BEST OF LONDON – NOTTING HILL

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If I had to choose one part of London I would stay or live in it would, without a doubt, be Notting Hill. Ever since I watched ‘Notting Hill’ with Hugh Grant & Julia Roberts for the first time (and I have watched it a million times since) I have been madly in love with this area. There is just something special about it, something indescribable. When I walk around this neighborhood I make sure to take it all in. Here are some of my favorite places that Notting Hill has on offer.

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Granger & Co.

It wouldn’t even be possible to make a guide to Notting Hill without mentioning the king of Aussie brunch, Granger & Co. I have been there a vast number of times and I don’t think I would ever be tired of visiting. Make sure to taste the coconut bread. It is literally the dream!

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Egg Break

This all day brunch spot specializes in eggs and they are very good at it. If you love a good avocado on sourdough toast this is definitely the place for you. You get served a mountain of avocado and I would go as far to say that there is almost more avocado than bread (which isn’t a bad thing at all)! If you are not a fan of eggs they serve up pancakes, porridge and chia pudding as well.

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Notting Hill Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to the local farmer’s market. Notting Hill has a great one located just behind Notting Hill Gate station (it can be a bit hard to find). Here you can buy fresh flowers, artisan breads, dairy products and all the seasonable fruits and veggies you can imagine (you don’t want to miss out on the cherries in summer).

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Ledbury Road & Westbourne Grove

I have never been a huge fan of shopping on the high streets. I much prefer the quieter areas such as Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove (especially the west end). These streets just have all the right boutiques and shops. My favorites include Matches Fashion, A.P.C, Sandro, Joseph and Aimé.

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1. Where to eat:

London has so many great places to go out for brunch, lunch or whatever you’re up to. One of my favorites is Granger & Co. in Notting Hill. The atmosphere in there is amazing and the food is very nice as well. Try their coconut bread. You will not regret it!

2. Where to go shopping:

You will never get tired of shopping in London. The opportunities are endless. If you are in the mood for power shopping visit the area around Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. If you are looking for smaller shops you should definitely go to areas such as Shoreditch, Covent Garden and Notting Hill. Another must if you are visiting London is to stop by Liberty. I absolutely love it in there. Last time I fell in love with these sandals from Altuzarra.

3. Other places to go:

If you just want to go for a walk and enjoy London, I would very much recommend the Notting Hill area. It is so laid back compared to central London which I like very much. Be sure to walk by all the colorful houses around Hillgate Place. They are freaking adorable!