Neighbourhood guide: Notting Hill

Famous for its annual carnival, there’s so much more to Notting Hill than colourful parades and crowds!

One of London’s most trendy neighbourhoods, there’s plenty to see and do in Notting Hill, so read on to discover where to go and what to see the next time you are in town.

Where to go

Notting Hill is packed full of fashionable cafes and boutique shops which are a haven for fashionistas and serious shoppers staying at the Chilworth hotel London Paddington.

One of the main shopping attractions is Portobello Market, where visitors can pick up everything from vintage clothing and antiques to collectables and jewellery.

Browse the many stalls that flank Portobello Road each Friday and Saturday and discover a treasure trove of items from the past in the many shops located nearby.

Staying in our hotels near Paddington Station makes getting to Notting Hill a breeze as it takes just sixteen minutes by Tube to reach Ladbrook Grove Station which is nearby.

What to see

Notting Hill is also famous for its eclectic mix of quirky museums and independent cinemas and theatres showcasing everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to the newest cult art house films.

The Gate Theatre is a gem hidden away in Notting Hill and although small in size, it has gained notoriety thanks to the array of up and coming theatrical talent that has graced its stage over the years.

Enjoy a Paddington afternoon tea at the Chilworth before heading over to Notting Hill to catch an afternoon performance on a rainy day or simply soak up the atmosphere of this lively neighbourhood with a stroll around the streets.

Staying at the Chilworth hotel London Paddington means that you’re never far away from some of the best entertainment London has to offer, and the Print Room in Notting Hill is a popular venue for those who have a love of live performances.

For a brilliant night out with plenty of belly laughs, leave our hotels near Paddington Station and jump on the Tube to Notting Hill. The Tabernacle hosts the best up and coming comedy acts on a weekly basis, so there’s sure to be something to tickle your funny bone.

How to get there

As Notting Hill is so close to the Chilworth hotel London Paddington hotel, there are plenty of ways to get there.

The Tube runs every five minutes from Paddington Station to nearby Ladbrook Grove Station and takes just over fifteen minutes to reach your destination. There are also several buses that run along the number 7 or number 23 route and take just a few minutes more.

If you’re planning a big night out and want to be dropped off directly outside your Notting Hill venue, then it’s just a ten-minute black cab ride to the heart of the area if you don’t fancy hopping on public transport. Just ask the team at reception to order you a taxi, and you’ll be enjoying a night out in Notting Hill in no time.