Historical Notting Hill explored – it’s much more than just a movie set

We’re familiar with Notting Hill’s big screen pedigree, with film such as Love Actually and the eponymous Notting Hill making the townhouses, mews and pastel-coloured facades familiar to people the world over

There is, however, much more to W11 than just a chance to retrace the steps of Hugh Grant and take selfies outside of houses that have made the silver screen.Notting Hill’s streets enjoy rich cultural and historical connections, as this feature explores. Here at Lurot Brand we’re incredibly fond of W11’s mews heritage, celebrating their distinctive place in London’s property market and enduring appeal among buyers (you can read the history of the mews house here).Why not take a walking tour of Notting Hill, exploring the places listed here? We’d also be delighted to recommend roads, cobbled streets and quiet enclaves where you can admire some of the best mews properties and period architecture in the world.

As a market, Portobello Road only really kicked off when trading hours were extended in 1927.

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