Notting Hill, is one of the many famous areas of London. It has a reputation of affluence and fashion with large Victorian townhouses, high class shopping, as well as the Notting Hill Carnival and the Portobello Road Market. If you are planning to be in the London area, the Market is definitely one not to miss.
Many of the homes have a distinctive feature: namely the shared communal space in the center of a group of homes where access is restricted purely to the residents of that building. It creates a great sense of privacy, which made it very attractive for wealthy individuals. This is part of what gives the area its affluence and the reason for the high class shopping locations.
Transport in the area includes three tube stations: Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill Gate. each found on the roads with the same name as the station. Portobello Road is known for its market and especially the antique section. If you are a lover of antiques this is definitely a place to visit.
Places of note in the area are: Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum, The Royal Albert Hall and the Science Museum. As you are in London there are also a number of other fantastic must-see sights, such as the London Eye, the Queen's Buckingham Palace and for the children there's the popular London Zoo and Aquarium.
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