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How to spend a great day in Notting Hill, London

When visiting London, you might already know to visit the big attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, London Eye and Tower Bridge. However, once you hit all these must-sees, you should definitely consider exploring different areas of London, of which there are many. If you want to experience one of the coolest neighborhoods the city has to offer, then definitely add Notting Hill to your list. The streets are colorful and full of exciting things, so be sure to check out all of these haunts while you’re there.

Notting Hill is a charming neighborhood to visit

Notting Hill is a charming neighborhood to visit

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road is full of small independent shops and chain cafes throughout the week, but the weekend is when it really comes alive with Portobello Road Market which is full of flea markets, antiques and food stalls. It’s a great way to see West London. It is best to visit early on a Saturday morning to avoid the crowds. A great place to visit is Alice’s antique shop, which has been seen on Paddington movies.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market

St. Lukes Mews

St. Lukes Mews is one of the most famous streets in the city, because it is dotted with beautiful houses. You might even recognize it if you’ve seen it Really love, from the scene where Andrew declares his love for Keira Knightley’s character with the scars.

St.  Lukes Mews

St. Lukes Mews

Notting Hill Brand Museum

In the byways of Ladbroke Grove, you’ll find the Museum of Brands, which showcases how consumer culture has evolved and displays some of the best advertising you may or may not have seen. The museum has an exhibition of more than 150 years of advertising as well as contemporary exhibits. Entry costs £9 for adults and £5 for children.

Notting Hill Brand Museum

Notting Hill Brand Museum

Lancaster Street

Lancaster Street is the most colorful street in Notting Hill, making it the most photographed area. You can go to the rainbow houses and take beautiful pictures, but just keep in mind that this area is residential, so be aware of the noise levels.

Lancaster Street

Lancaster Street

The Notting Hill Bookshop

If you have seen it Notting Hill movie, you’ll get to know this iconic bookstore and its famous blue door. In the film, the bookstore was owned by Hugh Grant’s character and was the location where he met Julia Roberts’ character. You can visit this shop but also be aware of the fact that many shops have painted their doors blue to capitalize on the film’s fame. Be sure to head to Blenheim Crescent to find the real deal. Another famous store is Books for Cooks, which sells a huge variety of cookbooks and also has its own cooking school.

The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop

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