Town House Hotel
225 Ladbroke Grove, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HQShow on map
The Historic Landmark that is the chic Portobello House Hotel has 12 brand new totally re-designed, charming boutique bedrooms, with a Fellini-esque cocktail bar and gourmet bistro. Portobello house... Read More »
2 Pembridge Square, Notting Hill, W2 4EWShow on map
The three-star Comfort Inn Notting Hill Hotel is located in the heart of Notting Hill, within walking distance of Bayswater, Kensington and Knightsbridge. The Comfort Inn Notting Hill Hotel provides 70... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
59 Leinster Square, Bayswater, W2 4PSShow on map
This stylish hotel is in elegant Bayswater, 0.4 miles from Bayswater Underground station, serving the District and Circle Lines. Queensway Underground station is 0.5 miles away, on the Central Line. Paddington... Read More »
64-65 Princes Square, Notting Hill, W2 4PXShow on map
The Palace Court Hotel is a newly refurbished hotel, situated in the heart of London within easy walking distance to the many exciting attractions and historic landmarks the city has to offer. The hotel caters... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
20 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 4DUShow on map
Situated in Pembridge Gardens, in Kensington, close to Notting Hill Gate underground station, The Abbey Court is a delightful Victorian townhouse dating back to 1850. Decorated to reflect the hotel's historic... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
14 Pembridge Square, , Notting Hill, W2 4EHShow on map
Located in trendy Notting Hill, Blue Bells Hotel is 0.3 miles from Notting Hill Gate Underground station on the Central, District and Circle Lines. Paddington is the nearest mainline railway and is a mile... Read More »
74-76 Princes Square, Bayswater, W2 4NYShow on map
Set in a white-stuccoed, six-story Victorian property with balconies to the front, the Notting Hill by Bridgestreet Serviced Apartments are just on the border between two of west central London’s most... Read More »
49-51 Leinster Square, , Bayswater, W2 4PUShow on map
Located in a traditional central London garden square, Wedgewood Hotel is 0.4 miles from Kensington Gardens, which forms a large green space with Hyde Park. The Serpentine lake and art gallery, in Hyde Park,... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
6-14 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 4DUShow on map
"One of the most desirable locations in London" 10 Pembridge Gardens is located in the heart of one of the most desirable locations in London, Notting Hill. The property is a beautiful white Georgian Terrace... Read More »
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Ladbroke Grove may lie very close to Notting Hill, but it doesn't quite have the posh reputation of its very chic neighbour. The area is a remnant of the days before Notting Hill and its surrounds were gentrified and were largely known for seedy boarding houses and brothels, but it has definitely become far more upmarket in the last half of the 20th century and it is now a very desirable place to live.
A mix of social housing, Victorian terrace houses and post war brick houses, slightly cheaper rents have attracted immigrants to the area and there is noticeably more ethnic diversity here than in Notting Hill Gate. The area also has the same artistic, bohemian vibe as in Notting Hill and you can find some trendy eateries and bars with a vivid clientele tucked away in the surrounding streets. From the S & M Cafe, which serves a surprisingly large selection of sausages and Portobello Ristorante Pizza, a very quaint Italian pizza joint.
Of course, one of the main perks of staying in Ladbroke Grove is its proximity to Notting Hill, just a six minute walk away, where you will find a treasure trove of quirky, independent shops, delicatessens and bars to explore, such as the Notting Hill Arts Club, where you can catch some hot new bands before they hit the big time.
Establishments such as Jereboams and The Hummingbird Bakery are perhaps two of the best known and most popular, and you will often see queues coming out of the doors as people wait for their tasty wares, but you will also find shops such as Cath Kidston, for traditional English homewares; The Record and Tape Exchange, for that rare recording you can't find anywhere else; and a slew of vintage clothing stores to trawl through. If you are a fan of the vintage aesthetic, you can visit Portobello Antiques Market for something unusual to take home with you. If you fancy relaxing amongst the hip young things that live in the area, you can head to Electric Cinema, where you can watch art house films on a sofa, whilst sipping a cocktail, simply heaven.
Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove are both good locations to visit the Notting Hill Carnival, a colourful and often raucous celebration of the area's large Caribbean community, where a West Indies style carnival, with elaborate hand made costumes parades the streets and revellers then enjoy a few tipples in the local bars. Not one for claustrophobics, as it is very popular and gets busy fast, but possibly one of the friendliest and events in London's calendar (aside from the odd spot of petty crime that is), and one where you'll want to bring a camera.
The area’s main tube station is Ladbroke Grove, from which you can catch the Hammersmith & City or the Circle tube lines. From here you have a direct link to Paddington Station, where the Heathrow Express Train leaves every 15 minutes, and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where the very elegant Eurostar terminal is located for trains to Belgium and France.
Hotels in the area are generally cheaper than in Notting Hill, but as they were once grimy boarding houses, some of the cheaper hotels haven't changed as much as one would hope, although there are some affordable rates and some stylish boutique style hotels to be found.