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Timothy & Peter's Guidebook

Timothy & Peter
I truly think London is one of the best cities in the world, and Notting Hill has to be one of the most interesting, colourful and character-filled neighbourhoods. I love living here, though am oft... read more

Things to do in London

#1

Electric House

$$· 191 Portobello Road·Map·Hours·Website·

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Electric is a bar/diner where you can grab a quick bite or a drink with friends. Even better, the Electric Cinema has fab movies you can watch on squishy sofas with a glass of champagne in hand.

#2

Lowry & Baker

339 Portobello Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe with good sandwiches and easy bites. Sit at one of the outside tables on a sunny day and do some people watching.

#3

Planet Organic

$$$· 42 Westbourne Grove·Map·Hours·Website·

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A neighbourhood mecca for all things organic - fresh produce to pantry supplies, cleaning products, vitamins + supplements to skincare. Fresh juices + takeaway food too.

#4

Boom Burger

$· 272 Portobello Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Jamaican inspired burgers are the best. Rasta-inspired, think: reggae played by dreadlocked DJs out the front on Friday nights, delicious burgers, plantain fries and a fun, quirky, young crowd.

#5

The Cow Pub

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$$· 89 Westbourne Park Road·Map·Hours·Website·

150 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local pub which has a lovely upstairs dining room. Dinner reservations essential, though on a sunny day join the throng of locals as they spill outside onto the pavement.

#6

Portobello Market

288 Portobello Road·Map·Hours·

304 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The one and only Portobello market - don't miss it!

#7

The Gate Cinema

87 Notting Hill Gate·Map·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great cinema that shows art house and alternative flicks.

#8

Ottolenghi - Nottinghill

$$· 63 Ledbury Road·Map·Hours·Website·

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely salads and lots of vegetarian feasting dishes. There's only one communal table, so do like the locals do and get a takeaway box for eating at home or in the park.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Negozio Classica is a small wine bar with a great little antipasti menu - go for amazing Italian reds by the glass, served alongside delicious regional bites. Great for casual pre-dinner drinks.

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Don't want to go far to eat? Eat with your neighbours at this local Thai spot. Super basic, no frills but tasty.

#11

Space NK

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$$$· 127-131 Westbourne Grove·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Want to pick up some cult beauty products? SpaceNK is where you want to go. High-end and expensive, but lovely to look at.

#12

175 Westbourne Grove

175 Westbourne Grove·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Granger & Co. is where you'll find the best coffee in the neighbourhood. They do a fantastic breakfast too. There are queues on the weekend, so best to get there before 9am on Sat & Sun. FREE WIFI!

#13

Rough Trade

66 Golborne Rd·Map·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The neighbourhood's best old-school record shop. Rare music, great tunes. Easy to lose yourself in the listening station. Great place to find out what local live music gigs are going on.

#14

14 Blenheim Crescent

14 Blenheim Crescent·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

E&O is a local gem for high-end pan-Asian. Great for pre-dinner cocktails and celeb spotting (Kate Moss is a regular, and Mr Bean occasionally drops in!)

#15

299 Portobello Rd

299 Portobello Rd·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Great casual Mexican fare at Santo. Nachos are a favourite, followed by tacos. Dinner reservations are essential, even though it's super relaxed.

#16

11 Lambton Pl

11 Lambton Pl·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

BodyWorks West is a local gym that offers day passes for guests - £21 per day or 3 days for £52. They have sauna/steam, yoga/classes, a full gym and an indoor heated pool.

#17

208-212 Westbourne Grove

208-212 Westbourne Grove·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Daylesford is an organic grocer-meets-cafe. Perfect for a late breakfast or quick lunch. Offers fantastic freshly baked bread, produce grown on their own farm, an organic butcher, etc. FREE WIFI!

#18

2-4 Exmoor St

2-4 Exmoor St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Ten Pilates is the bomb for those that are into their pilates. Check out their schedule online here - http://www.tenpilates.com/notting_hill.html

#19

153 Ladbroke Grove

153 Ladbroke Grove·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Ladbroke Grove tube station is a 10-15 minute walk from the house.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Westfield shopping centre at White City is an easy 15 minute walk from the house. There's also a tube station there that connects you all over London.

#21

6-8 All Saints Rd

6-8 All Saints Rd·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

The Rum Kitchen is all about Carribean food - think Jamaican jerk chicken and killer cocktails. Get a late table for dinner and stay for the dancing!

#22

13-15 N Pole Rd

13-15 N Pole Rd·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tesco Express is right around the corner for small grocery runs.

#23

MATCHESFASHION.COM

$$$$· 60-64 Ledbury Rd·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Like high-end fashion? Matches is the place to go. Think: Balenciaga, McQueen, Stella McCartney and Dior. Ooh la la.

#24

13 Blenheim Crescent

13 Blenheim Crescent·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

The one and only Notting Hill Bookshop - yes, the one from the movie. You can even buy Julia and Hugh face masks. Go on, you know you want to.

#25

10500Hair

284 Westbourne Park Rd·Map·Hours·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Need a great cut or colour while you're in town - 10500 is one of our favourite go-to places for all things hair. Ask for Darrin and tell him that you're staying at Tim's :-)

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Part of the BodyWorksWest gym, this is a great physiotherapist who can often squeeze in same-day appointments.

#27

St Marks Rd

St. Marks Rd·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Barclays Cycle Hire docking station - cheap and fun way of getting around. Grab a bike and go for a ride to Hyde Park and beyond.

#28

33 Kensington Park Rd

33 Kensington Park Rd·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Provenance Village Butcher is a cool new kid on the block - organic, sustainable & ethically produced meat. The boys chop up what you want whilst playing their favourite vinyl on an old record player.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Surf meets city casual jersey basics. Insider tip? There's a great ping-pong table on the lower level. Ask nicely and they'll let you play a few games. We sneak in there to play all the time!

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Hand-made, one-of-a-kind acetate sunglasses from the one and only Oliver Goldsmith store. Not cheap, but wonderful.