Destination guide

Literary London in Notting Hill

Whether you want to snoop around book stores in search of Hugh Grant or shop for treasures at Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill is one of London's most iconic neighborhoods. From famous musicians to interior designers, it's a magnet for well-heeled Londoners. There are cosmopolitan boutiques to explore, luxury restaurants to enjoy and a string of performing arts theaters to discover. And, of course, a dreamy lineup of antique stalls to sift through. With spacious living areas, chic decor and your own set of keys, Notting Hill vacation rentals will have you feeling like a local in no time.

Things to do

Shopping for treasures at Portobello Road Market

Famously bohemian, Portobello Road Market is brimming with treasures. The main markets take place on Fridays and Saturdays, with antique stalls lining both sides of the road. They stretch for over half a mile, interspersed with vintage boutiques, curious stores and artisan cafes. You'll also find sizzling food stalls and a colorful selection of fruit, veg and produce. Sitting on Lancaster Road, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising showcases a quirky collection of classic British memorabilia. Think Cadbury chocolates, vintage Persil packaging, first edition Monopoly sets, Bovril tins and more.


Recreate your favorite "Notting Hill" scenes

"I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." If you fell hard for Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the 1999 box office hit, the Notting Hill Film Tour will take you to some of its most famous locations. For a contemporary film fix, head to the Electric Cinema, which screens current blockbusters in an elegant atmosphere. While you'll want to hit up the trendy restaurants and brunch cafes around Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill vacation rentals give you the freedom to whip up casual meals in your own kitchen.


Gear up for the Notting Hill Carnival

Summer is high season in London, when flocks of sightseers descend on the capital. Warm weather and plenty of sunshine make it a great time to explore Portobello Road Market, browse boutiques in Westbourne Grove or shop at the Notting Hill Farmers Market. Every August, millions of people descend on West London for the annual Notting Hill Carnival. It's Europe's biggest street festival and sees the neighborhood transform into a Caribbean party, complete with floats, dancers, live Calypso music, marching bands, street stalls and more.

Natural features

Secret gardens in Notting Hill

Sitting in West London, Notting Hill is one of the city's most visited neighborhoods. Access is via a handful of tube stations, including Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove. Don't forget to pick up an Oyster card before you start using the tube. Notting Hill is dotted with Grade II-listed English Heritage gardens reserved exclusively for residents. While most visitors can only peer in, Notting Hill vacation rentals unlock access to beautiful gardens like Ladbroke Square.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Notting Hill

Fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), the closest airport, located 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LCY-London City), which is 11.2 mi (17.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Notting Hill by catching a ride on the metro at Ladbroke Grove Underground Station, Latimer Road Underground Station or Westbourne Park Underground Station.

Where to stay around Notting Hill?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,183 vacation rentals near Notting Hill. From 1,862 Condos/Apartments to 283 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Notting Hill for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Notting Hill?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Notting Hill:

  • Central London: 6,684 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 4,008 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 932 vacation rentals
  • Mayfair: 1,548 vacation rentals
  • City of London: 9,731 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Notting Hill?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Notting Hill. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portobello Road Market: 12,001 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising: 11,865 vacation rentals
  • Kensington Leisure Centre: 11,888 vacation rentals
  • Judith Clark Costume Gallery: 11,867 vacation rentals
  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,912 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Notting Hill listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Notting Hill?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,862 Condos/Apartments in Notting Hill. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Notting Hill include:

  • Houses: 283 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,856 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Notting Hill?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Notting Hill. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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