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

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quick service in this busy local pizza place is always a winner. If you're in the area and hungry, it's worth swinging by.


Electric House

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

126 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.


The Cow Pub

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

120 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.

103 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.

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely dining room at this well-heeled pub, perfect for a drink with the locals or weekend lunch with a young, colourful and cool crowd.

214 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fun cocktail bar packed with cool kids and hipster Notting Hill locals. Casual and genuinely fun. (Trainers are in, suits are out!) Playing everything from hip hop to groove, funk and 50's classics.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great cinema that shows art house and alternative flicks.

29 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.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Basement, grungy venue that offers up some of the best nights out with live music, old school house, African drumming beats and more.


Boom Burger

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

22 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.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of most famous yoga studios in the world and for good reason - fantastic classes. They do an intro offer of 10 consecutive days of classes for £20 which is pretty hard to beat!


The Tabernacle

Everything Else
34-35 Powis Square·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local arts venue that features everything from poetry slams to book readings, inspirational talks to art exhibitions, yoga and boxing classes.

15 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.

20 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.


Planet Organic

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

40 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.

6 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.



ShoppingClothing Stores
$$$$· 60-64 Ledbury Road·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.


13-15 N Pole Rd

Everything Else
13-15 N Pole Rd·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Space NK

$$$· 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.

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!


Rough Trade

Everything Else
66 Golborne Rd·Map·Website·

3 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 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!)


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


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.



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.


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.