6 Notting Hill mews streets that are inspirational
Walking around the glorious mews streets of Notting Hill, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled onto a movie set. These beautiful streets, so full of period character and charm, have provided the backdrop for famous films such as Performance (1970) and more recently Richard Curtis’ famous romcoms, ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Notting Hill’ .
This quiet, picturesque mews boasts larger-than-average properties with gardens. But location is the real reason why Ladbroke Walk is such a star performer. Sandwiched between Holland Park and Notting Hill tube stations, it’s within walking distance of key W11 destinations, such as Portobello Road, Holland Park and Kensington Palace.
This enchantingly pretty mews has a great film provenance – it’s where Mark declares his love in ‘Love Actually’. The mews also has a murkier past. In the 1930s, it was the haunt of a cool, self-possessed safe-breaker known as ‘The best cracksman in London’. If you’re looking for a Notting Hill mews with a rich past to rent or to buy, consider this one. You’ll have some great dinner party stories to tell.
The most striking thing about Holland Park Mews is its attractive, wrought-iron stairways and balconies, perfect for acting out scenes from Romeo and Juliet. If your heart’s set on a lovely Holland Park mews for sale, it won’t end in tragedy. This mews street is one of the prettiest in London, and just minutes away from Holland Park tube station.
With its imposing 1878 date plaque, elegant wrought-iron street lamps and ornate Victorian brickwork, you may feel as though you’ve stepped onto the set of a classic Charles Dickens film when you arrive to view a Horbury Mews for sale or rent. The traditional mews properties here are set in a peaceful, enclosed courtyard conveniently close to Portobello market and Notting Hill Gate tube. Even Ebenezer Scrooge would probably manage a smile.
Close to the action in Codrington Mews
This attractive, white-painted mews cul-de-sac is an oasis of peace and quiet, but just round the corner you’ll find Portobello Market, the Electric Cinema and the buzzing cafes, bars, shops and restaurants that give this area so much vibrant character. Looking for a Codrington mews for sale? You can’t get much closer to Notting Hill’s hotspots than this.
Denbigh Close, a film buff’s paradise
If you’re a film buff you’ll recognise Denbigh Close. This was the street featured in ‘The Italian Job’, in the scene where Michael Caine’s long-suffering girlfriend kicks a group of scantily-dressed women out of his mews house. Denbigh Close is typical of the ‘Swinging London” locations shown in the film and perfect if you’re a fan of retro and vintage shops. Choose a Denbigh Close mews for sale or rent and you’ll be just around the corner from Alice’s Antiques in Portobello Road – an Aladdin’s cave of all things old and interesting.
As you wander around these photogenic Notting Hill streets, you’ll appreciate why the special mews houses here have inspired so many films. They’ve also inspired us to become London’s only dedicated mews agency, specialising in sales, lettings and property management. Call us today for help and advice on everything to do with mews properties.