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Guidebook for London

Jessica

Guidebook for London

Food Scene
Hipster girls with the hearts of grannies serve fabulous home-made cakes, great coffee, innovative salads and the best poached eggs in the west in this cute local tea room. They have wifi.
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Lowry & Baker
339 Portobello Rd
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Hipster girls with the hearts of grannies serve fabulous home-made cakes, great coffee, innovative salads and the best poached eggs in the west in this cute local tea room. They have wifi.
Innovative salads and small plates, fish, chicken and meats baked in the wood ovens and, of course, outstanding pizzas. They also do a great breakfast. No booking. Tables outside and wifi.
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Pizza East Portobello
310 Portobello Rd
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Innovative salads and small plates, fish, chicken and meats baked in the wood ovens and, of course, outstanding pizzas. They also do a great breakfast. No booking. Tables outside and wifi.
Superb Asian fusion food and a buzzy bar. E&O is a top spot for celeb spotting! Expensive.
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E&O
14 Blenheim Cres
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Superb Asian fusion food and a buzzy bar. E&O is a top spot for celeb spotting! Expensive.
Popular local cafe and hangout.
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Golborne Deli
100 Golborne Rd
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Popular local cafe and hangout.
The best local coffee in this hip barrista bar. Always busy.
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Coffee Plant
180 Portobello Rd
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The best local coffee in this hip barrista bar. Always busy.
Traditional British pie and mash.
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Cockney's Pie & Mash
314 Portobello Rd
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Traditional British pie and mash.
Lisboa is a local institution, famous for its fresh natas and other Portuguese cakes.
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Lisboa Patisserie
57 Golborne Rd
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Lisboa is a local institution, famous for its fresh natas and other Portuguese cakes.
Good, fresh curry.
Palki
44 Golborne Rd
Good, fresh curry.
Great value in this tiny Japanese restaurant. The food is not the highest quality but it's tasty, cheap and the menu is extensive. Always busy and very noisy. Booking is recommended.
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Eat Tokyo (Notting Hill Gate)
17 Notting Hill Gate
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Great value in this tiny Japanese restaurant. The food is not the highest quality but it's tasty, cheap and the menu is extensive. Always busy and very noisy. Booking is recommended.
This Malaysian cafe is extremely popular and so it should be. The food is delicious and cheap!
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Makan Cafe
270 Portobello Rd
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This Malaysian cafe is extremely popular and so it should be. The food is delicious and cheap!
Best roast duck! Do book or you may have to queue for ages (you may have to queue for ages even if you do book)!
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Four Seasons
84 Queensway
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Best roast duck! Do book or you may have to queue for ages (you may have to queue for ages even if you do book)!
There are a gazillion burger joints on Portobello Road. I like this one.
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Honest Burgers - Portobello
189 Portobello Rd
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There are a gazillion burger joints on Portobello Road. I like this one.
Cake, cake, cake - and cup cakes!
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The Hummingbird Bakery - Notting Hill
133 Portobello Rd
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Cake, cake, cake - and cup cakes!
Reliable Italian rustic cooking. Always popular.
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Osteria Basilico
29 Kensington Park Rd
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Reliable Italian rustic cooking. Always popular.
Fish & chips. Pretty good.
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George's Portobello Fish Bar
329 Portobello Rd
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Fish & chips. Pretty good.
Extremely good Indian restaurant. The food is imaginative, fresh and delicious.
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Malabar Restaurant
27 Uxbridge St
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Extremely good Indian restaurant. The food is imaginative, fresh and delicious.
Brett Graham's two Michelin starred restaurant. Fine dining, sublime food - with prices to match.
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The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Rd
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Brett Graham's two Michelin starred restaurant. Fine dining, sublime food - with prices to match.
London offering from celebrated Aussie chef Bill Granger. Not really his best. The eggs are great but the staff can be surly and it can get rather expensive.
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Granger and Co.
175 Westbourne Grove
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London offering from celebrated Aussie chef Bill Granger. Not really his best. The eggs are great but the staff can be surly and it can get rather expensive.
Lovely coffee shop with top-notch, open sandwiches by day and great Danish fish restaurant serving a set dinner on Friday / Saturday nights.
