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In and Around Notting Hill

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A visual, short descriptive guide to the highlights in Portobello & Golborne markets & wider Notting Hill (inc. Holland Park). From extreme poverty in the 1950's to it's status now as a rapidly gentrifying and extremely fashionable section of the city, this is my neighbourhood in west London. This gentrification happily mixes with a local landscape of diverse cultures: Spanish, Moroccan, Portuguese & West Indian, making Notting Hill a uniquely attractive place to live.

Portobello Road

Salvation Army singing Christmas Carols in Portobello Market.

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St. Helens Food Store & Cafe

St Helen's Deli in St. Helen's Gardens - the closest coffee bar to the home. You can pick up milk, fresh bread, eggs and other staples for the home. Great breakfast and lots of freshly prepared salads and deli items.

Kensington Memorial Park

Kensington Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts at Kensington Memorial Park. Available to hire on a per hour basis.

Kensington Memorial Park Playground & Water Play Areas

Kensington Memorial Park

Kensington Memorial Park (next door to the home). The park offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas, a children’s playground, tennis, football and junior cricket. The land was bought in 1923 with funds provided by the Kensington War Memorial Committee who wanted to create a suitable tribute to those who had given their lives in the First World War and felt that a new recreation ground would be an ideal memorial.

Further down on St Marks Road is the closest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station for picking up bikes. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/barclays-cycle-hire (the blue dot is home). It's apx 5 blocks and 5-7 min. walk

Notting Hill Gate London Underground Station

Entrance to Notting Hill Gate Tube Station (Central and Picadilly Lines) accessed via #52 bus on Ladbroke Grove or walking from the home (20 min).