Portobello Road threads through the heart of the neighbourhood, with its market stretching over a mile long and its trendy collection of shops and cafés lining the pavements.
To get a real feel for this shopping and foodie paradise, you also need to explore the smaller streets beyond. Each street offers a distinct and fascinating personality all of its own which heightens the overall magic of the area.
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The Auria’s prime zone 2 location and close proximity to two tube stations ensures excellent connections to the rest of London and beyond.
Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park (both on the Hammersmith & City line) are just a short walk away, and a good choice of buses swiftly link Portobello Square to wider London.
For travel further afield, Heathrow Airport is easily accessible by road or Paddington’s Heathrow Express is close by. When launched, the new Elizabeth line will offer a high-speed 3-minute journey* from Paddington to the designer boutiques at Bond Street.
*Journey times are approximate and taken from tfl.gov.uk, Google Maps, and Walkit.
Renowned for its independent, free-spirited and creative approach to life, Notting Hill is a constantly evolving neighbourhood; one where the culture and cuisine has been shaped by the broad mix of people who live here. The eclectic array of places to shop, drink and dine truely is impressive.
Discover Moroccan cafés and Portuguese patisseries sitting alongside Michelin-starred restaurants, and luxury designer boutiques rubbing shoulders with vintage fashion shops, and all set against the backdrop of the iconic Portobello Road.
Notting Hill is close to many prestigious universities including University of Westminster, UCL, Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London – the latter two having recently opened up campuses at nearby White City.
For younger families, Notting Hill has a high concentration of OFSTED rated ‘outstanding’ nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as top-performing independent private and prep schools, such as Wetherby School, which Princes William and Harry attended.
In a little under 150 years the local area has transformed from lush farmland to a thriving and diverse neighbourhood, shaped by the different communities who have settled here over the years.
Notting Hill is one of London’s top ‘must-see’ cultural destinations. It is home to both the Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s largest carnival – and the world-famous Portobello Road Market, with its street stalls selling everything from antiques and vintage fashion to food and gifts.
The local area is home to Holland Park, the Royal Borough’s largest park at over 22.5 hectares. As well as its ornamental flower gardens and semi-wild woodland, it also features the beautiful Japanese Kyoto Garden, an open-air opera theatre and wild-roaming peacocks.
Close by are the majestic Royal Parks: Kensington Gardens, home to Kensington Palace, and Hyde Park with its boating on the Serpentine and ever-popular Diana Memorial Fountain.