Notting Hill - Little London Whispers

Notting Hill

There is much to be said for exploring Notting Hill, and spending a day in this leafy part of west London, home to Notting Hill Carnival, Portobello Market, great independent shopping, delicious good food and the obligatory photo of a famous film location (of which there have been quite a few!). Notting Hill is for me, about wandering, it is easy to get side tracked so always take a map to prevent getting lost – which I have done many times! Below we have given you our varied choices of eateries to help sustain your day – essential!

Eating in Notting Hill

Breakfast:

Farm Girl Cafe : A small and delicious eatery close to Portobello. A perfect start to a day of shopping. Be prepared to queue if you are not there early.

Jusu Brothers :  This new eatery, is light & airy with a choice of delicious all day food. I love the food & juices so much, I always pick-up something to go too.

Coffee Break:

Blend Cafe at Jigsaw : Westbourne Grove

Lunch:

Farmacy : Vegan eatery except for eggs, but don’t let that put you off, we had a delicious meal. Boys & girls…
Taqueria : Mexican Street food – totally yummy
Pizza East : At the very top of Portobello Road, worth the walk.
Chipping Forecast : Fish & chips on All Saints Road

Tea:

Daylesford’s for a cake or two
Ottolenghi for totally indulgent moment
Tea’s Me in Ladbroke Grove

Sundowners:

Duke of Wellington, The Earl of Lonsdale, or The Castle

Eating out (outside space): 

Pomona’s for some Californian eating

Eating in:

Pepito : Mexican Tapas
E&O : Always a good pit stop
Granger : The queues are long, especially at weekends, so if you want to go here, be prepared to eat slightly early or late.
Casa Cruz : on Mexican Portland Road

Other bits:

Electric cinema for brunch and a movie with the best cinema seats in London.  Cowshed Spa for a girls day out

Shopping :

Key streets to visit; Pembroke Villas, Westbourne Grove, Goldborne Road, Elgin Crescent, Kensington Park Road,Westbourne Park Road, Blenheim Crescent, Clarendon Road, Ledbury Road and of course Portobello on a Friday or Saturday.

Culture Vulture:

Take a walk around some of the iconic film locations; St Lukes Mews for some Love Actually, Books for Cooks on Blenheim Crescent, 25 Powis Square is where the cult film Performance was filmed with Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox. 75 Pottery Lane is where the 1966 film Blow Up is where David Bailey had his studio.

Fresh Air :

Holland Park. The Japanese Garden is beautiful, there is also the most gorgeous Dahlia garden at the end of the summer near the Orangery.

Verdicts:

She said: “I love the shopping in Notting Hill, and the healthy eating options”

He said : “Portobello for some good street food & rummaging through some vintage stalls, then a movie & a snooze”

Teens said “Loved the vintage clothes shopping, cool photos, and delicious pizza!”