Made famous in film and by its world-renowned carnival, Notting Hill is that rare mix of the affluent and eclectic, and is ideally placed for the centre of London.
Located in the north-west area of Central London, close to Hyde Park and within the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, serviced apartments in Notting Hill place the corporate traveller within one of London’s more affluent, yet also cosmopolitan, districts. Although a run-down area until the 1980s, where the grand Victorian houses were most often split into multiple occupancies, Notting Hill was one of the first areas to experience the type of gentrification which has affected many of London’s formerly ‘poorer’ areas. Now wealthy and fashionable, and at one time home to the future Prime Minister and Chancellor, David Cameron and George Osborne, Notting Hill still retains more variety, fun and ‘cool’ than… well, pretty much anywhere else.
Two of the big reasons that Notting Hill stands out as it does are the Portobello Road Market and the Notting Hill Carnival. The Portobello Road Market is the world’s largest antiques market, but also sells food, fashionable clothes and all sorts of other items. It seems as much a social place as a commercial one, where people meet, hang out and soak up the atmosphere. The annual Notting Hill Carnival is one of the world’s largest street festivals and is a celebration of Caribbean culture.
Those staying in short stay apartments will find themselves well served by London Underground stations and links within, and very close to, Notting Hill. Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road, Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate are all easily reached, giving access to the Central, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines.