London Notting Hill Portobello Road
About Notting Hill
Overview of the area
History of Notting Hill
Getting to Notting Hill
Notting Hill - The Film
Places To Stay
Things To Do & See
Portobello Market
Restaurants & Cafes
Pubs & Bars
Notting Hill Carnival
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Now, we're not suggesting that you traipse around Notting Hill trying to spot celebrities...but here we list a few places that you might be interested in.

THAT Blue Door
Westbourne Park Road
Shown countless times in the film, it is in fact the front door of the house that was owned by writer/producer/director Richard Curtis (he wrote and produced Notting Hill) and his wife Emma Freud. He has long since moved from there - some joke that he made the film to increase popularity in the area Notting Hill, thereby raising property prices...including the value of his own house! Unfortunately, the original blue door that was seen in the movie has also departed us a long time ago, and been replaced with a more ordinary looking black one.

Coffee Republic/Run-down store
Corner of Portobello Road & Westbourne Park Road

With this, I am not implying that the Coffee Republic cafe is in fact the same thing as a run-down store. What I do mean is that the run down store in front of which Hugh Grant spills orange juice all over Julia Roberts in the film is now, in fact, a Coffee Republic. Directly opposite...a Starbucks.

Coronet Cinema
Notting Hill Gate
Featured in Notting Hill when Julia Roberts' and Hugh Grant's characters go to see a film, and Grant's character wears comedy goggles. Oh the hilarity.

Other Films
Notting Hill is not the only film to feature this area. Other films that have done so include A Hard Day's Night, Withnail and I, The Italian Job and Quadrophenia, amongst others.

This was the often mentioned bar/restaurant in Bridget Jones' diary, where she met up with her chums.

Famous Residents
Some of the oft-mentioned celebrities that live in Notting Hill are Blur frontman Damon Albarn, designers Bella Freud and Stella McCartney, ex-Eastender Martine McCutcheon, singer Bjork (sometimes), cool-a-few-months-ago Robbie Williams as well as others. And if you want to know those who hang out in the area...well, the list is endless.

All Saint's Road
The recording studios in this road apparently gave the group their name. Funnily enough, the Notting Hill area and the group All Saints seem to go hand...claim to be super-cool but most people have in fact got quite bored with both.