Shopping in Notting Hill

Here is our guide to some of the best shops in the Notting Hill area.

Homewares/Home Design

Shopping in Notting Hill - Baker and GrayBaker & Gray
57 Chepstow Road, W2 5BP
Website: www.bakergray.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne Park or Royal Oak
New to Notting Hill…only a 2 minute walk from Westbourne Grove is the hidden treasure Baker & Gray. This stylish interiors and lifestyle shop invites you in to discover a beautiful, embroidered, bespoke fabric collection that has been inspired by the flora and fauna of Africa. At the helm of the Baker & Gray vision is Sarah Baker, a British designer and interiors consultant, who spent many years living and working in Africa. In addition to the fabrics, there is a stunning collection of cushions and lampshades that complement the fabric designs. There is also an ever changing selection of English and French decorative furniture and mirrors, wall sconces and lamp bases – many of which are completely unique. If you’re looking for a personal treat or gift you could always buy one of their own deliciously scented range of candles and diffusers or a beautifully embroidered handbags. This is a treasure trove of gorgeousness.

Shopping in Notting Hill - BrissiBrissi
196 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH
Website: www.brissi.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate

Shortlisted for The Retailer of the Year 2010 by Homes and Gardens’ Classic Design Awards, Brissi offers inspirational gifts and statement accessories for your living, dining, bedroom and bathroom. Owners Arianna Brissi and Siobhan McKeating share a love of interiors. They personally source every piece from specialist suppliers as well as developing exclusive designs with individual craftsmen in the UK and abroad. The Brissi look is elegant and glamorous…a little bit French, a little bit New England and always in subtle chalky, grey and white tones. Find out more about Brissi at www.brissi.co.uk.

Shopping in Notting Hill - Erno DecoErno Deco Specialists in Vintage Furniture
328 Portobello Road, W10 5RU
Website: www.ernodeco.com
Underground: Ladbroke Grove/Westbourne Park
One of the more recent additions to the Golborne village end of Portobello, Erno Deco has already established a loyal following amongst the local residents of Notting Hill, Kensal Rise and Queens Park. As well as international interior designers and furniture dealers, the shop stocks a beautiful ever changing selection of vintage 20th century furniture and design, decorative and collectable objects of art, handmade textiles, rugs and cushions. A prop hire service also available. To quote them, “Erno Deco specialises in wild, wonderful and eccentric interior design items, collected from around the globe. One-off decorative pieces, mixed with industrial and reclaimed furnishings make this an Aladdin’s cave for those in search of something a bit more lively and original than the High Street, at a fraction of the price. Make a stand, pre-used vintage furniture doesn’t cost the Earth, for you or the planet. Pop along on a market day, it’s a great day out too!” Open 10am till 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Farrow & Ball
21/22 Chepstow Corner, W2 4XE
Tel: 020 7221 2328
Website: www.farrow-ball.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate or Bayswater
The Notting Hill showroom, with a distinctive new look for Farrow & Ball, displays the entire Farrow & Ball colour palette in a full range of interior and exterior eco friendly paint finishes, alongside the complete collection of hand crafted wallpapers, over two floors.

Shopping in Notting Hill - Le Creuset, Ledbury RoadLe Creuset
54 Ledbury Road, W11 2AJ
Email: nottinghill@lecreuset.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate

Le Creuset is renowned the world over for its premium quality cookware including iconic, award-winning enamelled Cast Iron, 3-ply Stainless Steel and Toughened Non-Stick ranges plus oven-to-table Stoneware and professional kitchen and wine accessories collections. Come and visit the new Notting Hill store and meet Beverley and the team to discuss your cookware needs. Ask in-store about their wedding list service, offering 10% back on what your guests spend, for you to use in-store. They also offer free UK delivery on all purchases over £150.

OKAShopping in Notting Hill - OKA
103 Lancaster Road, W11 1QN
Website:
www.okadirect.com
Underground: Ladbroke Grove
Step into OKA and discover a wonderful collection of quintessentially British luxury furniture and accessories for the home. Founded by the three directors Annabel Astor, Sue Jones and Lucinda Waterhouse (who personally source each piece from suppliers around the world), OKA evokes a particularly English way of living; that wonderfully eclectic look created by combining different styles, influences and eras. The result is a signature look for your home that cleverly balances design with the practicality required for modern life. Their Notting Hill shop showcases a range of new and limited edition pieces on the ground floor, while the first floor is home to a hand-picked selection of seconds and end of line items.

Vetrame
11 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
Underground: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove
Wonderful home accessories (bowls, dishes, lamps, vases) all handmade from fused glass.

Bookshops

The Notting Hill Bookshop
13 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
Website: www.thetravelbookshop.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove

This used to be the famous Travel Bookshop – on which the bookshop in the film Notting Hill (which Hugh Grant’s character owned) was based. As of 2011, it is sadly no more – although it is now a fine little general bookstore, and still well worth a visit. A commemorative plaque – to its predecessor – is displayed outside.

Clothes

Brora
187 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
Website: www.brora.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Wonderful range of sumptuous clothes and accessories made from Scottish cashmere, for men, women and the little kiddies too. There’s also a wonderful range of non-cashmere items. Prices are a little on the steep side, but it’s well worth a splurge on these top quality items.

Fiorentini + Baker London
302 Westbourne Grove, W11 2PS
Website: www.fiorentini-baker.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate/Ladbroke Grove
With many celebrity fans (Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Anniston) and a big following already, many shoe addicts will be very pleased to hear of the opening of a Fiorentini + Baker store in London – the first dedicated store outside of Italy, where the line is based. The store stocks each latest collection, as well as a selection of accessories, jewellery and vintage clothing from other designers.

