Living in Notting Hill area information and guide

Notting Hill area overview

Notting Hill in west London is a very affluent cosmopolitan district best known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market. It was very run-down until the 1980s, but now has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross).

While the political set around the Tony Blair government were associated with with newly-gentrifying Islington in their formative political years, the current Tory leadership has been called the 'Notting Hill Set' when they were emerging. Both David Cameron and George Osborne, now respectively Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, who were once based in Notting Hill. Since it was first developed in the 1820s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and "alternative" culture. There are also areas of deprivation to the north, sometimes referred to as North Kensington, or Ladbroke Grove, from the name of the street.

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Key statistics for
Notting Hill W11

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Urban Cool
30 - 39 years old
United States of America, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Notting Hill?

Notting Hill contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Westbourne Park (W11 1)
  • Notting Hill (W11 2)
  • Holland Park (W11 3)
  • Princedale Road (W11 4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Notting Hill

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Ladbroke Grove
H'smith & City
Baker Street (11 min)
Holland Park
Oxford Circus (10 min)
Latimer Road
H'smith & City
Baker Street (12 min)
Notting Hill Gate
Embankment (20 min)
Westbourne Park
H'smith & City
Baker Street (9 min)
Shepherd's Bush
Bond Street (10 min)
White City
Oxford Circus (15 min)
Embankment (22 min)
Wood Lane
H'smith & City
Baker Street (14 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 30 - 39 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: United States of America

United States of America

11% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

10% of non-UK born population


5% of non-UK born population

Type: Urban Cool

This area is dominated by successful city dwellers owning or renting expensive flats in trendy inner-urban locations.

Source: Experian

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