Notting Hill starts at Holland Park Avenue from the south side where it runs along the border with Kensington Gardens into Bayswater to the east, it then runs north where the top of Ladbroke Grove meets North Kensington and back west to the Latimer Road border with Shepherds Bush.
As an office we cross over with neighbouring offices on Holland Park Avenue; with our Kensington office and Queensway with our Paddington Office, Holland Park towards the Shepherds Bush round-about with our Chiswick Office and Queens Park with St Johns Wood Office. This offers our clients a fantastic reach within the Hamptons network.
Notting Hill is popular with families and professionals alike due to the large one-off houses in the sought after garden squares (in the heart of Notting Hill) and smart apartments in the Artesian Village. We are lucky to deal with a high level of international relocations to the area with many Americans looking to find their own "Love Actually" experience. Likewise, Spanish families wish to be close to the Spanish School on Portobello Road and students from all over, come to study and set their sights on a bohemian home.
Once one of London's most deprived areas, Notting Hill has turned itself around drastically over the last 20-30 years. Along with Chelsea, Mayfair and Kensington, property in Notting Hill now ranks amongst some of the most sought after in the entire city. Notting Hill is famous for many things including the annual carnival. Where there was once an area looked down upon by other London districts, Notting Hill is now an exclusive, fashionable area to live in.
It's unusual for a place so close to central London to offer residents the choice of three large parks, but close to Notting Hill, there's Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park - all great places to spend the afternoon on a warm summer's day. The area is awash with high-end shops from some of the UK's most prestigious retailers. The world-famous Portobello Road Market is still held in the area too - it's a top tourist attraction and a favourite with locals. On the market, you'll find everything from antiques and furniture to fresh fruit and vegetables.
Although lots of Notting Hill's large houses were associated with house-sharing arrangements in the 70s and 80s, properties in the area have largely been restored to single-family occupancies. A lot of the traditional old buildings have also been converted into flats and apartment blocks - offering single residents and couples the opportunity to live in the area without letting a vast house.
Notting Hill's popularity will only increase as London becomes even more of a global city. This desirable district is the perfect place to live in.