Situated in the picturesque neighbourhood of Notting Hill, Portobello House Hotel offers the perfect location to enjoy the best sights of London. The choice can be overwhelming, so here are a few suggestions of local attractions we think you shouldn’t miss – click on the links and explore the neighbourhood!
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If you enjoy the greenery, the two nearest parks are a definite London ‘must’! In Holland Park you can stroll through the exquisite Kyoto Gardens and visit the Orangerie or watch peacocks roam the park and play outdoor chess. For a true London experience, join the locals for a picnic on the manicured lawns of Kensington Gardens, or sneak a peek at the Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Oh, those shops!
London offers some of the finest shopping experiences in the world, and Portobello House Hotel is ideally located to reach the best shopping areas in London. Take a short walk to the world-famous Portobello Road and Golborne Road markets for a brunch in one of the chic bohemian cafés and a look through the antique stalls, or join the Notting Hill locals in Westbourne Grove for the best of London fashion from the likes of Paul Smith and Joseph. We are also ideally located nearby the Westfield Shopping Centre and Selfriges that offers the definitive shopping experience, including cinema and dining options.
Of course, no trip to London is complete without a visit to Oxford Street and its stretch of high street shops, but for that perfect West London shopping feel we recommend High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge where you will find everything from high street chains to the biggest names in fashion.
West London is home to some of the most famous museums in London, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum in Kensington. Our tip? Join the latest trend in London and enjoy your museum trip with a glass of wine at a late night opening at the Science Museum every last Wednesday of the month.
True to its character, Notting Hill neighbourhood houses the eclectic Museum of Brands and Packaging, where you can sift through the colourful history of branding and advertising. But if you fancy catching a glimpse of the Royal history of Great Britain, Kensington Palace is likewise just a walk away.
Music and Entertainment
Bustling with restaurants, bars and cafes, Notting Hill is a treasure trove for those ready to explore. Luckily, the Urban Walkabout guide to Notting Hill offers some much needed help in choosing among the numerous venues. And, yes, we’re featured, too!
You’ll find plenty of entertainment in West London, be it live music, cinema or theatre. Notting Hill Arts Club and the Tabernacle have live events most nights of the week, or if you’re ready to venture a bit further west, Shepherds Bush Empire and Hammersmith Apollo Theatre host plenty of big music and entertainment acts.
Creativity and innovative approach to theatre is guaranteed at the Gate Theatre, The Print Room and the Bush Theatre that offer some of the finest off-West End performances, so make sure to take look at what’s on!
Finally, Notting Hill has some of the best independent cinemas in London, The Gate, The Electric and The Coronet. Catch an independent film or some of the latest releases while relaxing in a plush leather armchair with a glass of wine – possibly the quintessential Notting Hill experience?
The West London streets come alive the last holiday weekend of August with the largest street festival in Europe : the Notting Hill Carnival .
With a Caribbean theme that sees the neighborhood of West London packed with percussion bands , Calypso music and tasty food stalls , the festival is open to all !
London Theatreland offers the largest individual collection of websites providing complete, impartial guides to all the theatrical, musical and performance arts events and venues in the world’s greatest theatre cities, from New York’s Broadway to London’s West End and from the showrooms of Las Vegas to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Opera Holland Park is a summer opera company which produces an annual season of opera performances staged under a temporary canopy in Holland Park, a public park in a wealthy district of west central London of the same name. The venue is fully covered but is open at the sides.