Heidi Klein
174 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RW
Tel: 020 7243 5665
Website: www.heidiklein.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate

For all your (beach and sun) pre-holiday needs – beautiful bikinis, swimsuits, sandals, kaftans and sarongs from various designers. I had my eye on a lovely Missoni bikini…not much use for February in London, sigh. Oh, and aside from kitting yourself out, what else do you need to do before you go on holiday? That’s right, waxing and tanning…luckily, these are also available here!!

Matches
60-64 Ledbury Road, W11 2AJ and 85 Ledbury Road W11 2AG
Website: www.matchesfashion.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Matches Fashion stores cater specifically to the unique style characteristics of their customer: each has its own fashion profile while at the same time a dip into each, results in sound knowledge of the season’s spectrum of trends. From the hand-sanded, parquet flooring of the Marylebone store to the elegant shop furniture in Richmond – also for sale to the right buyer – Matches upholds a dedication to creativity, personality and attention to detail as much to the advantage of the product it offers as to the customer buying it.

Shopping in Notting Hill - Matches Notting Hill

Promising a fashion education within the capital’s most elegant retail experience; every season sees the best designers in the world collaborate with Matches to create the most talked about fashion exclusives: Burberry Prorsum, YSL, Diane Von Furstenberg, Azzedine Alaia, Sophia Kokosalaki – the list is endless – it’s the first place to buy the key pieces every season as well as a guaranteed introduction to your favourite labels of the future, from Roksanda to Joanna Sykes. Online, the Matches experience is as unique and exhilarating as any of the stores: cutting-edge fashion literally at your fingertips with an unprecedented, personalised customer service promise. It’s also a good excuse to fill your house with our gorgeous marbled delivery boxes as the most stylish storage available. Enjoy.

General

Cath Kidson
158 Portobello Road, W11 2EB
Website: www.cathkidston.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate/Ladbroke Grove
A realatively new store, selling delightfully colourful products from the Cath Kidson range – homewares, clothing, accessories, kids items and fabrics.

FARA Notting Hill
10 Elgin Crescent, W11 2HX
Underground: Ladbroke Grove
Visitors to the world famous Portobello Market, are drawn to the FARA Charity Shop on Elgin Crescent by the amazing window creations of the talented team. From Tartan Punk to Kitsch – the message of each window is not overstated, rather left to the interpretation of the onlooker and a discussion point of passers-by. Inside, the fitting room walls are daubed in customer’s words, international greetings and philosophical reflections. The eclectic mix of clothing, bric-a-brac and books on sale and very high standard of customer service ensures a fascinating and rewarding shopping experience for all those who visit.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00 to 6.00, Sunday 11.00 to 5.00

Children’s Stores

Shopping in Notting Hill - FARA Kids & BabyFARA Notting Hill Kids & Baby
39/41 Ledbury Road, W11 2AA
Underground: Notting Hill Gate

Opened in May 2010, this amazing dual concept shop is situated amongst the sophisticated boutiques and restaurants of Ledbury Road. Two fabulous rooms, linked by an arch create individual space for Baby and Kids clothes respectively. With walls adorned in gold wallpaper, the Baby shop sells donated clothing and accessories for newborns to 2 year olds. Retro clothing and toys for Kids have a dedicated space to the front of the shop. At the rear, a small room bursts at the seams with toys and fancy dress clothing for Kids of all ages. Through the arch, the Kid’s shop displays quality girls and boys clothing for 3 to 6 year olds. Light streams in through the square window bay creating a bright book area where the little ones can sit and read. The stairs leading off this room bring you to an area displaying clothes for older children, maternity, nursery accessories and prams.

Shopping in Notting Hill - NaturalmatNaturalmat
99 Talbot Road, W11 2AT
Website: www.naturalmat.co.uk
Underground: Westbourne Park

The Naturalmat baby shop is tucked away in the heart of Notting Hill, selling mattresses, ranges of nursery furniture, organic bedding, baby clothing, and much more! It’s the perfect haven for any bedding you may need, nursery ideas, natural and organic baby products and gifts. Should you not see everything you need please visit their website - www.naturalmat.co.uk.

Flowers

Wild At Heart
Turquoise Island, Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH
Tel: 020 7727 3095
Website:
www.wildatheart.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Although high prices are the order of the day here, the flowers are gorgeous and the actual design of the building that houses this florist is simply stunning (and award-winning too).

Music

Rough Trade
130 Talbot Road, W11 1JA
Website: www.roughtrade.com
Underground: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove
Fantastic music shop selling 12″ and 7″ singles, LPs and CDs. Looking for that new release, or that recent French house number? Here’s the place to come. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, there’s lists of music that the staff recommend displayed on the walls to help guide you on your way. Also the place to pick up flyers to club nights and put up notices to find like-minded musicians to start bands with.

Organic Food

Planet Organic
42 Westbourne Grove, W2 4SH
Website:
www.planetorganic.com
Underground: Bayswater or Queensway
A bit away from all the other W11 shops described here, this organic food “supermarket” stocks ordinary groceries as well meat and fresh fish.

Fragrance

Shopping in Notting Hill - DiptyqueDiptyque
195 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
Website: www.diptyqueparis.co.uk
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Diptyque began by selling candles in 1963 from its Parisian premises. Two years later the brand launched its first eau de toilette, and has since built up a repertoire of fragrances that are deliberately devoid of reference to the masculine or feminine. Its Westbourne store stocks extensive collections of eau de toilette, bath and body care, scented candles and interior scents, as well as offering customers the chance to create their own, personalised scent combinations.

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