Anyone interested in the history of Notting Hill and its residents should take a look at this fascinating video on the formation of Notting Hill Housing. This housing association was formed in the early 1960s as a result of the appalling living conditions that some residents faced – alongside other social issues that immigrants were [...]
“Stories in Residence: Tales of the Sunshine Flats” concludes the year-long Kensal Voices project on 22nd February
I’ve previously written about Kensal Voices, a year-long intergenerational heritage project run by the SPID (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed) Theatre Company to assist and help young participants gain professional creative skills as well as marking the history of this Grade II* listed local landmark. Most recently, we wrote about the free guided tours of Kensal House that took [...]
As part of the Kensal Voices project, a series of Kensal House guided tours will take place on Saturday 30th November from 1pm to 4pm giving members of the public a wonderful opportunity to view this Grade II* listed building which was designed in 1936 by architect Maxwell Fry and social reformer Elizabeth Denby. The [...]
Many of you will have heard of a new book called Portobello Voices which tells the tale – in each subject’s own words – of many of the characters that exist in and around Portobello Market. I was rather excited to be able to pick up a copy from the book’s launch last week at The 20th [...]
Those interested in the history of Notting Hill and its wonderful Portobello Market may be very interested to hear about a book covering the real life experiences of a young boy who worked at the vegetable market during World War II, and his eventful life post-evacuation. Guttersnipe tells the story of Jack Dawkins, a streetwise [...]
New e-book for visitors to Notting Hill!
An Amazon.com review gives this book five stars and says "If You're Staying In or Near Notting Hill - You Need This Book..."!
We're written an e-book to help visitors to Notting Hill! With sections on restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, places to stay, things to see, history and more, there's something of interest for everyone! Available now on Amazon, read more details about it here.