Tag Archives | Sightseeing

A walk around the Portobello Road area

Prompted by a feature in last week’s Sunday Times Magazine, which mentioned Lutyens & Rubinstein on Kensington Park Road, I thought I’d have an amble round Portobello Road and the surrounding area today to try and convey what it’s like from a regular visitor. As mentioned, Lutyens & Rubenstein (12 Kensington Park Road) is one [...]

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Love the film AND the area? Go on the Notting Hill Movie Tour!

Anyone that’s a big fan of the film Notting Hill – as well as the area, of course – may well be interested in a weekly movie walk that features various locations around the neighbourhood. The Notting Hill Movie Tour takes in a number of places that were shown in the classic Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts [...]

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Restoration of Leighton House

Yesterday’s Guardian had a great double-page spread on Leighton House (12 Holland Park Road, W14) and its ongoing restoration. Originally built in the 19th century to designs by architect George Aitchison as a home for Lord Leighton, a painter and sculptor, it was extended considerably over the next few decades. The article talks about of [...]

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Celebrity Tours in Notting Hill

The old Blue Door – back when it was blue anddigital cameras hadn’t been invented yet (June 1999)(See more photos from that time at Notting Hill – Photos) Over the weekend, the New York Times had a report on a phenomenon that’s often found in the U.S. but has yet to make it over here [...]

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