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Portobello Voices

Portobello Voices Review

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 […]

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New book for visitors to Notting Hill!

We (okay, I) here at The Guide to Notting Hill have been rather busy recently. Not only has there been a re-design (and big update) to make this site to make it easier to use (and to provide more information), I’ve also been beavering away to create an e-book for visitors to the Notting Hill […]

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Guttersnipe by Ronnie Rainbow – the true story of a young Portobello Market worker during WWII

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 […]

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Recreate the Royal Wedding kiss in Notting Hill!

Following on from yesterday’s post about the Royal Wedding spirit in Blenheim Crescent, one of its fine shops is offering the chance to win some fantastic Wedding souvenirs! The Travel Bookshop has sold out of all of its Kate and William memorabilia even before the big day today. They have, however, kept back a small […]

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