Area guide: Notting Hill

The Notting Hill area of West London encompasses Notting Hill Gate, Portobello Road, Pembridge Road, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove and Westbourne Green. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the area is one of London's most popular places to live and visit, with deep connections to the arts and culture and a thriving tourist economy.

This cosmopolitan and multi-cultural neighbourhood has been well-known for years as the home of the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road and increasingly over the last twenty years as the go-to place to live combining beautiful housing in spacious and green settings with its famous and hugely valued communal gardens with world-class schools, restaurants and amenities that make it a real draw and a great place to live.

Local Property

The area is home to charming mix of property types. Colourful properties such as the painted terraced houses of Hillgate Place and Lancaster Road, the characterful pastel houses of Portobello Road and the distinctive stucco houses of Clarendon Road combine to give this area its unique personality.

The best-known and most popular street in Notting Hill is Portobello Road, which draws an estimated 100,000+ visitors to the street markets every week. It is both a residential road and commercial shopping area.

Hillgate Village
The coloured buildings of Portobello Road

Is Notting Hill an expensive area to live in?

Average London house prices show that the Notting Hill area ranks within the most expensive area of London to purchase property. As part of the Kensington and Chelsea Borough, total average house prices top £1.3million with best in class detached houses in good condition achieving over £4,500 psf.

Sold property in the Notting Hill area

YOUhome has a successful track record of selling property in the Notting Hill area. Notable sales include properties in St James's Gardens, Kensington Park Road and Hillsleigh Road.

Kensington Park Road
St James' Gardens

Local resident amenities & things to do

Notting Hill offers London's most eclectic and diverse culinary experiences today. Local residents can choose from many top independent restaurants including The Ledbury, Mazi, Gold, Kuro Eatery and Six Portland Road. Café culture exists in abundance. Traditional English pubs like The Cow draw regulars and visitors alike and The Pelican, a great attraction on All Saints Road.

Having sealed its place in film history, with the romantic comedy written by Richard Curtis, Notting Hill remains a film hub today. The Electric Cinema and The Gate Picturehouse are well frequented local cinemas.

Shopping is very much defined by micro-area. Notting Hill Gate serve residents with a choice of great local food supermarkets including M&S's latest food concept store. Portobello Road is outdoor market shopping and Portobello Green hosts London's top vintage fashion market on Fridays. Westbourne Grove is a boutique haven with high end continental fashion brands such as Sezane. The choice is yours.

Notting Hill is well-served with leading schools for all ages, including Pembridge, Wetherby School and Notting Hill Prep.

Westbourne Grove
Mazi restaurant

Thinking of buying a property in Notting Hill?

Property across the Notting Hill area falls into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Wards: Campden ward , Holland ward, Norland ward, Colville ward and Pembridge ward.

To view current properties for sale in Notting Hill click here.