MORE THAN JUST A MOVIE
Bursting with café culture, boutique shops, art galleries, theatres, notable cinemas, restaurants and Portobello Market, Notting Hill will keep you busy exploring its charming streets and uncovering its intriguing secrets. The area has long been an inspiration to musicians, artists, actors, and writers thanks to its bohemian vibe and community spirit. With impressive architecture, a strong sense of community, and often described as an ‘urban village’ Bayswater has become warmer and more inviting in recent years. Home to London’s first ever department store, Whiteleys, it can rival its prestigious neighbours with its garden squares surrounded by white stucco terraces.
DESIRABLE AND FASHIONABLE
Notting Hill is now considered to be one of London’s most desirable, fashionable, and most quintessential neighbourhoods, with its concentric circles of terraces surrounding St John’s Church. With Hyde Park on its doorstep providing access to one of the city’s most loved green spaces, good schools and renowned bars and restaurants, Bayswater is now an ideal area for investment.
With a number of tube stations to choose from and access to the Central, Circle, District, and Hammersmith and City lines, in addition to numerous bus routes, Notting Hill is ideally located to reach any part of London, offering a quick and easy commute. Bayswater is situated in Zone 1 and also offers access to the Circle, District and Central lines. Paddington mainline station, along with the Heathrow Express, is just a short distance away, and you will find a wealth of bus routes reaching all over London.
YOUR FUTURE HOME
Notting Hill’s colourful Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian terraces, mews and townhouses with their well-kept communal gardens have become some of the most desirable properties in the country. Bayswater’s luxury flats and Georgian and mid-Victorian white stucco houses with garden squares provide a range of living spaces, from studio apartments to grand homes. You will also find added to the mix a number of 1930s mansion blocks.
Bayswater’s luxury flats and Georgian and mid-Victorian white stucco houses with garden squares provide a range of living spaces, from studio apartments to grand homes. You will also find added to the mix a number of 1930s mansion blocks.
Notting Hill Carnival
The famous annual Notting Hill Carnival, which has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, has grown from strength to strength since it first arrived on our streets in 1966. It is Europe’s biggest street festival, with a vibrant and exciting Caribbean theme, attracting visitors from across the globe. Notting Hill Carnival is all about our diverse community, offering a platform to share culture, collaboration, and creativity. Living in Notting Hill means that you are as much a part of the carnival as everyone else.
Things to do in Notting Hill
You won’t be bored living in Notting Hill when you are surrounded by so much entertainment and culture. Whether you choose to spend your days browsing the boutique shops and prestigious Portobello Road Market, whiling away the hours in thought-provoking art galleries like the Graffik or Temple Gallery, experiencing the sociable café scene, wining and dining in fine restaurants, or soaking up theatre and cinema performances, you’ll find that there is always something going on, even when Notting Hill Carnival has been and gone for another year.
Things to do in Bayswater
Being in the heart of central London you have a wealth of opportunities close at hand. Whether you’re looking to go for a run through the beautiful scenery of Hyde Park, or take in the artistic talents on display at the Serpentine Gallery, or perhaps a spot of retail therapy in the historic and famous Whiteleys or within the luxurious boutiques on Connaught Street, Bayswater has it all on offer and so much more.
Chic Holland Park
Named after the historic Holland House, the area boasts huge beautiful stucco mansions, peaceful parks, fancy boutiques and a serene atmosphere despite the buzzing location between High Street Kensington and Notting Hill Gate.
The locals tend to leave celebrity residents alone, which has led to an influx of famous faces including Simon Cowell, Richard Branson and plenty of high-powered executives.
Even fictional residents live up to this reputation – Jennifer Saunders’ Absolutely Fabulous character Eddie lived in a large Holland Park terrace house. If that’s not enough, the area also boasts speedy transport connections across London and fantastic schools – including the alma matter of Princes William and Harry. Could this be the best place to live in London?
Kensington has held its place on the map as an area of cultural and scientific importance since the Great Exhibition of 1851, and some of the world's most prestigious museums and universities grandly line up along Exhibition Road, showcasing West London’s distinctive stucco style.
The Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and V&A attracting such a vibrant mix of people, it's easy to forget that this is a residential area as well, which a real mix of property types. Yet just by the Tube station is a continental style square boosting lots of restaurants often filled with locals breakfasting in the sun. The jewel in South Kensington’s dazzling crown is surely its proximity to the historic and beautiful Hyde Park.