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Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill

 

Notting Hill is one of London’s most affluent and vibrant areas.  There are many things the area is famous for including the Notting Hill Carnival, the iconic colourful houses and the famous Portobello Road Market (See more London markets here)  It was also the setting for the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts hit, Notting Hill and draws crowds of people to see the famous mews house used in the British rom-com Love Actually.  Notting Hill is a great place to spend an afternoon browsing, eating and admiring this colourful area of London. The tour I’ve mapped out below will take you past all the key sights of the area so you can experience the best of Notting Hill via your own self-guided walking tour. I’ve even put a map for you to follow. Here is your self guided London walking tour of Notting Hill.

 

HOW DO I GET TO NOTTING HILL?

You can either start this tour from Ladbroke Grove Station or Notting Hill Gate. I’ve started from Ladbroke Grove but you could easily reverse it if a certain station is better for you. 

 

 

Arrive at Ladbroke Grove (or Notting Hill Gate depending on which direction you want to do the tour from)
You can reverse this tour if you prefer.
Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Ladbroke Grove Tube station sign)
 
 

You’ll leave the station and begin at Portobello market which follows Portobello Road for just over half a mile.

You’ll walk past many stalls featuring a mix of food, fashion and gifts.

 

Market opening times 

09:00 – 18:00 Monday To Wednesday
09:00 – 13:00 Thursday
09:00 – 19:00 Friday Antique stalls
09:00 – 19:00 Saturday Main day
00:00 – 00:00 Sunday (closed) fashion under Portobello Green canopy

Above times are a guide only. The surrounding shops & cafes open 7 days a week

 

 
Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Portobello Road Market)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Portobello Road Market)

 

Referring to the walking map, you’ll want to take a detour just off the market to Lancaster Road to see the colourful houses Notting Hill is so famous for.

There are many to see in the area. Once you’re done reading this you can check out my guide to the most Instgrammable streets of Notting Hill here.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill)

Continuing on your detour, you’ll arrive at St Luke’s Mews. Not only is it very pretty but it features in British rom-com, Love Actually which is why it attracts such crowds. Do you remember the scene where Keira Knightly is at the front door and Andrew Lincoln is telling her he secretly loves her? That’s the house!

 

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Before we head back to the main road towards Portobello Market you want to take a picture of the houses on Westbourne Park Road which is on the way.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill)

Back onto the market, there are plenty more stalls to peruse and sights to take in.

 

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Soon you’ll end up at the antique and vintage goods part of the market. The antique market is only open on certain days, however, the shops & restaurants around it are still open every day as normal. 

 

Market opening times

09:00 – 18:00 Monday To Wednesday
09:00 – 13:00 Thursday
09:00 – 19:00 Friday Antique stalls
09:00 – 19:00 Saturday Main day
00:00 – 00:00 Sunday (closed) fashion under Portobello Green canopy

Above times are a guide only. The surrounding shops & cafes open 7 days a week

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Portobello Road Market)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Portobello Road Market)

Just a 1-minute walk from the antique market is Denbigh Terrace which has some more pretty houses to admire.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill)

You’ve come to the end of the market but you still have a little bit of Portobello Road to walk through to get to your destination. On your way, there is still plenty to see including more colourful houses and cute shops/pubs.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill) Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful pub in Notting Hill)

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill)

You won’t want to jump on the tube at Notting Hill Gate just yet. Behind the station are even more gorgeous little streets to admire and take a photo.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill) Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of colourful houses in Notting Hill)

Also, just behind the station is one of my favourite cafes in London, Eggbreak. They do a delicious all-day brunch that’s perfect to reward yourself after a long walk. Alternatively, if you start the route from here, it’s a great option to fuel before your long walk.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of Eggbreak in Notting Hill) Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill (Image of brunch from Eggbreak, Notting Hill)

 

Thank you for reading my Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill.

Not sure exactly where to walk? No problem if you click on the square symbol in the top right-hand corner of the map it will expand and you can follow it.

 

Self Guided London Walking Tour Of Notting Hill

 

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