Places We Love

Music and Goods Exchange

Originally called the ‘Record and Tape Exchange’, Notting Hill Gate’s 2nd hand empire opened in 1967. it now comprises 16 shops selling everything from clothes to comics and CDs.

St Peter’s Church

The grandeur of orange-hued St Peters is down to the colour blue — its building was funded by Charles Blake (1794–1872) who made his fortune importing indigo from India.

Electric Cinema

When it opened in 1910 The Electric was one of the first buildings in the UK designed specifically for showing moving pictures. Today it’s part of the Soho House group and the height of luxury.

Paddington Station

There are two statues at Paddington Station — Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Paddington Bear, of course.

Notting Hill has developed a reputation of style and variation alongside some of the finest properties and residential streets in London.

The area boasts a certain charm offering something for everyone with the renowned Portobello Road and the stylish Westbourne Grove. They've even made a film about it!

Despite its fame and its eclectic mix of people, the area still has its feet on the ground and is often described as having a strong, small town feel.

Fact: Two centuries ago, Notting Hill was nothing but a slum for brick making and pig farming. It was known as 'Potteries and Piggeries.'






Bective Leslie Marsh