Welcome to Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, and Portobello Road


This is some hopefully useful information about the local area. If there is a star (*) next to an item, it means we've actually been there, done that. If you have questions, need advice, or would like suggestions, just ask one of us.

General Area

Notting Hill is located in West London, a part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). It has a reputation as a fashionable area, known for attractive Victorian townhouses, shopping, and restaurants.         More / Less    


This is the important stuff you'll want to have at hand - money, food, medicine, help. Remember that for the UK in an emergency dial 999. If you have a US phone I have heard that 911 in the UK will redirect to 999. Another number that you can use is 112 (European emergency number)        ..More / Less..   


Westbourne Grove is a retail road running across Notting Hill from Kensington Park Road up to Queensway, crossing over Portobello Road. Kensington is also home to the world famous Harrods* Department store - be sure to check out the Food Halls and the Egyptian Staircase.         ..More / Less..   


This area sports two "Michelin 2 Starred" restaurants within a half mile - Core by Clare Smyth and The Ledbury. Be aware, you may have to reserve a table at least a month in advance. A bit further out is The Harwood Arms in Fulham. A Michelin starred Pub. 3 courses £61, 2 courses £47. For gastro pub fare it's a short skip to . . .

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Parks & Rec

Kensington Leisure Centre offers a large 120 station gym; 3 beautiful swimming pools; a large sports hall; an in-house cafe; Spa Experience; as well as three studios, including a dedicated group cycle studio, that provide over 65 weekly fitness classes a week. Silchester Road, London W10 6EX         ..More / Less..   

Getting Around / Transportation

Ladbroke Grove is the closest Tube Station to the flat. On the Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line it's only 0.2 miles away. (about 1.5 blocks or a 2 min. walk) Just take note, one of the platforms is about 6-8 inches above the train doors, so be ready to high step up.(Sometimes tricky with a heavy bag. They're working on it.)         ..More / Less..   

Additional Info and Links

Here are some links to additional articles in case you'd like more info.

Please note: Elgin Mews is a private street, so there is no Street View of the Mews. The photos are of
Westbourne Park, the road in front. You can see the tunnels into the mews from the Street View of
25 Ladbroke Crescent and by searching for 316 Westbourne Park.