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SNAPS + RYE
93 Golborne Rd
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Lovely coffee shop with top-notch, open sandwiches by day and great Danish fish restaurant serving a set dinner on Friday / Saturday nights.
Bawarchi serves THE BEST Indian food. Fresh and delicious vegetarian dishes as well as interesting meats and fish. It's a little further away but they also deliver (menu is in the grey folder)
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Bawarchi
68 Chamberlayne Rd
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Bawarchi serves THE BEST Indian food. Fresh and delicious vegetarian dishes as well as interesting meats and fish. It's a little further away but they also deliver (menu is in the grey folder)
Modern British food served in glamorous décor. There is also a live music venue in the basement, and a private members club upstairs.
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LAYLOW
10 Golborne Rd
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Modern British food served in glamorous décor. There is also a live music venue in the basement, and a private members club upstairs.
Fresh modern food with a Moroccan twist.
Zayane Z91
91 Golbourne Road
Fresh modern food with a Moroccan twist.
Basic, authentic Italian food at rock-bottom prices. Very friendly. Breakfast is also good.
Goldfinger Factory
13-15 Golborne Rd
Basic, authentic Italian food at rock-bottom prices. Very friendly. Breakfast is also good.
Lovely fresh sandwiches and breakfasts.
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Bluebelles
320 Portobello Road
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Lovely fresh sandwiches and breakfasts.
Delicious middle eastern food, also does take-away.
Babajani London
322a Portobello Rd
Delicious middle eastern food, also does take-away.
If you want really good fish & chips, this is the place for you.
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The Chipping Forecast - Notting Hill
29 All Saints Rd
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If you want really good fish & chips, this is the place for you.
Fresh and delicious Japanese food.
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UKAI
240 Portobello Rd
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Fresh and delicious Japanese food.
Super chic, super hip and yet at the same time homely and welcoming restaurant and members club. Delicious food. Dog-friendly.
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LAYLOW
10 Golborne Rd
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Super chic, super hip and yet at the same time homely and welcoming restaurant and members club. Delicious food. Dog-friendly.
Shopping
On Fridays and Saturdays the world-famous Portobello Road market is awash with covetable vintage clothes, eclectic china, old buttons and other treasures.
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Portobello Market
288 Portobello Road
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On Fridays and Saturdays the world-famous Portobello Road market is awash with covetable vintage clothes, eclectic china, old buttons and other treasures.
This is the bookshop made famous in the movie 'Notting Hill'.
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The Notting Hill Book Shop Ltd
13 Blenheim Cres
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This is the bookshop made famous in the movie 'Notting Hill'.
Lovely and friendly local flower shop.
Valeries Flowers
337 Portobello Rd
Lovely and friendly local flower shop.
Huge and hideous shopping mall with everything under one roof.
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Westfield London
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Huge and hideous shopping mall with everything under one roof.
Got £1,000 to spend on a summer frock? Matches is for you! High end designer fashion.
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Matches Fashion
60-64 Ledbury Rd
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Got £1,000 to spend on a summer frock? Matches is for you! High end designer fashion.
The most delicious candles and scents from this classic French company.
diptyque
195 Westbourne Grove
The most delicious candles and scents from this classic French company.
The world-famous departments store.
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Harrods
87-135 Brompton Rd
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The world-famous departments store.
The best British underwear.
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M&S Notting Hill Gate Simply Food
146-154 Notting Hill Gate
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The best British underwear.
Quality natural and organic cosmetics in beautiful blue bottles. These make lovely gifts.
Neal's Yard Remedies
9 Elgin Crescent
Quality natural and organic cosmetics in beautiful blue bottles. These make lovely gifts.
If you have ever thought about buying a cookbook, no matter how obscure, you will find it here.
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Books For Cooks
4 Blenheim Cres
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If you have ever thought about buying a cookbook, no matter how obscure, you will find it here.
Stunning collection of C20th furniture at top dollar.
Themes & Variations
231 Westbourne Grove
Stunning collection of C20th furniture at top dollar.
Funky local womenswear boutique. The clothes and shoes have an eclectic but accessible style.
The Jacksons
5 All Saints Rd
Funky local womenswear boutique. The clothes and shoes have an eclectic but accessible style.
Fantastically eccentric vintage furniture and lighting, this shop is a hit with interior designers.
