London House Hotel is one of the most fabulous hotels near Notting Hill London offering a wide range of accommodation and enjoys superb access to shops, cultural and historic locations.
About Notting Hill
A cosmopolitan area to the north of Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill is best known for its vibrant, colourful Carnival held each year. Many of the streets are filled with Victorian style townhouses.
Things to see and do at Notting Hill
Notting Hill is a very multi-cultural, vibrant area well known for its varied cultural provision. Strolling along the edge of Hyde Park offers plenty of opportunities to see artworks of all kinds on display, attached to the railings by artists keen to sell their work. It is a great place to buy something really original, and talk to the artist. There are also many independent art galleries scattered around the adjoining streets, as well as one of the most quirky museums in London. The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising contains over 12,000 items exploring how goods have been sold over the past hundred years or so. It is a place to reminisce, to explore and try to identify just what was hidden behind some of those intriguing, and often extremely attractive, pack designs.
Attending the world famous Notting Hill Carnival over the August Bank Holiday is very easy as it is within walking distance from the London House Hotel. Millions of people celebrate Caribbean style, complete with a massive parade of floats and performers through the streets of Notting Hill. It is a blaze of colour and music, with marching bands, steel bands, vibrant costumes and the irresistible rhythms of Calypso music. As an extra bonus, there is an incredible array of mouth-watering food and drink!
It is not just at Carnival time that Notting Hill is a great location for entertainment. This is the home of The Electric Cinema, with its incredibly comfortable plush sofas and footstools making it a lovely place to relax and watch the latest films. Other locations worth considering are The Gate Theatre, which is renowned for fostering new theatrical talent, or The Print Room with its mix of theatre, dance and concerts. Want some comedy or music? The Tabernacle is worth trying especially since it is also known for its superb bar.
Whether you are looking for a restaurant, bar or café; or food to take away Notting Hill has the answer. It is an area which has become one of the most fashionable places to eat and drink, with Michelin star restaurants as well as superb ethnic food ranging from Spanish & Portuguese cuisine at the Notting Hill Kitchen to Asian tapas at E&O. Try the Hummingbird Bakery and Daylesford Organic for a superb range of food and delicious cakes. There are countless clubs and cocktail bars. Search out traditional pubs like The Cow, or the Cock and Bottle for a relaxing beer, or enjoy some live music with your drink at The Elgin.
Wherever you go in Notting Hill, there are some superb shops to be found. Only a few minutes walk from London House Hotel is Whiteleys, a superb shopping venue housing over 40 stores ranging from Gap, H&M, London Time to Sports Direct and Zara. With an Odeon cinema on site as well as catering outlets like the Urban Social coffee shop, it offers plenty of options for visitors.
Throughout the area, there are many small independent stores that are worth searching out for those special, unusual items. The Notting Hill Bookshop is well known for its amazing collection of books, while it if is cookery books you want, then try Books for Cooks. There are boutiques like Couverture, Sophie Gass and Lisou London.
Easy to reach from our hotels near Notting Hill London is the renowned Portobello Market, the perfect place for finding antiques, collectables and vintage items. Almost a mile long, the market is full of character, with friendly stall holders and the opportunity to find something unusual to take home. You can take bus number 7,23 and 70 which is direct from the London House Hotel and takes only 5 mins.
Bayswater Underground Station is the nearest to London House Hotel Kensington. Notting Hill Gate Underground Station is just one stop southwards on the District or Circle lines.