses that make up Lincoln’s Inn, this museum is testimony to its delightfully eccentric founder, an architect and obsessive collector. It is packed with Egyptian sarcophagus, stained glass from the medieval Palace of Westminster, Greek vases and Roman bronzes but the setting is as important as the exhibits. Although Soane died in 1832, his will dictated that the collection remain intact and that entrance is free. The monthly evening tours are very popular, arrive early to be among the 200 allowed in; daytime allows a more contemplative experience.
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Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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In the middle of London’s legal heartland, the 17th century houses that make up Lincoln’s Inn, this museum is testimony to its delightfully eccentric founder, an architect and obsessive collector. It is packed with Egyptian sarcophagus, stained glass from the medieval Palace of Westminster, Greek vases and Roman bronzes but the setting is as important as the exhibits. Although Soane died in 1832, his will dictated that the collection remain intact and that entrance is free. The monthly evening tours are very popular, arrive early to be among the 200 allowed in; daytime allows a more contemplative experience.
Founded by the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess of Hertford, who, on his death, left his mansion and collection to the nation, on the proviso that nothing was ever sold or lent out for an exhibition, so you can always bank on turning up and finding the Titian, Rembrandt and Velazquez paintings in situ. It’s also very strong on Sevres china, French furniture and armour and - this is very much an acquired taste - wax sculptures. The location is a winner too, being central, set back from Oxford Street and close to Selfridges. A delightful cafe draws in locals from tony Marylebone.
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The Wallace Collection
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Founded by the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess of Hertford, who, on his death, left his mansion and collection to the nation, on the proviso that nothing was ever sold or lent out for an exhibition, so you can always bank on turning up and finding the Titian, Rembrandt and Velazquez paintings in situ. It’s also very strong on Sevres china, French furniture and armour and - this is very much an acquired taste - wax sculptures. The location is a winner too, being central, set back from Oxford Street and close to Selfridges. A delightful cafe draws in locals from tony Marylebone.
Great for Kids: London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. We care for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.
London Transport Museum
Great for Kids: London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. We care for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.
Great with kids: The Museum of London documents the history of the UK's capital city from prehistoric to modern times and is located in the City of London on the London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre and is part of the Barbican complex of buildings created in the 1960s and 1970s to redevelop a bomb-damaged area of the City.
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Museum of London
150 London Wall
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Great with kids: The Museum of London documents the history of the UK's capital city from prehistoric to modern times and is located in the City of London on the London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre and is part of the Barbican complex of buildings created in the 1960s and 1970s to redevelop a bomb-damaged area of the City.
The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award.[1]
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Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High St
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The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award.[1]
Vinyl Buffs
Two killer music and vinyl shops in Notting Hill
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Honest Jon's Records London
278 Portobello Rd
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