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Les Couilles Du Chien
65 Golborne Rd
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Fantastically eccentric vintage furniture and lighting, this shop is a hit with interior designers.
This shop has an extraordinary - nay, bizarre - collection of home wares, clothes, jewellery and ornaments. A treasure trove.
Universal Providers by KOKON TO ZAI
86 Golborne Rd
This shop has an extraordinary - nay, bizarre - collection of home wares, clothes, jewellery and ornaments. A treasure trove.
You will never want for vintage clothing on Portobello Road but Rellik's collection of designer labels is a cut above.
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Rellik
8 Golborne Gardens
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You will never want for vintage clothing on Portobello Road but Rellik's collection of designer labels is a cut above.
Famous British fashion designer with a penchant for stripes.
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Paul Smith Westbourne House
122 Kensington Park Rd
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Famous British fashion designer with a penchant for stripes.
Saucy yet lovely underwear beautifully presented in a boudoir-style boutique.
Agent Provocateur
305 Westbourne Grove
Saucy yet lovely underwear beautifully presented in a boudoir-style boutique.
Sightseeing
For fans of brutalist modern architecture, Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower is an icon.
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Trellick Tower
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For fans of brutalist modern architecture, Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower is an icon.
Golborne Road has a street food market most days. Here you will find the fabulous Moroccan Fish Grill, the Tagine Caravan and Trinidad Stew. Also the famous Lisboa Portuguese bakery.
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Golborne Road
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Golborne Road has a street food market most days. Here you will find the fabulous Moroccan Fish Grill, the Tagine Caravan and Trinidad Stew. Also the famous Lisboa Portuguese bakery.
Huge and historic London cemetery. Great for a slightly morbid stroll.
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Kensal Green Cemetery
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Huge and historic London cemetery. Great for a slightly morbid stroll.
Things to do
Local art house cinema.
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The Gate Picturehouse
87 Notting Hill Gate
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Local art house cinema.
Horse riding in Hyde Park.
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Hyde Park Stables
63 Bathurst Mews
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Horse riding in Hyde Park.
Europe's first purpose-built cinema is now a luxe movie house with comfy armchairs and footstools, cashmere blankets and food service.
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Electric Cinema
191 Portobello Rd
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Europe's first purpose-built cinema is now a luxe movie house with comfy armchairs and footstools, cashmere blankets and food service.
Parks & Nature
Holland Park is simply charming. Admire the peacocks. Stroll around the Japanese Garden or book to see open-air opera in the summer.
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Holland Park
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Holland Park is simply charming. Admire the peacocks. Stroll around the Japanese Garden or book to see open-air opera in the summer.
Meanwhile Gardens is a lovely spot for a stroll along the canal.
Meanwhile Gardens Community Association
156-158 Kensal Rd
Meanwhile Gardens is a lovely spot for a stroll along the canal.
Kensington Gardens is home to the Serpentine gallery, the round pond, Peter Pan statue, Albert Memorial and Princess Diana adventure playground. It adjoins Hyde Park so you can walk for hours.
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Kensington Gardens
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Kensington Gardens is home to the Serpentine gallery, the round pond, Peter Pan statue, Albert Memorial and Princess Diana adventure playground. It adjoins Hyde Park so you can walk for hours.
A tiny patch of wild countryside in the middle of the city. It has brambles, fruit trees, woods, foxes, squirrels, birds and, of course... dogs. Also has a good outdoor gym.
Little Wormwood Scrubs
A tiny patch of wild countryside in the middle of the city. It has brambles, fruit trees, woods, foxes, squirrels, birds and, of course... dogs. Also has a good outdoor gym.
Essentials
In case of a minor accident or illness there is an excellent walk-in clinic (NHS) just around the corner at St Charles Hospital.
Saint Charles Urgent Care Centre
In case of a minor accident or illness there is an excellent walk-in clinic (NHS) just around the corner at St Charles Hospital.
Need some brown rice, tofu or organic kale? Portobello Wholefoods has a great range of health foods and supplements.
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Portobello Wholefoods Ltd
266 Portobello Rd
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Need some brown rice, tofu or organic kale? Portobello Wholefoods has a great range of health foods and supplements.
St Mary's Paddington is the nearest NHS hospital with a major Accident & Emergency unit. In an emergency dial 999. For minor injuries and illnesses go to St Charles' Hospital (see below).
