London is justly famous for areas that succeed in combining elegant places to live with a bustling informality.

Central (West) London
Central London:
3 miles
City of London:
5.75 miles
Canary Wharf:
9 miles
London City Airport:
12.5 miles
London Heathrow Airport:
14.5 miles
Gatwick Airport:
53.1 miles

notting hill

One excellent example is Notting Hill, close to the North Western corner of Kensington Gardens. Its fine white stucco houses with their elegant pillars are set amongst a fabulous mix of specialist shops, cafés and award-winning restaurants, the splendid Coronet cinema (once a Victorian theatre) and, of course, the famous Portobello market which runs the length of the area from top to bottom. You’ll have seen the movie Notting Hill; the reality is pleasingly similar.