The West London neighborhood of Notting Hill is known as one of the most cosmopolitan, fashionable, and affluent in all the city. It is famous for its annual carnival, but the neighborhood's elegant Victorian town homes, high-end shops and restaurants, and the bustling Portobello Road Market make Notting Hill hotels appealing to visitors to the United Kingdom year-round.
Visiting Notting Hill
If you fly into London City Airport, you will have a variety of ways to get to hotels near Notting Hill. You could rent a car from one of the rental desks next to the terminal building or get a licensed taxi outside the terminal. Luxury car services can be arranged in advance through a company partnered with the airport. You can also use buses but expect to change lines at least once along the way. Notting Hill's best-known attraction is Portobello Road Market, a daily open-air market offering fresh produce and new and used clothing and goods. On Saturdays, more than 1,000 antiques dealers set up shop, making it the largest antiques market in the world. With the market conveniently nearby, Notting Hill and nearby neighborhoods offer some of the best hotels in London for antiques enthusiasts. Also near Notting Hill is Kensington Gardens, a 265-acre Royal Park that includes Kensington Palace; the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground; and other famous monuments amid its stately avenues of trees and picturesque flower beds. A little farther away are the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Natural History Museum, and with Notting Hill rental cars or the city's extensive public transportation network, you can easily reach all the world-class sights of London. You could tour the Tower of London or Houses of Parliament, take a ride on the London Eye, or enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Thames.
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