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St. Mary's Hospital
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St Mary's Paddington is the nearest NHS hospital with a major Accident & Emergency unit. In an emergency dial 999. For minor injuries and illnesses go to St Charles' Hospital (see below).
The nearest Post Office is on the corner of Portobello and Golborne Roads. There is an ATM outside. There is also a post box on the corner of Telford Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Post Office
325 Portobello Road
The nearest Post Office is on the corner of Portobello and Golborne Roads. There is an ATM outside. There is also a post box on the corner of Telford Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Spanish deli and grocery store selling all kinds of authentic Spanish food.
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Garcia's Food and Wine
248-250 Portobello Rd
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Spanish deli and grocery store selling all kinds of authentic Spanish food.
Organic groceries and cafe.
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Daylesford
208-212 Westbourne Grove
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Organic groceries and cafe.
Great for convenience foods.
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M&S Notting Hill Gate Simply Food
146-154 Notting Hill Gate
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Great for convenience foods.
Delicious pre-prepared food to take home
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The Grocer On Elgin
6 Elgin Cres
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Delicious pre-prepared food to take home
Great deli selling cheeses, pates, bread and prepared foods to take home.
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Mr Christian's
11 Elgin Crescent
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Great deli selling cheeses, pates, bread and prepared foods to take home.
Stuck in the city and feel the urge to climb a mountain? Westway Sports Centre has climbing walls 14.5 metres high!
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Westway Sports & Fitness Centre
1 Crowthorne Rd
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Stuck in the city and feel the urge to climb a mountain? Westway Sports Centre has climbing walls 14.5 metres high!
If you still have the urge go to a mega supermarket even though you are on holiday, then Sainsbury's superstore will satisfy all your cravings.
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Sainsbury's Local
165 Ladbroke Grove
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If you still have the urge go to a mega supermarket even though you are on holiday, then Sainsbury's superstore will satisfy all your cravings.
Your local corner shop just on the corner opposite. Opens 7AM-9PM every day except Friday lunchtime. Great for all your needs: milk, tea, newspapers, oyster cards, sim cards, sweets, umbrellas, model helicopters... what don't they sell?
A K Foods
373 Portobello Rd
Your local corner shop just on the corner opposite. Opens 7AM-9PM every day except Friday lunchtime. Great for all your needs: milk, tea, newspapers, oyster cards, sim cards, sweets, umbrellas, model helicopters... what don't they sell?
Your friendly local chemist.
Golborne Pharmacy
106 Golborne Rd
Your friendly local chemist.
Arts & Culture
With over seven miles of corridors the V&A is endlessly fascinating. It is the world's premier arts, crafts and design museum encompassing everything from classical sculpture to C20th fashion.
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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With over seven miles of corridors the V&A is endlessly fascinating. It is the world's premier arts, crafts and design museum encompassing everything from classical sculpture to C20th fashion.
Dinosaur bones, giant whales, stuffed penguins, gold nuggets... it's all here at the Natural History Museum. The building itself is rather spectacular too.
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Natural History Museum
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Dinosaur bones, giant whales, stuffed penguins, gold nuggets... it's all here at the Natural History Museum. The building itself is rather spectacular too.
Learn all about space travel, particle physics and electro-magnetics here at the marvellously interactive Science Museum.
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Science Museum
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Learn all about space travel, particle physics and electro-magnetics here at the marvellously interactive Science Museum.
The Tabernacle is a local institution holding concerts, literary evenings, art exhibitions and community events. There is a decent cafe on the ground floor. A lovely place for brunch on a sunny day.
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The Tabernacle
34-35 Powis Square
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The Tabernacle is a local institution holding concerts, literary evenings, art exhibitions and community events. There is a decent cafe on the ground floor. A lovely place for brunch on a sunny day.
A gem of a gallery with a constant schedule of contemporary art exhibitions. Also has renowned summer pavilion designed by a different architect each year.
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Serpentine Gallery
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A gem of a gallery with a constant schedule of contemporary art exhibitions. Also has renowned summer pavilion designed by a different architect each year.
Annex to the Serpentine Gallery.
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
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Annex to the Serpentine Gallery.
Local theatre with lost of interesting productions.
The Playground Theatre, Cafe and Bar
Local theatre with lost of interesting productions.