With its beautiful houses and lively atmosphere, Notting Hill is justly world-famous - and you can make it your home.
Living in Notting Hill is a dream for many Londoners, who covet the area’s striking white-painted terraces, quiet backstreets and fantastic shops. The area’s large Afro-Caribbean community has helped to create an incredible melting pot atmosphere, where everyone feels welcome but there’s always something new to discover.
You can find authentic Italian pizza, opulent restaurants and spicy goat curry served from a stall, all on the same road - or tour the fresh food stands at Portobello Road Market to find the ingredients for your own creations. Marvel at the vintage bric-a-brac and very English antiques on your way back.
Being connected to both the Central and Circle tube lines makes Notting Hill Gate a real transport hub - Oxford Street is just ten minutes away. Imperial College, LSE and the RCA are also a single tube away, whilst direct buses run to UCL, SOAS and plenty of other institutions.
When you're not at lectures, stroll through the streets made famous by films Notting Hill and Bedknobs & Broomsticks, sit by the beautiful Grand Union Canal or cross the road into Kensington Gardens, once the home of Princess Diana.
If you fancy something more cultural, drop by one of the three independent local cinemas or visit the vibrant museum district of South Kensington, just three stops away by Tube - the Natural History Museum is a great place to unwind after a long week. Or you can explore Notting Hill’s famous nightlife, visiting a traditional pub (where you might spot David Beckham and Tom Cruise sharing a pint) or a nightclub - anything from glitzy to alternative.