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The alternative Notting Hill experience

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 40 reviews.Greater London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Savio

3 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

To most people Notting Hill is just Portobello Road, its market and some pretty coloured houses. To me Notting Hill is a magic blend of local markets, incredible history, world-famous music, beautiful residential areas, renowned film locations, street art and interesting anecdotes. This tour will dive you deep into what makes Notting Hill such a vibrant area for 3 hours of music, active discovery and cultural wellbeing in a group of MAXIMUM 4 PEOPLE. Walk to the rhythm of Bob Marley, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits and learn why they are connected to the area. Come and see where the famous scenes of Notting Hill were shot, together with other settings of movies such as The Italian Job, James Bond, Paddington and many more. See the best street art pieces in the area and learn about the artists and their technique, including a Banksy piece. Immerse into its local markets, vintage stalls and silver vaults. We will pass by old recording studios, hidden gems and secluded gardens. Get ready for an intimate, immersive and interactive experience with a very small group of people, where you will feel safe and secure with all hygiene and safety measures put in place so that you can thoroughly enjoy the experience without worrying about crowded places or groups.
To most people Notting Hill is just Portobello Road, its market and some pretty coloured houses. To me Notting Hill is a magic blend of local markets, incredible history, world-famous music, beautiful residential areas, renowned film locations, street art and interesting anecdotes. This tour will dive you deep into what makes Notting Hill such a vibrant area for 3 hours of music, active discovery and cultural wellbeing in a group of MAXIMUM 4 PE…

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Thu, 22 Oct
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Fri, 23 Oct
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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₹3,425 per person
Fri, 23 Oct
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
₹3,425 per person
₹3,425 per person

Meet your host, Savio

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 40 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Savio, your new knowledgeable friend that will show you a London you have never seen before! I am the co-founder of Unexpected London, a brand new way to explore London through culture, music and secrets. I love London and I never stop exploring its most unique and unexpected places. My mission is to make travellers feel like locals, not tourists and immerse in local communities in a very unique and friendly way, far from crowded groups and touristy spots, whilst making them feel in safe hands, especially in times like these where safety and security are everyone's utmost priority. With only 6 people in the group you won't need to worry about big crowded groups. Get ready to explore London through its music, its secrets and its local communities.
Hi, I'm Savio, your new knowledgeable friend that will show you a London you have never seen before! I am the co-founder of Unexpected London, a brand new way to explore London through culture, music and secrets. I love London and I never stop exploring its most unique and unexpected places. My mission is to make travellers feel like locals, not tourists and immerse in local communities in a very unique and friendly way, far from crowded groups and touristy spots, whilst making them feel in safe…
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Where you'll be

We will start the tour at Notting Hill Gate. We will then walk towards Portobello Road and explore all its secrets beyond what is visible to all. The tour will then continue immersing in Notting Hill's most residential areas, where we will go by stunning villas as well as the iconic coloured terrace houses. Look out for some celebrities houses too along the way! The tour will then end near Holland Park Station.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Elizabeth
September 2020
Savio is a lovely and passionate guide who combines his love of music with the history of Notting Hill. He provides a unique perspective and avoids typical touristy stuff. It was a good tour but could have been shorter (2 hours vs 3.5 hours). I would suggest shortening it a bit and leaving participants wanting more! Overall, worth my time.
Savio is a lovely and passionate guide who combines his love of music with the history of Notting Hill. He provides a unique perspective and avoids typical touristy stuff. It was…
Bryan & Kayt
July 2020
Savio is very passionate about his interests in music, film and street art in London. He has a unique experience here that pulls together these specific interests. If you're the type of tourist that prefers to fly under the radar and blend in with locals - this might not be the most comfortable fit. Savio creatively incorporates music into his tour, which means he's playing music from a speaker in his backpack as you all walk together, which can definitely draw some stares. He knows a ton about the music industry and really highlights the Afro-Caribbean music scene in the 70's. I definitely recommend this tour for those interested in film/music/street art in London.
Savio is very passionate about his interests in music, film and street art in London. He has a unique experience here that pulls together these specific interests. If you're the ty…
Claire
March 2020
Savio was incredibly knowledgeable about Notting Hill and everything happening here. He clearly has a passion for the music and art in this region and it really came across. It was just me and my partner on the tour which was great as we could ask as many quest as we wanted. Thanks for a great tour!
Savio was incredibly knowledgeable about Notting Hill and everything happening here. He clearly has a passion for the music and art in this region and it really came across. It was…
Mounira
February 2020
We visited Notting Hill for the first time and booked the experience with Savio to learn more about the neighbourhood. From the first moment he captured our interest with his charming and friendly personality, his knowledge and his enthusiasm. You can feel his love for London, Notting Hill and his work. He took us through Notting Hill, surprising us with stories about its history, the people and of course the music. We visited little shops, saw beautiful street art and heard wonderful stories about Notting Hill. We could have never found all those things out by ourselves. We can highly recommend booking with Savio. You will not be disappointed at all. It is not a tour, it is truly an experience of the highest level and for us the highlight of our weekend. If you want to get to know Notting Hill, he is the man to talk to!
We visited Notting Hill for the first time and booked the experience with Savio to learn more about the neighbourhood. From the first moment he captured our interest with his charm…
Lisa
February 2020
Savio is wonderful! He truly loves art, history, culture, and music. I have learned a lot from him and his passion is contagious! I would highly recommend him!
Alex
February 2020
Savio leads a super interesting experience. I learned a lot about Notting Hill, and not the "touristy" parts. I highly recommend this experience if you want to see this community and understand its rich history.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

A FLUENT LEVEL OF ENGLISH is absolutely required to be able to take part to the experience.

What to bring

Light backpack or bag (please keep in mind that we will be walking for around 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8km)

Anorak with hood in case of rain