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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Ah, That Notting Hill!

Notting Hill is an area in West London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The area is most well-known for Portobello Market (on Portobello Road, unsurprisingly) and the Notting Hill carnival, held every year on the last weekend in August. Much of the area is incredibly expensive in terms of house prices as well as rents. Some say that the unique soul the area previously held has been lost, with parts almost becoming a bit like any old British high street. Almost, though, but not quite. Notting Hill is a great place to visit, from its cafes and restaurants to its market and boutique shops and the area holds so much uniqueness to enjoy. It also has much in the way of entertainment, whatever your interest is- shopping, dining and more!

Of course, I cannot talk about Notting Hill without mentioning the film released in 1999 where Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts were starring, the film did much to promote and raise interest in the area. The late 1990s, after all, was still a time when much of Notting Hill was undergoing changes and gentrification. So, we found that bookshop from the movie (which has been a shoe shop for four years now and sweets shop before) ! Sales person was really very kind and showed everything they had related to the movie. It was really exciting to be there.

Sister of Hugh Grant with the seller (sister from the film)

I know I know the sign but...

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